If you ever get tired of the usual 5-reel, fixed pay line structure of most slots, then why not take a break and play our next game? Developed by IGT, it dispels with the usual slot set up and instead brings a fresh look to online gaming. Bubble Craze is a bright, fun game packed with features and it operates using cluster pays instead of the usual pay line structure. Has IGT done the right thing changing it up so much, read on to find out more?
Bubble Craze operates inside a hexagonal set up instead of the standard reel lay out. There are 19 spaces within the hexagon shape which you will see are filled with bubbles of different colours. It offers a variable RTP of 92.65% to 96.20% for players and wins are paid out for landing clusters of 4 or more matching symbols. Bubble Craze has a great electro pop sounding music track going on as you play and as the bubbles are matched a popping sound escapes too. A lot of thought has gone into making the game as fun as possible and so far, it seems to be working. All the symbols are coloured bubbles, with high paying bubbles being white, red, orange and yellow and low value bubbles being green, blue, purple and brown.
Bet Amounts – Betting is high in Bubble Craze and begins at £50 per spin, increasing up to £500 per spin. Adjust the stake at the side of the screen where you find the words coin value. Click the plus and minus buttons to change your stake amount until you are happy.
Transform Symbol – Otherwise known as a wild, the transform symbol looks like a star shape of sorts and can land within any of the coloured bubbles. If the transform symbol lands, it will change all adjacent symbols into the colour that it is inside at the time. You can land more than one transform bubble at a time, meaning multiple chances of creating bigger wins.
Multiplier Symbol – As with the transform symbol, the multiplier will land inside any of the bubbles at random, you will see that it looks like a normal bubble. However, as it lands it will have a number inside the bubble showing it as either a x2, x3, x4 or x5 multiplier. That multiplier will then be applied to the line win it forms part of. You can land more than one multiplier win in a single spin, but if more than one forms part of the same win, only the highest multiplier will be awarded.
Bonus Spins Symbol – Instead of a scatter symbol we have another bubble version for you, this time to trigger the bonus spins. This Bubble Craze symbol looks like a spiralled star with different colours inside it. Land three of these bonus symbols of any bubble colour to trigger the bonus spins.
Bubble Spins Feature – Having landed the three required bubble bonus symbols you will enter the Bubble Craze bonus spins round. Here you will be awarded with 5 bonus spins and each spin is guaranteed to provide a win of some kind. There will be extra transform bubbles and multiplier bubbles added to every spin to enhance your chances of bigger wins too. The bonus spins cannot be retriggered from within the round.
Bubble Craze is fun and brings plenty of wins with the various features inside. There are only two major pitfalls this game has for us. The first being the unusually high stake amounts needed to play the game. If it was lower then we could see it being a much more popular game than it is. Second the bonus spins symbol is extremely hard to land, it does happen, but it took a long time. This mean even at the £50 minimum stake option you could be out of pocket by a huge amount, before ever landing the big wins that are promised in the bonus round. We were excited to try something new, but it is not a sustainable game for the low rollers and even for the high rollers it can prove to be a drain on the balance.