NextGen Gaming are taking players to the big-top with this strongman and circus themed video slot.
The developers have produced Buster Hammer alongside Chance Interactive, and there is plenty of originality and decent graphics to be had in this nifty little title.
Look and feel
Buster Hammer is easily one of the flashiest slot machines to be developed by NextGen Gaming. It’s designed with 3D imagery upon its reels, including seals, lions, elephants, and of course, the titular strongman, Buster Hammer. The game also features fluid animations, which add another dimension to the slot.
Buster Hammer may look as though it is your typical 5-reel, 243 ways to win video slot, but once players start to land scatter symbols on the reels, they will quickly see that there is much more to the Buster Hammer slot structure than one expects.
Players are not going to be able to adjust the number of paylines they play with, but this is not exactly out of the ordinary for a NextGen Gaming title. They can, however, alter their line bets, which range from 1p up to 20p. This is turn sees the Buster Hammer slot offer up a floor bet of just 25p per spin, whilst its ceiling bet is capped at a dirt cheap £5 a pop. For a 243 ways to win slot, that minimum wager limit is a steal.
As mentioned, the top prize is capped at 160x the total stake wagered, and this is paid out if players land 5 strongman symbols on any payline in the game.
Players are going to want to keep an eye out for the hammer in this slot. It not only acts as a scatter icon but also as a wild multiplier. This symbol can substitute for all other symbols in the game, save for the circus tent. Wherever the wild hammer appears on the reels, it will cause Buster to hit the weight beside the reels. That, in turn, will determine the value of a multiplier, which will then be added to any wins the player has acquired on that spin. Multiplier wild hammers will see multipliers added together.
Landing 3 or more circus tents (in the guide of the Buster Hammer logo) will trigger a free spins bonus round. In the bonus feature, it is possible to land multipliers worth up to 75x the normal rate of pay. Players can choose one of three free spin combinations to play with, which include 4 spins with all hammers quintupling wins, 6 spins with wild hammers tripling wins, or 8 spins with all wild hammer wins being doubled.
A final feature in this game is the Super Seal Feature. It can be triggered at random and offers winnings worth at least 5x the normal rate of pay. The hammer could see wins worth up to 75x the total bet once more with the Super Seal bonus.