Boom Brothers is a 3D video slot game from NetEnt, featuring 5 reels and 20 pay lines, with stakes as low as 1p, plus plenty of bonus features.
With fun graphics, whimsical humor, and a pleasing soundtrack, Boom Brothers is a great quality addition to NetEnt’s stable of video slots.
Look and Feel
Boom Brothers opens with an immersively wacky cinematic scene introducing three animated dwarf brothers deep underground, mining for diamonds.
When their greed gets the better of them and they try to use dynamite to get their hands on the biggest gem, a massive explosion ensues and you’ll find yourself catapulted to the play screen. Match mining-related gizmos, dwarven artifacts, and bonus symbols to win – with plenty more explosions and visits from the Boom Brothers along the way!
The art style is a fun mix of fantasy and almost steampunk elements, with the gameplay window featuring low-tech old-time mining-related design elements such as spinning cogs and chains, which are echoed in the soundtrack.
The low-key music and effects of metallic clanking, creaking chains, and dripping water really give the feeling of being deep under the earth in a rickety old mine. Even the reels themselves are rendered to look as if the symbols are suspended on chains.
The symbols on the game’s five reels feature mining implements for the lower value symbols, including a miner’s helmet, a cracked bucket, an old-fashioned lantern, and a mining pick and hammer, along with different colored, metallic-look portraits of the three dwarf brothers in orange, green, white, and silver, which represent the higher value symbols.
Bonus symbols include a text-based free spin logo and a bomb for wild, which makes play an often explosive experience.
Like many NetEnt titles, Boom Brothers is a 5 reel slot game with 20 pay lines.
Bets can be set using coin value, as well as the “lines” and “level” buttons on the play screen, and the game also offers max bet and autoplay features, allowing you to preset your spend and focus on enjoying the top-notch visuals.
The lowest possible bet is 1p, and the game is capped at £100 per spin.
There are several chances to snag free spins bonuses, and also an exciting mini-game feature.
Boom Brothers is an innovative take on 5 reel slots. In addition to free spins, which offer a 3x multiplier on winnings, the Railtrack mini-game can be activated through matching a minimum three railtrack symbols on an active pay line.
This takes you to a screen where you must help one of the Boom Brothers cross the screen by building a mine cart track across the reels, one spin at a time. Success isn’t guaranteed, but can net a decent cash prize.
One of the most original features of Boom Brothers is the “Second Chance” feature, which randomly activates on unsuccessful spins, and may see one of the Boom Brothers popping out onto the screen. Armed with another explosive, the dwarf may and spin or explode a symbol to replace it with another, giving you a bonus chance to win.
This doesn’t really seem to improve the odds, but does happen quite often, and is one of the features that makes Boom Brothers an inventive, exciting choice for slots.