Fire in the hole! Casino lovers have been exposed to dynamite tossing gold miners for a long time and I’m for one am a fan. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to work as a miner, deep below ground year in and year out so I’ll gladly tip my imaginary hat in respect of the impressive people who get the gruesome job done.
Some of my favorite miner slots over the years are Misery Mining, Fire in the Hole and/or Dead Canary to name a few.
Billy Bob Who?
I don’t know about you but until just a couple of days ago, Billy Bob Thornton was the only Billy Bob I knew of. Mr Bad Santa himself, huh? Oh, and there was a character in the classic high school football movie, Varsity Blue. Who could have guessed that Booming Games had its own Billy Bob just waiting to be introduced to the world as the “fresh” face of gold mining.
For some reason I don’t get the feeling that this guy has a lot of student loans but one thing is for sure, he’s great at what he does.
So, without further ado – Billy Bob Boom!
Blink if You Need Help
Billy Bob exudes excitement and will observe every move you make across the 5×4 reel setup. He may be an expert in blowing up rock and finding gold, gems and whatever else might be hiding down there but I don’t think the guy ever learned how to blink.
I have no issues with the graphics chosen, which can make or break a game. Billy Bob Boom is clearly meant to be lighthearted and fun and that’s also the vibe I’m getting.
Bet Limits: €0.10 – €200
Reels: 5 x 4
Release Date: October 10th, 2023
Features: TNT Wilds Spins, Free Spins, Buy Bonus
Keep an Eye Out for TNT Wild Spins
I’ve already mentioned the excitement Billy Bob brings to the game and the TNT Wild Spins feature proves it. As impatient as he is, his attention span is 10 spins at the most. The reason I say that is because there’s a detonator counter at the top that will count down from 10 to 0 with each spin.
Watch for Billy Bob to toss some dynamite onto the reels from time to time and when the count reaches 0, all TNT Fuse symbols will turn into Wilds.
Light the Quick Fuse
I wasn’t surprised to see a feature named Quick Fuse. The Quick Fuse can randomly be triggered anywhere between TNT Wild Spins 10 and 2. When it happens, any TNT Fuse are then transformed into Wilds.
They will go back to the original state after a win though.
How to Use the Buy Bonus Feature
Not only is using the Buy Bonus feature always a good option, but Billy Bob Boom doesn’t charge you as much as many other games. If you want to click on the button and go for it, you will only have to cough up 70x your bet. You will get at least 3 scatters on your next spin.
Let’s Ride Some Free Spins
Landing scatters will get you to the bonus round without having to pay the 70x fee. How many you get will of course depend on how many scatters end up on your screen:
- 3 Scatters – 8 Free Spins
- 4 Scatters – 10 Free Spins
- 5 Scatters – 12 Free Spins
Score Sticky Wilds
While you’re in Free Spins country, whenever a TNT symbol lands, it will create a Sticky Wild. Should a TNT end up in a spot already occupied by a Sticky Wild, it will give it a +1 multiplier.
The fact that Free Spins can’t be retriggered is not great but we’ll have to live with it.
Billy Bob Boom – Pass or Play?
It’s hard to dislike charming characters like Billy Bob. Trigger happy, crazy or not, when he is able to help you out by adding extra ammo to the reels, you’ll have to give him the cred and respect he deserves.
Billy Bob Boom is a play for me. Is it an elite slot that’s better than most? No, but it’s definitely worth a few spins where Billy B gets a chance to show what he can do for you.
Where to Play Billy Bob Boom