The wombat says: ELK Studios have been quite quiet of late – so this Wombat was pretty excited when we heard about the arrival of Bompers slot.
This bonkers game (with a very odd name) is the latest addition to ELK Studios back catalogue, that comes with their gravity mechanic first seen in their Cygnus slot. This new game is a pinball style slot that comes with 4 bonus features – plus a whopping 262,144 Ways to win. It’s kind of like Microgaming Pachinko but a bit closer to a slot game.
Let’s take a look at what these slot legends have come up with…
Look and Feel
Pinball meets Tron – that’s the only way we can describe the graphics in this game.
Are you inside the machine? Or playing it? Who knows? But, the game is heavy on the neon in blues, pinks and oranges and comes with a funky techno soundtrack that will keep your spirits up as you spin. Meanwhile, the reel grid takes up the middle of the screen and the background is made up of lines and wiggles. It’s as bright as the Mystery Bells slot and that is bright, so wear your sunnies.
As always the game looks awesome! Hats off to ELK…
Bompers slot has 6 reels, 4 rows and 4,096 ways to win to start off with – but can go up 262,144 Ways. Place your bets from 0.20 to 100.00 coins per go. Even the Aureus slot machine with its 7 reels can’t match that.
You’ll need 6x or more matching icons on adjacent positions to create a win here – and on each consecutive win, the number of rows will increase as will the number of ways wins you are playing with. Take a look:
4 Rows – 4,0965 Ways
5 Rows – 15,625 Ways
6 Rows – 46,656 Ways
7 Rows – 117,649 Ways
8 Rows – 262,144 Ways
Just like a cascade drop or avalanche fall, each time you make a win, the icons involved are removed and a ‘gravity effect’ will happen where symbols are rolled or nudged down to create possible new winning combos.
Your reel grid icons include: lucky 7s, the BAR, horseshoes and 4-leaved clovers as your high value symbols. Plus, the watermelons, oranges, lemons and cherries, as your low paying icons.
The most lucrative symbol in play is the lucky 7. Land 6x of them and you’ll scoop a nice pay-out of 20x your bet.
The Wild icon here is the orange glowing circle with the W in it, and the bonus symbol is a yellow ‘B’.
Free Spins and Bonus Features
As with most ELK Studios games there is A LOT going on when it comes with the Bonus Extras. So you might need to pay attention here:
These cool little icons gave the slot its weird name – but you’ll soon grow to love them.
At random, up to 5 positions on the reel grid will glow blue and become Bompers. If a gravity drop takes place and a standard symbol falls on top of a Bomper icom, it will be collected in a meter. When the meter is full, the Bomper turns into a sticky wild staying firmly in place on the grid.
Another random base game feature. Here 1x or more of these bomb icons can hit the grid. Next, the bomb, plus all 6 tiles that are adjacent to it, will transform into the same symbol – creating an automatic cluster win.
But that’s not all! If 2x or more of the Mystery Bombs overlap, then all the symbols around it will become wild. Bonza!
This black star in pink circle will travel from the bottom of the reel grid to the top randomly, and will add 7 brand new symbols to the reels – 3x of which are guaranteed to be Wild icons.
Land 3x of the bonus icons and 7 free drops will now be yours.
You’ll begin the round with 5x Bompers and when the meter is full, Bompers will turn into sticky wilds remain locked in position for the whole of the bonus.
The Free Drops can also be re-triggered by hitting 3x more of the Bonus icons
As always, ELK Studios take your standard game and turn it into something completely different.
Bompers slot is a half fruit machine/half pinball game that will delight you if complex features and avalanche drops are your bag. But if not, you might find the mechanics a bit confusing. Try it for yourselves Wombat fans.
Wombat score: 4.5/5
Loses half a point for the terrible name…
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