Surrounded by amazing 3D slot machines, it’s easy to forget that many players still appreciate the simpler slots, with what most people today would call lousy graphics, but can you call it bad if the developer meant for it to be that way? That’s what you’ll be asking yourself when you play Roasty McFry and The Flame Busters from the amazing developer Thunderkick.
The slots look like computer games from the mid-1980s, but Thunderkick wasn’t founded until 2012. Since the beginning, the Swedish company has developed a number of wonderful slot machines and they have never been afraid to stand out from the crowd. With Roasty McFry and The Flame Busters, they don’t just stand out, they’re on another planet and we love it!
Roasty McFry and The Flame Busters looks like it was designed for a Commodore 64, but still has several fun features and comes with one of the biggest max wins ever seen on a slot from Thunderkick. Land the right symbols and you can win 5,280 x wager. As for other vital information, the slot has five reels, 243 paylines, medium volatility and an RTP of 96,1%.
Roasty McFry and The Flame Busters is a fun slot that will surprise most players and many might see it as somewhat of a joke at first, but in fact it’s just Thinderkick being Thunderkick. They have never been afraid to be a little different from the other developers, and while the vast majority of new slot machines are trying to outdo each other with the most impressive 3D graphics and animations, this unique slot machine is designed to mimic an arcade game that was groundbreaking in the early 1980s.
While this is as retro as it gets, Thunderkick have added a few modern features to Roasty McFry and The Flame Busters. The slot has both a bonus game and free spins. In order to be awarded free spins in the main game, you have to land three or more fire alarms, which is the slot’s scatter symbol. Land three scatter symbols and you’ll get 10 free spins, 4 scatters gives you 15 spins and if you land 5 alarms on the same spin, you get 20 free spins.
The free spin round is also the first step to get to the slot’s bonus game where you have to work your way up the three floors of the burning building. For each floor you ascend, more and more symbols will become “flame symbols” that can turn into both a scatter symbol and wild symbol.
The fire drill feature is triggered completely randomly in the main game and you will see several reels covered in flames. When this happens, three firefighters will jump with joy as they spray water over the reels. When the fire is extinguished, you can end up with a number of new symbols such as wilds and scatters that will help you land far greater prizes.
If you have never been a fan of games such as Donkey Kong, or have never heard of Commodore 64, Roasty McFry and The Flame Busters might not be the slot for you. But if you want a try at how games and slots looked like back in the day, this is the slot to play.
The graphics are terrible, but at the same time absolutely wonderful. This is a fantastic salute to the games of the past and the fact Thunderkick has the guts to launch this in 2017 is just one of the many reasons why we love them.
The slot is set in a high-rise apartment building with a fire station on the ground floor. In the apartments above, the “occupants” are as weird as the slot itself. Here you’ll find characters such as a green robot, a blue and dancing goat with a cigarette in his mouth, a purple wizard, and a boxer or an ape (we can’t actually tell).
As for the symbols you want to land on the 243 paylines as often as possible, you’re looking for the firefighter with a cat in his hands and the Wizard, as they are the two most valuable symbols on the slot.
Roasty McFry and The Flame Busters is a slot like no other. It’s far from the best we have seen from Thunderkick, but as far as retro slots go, you can’t go wrong with this one.