Burning Desire

We see the word ‘classic’ used all too often in reviews, but Burning Desire fits the bill perfectly. First seen in 2009, this superbly designed yet simple and stylish online slot is a Microgaming classic and has stood the test of time surprisingly well. This is likely because it is in every way a traditional online slot, featuring a few select symbols plus the usual playing card set.

This game uses the 243-win line architecture with a 5-reel and 3-line layout. Once again, this adds to the simplicity of the game. The lack of a string theme is no problem as the game is simply to collect the right symbols in the right places, and attempt to win the 30,000 jackpot which can become a mighty 90,000 if the Free Spins Bonus is activated. With a 96.2% RTP you are also given a decent chance.

Burning Desire pokie game
Burning Desire online pokie game

DeveloperMicrogaming
ThemeLove, Desire
Released2009
RTP96.2%
VolatilityLow
CompatibilityOptimized for all devices
Jackpot$90,000
Progressive JackpotNo
Bonus roundsYes
Scatter symbolYes
Wild symbolYes
multiplier bonusYes
Minimum bet$0.50
Maximum bet$250.00
Min coin sizeN/A
Max coin sizeN/A
Highest payout360x
Reels5
Rows3
Paylines243
AutoplayNo
Adjust paylinesNo

As a low volatility game, the jackpot is surprisingly high, and you can expect smaller wins quite frequently along the way. With a minimum stake of 0.50 and a maximum of 250 this is a fun game as well as being potentially a big payer, with the maximum pay-out being 360x the stake. The bonus rounds and features are also kept simple, so the emphasis is on the symbols rather than a game play scenario.

Hearts and Jewels are the symbols to look for, while the Gold Coin scatter is the one you really want for potential big wins. This is a game with a 90’s feel to it, and that’s no bad thing, that will attract dedicated players as well as those looking for some fun in their free time.

How to Play Burning Desire

As we said above Burning Desire is deliberately easy to play and lacking in frills. It makes up for this is the potential large jackpot.

The game is a simple spin the reels and see what turns up one, with little in the way of complexity. The Free Spins Bonus is activated when Gold Coin appears in the win lines and starts with 15 free spins which offer 3x multipliers on the standard win.

Look also for game logo, which is the wild, and replaces all but the Gold Coin for extra winning.

This online pokie game may be old, but he still got heart.

Burning Desire slot
Burning Desire online slot game

Special Features of Burning Desire

Burning Desire may be light on special features but those that are here are impressive and include:

  • Double or Nothing is a gamble feature offered after every win that enables you to double your win should you pick the right colour card.
  • Gold Coin Bonus triggers free spins that can be very lucrative.
  • The 30,000 jackpot may be trebled if won with a feature.

A genuine classic, plenty of online pokies in NZ come and go, but Burning Desire has been around a long time and isn’t going anywhere fast!