I don’t play many classic or three-reeled pokies, so wasn’t sure what to make of Booming Seven Deluxe upon first glance.
This style of game has fallen out of popularity in recent years, pretty much ever since video pokies first appeared on the scene, so it’s interesting to see new developers such as Booming Games still believe there to be a market for such a simple machine.
The symbols are clearly inspired by the fruit machines of old, however with ten pay lines this promises to be much more fun to play than most three reel games.
About The Developer
Booming Games are a relative newcomer to producing online pokies, but their designers and programmers clearly have plenty of experience by the looks of the games that they produce.
After just two years their library has grown to over fifty titles, and the company shows no signs of slowing down. Unfortunately, in my country there is only one casino offering these games for real money play, so the developer still has a long way to go in terms of market penetration.
How To Play
Three reel games are usually extremely basic, but this one has many additional features which make it play more like a typical five reel video pokie. As well as ten pay lines rather than the more usual one, three, or five, the game also pays both ways which means lots of opportunities to score frequent wins.
Don’t expect any of this wins to be huge though, as the paytable makes it obvious right away that this is a low variance game.
When you first open the game a helpful overlay appears on top of the game which shows what each of the various buttons and controls is used for.
You can also swipe the screen left to view the paytable, or right to access the pay line diagram and rules pages. This feels very natural when done on a touchscreen device but seems a little odd when using a mouse.
Three red lucky sevens start a free spins bonus round as well as paying out 7x your total stake, but I found it very hard to trigger this feature whilst writing this review and only saw it once despite playing hundreds of spins. I may have just been unlucky of course!
The second reel features a special multiplier wild which adds a 7x multiplier to all wins, and there is also a regular wild in the shape of the gold bar symbol.
This doesn’t multiply other wins but does have its own paytable allocation which is much higher than the other symbols on the reels. Unfortunately, this symbol doesn’t appear to be stacked and so a full screen is not possible.
It’s easy to see from the paytable that this is a fairly low paying game, as the top payout for a three-of-a-kind is under 8x your stake. That said, all of the lower paying symbols in Booming Seven Deluxe are stacked across all reels and so it is possible to hit a full screen of most of those.
A full screen of the highest lemon symbol would award 2.5x your stake for a single line, which means 50x your total stake altogether factoring in the ten pay lines and paying both ways. That can be further multiplied by the silver lucky seven symbol which makes a win of about 350x your stake possible.
As far as I can tell that’s as good as things get in this game, so you’ll be hoping more for a good run of luck and lots of smaller wins whilst playing this machine as opposed to one big jackpot hit.
I used to quite enjoy playing games such as Break Da Bank when Microgaming used to offer tournaments on three reel games, and playing Booming Seven Deluxe definitely reminds me a lot of those types of game. It can be fun for a quick blast but just feels very dated compared to the modern style of video pokie that is so prevalent today.
I feel that Booming Games have done pretty much everything possible to liven up the action and are to be commended for that, but unless you are already into the three-reel genre I suspect this game won’t be able to hold the interest of many players past a few minutes of play.