There are many things you might expect to come across in the jungle; snakes, spiders and killer ants are three simple, if mildly terrifying, examples. One thing you’re unlikely to expect to see is a tall tower of colourful blocks with faces, so this is where we’ll tell you why that’s what you’re going to encounter when you play Black Bashers.
Slot games that don’t have specials features are like football matches that don’t have goals – they’re common enough but nobody really likes them very much. Block Bashers is more akin to a game that has one hugely important goal that will cause a decent amount of excitement for those that are playing. Here’s a look at the game’s special features:
Exploding Reels For Continuous Wins
If you see five or more of the same coloured blocks appearing on your active line then you’re in luck as you will win an amount of money that is dependent on the colour of the block that’s landed and the size of the stake that you’ve played with. That is not, in and of itself, the end of the game, however. The joy of this particular Virtue Fusion invention is the winning blocks will explode once you’ve been paid out one them, with blocks from the rows above coming in to replace them.
If the blocks that come in to replace your winnings blocks are also the same colour and there are more than five of them then they will also be winners. Guess what that means? They’ll also explode in order to be replaced with even more blocks! If they keep matching up then they’ll keep exploding and that will continue to happen until you run out of winning combinations. The beauty of this means that a single win can set off a chain reaction that results in countless wins, all from the same single spin.
There’s absolutely no messing around when it comes to the jackpot on the Block Bashers game. It’s a progressive one that can reach the dizzying heights of more than £50,000. You get it by matching eight or more red faces on one of your active lines. The more red faces you match, the more money you’ll end up winning.
As with all jackpots on these sorts of games, the larger your line stake the more of the jackpot you’ll stand to win. If you want to win the full whack then you’ll need to make sure that you’ve gone for the maximum available stake.
Gameplay & RTP
Block Bashers has a Return To Player percentage of ninety-four. That’s well within the exceptional range, though there are popular games that go even higher than that. Still, the fact is you’ll likely be able to make a relatively small investment and get a decent amount of playing time out of it if the blocks fall your way. That, combined with the Exploding Reels feature, should appeal to most players who enjoy getting a decent bit of entertainment in return for their money.
In terms of the actual gameplay, it all works quite nicely. There is a palpable sense of excitement when the blocks line up and start exploding one after the other, with a chain reaction making it feel like you’re genuinely winning quite a lot of money. The faces of the blocks are also a lot of fun, looking variously angry, sad, upset, shocked or even a little bit flirty. Move your cursor over them when they’re still and they’ll change their expression, too. The colours are bright and vibrant and add a sense of fun to the game even when the reels are still and you’re wondering when to hit ‘spin’.
The one thing worth pointing out is that the theme is a tad…bizarre. Colourful blocks with changing expressions is fun and interesting, but placed next to neanderthal man with a big club over his shoulder they just look a bit odd and out of place. He’ll swap his club for a stone every now and again and a parrot will fall out of the sky, but in truth the whole thing doesn’t necessarily work together as an idea. It’s always a subjective matter, however, so it’s entirely possible that you might see it and think it’s amazing.