Imagine if, with the spin of the reels, you could strike it rich? That is exactly the premise behind Big Boom Riches, a new release from Just For The Win and Microgaming. The game uses a gold miner theme with you acting as the prospector trying to hit that big boom worth of riches - gold. To make sure the theme stays consistent throughout, the gold miner that greets you when you launch the game will also offer commentary while you play, which makes it a bit more engaging as it feels as though you’ve got someone cheering you on.
While some slot machines go out of their way to take the symbols and graphics to the next level, this one is very basic in that regard. The symbols are standard and exactly what you’d expect, but that shouldn’t be seen as a bad thing. Instead, it feels familiar and welcoming, which can make Big Boom Riches great for beginners in the online slot machine world.
One standout that is a bit of a negative is in the developer’s quest to keep things simple and streamlined. As a result, the game board – or the reels – actually feels a bit small on the screen. There is a lot of open space that could have been used in a better way. Still, for those who like an uncluttered approach, this may be exactly what they are after.
Key features of the game include the set-up which is five reels and three rows. Players have a total of 20 paylines which, granted, isn't a whole lot, but you have a chance to win up to 5,000x your stake. What this means is that the highest win is valued at $278,255. Other specifics include a minimum bet of $0.20 and a maximum of $50, which provides players with a lot of room to adjust what they feel comfortable betting. There is a hit frequency of 27.34% and an RTP of 96.06%, which translates to high volatility.
The thing to remember is that even though this game looks basic enough, the fact that it is high volatility means there is no shortage of challenges.
So, how do you take your winnings to the next level? With the bonus features of course! The rolling reels in the game are becoming a more common feature, and Big Boom Riches embraces it seamlessly. This rolling reel is what can give you the winning combination you're seeking. Other gaming features include the TNT Wilds, the regular wilds, free spins, scatters and the X-Wilds which work with a multiplier. Still unknown is whether you'll be able to purchase free spins or if you need to win them.
If you’re ready to head off onto an adventure in the form of a gold mine, then Big Boom Riches is perfect for you. It’s approachable, cute, fun, engaging and not at all intimidating, even for new players.