Blazing X Slot
Video slots themed after China have been all the rage since the earlydays (China Shores, Wild Panda, Choy Sun Doa, 50 Dragons and more). And it’s a trend that shows no signs of slowing down! Every developer seems to have their iteration of the theme. And Bally too of course. In their new released slot machine, oriental dragons fill the reels and increase multipliers to create amazing wins, worth up to 3,000x.
The reels are guarded on either side by golden dragon statues, contrasting nicely with the dark red background. You play Blazing X slot on a 5-reel, 5-row playing field with 40 fixed paylines. Special features include expanding Wilds, progressive multipliers and free spins with a 2x multiplier.
So, if you don’t mind a bit of travel for your wins, you might want to consider a trip eastward! Outwit the dragons and come home with a satisfying jackpot.
Free Blazing X Slot Machine
Why to play Blazing X Slot
- For Bally, gameplay is king. That’s been the case since their days as a physical machine manufacturer, and it clearly still rings true. We really like how all the bonuses have been designed to interact with one another. Expanding Wilds activate increasing multipliers, and the free spins multiplier can be combined to create some fantastic prizes.
- With an RTP of 95.94%, Blazing X is just barely below the current industry average of 96%. This is such a minuscule difference, that we don’t really feel the need to penalize the developer. Especially considering how frequent the special features are! Of course, achieving anything with them is a bit more problematic, but not every spin can be a jackpot.
- But for that one lucky spin that is, you can expect 3,000x for your troubles! That’s an awesome top prize, and one you’re not likely to spend any time soon.
Why not to Play?
- Good graphics are important. And while this is a definite step up over the Bally of old, it’s still not good enough. The background image is completely static. It’s just one colour with a floral pattern drawn on top of it. Not to mention that the Chinese theme is just a teensy bit overdone at this point.
Blazing X is a very special feature heavy slot. If that’s the sort of thing you enjoy, then you’ll have a blast playing through its many bonuses.
Wilds and Progressive Multipliers
Wilds can only appear on the third reel, and when they do, they expand to cover the entire reel. When this happens, the game will increase your multiplier, and give you three spins to land another Wild. If you succeed, the multiplier is increased again! And if you fail, the multiplier is reset back to one. The multiplier has five steps: 2x, 3x, 5x, 10x and 25x as the final step. Once you reach 25x, you can no longer increase your multiplier. However, if you get another full reel Wild, the counter is reset back to three.
Collect three Scatters in the second, third and fourth reel to win ten free spins. Scatters do not appear during extra turns, making it impossible to retrigger this special feature. During free spins, all wins are increased by 2x. And yes, this multiplier can interact with the progressive multiplier you get from collecting Wilds in the third reel.
We imagine Blazing X slot machine will be an acquired taste for many. With its visual side average and a little bit boring, it falls to the gameplay to save the day. And while we thoroughly enjoyed all the bonuses and the hunt for the 3000x jackpot, we can’t guarantee everyone will. If what you’ve read so far sounds interesting, then, by all means, give Bally’s latest release a go!