Join the firefighting heroes Roasty McFry and the Flame Busters on their quest to save the cat and the rest of the tenants from a burning building. Take part in the random Fire Drill in the base game to score wins of up to 2,430x bet or reach the top level of the burning building in the free spins for mega wins of up to 5,280 times your stake.
Flame Busters is a high-variance video slot with five reels, three rows and 243 ways to win, featuring wild substitutions, a Mystery Fire symbol, a random Fire Drill and a free spins round with five levels. Joining the fire crew on desktop or mobile will cost you from 0.10 to 100 credits while an RTP of 96.10% should ensure that balances do not vanish too quickly. Use Autoplay to set up 5 to 5,000 consecutive spins without interruption.
Anyone in their 40s or older will remember the good old days in the 1980s when the first heavily pixelated video games were released. Thunderkick has kept the design of Flame Busters in that style with a city skyline in the background and the game window in form of the burning house. Three firefighters stand on ladders ready to extinguish the blaze and rescue the cat. A catchy soundtrack will have you tip-toeing through your gaming sessions.
The low-value symbols are the usual card royals 10 to As, held on a Mario Brothers-style coin. They are followed by a goatboy, a pirate, a robot and a wizard. Roasty McFry holding the rescued cat is the top symbol. Pays for a single five of a kind range from 1.5 to 10x your stake. A pixelated W is the wild symbol, while a typical red fire bell is the scatter on this slot. There’s one more, the mystery symbol which is a blazing flame.
Mystery symbols can land on any spin in the base game and free spins. The Flame Busters will jump into action and extinguish the fire to unveil one common pay symbol, except the wild or scatter symbol.
Just like in real life, the crew is called up randomly for a Fire Drill. Once triggered, a random number of the five low paying symbols will be chosen to turn into a mystery fire symbol. A display will appear showing the 10 to A symbols and each changing into a flame will be transformed into a mystery symbol once the reels stop. Win evaluations are made only after the mystery symbol has been revealed.
The firefighters will finally get to show their skills in the free spins feature. Hitting three, four or five scatter symbols will award 10, 15 and 20 free spins respectively. The aim in the free spins will be to extinguish the fire one floor at a time by collecting red fire bell scatters. Once three are collected, the three flame busters will put the fire out and move one level up. At each level, the game will transform one low-value symbol into a mystery fire symbol and award two extra free spins.
Reaching level five will see all 10s to As occurrences being turned into a mystery symbol on every remaining free spin. The best moment to hit mega wins. But even having just two or three pay symbols transformed into mystery symbols can lead to sizeable wins.
Are we ready to join Roasty McFry and the Flame Busters after spinning the reels on this Thunderkick slot? You bet we are, not just for the chance to become a hero that saves lives but also for the opportunity to hit huge wins, that peak at a staggering 5,280 times the bet. Plus, the pixelated design actually works well, something we actually doubted when we opened the slot for the first time.