Roasty McFry and the Flame Busters, developed by Thunderkick, is a tribute to 80s video games the likes of Donkey Kong. You’re a fireman who scales a high-rise building on fire as you spin the reels on a 5-reel, 3-row, 243 pay line interface. Great special features include Fire Symbols, Wilds, Alarm Bell Scatter Symbols as well as 2 special features called Fire Drill and a special bonus game.
- RTP: 96.1%
- FREE SPINS: yes
- VOLATILITY: medium
Flame Busters Free Spins
Flame Busters’ free spins come in the form of a bonus game that unlocks when you get 3 or more Alarm Bell Scatter Symbols on the screen at the same time. The amount of free spins you get depends entirely on how many Scatter Symbols you got:
- 3 alarm bell scatter symbols – 10 free spins
- 4 alarm bell scatter symbols – 15 free spins
- 5 alarm bell scatter symbols – 20 free spins
Your goal in the bonus game is to climb through the different levels of the building. Every time you get 3 scatter symbols on the screen here, a new floor is unlocked and you collect another 2 free spins. As you rise to the next level, the lowest value coin will be transformed into a Fire Symbol (explained in Symbols & Features) and remain that way for the rest of the bonus game.
Flame Busters Slot
Roasty McFry and the Flame Busters is a 5-reel, 3-row, 243-pay line slot that and is a nudge, wink, and tipping of the hat to early video games of the 80s. All the elements making up this fun piece by Thunderkick work wonders to elicit a sense of nostalgia while never taking itself seriously at all; something we’ve come to expect from Thunderkick games.
Fire up (pun intended) the game and you’re greeted by an 8-bit graphic logo, followed by a quick run through of the special features. Below that, you’ll see ‘1986 Thunderkick’ written, which is a not-so-subtle hint. The game background itself reminds us of the early Donkey Kong games. In this case, though, you’re a fireman (fire monkey? Not sure) and you’re entrusted with extinguishing fires coming out of a high-rise building.
The fires that appear in the windows are extinguished by the 3 firemen standing on emergency ladders on each side of the building. The fire itself is a special symbol that, when extinguished, is replaced with another symbol (explained in Symbols & Features).
Symbols and Features
The game features 5 reels, 3 rows and 243 pay lines. The user interface features the following:
- Options (game rules, pay table)
- Sound adjustment
- Total Win
- Bet settings (0.10 to 100.00)
- Auto Play (5 to 5000 rounds)
Symbols include coins (lowest paying) and a really random selection of animated beings including, a goat puffing a cigarette, a zombie, a pirate with a hook, beer and eye-patch, a wizard, and fireman dressed in yellow uniform and holding a cat. This building redefines the meaning of the word ‘diverse’. Anyway, the highest paying symbol is the fireman in yellow. 5 of this same sign give you 10 coins.
Special symbols include the following:
- Fire Symbol – This is a mystery symbol that is replaced with any other symbol except for the wild and the scatter
- Wild Symbol – The Wild substitutes for any other symbol except the scatter symbol
- Alarm Bell Scatter Symbol – 3 or more unlock the free spins bonus game
- 3 symbols – 10 free spins
- 4 symbols – 15 free spins
- 5 symbols – 20 free spins
After unlocking the bonus game with 3 (or more) Alarm Bell Scatter Symbols, you’ll move up through the levels of the building by collecting more Scatter Symbols. 3 Symbols are needed to move up, and this rewards you with another 2 free spins each time.
During the Bonus Game, a special feature called Coin Ignition will occur. At ever floor reached, the lowest value symbol is lit on fire, and it remains that way until the end of the bonus game (Note – coins turned into fire symbols cannot be Fire Symbol replacements).
Another special feature is Fire Drill. This happens during the base game, where 1 to a maximum of 5 low value symbols are transformed into the Fire Symbol.
Flame Busters Jackpot
There are no jackpots in the game in the strict sense of the word. However, there are 5 different size wins that can be achieved per bet. They are as follows:
- Medium win – 5 x bet
- Big win – 15 x bet
- Mega win – 50 x bet
- Ultra win – 100 x bet
- Max exposure – 5280 x bet
Flame Busters on Mobile
Flame Busters converts for smartphones and tablets operating on Apple’s iOS, Google Android, and Microsoft Windows.
Flame Busters RTP
The RTP is 96.1%.