Baam Boom is a video slot created by Playtech set far from any coast known to man! This pirate themed-game is one of the most stylish we have seen coming from this developer in recent years. If you have the stones to set sail and embrace the life of ultimate freedom, then a pirate’s life is perfect for you. Especially when you consider the thrilling free spins and the treasure chest bonus.
Visually, this release isn’t anything too crazy. But what it lacks in raw graphical fidelity, it makes up with a charming style. But while Baam Boom is a feast for the eyes, its gameplay could be a touch better. The above mentioned special features are fun, but they only appear every so often. And even then, the cash prizes they offer are far from exciting. If this slot hopes to become a household name, it needs to do a little better in these fields.
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Honestly, we were a bit amused how most of the unique symbol artwork is used to hide playing card icons. Mugs of beer obscuring the clubs, barrels hiding diamonds, and so on! Alongside heart guns and cannon spades, there are also filler playing card royals: 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. Credit where it’s due, the letters and numbers look quite cool in this game. The font choice makes them fit in beautifully.
How to Play
Playtech’s release is played on a 5x3 board with 25 fixed paylines. The layout is clearly mobile centric, with the spin button and wager adjustment being on the sides of the reels.
And there’s no way you’ll miss the Spin button! It’s big, green, and constantly spinning to catch your attention. Hold down that same button to activate Autoplay, which opens a menu full of dropdowns for players to choose from. Tap the plus and minus button to adjust your total bet. Gamblers can stake between $0.30 and $300 per spin.
To win, collect three or more identical symbols in adjacent positions, starting with the leftmost reel. All winning combinations must follow one of the 25 active paylines for the cash prize to be awarded. The only exception is the Scatter icon.
Strategy & Tips
Collect three, four or five Scatters at the same time to win 10, 20 or 30 free spins, respectively. During free spins, all Wilds are collected and used in the next stage of this bonus.
Baam Boom’s Treasure Chest special feature has you blasting cannonballs onto the large gridded map. Shoot at the map to find out where targets are. And if you hit the treasure beneath, a cash prize is granted to the player. When five prizes are discovered, the slot moves onto the next map. There are five maps in total, and each level offers more valuable treasures! On the fifth map, you can win the 166x jackpot.
Collect five golden Wilds to play the Bonus feature. When active, gamblers play a randomly chosen map from the Treasure Chest special feature with five cannonballs.
Playtech has clearly realized that mobile is the future. The user interface is almost identical between all versions of this release, making it super easy to swap between them.