Microgaming put out some fantastic five-reel games, even the occasional four-reel one but they also release some excellent three-reelers. Those are always far more simple than the often complicated five-reelers. Reading the rules for those games can be like that manual for your CD player that you are still trying to fathom out. ‘Sonic Boom’ is nowhere near as complicated but a look at the rules still won’t do you any harm.
There’s a fun look to ‘Sonic Boom’ and the reels, logo and paytable are all on the one screen. That’s achieved without creating too busy a screen to look at. The Sonic Boom logo is down in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen and features a jolly looking aircraft flying along and in the background, is the Sonic Boom logo that still seems to be shaking from the massive noise that’s just been created.
Right on top of the logo in the top left-hand corner of the screen are the all-important reels. There are two theme-related symbols. The aircraft which has a nose like Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and an undercarriage that looks a bit like a mouth. The most important symbol though is the Sonic Boom logo. It’s the top paying symbol and also the wild, more about that in a second. The other symbols are the single, double, and triple bars and the cherries who pay out the smaller wins in this slot.
So, it’s the aircraft that is the wild symbol in this slot. It’s good for there to be one as it’s kind of a mix between the retro style that this game has and the modern-day style of slot games. It has the ability to substitute for all the other symbols in this game and that helps you get more winning combinations. It also has a multiplier attached to it which will help your account balance even more. When one wild creates a winning combination, that win is doubled. If two come along and get you a win then that’s quadrupled, so keep an eye out for the wild and you won’t care how loud that sonic boom is.
The top prize in this game is 2500x for three of the aircraft symbols. To win this you have to be playing both the coins. If playing just one, the most you can win is 1000x your coin stake. There’s an incentive therefore to be playing with both coins, just keep an eye on your budget.
How much does it cost to play? The minimum cost of playing with both coins is €0.10 and the maximum €100. That’s a perfect range to satisfy those playing for a bit of fun and others out to win large amounts of cash. Setting your stake is no problem at all. Either click on Bet One or Bet Max to play with both coins. Other big wins in the game include 240x for three jet symbols and 120x for three of the triple bar symbols. Remember those wins can be doubled or quadrupled with the help of the wild symbol.
This isn’t a complicated game and is a good introduction to slots for those of you new to playing these games. Just take a look at the rules by clicking on the help button which is situated below the reels. Have some free games just in case you want to see the game in action before staking any real cash. It’s also possible to set some automated spins of the reels. This is done by playing in expert rather than regular mode.
There’s lots to like about this slot from Microgaming. It’s got a good cheerful look to it and is easy to play. The wild symbol can help get you some good wins, especially If two of them help get you a winning combination. Ideal for players new to slot world, this is definitely recommended.