Boom Brothers was released in 2010 and is one of Netent ‘s first truly successful online slots .
The game starts well, because you are immediately entertained with a nice intro. Here you see the 3 brothers; a good-natured, a grumpy and a funny. I am immediately enthusiastic and curious what else this cabinet has to offer me. You too? In any case, the graphics in this game look remarkably good for a slot that is already 8 years old. That is already clear above water in this underground theme.
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Boom Brothers Payout Rate and Variance.
The game has a poor to excellent payout rate of between 94.6% and 96.6%, with an average variance. We have not been able to determine exactly what the difference in the RTP is. This may depend on the number of lines you play, as this can be adjusted manually. But the rules of Boom Brothers unfortunately are inconclusive.
The game has some nice surprises lurking and especially the bonus features help you to score nice payouts.
How does Boom Brothers work?
The game consists of 5 reels and 3 rows and is playable from € 0.20 per spin, with a maximum of € 100. Boom Brothers has 20 fixed paylines.
The symbols in the game are: a white mask, orange mask, green mask, man, lantern, pickaxe, bucket & helmet. The last 5 will give you the least, namely 3.75X to 6.25X your bet with 5 symbols. With 5 symbols, the green and orange mask give you 12.5X your bet, and the white mask 25X your bet.
The Wild symbol in the game substitutes for all symbols except the Scatter symbol and the Bonus symbol. In addition, this wild symbol also earns you money:
- 5 symbols = 375X your bet
- 4 symbols = 100X your bet
- 3 symbols = 10X your bet
- 2 symbols = 0.25X your bet
2nd Chance Bonus.
The Boom Brothers have something extra in store for us. The three brothers have hidden a bonus feature quartet from us that can appear at any time. For example, one of the brothers can throw a dynamite bar at one or more symbols, which then changes into another symbol. It is also possible to re-spin 1 or more reels with 1 tug on the handle or to turn 1 or more symbols into other symbols. In addition, one of the brothers can inflate 1 or more reels with TNT so that they spin again. These features give you a 2nd chance at a winning combination. Very nice touch from Netent! These brothers know how to make it a smashing experience!
Extra options: In the game you can view your Game History (not available in the ‘Play for fun’ mode) and see a preview of the bonus feature ‘Railtrack’. So you can already enjoy a bit with this anticipation. This preview bonus feature is typical of older Netent slots and you will never encounter them again.
Free Spins Bonus: Free spins with 3x multiplier.
The Scatter symbol is the board with ‘Free Spins’ on it. Not surprisingly, 10 Free Spins await you with 3 or more of these symbols. You will receive an extra free spin for each Scatter during your free spin round. That’s not all, there is also a Multiplier X3 in effect during the free spins, on all your winnings! That can give your balance a nice boost!
Rail Track Bonus.
In addition to the free spins bonus, Netent has also invented an extra bonus game, the so-called Rail Track Bonus. With 3 or more of these symbols you have a chance to win the bonus game. You must first unlock it by completing the rail track. If you succeed, you can participate in the bonus game.
With 3 bonus symbols you receive your bet X2, with 4 bonus symbols you receive bet X3 and with 5 bonus symbols you receive bet X4 and guaranteed participation in the bonus game.
During the bonus game you will see the 3 brothers in separate carts, each on different rails. You need to get them across where the treasure is. Which of the 3 treasures do you know?
What do we think of Boom Brothers?
Boom Brothers is rightly one of Netent’s most successful slots.
From the beginning to the end of the ride it looks slick and everything happens continuously. This also lifts the gaming experience up a level. In the base game you should not have too high expectations regarding the payouts. The bonus game, with the Multiplier X3, is a must! The other (random) bonuses are also a pleasant side effect.
At the end of the ride I eventually broke even, but I have a nice experience richer! I will definitely visit the Boom Brothers again.