Apart from being super playable, the Bompers online slot from ELK Studios has one of the best soundtracks in online slots history. Like The marble style game symbols fall from the top in six columns – the “reels” in effect – and seem like they would be accustomed to a Cluster Pays game like Play ‘N Go’s Reactoonz 2 slot orAloha! Cluster Pays. However, you need to match the game symbols from left to right as you do with most online slots, rather than in groups or clusters.
However, Bonkers features a number of modifiers that you might expect to find in Cluster Pays slots, mixing the two forms to take the game-play to another level of innovation.
Pros & Cons
- Innovative mix of Cluster Pays and Ways to Win.
- Mind boggling array of modifiers.
- Excellent funky house soundtrack.
- Only 7 free drops to kick off the bonus game.
- So much going on it is difficult to know which modifiers do what.
- Bompers don’t automatically turn into Sticky Wilds.
How to Play
The Bompers online slot is played like many other ELK slots in terms of bet selection. Select the coin stack symbol to access the bet toggle and choose your bet amount. Press the spin button underneath the reels to send symbols falling down onto the pinball machine style reelcase. You have to match game symbols from left to right, with the reels positioned slightly oddly in that every other reel is higher than the last, which gives the game a sort of wine rack aesthetic such as that found in Beehive Bedlam Reactors from Core Gaming.
When you match symbols they glow and explode thanks to the Avalanche Feature, causing the remaining symbols to fall down in their place, rolling to the left to complete winning combinations. And if you think that Megaways slots are the most innovative and offer the highest number of Ways to Win in slots land, think again. More symbols fall from above, and another row is added on top with every winning combination to increase the numbers of winning combinations:
- 4 rows – 4,096 Ways to Win
- 5 rows – 15,625 Ways to Win
- 6 rows – 46,656 Ways to Win
- 7 rows – 117,649 Ways to Win
- 8 rows – 262,144 Ways to Win
Many innovative slots pay homage to the classic slot symbols of old, and ELK’s Bompers online slot follows in that tradition. Cherries, Lemons, Oranges and Watermelons prop up the paytable and payout between x0.3-0.6 your stake for landing six adjacent symbols. In this way Bompers is the opposite of NetEnt’s Fruit Shop Megaways™slot, which sees the fruit symbols paying out the most. The medium-payers in Bompers are a Shamrock, Horseshoe and BAR, which award x1, x2 and x3 your stake for six adjacent symbols. The 7 is the single high-paying symbol, awarding x10 your stake for six adjacent symbols. The Wild W symbol substitutes for all symbols except the Mystery Bomb, Shooting Star or Bonus symbols (see bonuses section).
Bompers features a free spins bonus game as well as several base game modifiers that spruce up the gameplay.