Explosions in the Sky
Merkur games are based on a very similar layout: a rectangular metallic frame with large green command buttons at the bottom. Add some comic-book style explosions in the background and there you have Ka-Boom, original but not the most visually impressive slot game on the market.
What it lacks in sheer graphic awesomeness, Ka-Boom makes up in terms of clarity. The rules are simple and even total beginners should have no trouble at all figuring out what they are supposed to do here. To make it extra clear, let’s have a look at the gameplay next.
Put on the Best Show
Ka-Boom is played on 5 reels with 5 paylines available in total. Activate as many as you wish with the plus and minus buttons on the command bar, and bet from 0.05 to 10 credits per spin. You can use the autospin game mode after choosing a wager in order to place it on the reels several times in a row automatically.
Because of its high variance, it can be challenging to score any sort of prize early in Ka-Boom. Players will need to be patient and have the credits necessary to keep the reels spinning for as long as it takes. After winning, you can try and double your prize by playing one of the two optional mini games that become available.
As for the basic paytable, it contains various fireworks and boxes of rockets ready for the launch, with a maximum reward of x1000 available. You can use the bomb as a wild to replace all of the other icons, while finding 2 of them at the same time triggers the Ka-Boom bonus; follow the instructions that appear on the screen and create the most spectacular show to unlock some surprise rewards.
Challenging Right from the Start
Players who know Merkur are aware that the games from this particular developer are often simple, straightforward and challenging. Ka-Boom fits this description perfectly. The fireworks theme is original and adds some dynamism to the whole gameplay.
On the other hand, the sky-high volatility of the game makes it really tough to actually detonate the explosives… After playing the game for a while, we didn’t really manage to score real big wins.
Ka-Boom has only one bonus feature that can redeem it, but you will need some extra luck to find 2 bombs on the reels at the same time. Use these as wilds to increase your chances a little, but overall Ka-Boom will prove a little too frustrating for most players.
If high-variance slot games are what you are looking for, you would probably have a better experience with more original titles such as Dice Tronic from Zeus Gaming, where rolling dice take over the reels and offer more ways to win in the end.