Blazing Clusters Review
Even though online slots today are contemporary-looking and digitally animated, some retro-themed machines are still alive and kicking. These games look older than they are, but they refuse to retire, still managing to stir fans’ imaginations.
Red Tiger has developed a modest slot with an exciting set of features that doesn’t cause a lot of commotion but is still entertaining. Light up the reels and walk home with the loot if you are into the more classic releases.
- Medium-to-high volatility with a maximum win of 1,201x your stake
- Cluster Pays
- Chain reactions, Wild Rush and Free Spins
The graphics are solid, although not as visually rich as most today’s players want them to be. A captivating soundtrack fits the casino game pretty well. A plain purple wall in a blaze of glory provides the background, with the flames licking the sides and the bottom of the screen.
The basic settings are simple, but the features are modern enough, with Cluster Pays and Free Spins. The volatility turns up, and you can win a considerable amount of 1,201x the stake.
It is a small game that won’t satisfy high rollers, but you should still give it a go if you are a more conservative player.
Theme, Graphics and Sounds
As said, Blazing Clusters is on the retro side, with the design reminding older players of an arcade machine. Red Tiger does not go for innovation but nostalgia and manages to evoke it. The game looks like a classic fruity slot with several more features to complete the picture.
While definitely not the most visually stunning game in the industry, it has its charms, and it is thoroughly unpretentious, which is a quality in itself.
It probably won’t bring too much money to the provider, but it is always good to have a game that resembles oldies in your portfolio.
The action takes place on a 7×7 panel where various symbols land and pay in clusters. Fruits are the low-end symbols with cherries, limes, plums, oranges and watermelons, while horseshoes, bells, diamonds and sevens are premiums.
The low-pay symbols award you 2x-4x the bet for a cluster, whereas the premium icons give you 15x-50x the stake. A win Multiplier is added to the cluster wins, with horizontal or vertical strings of 5-30+ matching symbols.
There are multiple opportunities to score a win, but the amounts you can receive are not so hefty.
When you generate a winning combo, the symbols are removed from the grid, letting the new ones fall into their place. Cascading wins (chain reactions) continue until there are no more winning combos.
The Wild symbols can land on any reel and trigger the Wild Rush on any spin. When it happens, regular 1×1 Wilds or Super Wilds (2×2 or 3×3) start raining down and landing everywhere.
Super Wilds substitute for all symbols except Scatters, turning up only for the Wild Rush extra. Super Wilds are larger than the regular ones, bringing you better chances to win.
Blazing Clusters Free Spins
If you land three Scatter symbols anywhere on the board, you receive eight Free Spins, plus two more for every other Scatter landed.
A Blazing Multiplier is triggered, applying the value to wins, and there is a greater chance of activating a Wild Rush.
The multiplied amount is added to the numbers, with the maximum possible value of x20. Any Scatter landed during the Free Spins round is worth an extra spin.
This round hides the most lucrative potential wins, but alas, the amounts are still not that great.
Where To Play Blazing Clusters?
RTP, bet sizes and volatility
The default RTP value is 95.72%, an amount below the industry standard. The wins come relatively frequently, but they are not particularly hefty.
There are numerous betting options, ranging from $0.10 to $80. You can set the game parameters in the menu and adjust the values as you please.
The volatility of this slot is medium to high, but there are not many pulse-quickening moments, to be honest. Due to modest payouts, with some of them almost embarrassingly low, you are not likely to experience adrenaline rushes.
However, if you are a recreational player, and money is not your primary motive, this might be the game for you.
With so many modern machines and their innovative features and mechanics, it is nice to enjoy an old-time slot like Blazing Clusters. Everything is simple, from gameplay to features, so you can relax and enjoy yourself.
However, a pretty low RTP and an outrageously meager maximum win prevent it from being popular or a classic. The provider’s intentions were good, but such measly payouts will turn off even the biggest fans. We rate it 3 out of 5 stars.