Fruit-based slots hark back to the original online slots and bring back memories of nostalgia. And they’re fun to boot, show or sandal. To emphasise its love for these types of slots, Eyecon brought us Heartburst, a five reel slot with 100 paylines filled with fruits, hearts and bonuses that everybody will love. This Heartburst Jackpot Slot version takes things to the next level by adding in a Mini, Maxi and Mega jackpot. Ooooh.
The best slots are sometimes the most basic ones. Heartburst Jackpot Slot falls into this category as by giving us a simple design, it can put the effort where it matters most: on all the nice finishing touches. The Heartburst logo explodes on to the screen and remains glistening in the top corner. Likewise, all the main symbols of this slot have a bright glow about them which is a nice contrast against the dark purple background.
The high paying symbols should seem familiar – Grapes, Oranges, Watermelons, Cherries, Bars, Bells as well as the lower paying card values Jack to Ace. The real love, though, is reserved for the Heart symbol, which is the Wild, and only appears on the first, third and fifth reel. As well as helping to form winning combinations, it also applies a 3X Multiplier to our wins. Lovely.
After a successful spin, the winning symbols are locked in place for a brief second and are boxed in a purple line to highlight the winning paylines. It’s a nice touch from Eyecon and different to the bright straight lines that appear on winning lines on other slots. It takes all the elements of old school slots and zhuzhes Heartburst Jackpot right slam bang into the present. With deft touches on every little thing, this is a slot that just gets better each time we play.
It couldn’t be a retro slot without giving credence to the Lucky Number Seven, which on the Heartburst Jackpot slot is the Scatter symbol. When it appears three, four of five times anywhere across the reels, we win either 15, 20 or 25 Free Spins. With 100 paylines, these free spins certainly go a long way to ramping up our coin purse, especially when the Heart Wild beats thunderously to help us. Even better, there is the chance to land additional spins up to 15 times, potentially gaining 375 extra spins.
If we’re feeling extra lucky then we can try our hand at the Gamble Feature which pays double or nothing. We’re given two options to select from, pick the right one and our wins double. Get it wrong and we lose all accrued wins. We can play this feature up to five times, which would give us a massive payout. But will we gamble it?
And then there are the three Jackpots that sit tantalisingly at the top of our five reels. The Mini, Maxi and Mega Jackpots are won randomly, giving us shots at a top prize of 15,000 on top of any reel wins we might score. Tasty.
Heartburst Jackpot offers us a nice trip down memory lane, and is certainly easy on the eyes. Eyecon really nailed the visuals on this one and with the Wild Multipliers, Free Spins and Gamble Feature, there’s plenty to keep bettors busy. With the shiny allure of the three Jackpots glistening at the tops of our screens, this is one fruity game in which we are sure to want to hit the jackpot.