Do you hanker after the good old days of slot gaming, but wish you had access to all the best graphics and modern conveniences at the same time? Look no further than Heartburst by Eyecon!
This game brings with it all the symbols and concepts you know and love from the old days of one-armed bandits and mechanical reels, but with a 21st-century update to the graphics and the bonuses that will keep things fresh and exciting! So is this a blast from the past, or a bad comeback? Let’s take a look in our Heartburst review.
The Heartburst slot game has an old soul, proudly displaying symbols on its reels that date back to the very earliest days of slot gaming at the beginning of the 20th century. Expect to see a lot of fruit, with lemons and cherries showing up alongside watermelon slices, oranges and bunches of grapes, as well as the iconic lucky sevens and the BAR symbol. If that doesn’t take you back then nothing will, but there’s nothing old school about the quality of the graphics: the game may hark back to the old days, but the symbols are all nicely drawn and shaded while the animation of the reels is smooth and the winning combo animations help add to the excitement. There’s no background and the 9 – A symbols make up the lower value icons, but this helps add to the basic, uncluttered feel of the slot.
Another area in which this slot feels like a blast from the past is in the betting. This is all pretty uncomplicated, with bets falling between £/€/$1.00 and £/€/$100, which is a pretty decent range for anyone’s tastes and welcomes both low and high rollers equally. With 100 paylines there are also plenty of opportunities to bet and win, so make sure to place your best carefully! An average RTP of 95.5% is supported by a maximum jackpot of 3,000x your stake on one spin, not a vast amount but certainly enough to keep you playing.
Alongside all of the fruity symbols, the heart and the lucky 7s function as the wild and the scatter respectively, unlocking the bonus rounds and expanding to allow for more wins. The heart wild is an expanding one, appearing on reels one, three and five and expanding to take up the whole reel, finishing off combos that land elsewhere on the reels. The sevens grant anything from 15 to 25 free spins depending on how many you land, and as this is a feature that can be re-triggered within the bonus round it should be a very profitable avenue for any player.
Heartburst is a slot that takes everything you love about older slots games, the simplicity, the high betting limits, the uncomplicated bonuses, and repackages it in a good looking and modern format. While it may not have the frenetic action and many mini-games that modern slots employ, it’s got good graphics and some big prizes to be won by lucky players. What more could you ask for?