Time to go a little old school with this next game and for that we turn to the slot developing team at Eyecon. Their homage to the traditional theme is called Heart Burst and it is a retro styled slot with fruit and card symbols in play. It also has a 70’s sounding backing track playing along as the reels spin, lending to the overall feel of the slot.
Heart Burst is a 5-reel, 100 pay line slot offering a healthy RTP of 95.5% for players. It has a simplistic layout to the reels and they spin above a dark purple background, with the symbols popping as they spin. Heart Burst has higher value symbols played by the bars, bells, cherries, grapes, oranges, watermelon and lemons, and its lower values are played by the A, K, Q and J.
Bet Amounts – Betting begins at 1p per line in play and can be increased to 50p per line in play. This means spins can cost anywhere from 1p per spin up to a maximum of £50 per spin. You can adjust you lines in play and the cost per line, by hitting the dollar bill symbol above the spin button. Move the sliders until you are happy with your stake amount and the number of lines you have activated.
Wild Symbol – Heart Burst is so called because of its wild symbol, which is a pink heart. This symbol will substitute for all others except the scatter. It is an expanding wild and will only appear on reels 1, 3 and 5.
Scatter Symbol – Lucky 7 is your scatter symbol in Heart Burst and landing 3 or more of these will trigger the bonus feature for you. It also offers scatter wins as well, meaning it not only triggers the feature but will give you an extra win on top of any line wins.
- 3 scatter symbols will award a x5 your stake amount as a win,
- 4 scatter symbols will award a x15 your stake amount as a win,
- 5 scatter symbols will award a x300 your stake amount as a win.
Heart Burst Feature – Your wild symbol has a little extra to offer as it is an expanding wild. This means wherever it lands on reels 1, 3 and 5 it will expand to fill that entire reel and little pink hearts will come fluttering across the screen. But that’s not all, any wins the heart wild contributes to will be awarded a x3 multiplier. Consider that the wilds can land on 1, 2 or all 3 of the specified reels at once, means that this can lead to some potentially huge wins for you.
Bonus Spins Feature – Land three or more of those lucky 7 symbols anywhere in view to trigger the bonus spins round. You will be allocated a set amount of spins which are dependent upon the number of symbols you have landed.
- 3 scatter symbols will award 15 bonus spins,
- 4 scatter symbols will award 20 bonus spins,
- 5 scatters symbols will award 25 bonus spins.
There are no extra multipliers in play, but the wilds are active, and the bonus spins can be retriggered up to the maximum of 15 times within the round. This gives you a potential bonus spin total of 375 spins if you strike it lucky.
Whilst Heart Burst in itself seems overly plain, the game is actually really enjoyable to play. Even though there is only one main triggered feature, this doesn’t have a negative impact as it hits fairly often. Those heart wild symbols play a huge role in bringing the wins during the base game. With the fluttering pink hearts that burst out and start flying across the reels giving a little bit of flair. Eyecon are well known for taking a simple slot and making it attractive to all and with Heart Burst they have certainly managed the impossible.