Buster Hammer Slot Review

He may have questionable choice in clothing (there are few men who can pull off a leopardskin mankini) but Buster Hammer doesn’t care about that. The star strong-man of the circus, famed for his prowess on the Test Your Strength machine, is your guide into the fantastic world of Circus entertainment in this outstanding new slot from NextGen. You’ll get all the fun of the circus, without those oddly scary clowns running around on this 5×3 reel slot which has done away with paylines and instead offers 243-ways to win on every spin. You can get the reels spinning for just £0.25 per spin, or ramp up the bets up to a massive £625 per spin if you prefer.

The production values of the slot are terrific and the Circus is brought to life with an array of sounds and music, plus the occasional animation when you hit a payline. The symbols on the reels are a mixture of playing card low symbols, from nine through to the Ace and the higher value symbols are all to do with a circus including an elephant, a large hammer (which is the in game Wild), Buster’s smiling face, a lion and a seal. All of these have been rendered beautifully and brightly in the game and fit in with the theme nicely.

Buster himself stands to the left of the reels and wields a mighty hammer, the reason for which becomes apparent when you land a Hammer Wild symbol on the reels. If you do, then Buster hits the machine to see how far the meter will go. The higher the meter goes, the greater the value of the multiplier applied to that Wild win. Land multiple Wilds on a spin and Buster will strike the machine the same number of times to give you an even greater cumulative multiplier. You can play the game right now at Bet365 Games.

Buster Hammer Key Features

There are two main features of the Buster Hammer slot and the first of these is the Free Spins round, which occurs when you land three or more of the Buster Hammer logo scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. When you do, then you trigger the free spins bonus game where you get to select from one of three games where you could also trigger a Wild Hammer Multiplier that could be worth as much as 75x the standard win.

In the first Free Spins option you have 8 free spins with a 2x multiplier, the second sees you receive 6 free spins with a 3x multiplier, or you can opt for just 4 free spins but with 4x multiplier. Land Wild Hammer symbols during the free spins and you can trigger even greater multipliers to increase the value of your win up to 75x.

The second main feature is the Super Seal feature which is a randomly triggered bonus that can occur on any spin in the game. When it does, you will see a performing seal appear at the bottom of the reels and it will balance a number of different brightly coloured balls on its nose. Click on them to reveal a cash prize which could be as much as 75 times your total stake, if you are fortunate enough to trigger the Wild Hammer multipliers on the spin.

With a relatively small jackpot of 160 coins available to be won, the main way you can win larger amounts on this slot is by triggering the larger multipliers on a winning spin, or by triggering more than one payline, complete with a multiplier on a spin.


Editor's Review

Buster Hammer is a hugely entertaining slot which is playable for a wide range of stakes to suit all players. The presentation of the slot, as you would expect from a NextGen Gaming release, is first rate with plenty of circus-themed sound effects accompanying you as you spin through the reels. Add to this some outstanding bonus features, including the Wild Multiplier, which can be increased each time you land a Wild Win, especially when you land multiple Wilds on the reels. Add to this a selection of Free Spins games to pick from and the Super Seal feature ready to be triggered on any random spin and you have a game packed with ways to win and which offers punters a fantastic mix of fun and excitement. Buster Hammer is without doubt one of the best releases of 2017 so far.

Where can I play?Bet365
Number of paylines:243 Ways to Win
Number of reels:5
Is autoplay available?Yes
Game manufacturer:NetEnt