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This is the “bomb”! Despite its great resemblances with the legendary Starburst by NetEnt, Arcade Bomb is still a great, but most importantly a unique video slot. We can’t deny it feels like Starburst, but we can’t blame Red Tiger Gaming for it. After all, if it’s not broken, don’t fix it. The Arcade era proves to be a great source of inspiration once again.
As the name suggests, bombs are what you should look out for. These bombs don’t bring devastation and destructions. Instead, they’re the driving force that brings big wins.
Due to the gameplay mechanics Arcade Bomb brings forth, the number of paylines is seemingly unimportant. For what it’s worth, the slot has a total of 20 paylines. You do not need to connect a winning line from the leftmost nor the rightmost reel. As long as you have 3 or more adjacent symbols on any line, you’re a winner. The minimum stake is 0.20 and the highest is 500. If you're from a country where Red Tiger slots are popular like Canada and have any experience with gambling online, then you'll know that these are the standard settings..
The hit rate is surprisingly high. Landing several bombs on the reels almost guarantees big wins. The symbols are inspired by classic slot elements, such as the 7s, the BAR, the Bell and the synonym for classic slots, fruits.
We can’t praise Arcade Bomb from a visual standpoint, nor we can compliment it on its audio quality, mainly because it doesn’t introduce any out of the ordinary elements. However, the key distinctive feature definitely needs to be pointed out. We hinted earlier that you should watch out for any bombs on the reels. We’re going to go into greater detail in the Special Features section.
Arcade Bomb has no Wild Symbols, nor it has any Scatter symbols. This makes it a great slot game for new players who have just discovered video slots and online gaming in general. Usually, new players expect to see fruits on the reels, because that’s what they’re told the slots look like.
There are several types of bombs. Depending on the color, a bomb will blow up in given directions. For example, the Yellow bomb explodes and vertically. The Green Bomb when detonated, explodes both vertically and horizontally. The Blue one will turn the horizontally adjacent symbols and the Pink one will force its diagonally neighbor symbols to change.
Each bomb comes with a timer. After every spin, the countdown brings the detonation closer. All bombs that are caught in an explosion will detonate, regardless of the timer they show. This is the crucial point. This is what makes Arcade Bomb rewarding.
We can safely say that Arcade Bomb slot is a refreshing video slot, despite the classic symbols. It seems like Starburst got a worthy competitor. We prefer the Arcade Bomb mechanics over the standard ones. They make the hit rate high, which is rather important for the fun factor. Prizes are also high. A chain explosion can turn the entire symbol grid in one identical symbol.