Join the bomb squad in this mining themed slot, where players go deep underground to uncover riches. Nolimit City is the team behind Fire in the hole x-bomb and they have really lit the fuse on this explosive adventure. In this review we will be looking at key aspects of this slot, including its bonus features, to see just how good it really is.
The mining theme is on show in this slot, with the grid set against the backdrop of an active mining shaft. The slot is very well designed in terms of graphics, while the soundtrack sets an ominous tone for the fast paced adrenaline pumping gameplay.
In terms of specifications, fire in the hole x-bomb is considered a highly volatile slot, with a 10/10 rating, this is probably one of the most volatile slots you could play. RTP is a very generous 96.06% while players can expect a win in 1 out of every 4 spins. The slot is played on a 6x3 set up and features a total of 486 possible ways to win. The bottom three rows are ‘dormant’, and only come into play through the slots bonus. When fully active the 6x6 grid will deliver a monstrous 46,656 ways to win!
Winning combinations are made by landing matching symbols from left ro right. These symbols are divided into low paying and high paying ( premium) symbols. Your low paying symbols are the playing card 9-King playing card symbols, while your premium symbols consist of a rope, mining boots, a bag, lantern and pickaxe. Landing 6 of a kind premium symbols will award players between 1.75 - 7.5 times their stake!
The two bonus symbols featured on fire in the hole x-bomb are the wild and scatter symbols, that are both linked to the slots bonus features. The x-bomb wild symbol can substitute for other symbols to increase the payout of a combination. When wilds are utilized in a combination they explode, removing low paying symbols in the adjacent reels and applying a 1x multiplier for the next win.
The scatter symbol will trigger the Lucky Wagon spin bonus round. The number of scatters on the reels will determine how many rows plates start the free spin round with. Landing 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols give you 2, 3 or 4 rows to start with while awarding you 3 spins to start.
Fire in the hole x-bomb features some very lucrative bonus features including collapsing mines, lucky wagon free spins and wild mining.
The collapsing mine feature, which resembles the cascading reels feature found on other slots, will operate when winning combinations are made. You start with 3 active rows, and each time a winning combination is made, those symbols are removed from the reels while new symbols ‘collapse’ into their place. Each time a player successfully collapses the reels an additional row will come into play, which increases the possible ways to win.
Next up we have the fire in the hole x-bomb Wild Mining feature which triggers when 3-5 matching symbols land horizontally without creating a winning combination. These triggering symbols are removed and replaced with wild symbols, while all other symbols in the area explode.
Lucky wagon spins will come into play when you land between 3 and 5 scatter symbols. The free spin grid will depend on the number of scatters in view, while players begin with three spins to start, with the possibility of a reset whenever the coin symbol lands on the reels. Furthermore, when a coin lands on the reels players will be awarded random modifiers symbols will be awarded and deliver some lucrative prizes.
Nolimit City has really gone all out on this explosive mining themed slot, which is one of the most volatile online slots we have ever reviewed. This will please certain players, while other less experienced slot enthusiasts may find the challenge daunting. With that being said, we are very impressed by the lucky Wagon free spin feature which is where players can expect to find most of their wins.