Hyper Burst is an October 2020 slot release from Yggdrasil Gaming. It makes use of the expanding GigaReel dynamic in its respins feature, a close relation of their Gigablox feature which Yggdrasil have been using recently. The slot is themed around a volcano which you want to burst into life and deliver some mega wins. Lets take a look at the full review below and see how Hyper Burst fares.
Graphics and Sound
Hyper Burst is a good looking slot, as you would expect from Yggdrasil Gaming. However, the lack of a free spins round and lack of bonus features, relying entirely on the Hyper Respins, seems a little shallow at times. It is a nifty little function in itself and can very rapidly lead to some big wins with it’s expanding MegaReels but I would definitely like to have seen a wider range of bonuses.
- Hyper Respins Feature + Win Multiplier
- Lack of Bonus Features
Hyper Burst Slot Stats
How it Pays and Plays
Hyper burst is set on a 6 reel 4 row grid which makes up 25 fixed paylines.
The RTP is a reasonable 96.02% and it has a medium to high volatility range.
The hit frequency is set around 22%, equating to a win every 4 to 5 spins played.
Betting ranges from 10p/cents up to a nicely sized maximum of $/£/€100.
The game revolves around the Hyper Respins feature as there isn’t specifically an actual bonus round which you can trigger. This is where you’ll get to see he GigaReels dynamic in action, which is covered in detail below.
Symbols and Graphics
Hyper Burst slot is set on a the background of what looks like a tropical forested landscape with mountains in the background whilst the slot grid is set on a volcano, which you’re hoping will erupt and “burst” into life as the name would suggest, to trigger it’s hyper spins feature. When the volcano does burst into life it will spew lava over the GigaReel as it expands and reveals a symbol.
There are 4 low paying symbols which start at the Jack through to Ace playing cards. Premium symbols are all different coloured masks of which the red mask is the top paying and will give you 8x for 6 of a kind.
The final symbol is the Golden Wild. This subs for any other symbol in the game and it is also the highest paying symbol by quite a distance. You will get 4x for 3, 8x for 4, 20x for 5 and 100x for a full line of 6.
Hyper Burst Respins
Hyper Burst slot is all about this function and it will trigger on every winning spins. How it works is that each win you get will see the volcano wake up and spew some lava to create a 2×2 mega symbol. This will be located somewhere on the middle four reels. If you get another win from this then you get another respin but this time the 2×2 will turn into a 3×3 megareel and one more consecutive win sees it transform to a 4×4 covering the middle 4 reels.
Wins also increase the multiplier starting a 2x after the first win, then 3x, 5x and finally 10x. This really helps to stack up the big wins quickly if you get consecutive winning combos, though, as you would expect, it’s not that easy to get these hit streaks, so it perhaps feels a bit deceptively easy to rack up the big wins when it isn’t actually the case.
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