This slot may have a touch of old school style, but when it comes to onscreen action Blazing Clusters is scorching hot! If you're a fan of cluster pays games, then you're in for a treat as this online slot from Red Tiger is based on this mechanism. Cluster the fruity goodies and collect the cash, with a top payout of x1201 available to win.
Red Tiger is a name that virtually every player will be familiar with, but that may not be the case for R7. As a much smaller group, R7 hasn't released many slots titles but has a few in its back catalogue together with bingo games. Red Tiger and R7 have formed a partnership, giving the smaller studio the benefit of Red Tiger's wider distribution and enabling them to reach a wider audience. They've already released titles such as Dice, Dice, Dice, and they seem to have a particular interest in slots with a slice of retro style.
Blazing Clusters has a touch of both old and new, with fruity symbols loaded up on a large 7x7 grid. Regular players will know instantly what this means: cluster pays. There are no traditional paylines, as instead, players need to land clusters of symbols that touch either horizontally or vertically. The betting range has decent scope, stretching from 0.10 to 80.00, so both low and high rollers can play. However, volatility is only medium to high and with a relatively limited top payout of x1202, there may not be too much here to excite the big money hunters.
There are many slots today that have stunning graphics and beautiful themes - but Blazing Clusters isn't one of them. Describing the visuals as classic would be a kind way of saying they're adequate if a little uninspiring. Flames lick up the side of the reels, but even these lack real depth of colour or vibrancy. Overall, it's an attempt at a retro style that just falls short of looking vintage and appears a bit flat.
The paytable is crammed full of symbols that have appeared in fruit machines of the past. Cherries, oranges, plums, limes, watermelon, bells, horseshoes, diamonds and Lucky 7s fill the reels, and you'll need to land clusters of at least five for a win. The more symbols in a cluster, the higher the prize, with the top value Lucky 7 paying out x50 for a cluster of 15.
Wild symbols help you on your way, substituting for any of the regular symbols on the board.
Blazing Clusters may look like a classic slot, but there's more to this game than meets the eye. Beneath the fairly bland surface is a handful of features that you wouldn't expect to find in any old school game.
In this slot, they're called Chain Reactions, but you might know them as tumbling reels. Every time you land a win, the symbols in the cluster disappear from the reels, with the remaining symbols shuffling down to fill in the gaps. New symbols tumble down from above, and the board is checked again for any new clusters. This cycle will keep on repeating until there are no more wins, and it's a great way to pick up multiple payouts in a single turn.
Wild Rush is a feature that can trigger randomly at any time during play. When it does, a combination of regular or Super Wilds stream onto the board to increase your chances of a win. Super Wilds are large symbols that measure either 2x2 or 3x3. You'll only get Super Wilds during a Wild Rush.
Finally, there are scatters on the board and if you land three anywhere on the board, you unlock the free spins bonus. The scatters do not need to be in a cluster to count. Three scatters will give you eight free spins, with an extra two free spins for every extra scatter landed to unlock the bonus. During the free spins round, you're more likely to trigger the Wild Rush feature, and you'll benefit from a Blazing multiplier of up to x20.
Blazing Clusters from Red Tiger and R7 looks like a large, classic slot, but its play is anything but. A fun cluster pays slot, it might not have a massive top prize. However, it's got plenty of features to get all levels of players thoroughly entertained.