Boom Brothers

The Boom Brothers Will Help You Find the Mother Lode!

Welcome to another fun instalment from NetEnt Gaming! The well-known gaming company has come up with yet another fresh idea for a theme, and they have packed it full of explosive fun. This 20 line, 5 reel, and 3 row slot is fairly standard in terms of design parameters, but the overall look and feel of it seems new. The artwork is amazing and the bonus round is great.

How to play

To play this game, there are only a few things that you will want to keep in mind. The first is the Wild symbol, which takes the place of all of the other symbols except, of course, for the free spins and bonus symbols. Getting 5 of these on the reels will yield 7.500 coins, making it one of the higher-paying Wilds around. There is also a free spins symbol that triggers the free spins round. Getting 3 or more of these will start the round and you will be pleasantly surprised to see that all of the winnings are multiplied by 3 for each free spin. Another fun symbol to be on the lookout for is the rail track symbol. Getting three of these multiplies your bet by 2, four of them landing on the reels at the same time multiplies the bet by 3, and getting five multiplies the bet by 4, plus activates the bonus game.

Betting Options

Another thing we really appreciated about this slot is the betting options that are available. You are allowed to control every aspect of the bet, which is great. You can decide on the number of paylines that you want to bet on, the level of the bet, and the coin value. The betting range per spin goes from 1 to 100, which is a fairly broad range, making this slot accessible to bettors of all different types.

Theme & Special Functions

 

Boom Brothers takes place under ground in a mine where several dwarves are looking to strike it rich. Seems to fit pretty well, since you are likely looking for the same thing as they are. The symbols and background of the slot are all really well thought out and the style behind the art is truly unique. This is one of the prettiest games we have seen in quite a while.

 

The rail track bonus game was a nice surprise when we saw it. It takes you away from the reels and into the mines with three of the dwarves. Each one sits in their own mining cart and tries to get to the other end of their track where a nice prize is awaiting them. The dwarf on top is trying to get to a diamond, the one in the middle is after a giant ruby, and the one on the bottom is looking for gold. As mining carts roll by the screen it is your job to choose them, and depending on the contents, you will send one of the dwarves a little closer to his goal. Once one of them makes it across, the reward is dished out, and it is a nice one.

Summary
If you like modern slots that come with their own style and remind you of the video games that are so popular these days, you are going to appreciate this NetEnt offering. We hope you have as much fun with this game as we had.

Bust the Bank

Bust the Bank and Make your Getaway!

Bust the Bank is a 243-payline, 5-reel slot machine from Microgaming, featuring a number of great features that are sure to keep you happy. There are free spins modes, as well as bonus rounds to keep the money coming in, and the bank robbers Larry and Bob stop by every once in a while, to give you some of their loot. This slot is fun, light-hearted, and interesting, and we absolutely loved playing it. We are sure that you will like it too.

How to play

When playing Bust the Bank, there are some other symbols to watch out for, as they open up interesting parts of the game. You should be on the lookout for the Safe Bonus symbol, which lands on either reel 1 or 5, the Piggy Bank Bonus symbol that lands on reel 3, and, of course, Larry and Bob, who will pay you off for keeping your mouth shut about them. There is also the cherry bomb scatter symbol that can land anywhere on reels 3, 4, or 5 and which brings the Free Spins round, and finally, the Bust the Bank Wild symbol, which takes the place of every other symbol except for the scatter. Though this game is loaded with extras, they are all very easy to understand and pretty much happen on their own, without a lot of extra work or decision-making on the part of the player.

Betting Options

The betting options with this game are very simple. You bet anywhere from 30 coins to 300 on each spin, making this a no-brainer in terms of bet styles and strategies.

Theme & Special Functions

The theme of Bust the Bank is – you guessed it – bank robbers and cops. All of the symbols and bonus games are connected to the theme, and they look fantastic. The best symbols in the game, other than the Wilds, Bonus symbols, and Scatter symbols, are the cops and robbers. Getting 5 in a row of one of these can reward you anywhere from 500 to 3.000 coins. The lower tier of symbols is fun, too. Here you have a bank, an armoured truck, some dynamite, and a trusty police dog. Rewards from these go from 100 to 300 coins. All of these symbols work together to create a fun ambiance of cops and robbers that you are sure to enjoy.

A couple of things to keep in mind while playing this game is that the Free Spins feature and Piggy Bank Bonus have their own set of features. The Free Spins mode starts off with 8 free spins, and for every scatter symbol that shows up during these free spins an extra free spin is added. This is always nice because when you are lucky, you can get quite a few free spins to increase your chances of winning. Another nice thing about this mode is that reels 1 and 5 are Wild, further increasing your winning chances. As far as the Piggy Bank Bonus symbol goes, if it lands on reel 3, you have to click on it for it to reveal the money hidden inside. We never mind a little interactivity in our games, and this is a nice touch.

Summary
If you are one who loves brightly coloured, animated slots that focus on simplicity and fun, this is definitely a slot that you should give a try. Out of all of the slots that we have played, we really liked the style of this one, and hope that that it sticks around for years to come.

Avalon

Come to Avalon and Explore a Land of Magic and Mystery

Avalon takes you to the mystical lands of a kingdom far away, and offers its riches to those willing to take the trip. This is a very attractive slot from Microgaming that is geared towards the novice and high roller alike. If you like relatively simple gameplay and high payout potential, you’ll be happy with what Avalon brings to the table.

How to play

Avalon is an easy slot to play and has a fairly standard set of controls. You can control every aspect of your bet from the simple controls. It’s a much easier experience when you don’t have to take the time to learn a complex setup. There is no bonus round to speak of, but there are free spins which come with different levels of multipliers based on the amount of scatter symbols that it took to trigger the mode. Once activated, 12 more free spins can be added if the right symbols fall into place, and this is where the treasure chest becomes the second Wild. Two Wilds working together to make winning combinations, and a multiplier that goes up to 7x makes this game worth your time, despite its simplicity.

Betting Options

The betting options available in Avalon are hugely variable. You can select coin value, line count, and number of coins per line which means that you can take the bet from €0,01 to €200,00 per spin. The coin values available range from €0,01 to €1,00, you can choose anywhere from 1 to 20 lines, and you can place 1 to 10 coins on each line. There is also a Gamble feature that allows the player to either double or quadruple a win by selecting the correct card number and suit after hitting the Gamble button. The betting system is very easy to understand and highly versatile, making this game a good choice for just about every type of player.

Theme & Special Functions

If you enjoy the mystical stories of kings and queens in lands far away, you will like Avalon. The makers of this slot captured the essence of the genre very nicely. The symbols look great and will remind you of the fairy tales that you read as a child. The Wild symbol is the Avalon symbol, and shows a castle resting on top of a rock. A fog surrounds the whole scene and there are sunbeams shining down. The image feels magical and you can’t escape the feeling that the Avalon Wild will do great things for you as you play. There is a second Wild that is activated during the free spins mode, which takes the shape of a golden treasure chest, and pictured on the Scatter symbol is the Lady of the Lake. Just one look at her and you know she means business.

Summary
Avalon is a simple, yet beautiful slot offering from the industry-leader Microgaming. The well-known game maker decided to go for function over form with this one, which you will see from the high potential for good payouts and minimal in-game features. We absolutely love this game for those very reasons. When we want to play a game that gets right down to business without a lot of unnecessary fluff, this game is high on the list of options.