Is it just us, or did it just get a little hotter in here? This may be because we’ve just launched the flaming ‘7s to Burn’ slot, which remains one of Barcrest’s spiciest and most popular offerings.
It’s a simple theme and retro-feel hasn’t stopped the game from becoming a fan favourite since its release in January 2015, even in a world chock-full of visually advanced and pay line-laden slots.
But what exactly should you expect from this slot, and should you consider playing it? Let’s find out!
Layout and Design – Traversing the Fire and Brimstone
Everything about this slot is simple, from its gameplay to its understated layout and design.
Take the 3×3 reel grid, for example, which is flanked by searing flames and is sure to appeal to anyone who has a penchant for nostalgic gaming.
Heat is the main theme here, and you must traverse the fire and brimstone as you look to activate one of the five fixed pay lines that’s available to players.
This, coupled with the slot’s intriguing ‘Hi Roller Spins’ feature, creates some extremely balanced gameplay and contributes to a competitive RTP rate of 95.1%.
Rules and Symbols – What Do You Need to Know?
At its core, 7s to Burn is a mid-variance slot that offers a little something to both casual and serious gamblers.
Your journey starts when you set your bet level, with coin sizes between 0.10 and 500 available to players. This creates a huge and impressive betting range. You can stake a minimum of £0.10 and a maximum of £500 per single spin.
If you have a consistent betting strategy or like to increase the pace of gameplay wherever possible, there’s also an ‘Autoplay’ feature. It lets you set your stake for a predetermined number of spins.
As you’d expect from a retro slot, 7s to Burn also features an array of familiar symbols across the reels. These include low-paying icons such as cherries, oranges, lemons and plums. These icons payout at eight-times your stake when you land three on a pay line.
Bar and bell symbols sit in the middle of the paytable. The sevens and the burning (or hot) sevens deliver the slot’s biggest prizes.
In the latter’s case, you’ll earn 250-times your bet level when you land three across the reels, whilst this symbol is also wild and will substitute with the red sevens to form winning combinations during the base game.
Payouts and Features – Will You Cash in or Get Burned with This Slot?
As if the base game wasn’t hot enough, there’s also a ‘Hi Roller Spins’ feature which is unlike any other we’ve ever come across.
Unlike most bonus rounds, for example, this isn’t triggered by scatter icons. Players can activate this themselves by hitting the ‘Hi-Roller’ button at any point during the base game.
This will start five rounds of spins. The fiery 77 wild symbol substitutes for all other icons on the reels, rather than just the standard sevens.
This offers a unique opportunity to forge new winning combinations. Therefore, it boosts the RTP of the slot and its appeal amongst casual players. Just beware that this comes at a cost. It requires higher stakes to enact this feature and it halves the payouts for each symbol during the spins.
Ultimately, betting at the maximum level enables you to win huge cash prizes when you land three flaming sevens and the 250x multiplier jackpot. However, this doesn’t represent the biggest payout during the game.
This is because of the Gamble Feature, a card-based game of chance. It requires you to guess the colour of the next card drawn from the pack. This will either be red or black.
If you guess correctly, you can double your winnings. However, you will lose the winnings you’ve accrued if you pick the wrong option.
If you’re able to guess the card’s suite, you’ll quadruple your winnings and potentially claim a top prize of 125,000 coins!
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