ABOUT THE BLAZING BULL SLOT
We discovered that we had only ever reviewed one of Kalamba Games’ prior slots by looking through our own review sites. Machina was a Megaways™ title that was released on Relax Gaming’s Silver Bullet platform. It was a cyborg-themed game with a lot of characteristics that set it unique from the others in the series. So we’re excited to see what this developer has in store for us with their April 2020 release, Blazing Bull, a high volatility slot. While its top payout of 2,667x is somewhat unremarkable in today’s times, it does have an outstanding RTP and two decent free spins rounds where things get pretty interesting thanks to wild multipliers and possible re-triggers, and while it has some pretty stiff competition in the form of games like Pink Elephants and Raging Rhino, it does have an outstanding RTP and two decent free spins rounds where things get pretty interesting thanks to wild multipliers and possible re-triggers.
SETTING UP THE GAME, SYMBOLS, AND GRAPHICS
Blazing Bull, like the Machina slot, has excellent graphics. With a lake in the background, the action takes place in the foothills of some spectacular mountains. The reel set is 6×4 and is mounted on a wooden frame surrounded by twisting, overgrown ivy. The cards 9 through Ace are the lower-value symbols on the reels, but it’s the premium symbols that truly attract the eye. Bears, eagles, cougars, and wolves are all present. Then there’s the most valuable of the bunch, the terrifying-looking bull. When 6 occur on a payline, it actually blazes with fiery eyes and awards a 5x multiplier.
Keep an eye out for the Wilds, which substitute for all other symbols in the regular game save the scatter and come with multipliers in the bonus round, as well as the Silver and Gold bonus symbols, which let you stack free spins for their respective rounds.
RTP, VARIANCE, AND PAYOUTS FOR THE BLAZING BULL SLOT
Blazing Bull, like all 4,096 win-ways slots, has a significant level of unpredictability, so be cautious while loading up and spinning. Adjusting your bet to a lesser amount than you would for a medium or low volatility slot with more frequent payouts is recommended. However, because the lowest stake is $0.60, casual players may be turned off before they even begin! What’s interesting about this game is the higher-than-average RTP of 97.42 percent, which is rather generous.
FEATURES AND GAMEPLAY
Another thing that Blazing Bull has in common with the other 4,096 ways to win games is that it is lacking in features. The free spins round, of which there are two, is when it all comes together. This is how it works:
Bonus Spins in Silver and Gold
Above the reel set, you’ll find two coin meters: one for silver and one for gold. When a silver or gold bonus sign appears in the main game, the meter’s value is increased by one. When three or more of any bonus coin appear, the associated free spins feature is triggered, and the number of spins represented in the meter is contributed to your total for the round.
For the round, Silver Bonus Spins will be between 7 and 20, while Gold Bonus Spins will be between 9 and 30. In addition, during Silver Spins and Gold Spins, any wilds that land will be enhanced with multipliers of 2x and 3x, respectively.
Extra free spins and one-time win multipliers are awarded if additional bonus symbols appear on the reels during the free spins round. If you manage to land six bonus symbols on a single spin, you’ll be awarded an additional 15 spins as well as a 50x multiplier!
The huge win potential in this game are concentrated in this bonus round, where Gold Spins may offer dramatic sequences owing to the wild multipliers and the possibility of more spins provided by the bonus symbols.
Kalamba has created a fantastic slot game with easy gameplay and a high level of unpredictability. The problem is that there are some big names in the series of 4,096 ways to win slots, and we’re not convinced Blazing Bull can compete. This is due in part to the very modest top payment. However, we’ll be interested to see what kind of huge win videos emerge once the streamers get their hands on it – especially how things may snowball in the gold bonus round after the multipliers mount up. One to keep an eye on!