Some very traditional slot symbols have been reimagined for this MicroGaming title. Burning Desire slot game takes bells, sevens and bars – then adds a lick of flame. You will also find a flaming rose and diamond on the reels. Mix this in with rock riffs when you win, and a full, unique and borderline awful rock song for the free spins round – and you have an entertaining mix!
That free spins round is the main highlight in Burning Desire. There are 15 free spins, and all your wins will be tripled for them. This online slot game uses an all-ways winning system. Considering the number of combinations you can hit, some of the wins are on the large side.
This game uses the standard 5-reel, 3 rows grid – though does not use regular win lines. Instead the easy to follow all-ways system is in use. This counts symbols on consecutive reels (starting on the left-hand reel) as wins, irrespective of their position. You can bet all 243 combinations, for 25c and up from there. Options include bet max, auto play and gamble after win. It is possible to win up to 30,000 coins per spin in the base game.
Higher paying regular symbols are topped by the diamonds. These have a lick of flame underneath, and an orange glow. If you line up 5 on consecutive reels, you get 3000 coins. This symbol (along with the 7’s) pays all the way down to 2 of a kind. There is a big prize for the flaming 7’s too, these are worth 2000 coins for the full 5.
Bells (1500 for 5), bars (750) and roses (500) complete the higher paying symbols. Lower paying symbols will be very familiar to fans of MicroGaming Slots. These are plain, bold coloured playing cards.
Wilds are always welcome sights on the reels of 243-ways slots. These will often combine with the regular symbols to create extra wins. In this slot, the wilds show a heart, along with the name of the game – and are very much on fire. There is no win specific to the wild symbols. This means that 5 of a kind pay out as the top symbol, the flaming diamonds.
Gold coins are not on fire, though these can give your bankroll a significant boost. They are scatter symbols. This means that the total number in view is the basis for how much you win. If you get 5 in view – this is worth 100x your total bet amount for that spin.
3 or more scatters triggers the bonus game – and that awful rock song that plays while you enjoy 15 free spins. This sounds very much like someone from the design team knew someone who was ‘not too bad’ at Karaoke!
Other than a change of background colours and that song, the reels stay the same for this bonus. Your remaining spins can be seen above the reels, along with a running total of your wins. You can retrigger the bonus with 3+ more coins. When this happens, the spins will simply be added to your current total.
This is a simply designed slot game which runs very smoothly. There is a red paisley design around the reels, which have a plain black background. The symbols are not the latest designs, though are clear and bright. Each one has a flame effect, and the reds, oranges and yellows are the dominant colour scheme. Playing cards, which are very standardised, do dominate the reels.
Music adds a new dimension to this game when you hit smaller wins. I’d advise against listening too closely to the lyrics during the free spins bonus game!
This is a nicely produced, solid slot – though does not have too much to separate it from many similar titles. Using all-ways wins is always a plus. This makes it impossible to ‘miss’ win lines when you line up symbols on consecutive reels. Having tripled wins certainly makes the free spins game worth hitting. This takes the largest win from 30,000 coins during the base game up to 90,000 coins in the bonus round.