The Wombat says: ‘Feeling Hot Hot Hot!’ What a great track that is from the Merrymen, that popular calypso band from Barbados.
And that song could easily be the sound track to the Burning Desire slot from Microgaming (the people behing the Racing for Pinks slot). It’s not, of course. The Merrymen make far to much money in royalties as it is, enough to keep them in Pina Coladas.
This game is devoted to all things burning.
We are treated to some tinkly chill out music that creates a relaxing mood – perhaps to get us in the atmosphere? Barry White anyone?
Are we going to love this slot game? Mrs Wombat had better brace herself, let’s spin the reels of passion and find out.
Burning Desire Slot Game Play
Burning Desire has 5 reels, 3 rows and is another one of Microgaming’s 243-ways games like the Football Star slot, which will save you time messing around with pay-lines. Winning combos are created by matching adjacent symbols from left to right on the reels. Simples!
Your symbols on the reels are inspired by the flames of blazing passion, so naturally are the wedding bell, a golden coin, flashy diamond, a budding rose, the lucky 7, and your standard 9, 10, J, Q, K & A playing cards. These make up the lower value symbols.
The Wild symbol in the game is the Burning Desire logo and it appears at 2nd and 4th reels only, substituting for all other symbols, except for scatters, of course.
Speaking of Scatters, keep your eyes peeled for the Golden Coin Scatter symbol, Wombat people. This little beauty will set off the Free Spins bonus round if you manage to scoop 3x or more of them.
The number of Free Spins you’ll be given depends on how many of the cheeky Coin Scatters you bagged in the first place – but you’ll win a standard 15 Spins whatever you do.
Best of all though is the Free Spins Multiplier, as all the wins during the Bonus round are tripled, PLUS, this feature can be re-triggered, too. This wombat might be falling in love after all…
If you are feeling lucky, or just a bit blinded by love for this slot, you can increase your winnings by using the Gamble Feature. After any winning round click on the ‘Gamble’ button and a deck of cards will appear before your eyes. Guess the correct card colour from either Black or Red to double your winnings. And if you want to go really bet bonkers then your win will be multiplied by 4 by picking the right suit from Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds and Spades.
Get it right and you can try your luck again, or bank the cash, but get it wrong and you lose the whole lot. Beware!
Well, the graphics are a bit basic and look dated compared to some of Microgaming’s other games like the Jurassic Park slot, but if you like a non-fussy kind of slot player who enjoys a retro game then this might just fan the flames of desire for you.
We do like the 3x Multiplier in the Free Spins bonus though, as it really does rack up coinage in your coffers. Overall Burning Desire is a simple game with some decent payouts, and that will have some players swooning.