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|Min. Bet||0.25 demo coin|
|Max Bet.||37.50 demo coin|
Overview Bondi Break slot
Bondi Break is the latest slot to be released by the gaming developers at Lightning Box and is set within a paradise just 8km away from Sydney in Australia. Bondi is an Aboriginal word which means the same as the word “surf” in the English, and therefore it will come as no surprise that Bondi Beach is one of the most popular places in the world to surf and indulge in other water sports. This Lightning Box slot invites you to travel to the heart of the surfing capital and feel the joy of being (albeit figuratively) in this truly sandy piece of heaven.
Design and Theme
The slot is visually rather basic. Lightning Box studios never did boast the most illustrious visuals or take any different approach when it comes to the design, instead, they stick with the simple approach and this slot is no exception. The slot reminds me of a classic 90s slot as opposed to a modern styled slot. Regardless of this Bondi Break is aesthetically pleasing even though it features old-school graphics. As I stated above the slot takes place on the beach, and there is a magnificent scenery that makes up the backdrop which is the background to the semi-transparent reels. Sydney can be seen in the behind the golden sand coast and huge crystal-clear blue ocean and is a pretty site. One of the highlights of this slot must be the musical theme as it encapsulates the real Australian vibe and fits the slot perfectly.
Gameplay and Symbols
When it comes to the symbols there is a collection of 12 which are made up of 5 low payers and 7 high. The lower paying symbols are depicted using the playing card classics 10 through to Ace and these are all decorated with water wave patterns to provide them with their own taste of originality. Many players will think that the developers could have come up with something slightly different to have what it does, but it is what it is. The premium symbols are far better and include pelican birds, beach equipment, cars, surfers and three different lifeguards.
The lifeguards bear small differences, one has a blue suit, one has a yellow suit whilst the other is topless. The topless lifeguard is the most rewarding and you need to land three or more symbols on a line to secure a winning combination with the highest wins coming from landing five of the same symbol on a pay line. The three lifeguards can also make up a mixed combination of wins too. The wild in this slot is represented nu the two girls sporting bikinis, however the wild has no value on its own, and can only be used as a substitute for the regular symbols to create winning combinations.
The wins can be found on the pay table; however, the values are as follows, the topless lifeguard will pay 200x your bet, the lifeguard wearing a yellow suit pays 80x your bet, the lifeguard wearing a blue suit pays 60x your bet and the mixed lifeguards pay 32x your bet. The surfer symbol pays 16x your bet, the car pays 12x your bet, the Pelican bird and beach equipment are worth 8x your bet, the Ace and King Royals will pay your 4x your bet and finally the 10, Jack & Queen pay 3x your bet.
Bondi Break shares the math model which is typical of a slot from Lightning Box. The game action plays out on a 5x3 grid layout with 25 ways to win. When it comes to choosing your bet, you can choose to bet as low as $0.25 per spin to a maximum of $37.50 per spin. The return to player is a little disappointing sitting at 95.7% particularly as the average is 96%. The volatility is high which is usual for this developer and when this is combined with the low return to player you are left with quite a brutal math model. The maximum win potential is not the best and comes in at 1562.5x your bet however if you are playing with the maximum you could land a life changing amount of $250,000. Whether you will feel as though the slot is worth the risk, you need to play it to decide.
Unsurprisingly, this slot does not offer an abundance of features to keep you understand. If you are looking for a host of exciting features, then you may want to give this game a miss. The only feature you will find included in Bondi Break besides the Wilds is the free spins bonus, this can be activated when you land three or more of the scatter symbols anywhere on your game screen. Once you land the required combination you will be taken to the feature bonus with 10 spins.
When you are playing in the free spins feature, the scatters can continue to land on your game screen however you cannot reactivate the feature and as, so you only have the 10 free spins. You can accumulate the bonus symbols, and these will increase your income significantly, and when the feature ends the total win is paid for every scatter collected through the bonus feature.
Bondi Break is a good slot, but it has a chance thanks to the unique theme and the old-school graphics are an advantage and this is one of the things that stands out from a pile of competitor slots. Some players may feel that the feature set or lack of coupled with all the technical data spoiled the slot slightly and if I am honest it is a brutal math model. However, if you enjoy the beach theme and a fan of the older slots you will like this slot from Lightning Box.