Burning Desire Basic information:
When a video slot game has a name like Burning Desire it’s not difficult to see what you’re in for, and this one does not disappoint.
Created by the talented folks responsible for the Microgaming gaming software, one of the most popular and powerful gambling software systems ever developed, Burning Desire is one of the more striking pokies out there, with an emphasis on reds, purples and yellows. This game was released in February of 2009 and comes with a 5 by 3 layout. Burning Desire is a game which evokes both comfort and elegance, and is the sort of game you would expect to see in an upper-class gentlemen’s club circa 2000.
As is standard with games offered by the Microgaming software system, this game is available for play on PC, Mac, mobile and tablet systems, such is the versatility on offer.
Burning Desire is a Ways to Win machine, meaning that in effect there are 243 paylines, or that figuring out a complicated line is a non-issue as all possible combinations automatically count. These are available over 5 reels.
This poke has a minimum bet of 1 coin per line with a minimum coin size of 0.01. The maximum coins per line sits at 10 while the maximum coin size reaches as high as 5. The jackpot for this game sits at 3000 coins and the RTP sits at 96.2%
In terms of options Burning Desire does not give the players a quickspin option, while they do offer the standard mute all sounds button common to most video pokies.
Burning Desire comes with an expert button, this is the button needed to activate the quickspin or auto-play features that might come off as slightly confusing for the novice pokie player.
Also offered on the game itself is question mark icon which, when clicked, leads the user to a help page to answer basic questions that the player might have.
There’s not much to say on the background of Burning Desire, as its theme isn’t based off any particular legend or historical event, but rather seems reminiscent of a plush and comfortable lounge bound in velvet, reds and purples.
Given the name and some of the symbols it is supposed to have some sort of relationship to red hot passion, though it achieves through means that are more subdued than they might be.
Other Features and Bonuses
Burning Desire has no sort of progressive jackpot system, but the generous RTP can help make up for this.
The wild offered by Burning Desire comes in the form a Burning Desire symbol in front of a burning heart, which can only appear on reels number 2 and 4. This wild does not substitute for the scatter symbol and does not create its own winning combination when multiple symbols appear at the same time.
The scatter symbol for Burning Desire comes in the form of a coin symbol. A winning scatter combination is reached when two or more of these appear on the reels on the same spin. The payout for this scatter symbol is dependent on the total amount which was bet on the round where the symbols appeared. In order to start the free-spins bonus game a minimum of three of these coin scatter symbols must appear in a single spin, these all give 15 free spins. As a multiplier 2 symbols add a 1x multiplier, 3 symbols give a 2x multiplier, 4 symbols give a 10x multiplier and 5 symbols give the maximum 100x multiplier.
During the free-spins bonus game the amount counted as bet is based off how much the player bet in the turn in which the free-spin bonus game was activated. In this game all wins are tripled. In the event that a player is able to gain another 3 or more scatter symbols during these free-spins another 15 free spins will be added to the total quantity of free-spins that the player has yet to play.
When a player scores a win they are given the option to activate the gamble feature, provided the win does not exceed the gamble activation limit, which allows them a chance at a double-or-nothing game. During this game the player must selected a color of card which is then revealed, in the event that the player loses all money won in that turn is lost, if they win it is doubled and they have the chance to use the gamble feature again. This can be performed up to a maximum of 5 gambles per game or until the gamble limit is reached. Winnings from these gamble games are collected automatically.
Over all of these the only payouts given will be for the maximum win per payline.
How to Play:
This is a fairly simple game to figure out and play. First the player selected their coin size as well the total amount of coins which they want to bet and then they simply click on the spin button. In the event where they feel especially lucky they can just click the Bet Max button to maximize everything and spin. As this is a 243 way to win game the player is not required to choose how many paylines they want, all are automatically selected.
If the expert mode is selected then the player is given the opportunity to auto-spin 5 or 10 times, or to enter the auto-play option in order to further define their auto-spin parameters. Here they can set their own custom quantity of spins and set the game to stop spinning either after these are complete or a certain amount of winnings have been met or exceeded.
When a winning combination comes about the game will automatically highlight this on the reels and the total payout amount will be displayed in the win box, if there is no winning combination then you the game kicks straight back to its base state for the player to start again. In the event of a win the player is also offered an opportunity to use the gamble feature, which works as detailed above.
Overall Design and Usability:
The design of Burn Desire has to be one of the prettiest available, if you go for that sort of thing. Reds, purples and yellows with a symbol set of hearts, roses and diamonds in addition to the standard high cards really help to sell this theme. This is one of those themes that just oozes comfort to the point where it’s pleasing to simply look at. This even lights up and adapts more gold as the free-spins bonus game is activated, really selling that impression of a winning game. The graphics designers really did a great job with this one. This is somewhat let down by the music which isn’t quite as well suited and earned a quick mute from us. Match it with some relaxing music of your own, set it on full-screen, kick back and relax and you’ll be set.
In terms of usability Burning Desire is fairly standard. This is a game which offers everything that users have grown to expect, covering all the bases when it comes to options and auto features. Burning Desire runs well and looks great, reaching that sweet-spot where it doesn’t suffer from the bad graphics of much older games, nor the large file size of modern games. Despite the high RTP, however, this game often feels as if you’re not really getting much out of it, possibly due to the Ways to Win nature of it, and this is a common complaint among players. Obviously your individual mileage will vary.
The gamble feature on offer is a bit more subdued than most, as it only offers the two way double or nothing rather than the common 2 way double-or-nothing in addition to the four-way quadruple-or-nothing, but this is a minor complaint.
Where to find it:
As is common with websites that utilize the Microgaming software platform, Burning Desire is available on a great many sites. If the site or sites you use employ the use of this software system then do a quick search, it could very well already be on offer.
If you want a more specific list then you can check out some of the following sites:
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If none of these sites make your fancy then try out a simple Google search, there will a wealth of results related to this game, as it has proven to be quite popular.
Burning Desire is one of our personal favourites when it comes to theme and layout. As one of the most visually pleasing pokie games on offer this is one which you could just look at for hours. Coming with all of the basic options that players have come to expect and its 243 ways payline system means there is a lot you can get from this experience. If you’re not a fan of this type of theme and prefer something a little cartoonier, entertaining, animated or masculine then this might not be the right game for you, but if you like simplicity and beauty then definitely check this out.
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