Buster’s Bone Overview
It is always great when NetEnt releases a new slot game. This provider is still relevant and are still able to release interesting new games.
This time they have released Buster’s Bones. So let’s see if this game is also interesting enough.
Buster’s Bones uses a canine theme that is mixed with a western theme. You will find a set of reels set against a canyon and you can expect all sorts of dogs, dressed up like sheriffs and bandits.
The game uses 6 reels that are each 6 symbols high. But there are no paylines, instead the game uses Cluster Pays. Any combination of 5 or more of the same symbols that are horizontally and/or vertically connected count as a winning combination.
Besides all normal suit and dog symbols you will also find wild symbols, bones symbols and Buster himself, which is also a special symbol. Last we have free spins features, which are the scatter symbols. A maximum of 2 scatter symbols can appear.
Buster’s Bones comes with a very low maximum payout of only 973 times your bet.
Buster’s Bones Features
This game comes with something called avalanches.
Winning symbols are removed from the reels and all other symbols fall down. New symbols fall on top and you can get another winning combination. This keeps happening until no new winning combination appears.
Buster’s Bones Feature
When the special Buster symbol lands anywhere on the reels and at least one bones symbol, the Buster’s Bones Feature is triggered.
The Buster symbol moves around the reels and will collect all bones symbols and turns them wild. Buster will also add up all multipliers that appear on the bones. If all bones are collected, Buster will also turn wild and will receive a multiplier that is the total of all bones collected.
Free Spins Feature
If you get 2 scatter symbols and the Buster symbol, you will trigger free spins.
You are awarded with 8 free spins. And during free spins the Buster symbol will always be on the reels, collecting all bones that might appear. The multiplier of Buster will not reset between free spins.
1 or 2 scatter symbols during free spins will add 1 and 3 extra free spins respectively.
During any normal spin either bones symbols, Buster or both might be added to the reels.
Some casinos will offer the option to buy the free spins feature for 60 times your bet.
Let me start by saying that the game looks good and is also fun to play. The walking wild with increasing multiplier isn’t new, we’ve seen it on a game like Jammin’ Jars 2 for instance.
And of course NetEnt already has a couple of Cluster Pays slots, like for instance Aloha! Cluster Pays.
I really like how the game looks and plays. And I think a lot of players will enjoy it. But I do have to make one negative comment. That maximum payout.
First, why isn’t it just 1.000 times, instead of the weird, 973 times bet. It feels like they couldn’t manage the math to make it hit 1.000 times. But also, 973 times bet, nowadays, is extremely low. And of course I know most players don’t hit wins of 5.000 or 10.000 times bet. But when you see those numbers, it does want you to give the game a try, because, well maybe it will hit. But with only 973 times your bet, your game needs to be fun and appealing, because that number doesn’t attract many players.
As always, judge for yourself and see if you like Buster’s Bones. It’s available at all NetEnt casinos.