5 Burning Heart from EGT: Slot Review - a game full of fruity goodness!
Fruit machine online slots never seem to go out of fashion as they offer players a nostalgic trip down memory lane by featuring iconic fruit machine symbols and also a simple to use game interface. This latest release from Bulgarian software developer EGT is a fresh new take on the classic fruit machine game and is also a kind of a sequel to the popular online slot 10 Burning Heart. Instead of featuring 10 paylines like its predecessor, this slot features just 5 and that's why it is appropriately called 5 Burning Heart.
The game comes with 5 reels, 5 paylines, and features Stacked Wilds, a Gamble mode, and a 4-level Progressive Jackpot.
The first feature to discuss is the Wild symbol and it is illustrated by a shiny red heart with the word ‘Wild’ displayed inside of it. Like traditional Wild symbols, it substitutes for all other symbols except the Scatter symbols to help contribute to winning combinations on the reels. This symbol only appears on reels 2, 3, and 4 in the game and can appear stacked when it is part of a winning payline which should greatly increase your chances of landing a big payout.
There are two Scatter symbols in the game and these are represented by a gold dollar ‘$’ and a purple star. It is worth highlighting that the purple star Scatter only appears on reels 1, 3, and 5 in the game.
The game also features an optional Gamble mode. This is triggered when you land a win on the reels and simply involves guessing the colours of red or black of some playing cards. Guess the colour of the card correctly and your win is doubled. It’s possible to continue doubling your money for up to 5 rounds but a word of caution, if you guess incorrectly at any time then you will lose all of your current winnings and be taken back to the main game.
The last feature to mention is the set of 4 progressive jackpots which are displayed on the top of the reels. These 4 jackpots can be won at any time on any spin as you play the game. When a jackpot game is triggered, you will be taken to a new screen where you have to choose 3 cards from a pack of 12 playing cards. If all 3 cards match the same suit of one of the progressive jackpots then you will win that corresponding jackpot.
Theme, Graphics and Sound
The graphics are bright and colourful and the backdrop of the slot is covered in a stylish red design. Symbols are a nice nod to classic fruit machines of the past and consist of Bells, Plums, Sevens, Cherries, Lemons, Watermelons, and Grapes. Each symbol looks so realistic that they look good enough to eat! The animations are very impressive as symbols rotate around and burst into flames whenever you land a win on the reels. I especially liked how the Wild symbol expands to cover an entire reel with a bright orange flame effect when it is part of a winning payline.
There is no music in this game apart from some basic sound effects as the reel spins but that all changes when you land a win as a piece of techno music kicks in. It ties in well with the fast-paced nature of the game.
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Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots
The game has 5 paylines, an average RTP of 95.94%, a low maximum payout worth 600X your bet, and the chance to win from a four-level progressive jackpot.
Below is a summary taken from the PayOut Table from the game. The amount won for each combination depends on the value of the bet when you spin the reels.
Bet range: 0.15, 0.25, 0.30, 0.50, 0.75, 1.00, 1.25, 1.50, 2.00, 2.50, 3.00, 5.00, 10.00, 20.00
- Red 7 Symbol: 10 for 2X, 50 for 3X, 200 for 4X, 3,000 for 5X
- Watermelon Symbol: 40 for 3X, 100 for 4X, 500 for 5X
- Grapes Symbol: 40 for 3X, 100 for 4X, 500 for 5X
- $ Scatter Symbol: 15 for 3X, 100 for 4X, 500 for 5X
- Liberty Bell Symbol: 20 for 3X, 50 for 4X, 200 for 5X
- Orange Symbol: 10 for 3X, 30 for 4X, 100 for 5X
- Plums Symbol: 10 for 3X, 30 for 4X, 100 for 5X
- Lemons Symbol: 10 for 3X, 30 for 4X, 100 for 5X
- Cherries Symbol: 10 for 3X, 30 for 4X, 100 for 5X
Our Verdict on 5 Burning Heart
Renowned software studio EGT made this slot and it’s a fresh take on the classic fruit machine format. The game features a highly polished design with some neat 3D effects and is super easy to play. A minor gripe would be that this slot does not feature any Free Spins but it is good that the Wild comes stacked on the reels and that there are 2 Scatter symbols to help you land a nice payout when playing this game. I enjoyed playing the Gamble mode but I would recommend players collect their winnings when on a roll in this feature as you could lose it all in a heartbeat with just one wrong guess. It’s also really good that 5 Burning Heart features 4 Progressive Jackpots to aim for. This should appeal to all jackpot hungry players out there. I found this slot to be of Medium variance so you’ll notice that wins are nicely balanced the more you spin the reels.
Set some reels on fire to land a flaming good payout when you play 5 Burning Heart!