Berryburst Slot Game
This slot game may very well be based on an ice cold tutti fruity drink which one would welcome on a hot, sunny, summer’s afternoon on a sandy beach, but the first thing that comes to mind in my case, are those super delicious sweets that no fruit gum or jelly bean lover can ever get enough of, Wine Gums. And I mean not just any wine gums, but the real thing,, Maynards! The biggest difficulty I have with this game is keeping my mind off the candy and, oh yes, my mouth from salivating! Here you have it, a binge party of fruity goodies! Raspberries, strawberries, orange, limes all set on a backdrop of a multi-berry soda fountain which is guaranteed to give you a sugar boost that can see you to the top of the Empire State Building without ever missing a step. Watch those fruity symbols drop in clusters and those reels fill with ice cubes and you know you’ve landed a winner. But let’s take a closer look at what NetEnt’s Berryburst slot game has in store for you.
NetEnt’s Berryburst is a medium to low volatility slot game that comes on a format of 3 rows on 5 reels laden with a multitude of fruit symbols which pull in smallish pay outs based on cluster combinations. This is when a minimum of 5 identical adjacent symbols, in either a vertical or horizontal manner, land on any of the 5 reels. The Strawberry icon has highest value of all the fruit symbols and rakes in 5000 coins when 15 of these mouth watering berries appear together and the 5 reels are covered. Fifteen of the same symbol may sound like a long shot and it is, but if you keep in mind that every wild expands, that’s 3 symbols in the bag for every Ice Cube that you manage to land. Next is the Orange with 3000 coins. The Raspberry and the Lime come in at 2500 coins and finally the lower paying card suits which each dish out 1000 coins for fifteen of their kind, be they Hearts, Spades, or Diamonds. The fruit symbols still pay out four figure wins for clusters of 14 and 13, but start to drop in value after that to a minimum of 30, 20 and 10 for clusters of five. However, these smaller hits are rather frequent and tend to keep the whole momentum thing rolling and the player engaged with the game.
Ice Cubes and Expanding Wilds
Apart from the Strawberry which has the highest payout of the regular icons, there is another symbol in the game that matches it in value, and that is the wild card which in this case comes in the form of an Ice Cube. This can appear on all 5 reels and will render the player 5000 coins for a hit of 5 stacks. Every time a wild lands on the reels during the base game, it expands to cover the whole reel, then it sticks there as it triggers a free spin feature. Should another wild appear during the free spin, the action is repeated and this can give rise to a number of cluster wins, as the wild also substitutes for all other symbols to help create, or complete winning combinations. In fact, the only time the wild does not cover for another symbol is when all of the five reels become fully expanded wilds. The expanding wild respin is really the only additional feature this slot game has to offer other than the cluster wins in the base game, and is literally the only time this slot game gives the player the opportunity to land bigger and better clusters which pull in the top payouts. One such possibility is that of hitting the 5 full stack wild bonanza.
Opinion and Conclusion
Well, if good fun and a cheerful and colorful time is what you’re after and you are not necessarily after big pay outs, this slot game might just be the one for you. Its Soda fountain interface with its jelly symbols has had some talent put into it because you can virtually smell the flavours as you hear the sound of the ice stirring in with the fruit in the background. The cluster machine win lines combined with the expanding and sticking wilds and respins really do keep the slot game and your heart rate going at a dramatic pace. The theme and the graphics are simple and entertaining, if not perhaps teasing at times. There isn’t much as far as animation is concerned, but the symbols are clear and easy to tell apart which makes it an ideal slot to play in bright sunlight, and the clusters as well as the expanding wilds help you define win ways further when you playing small on the screen of your android or iPhone. The way I see it is that NetEnt have put together a summer, beach side, low potency cocktail which has been designed to give you a sugar high but won’t get you drunk, a bit like, shall we say a Mojito mocktail, or a Rosemary and bitters mimosa, fancy, stylish, but rather little punch. On a more technical note Berryburst has been rated as a low to medium volatility slot game with an acceptable nothing-to-write-home-about RTP of 96.56% which is just about the average of what you can expect from slot games these days. It has a bet range that starts from as little as 0.10 coins and goes up to a maximum of 200 coins per spin with a top payout of 2000x. I dare think that the game’s simplicity is very much what might enable this slot game to create its very own niche following among players who would like to venture on some good summer slot fun whilst sitting at a waterside table, waiting for their beach meal to be served! Best of luck and have a great summer!