Durian Dynamite Slot
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Quickspin are back with another funky slice of fruity slot madness with their latest release, Durian Dynamite.
The Durian fruit, native to Borneo and Sumatra, and popular throughout Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia is often referred to as the “King of Fruits” due to its large size (weighing from 1kg-3kg and growing up to 30cm in length), strong odour, and thorny rind. It’s certainly the King of Fruits in this slot and plays a major role in proceedings as you’ll discover later on.
Durian Dynamite takes place in a jam factory and features plenty of different fruit, a funky soundtrack, and a bonus symbol in the form of a jam jar. Hmm, that all sounds a bit familiar, doesn’t it? Jam jars, fruits, and a funky soundtrack? But fear not, Quickspin haven’t simply stolen their slot from Push Gaming’s smash hit from last year, Jammin’ Jars. In fact, aside from the ingredients, this is a completely different game.
A highly volatile affair with a 5x3 reel set, this slot comes with 20 paylines and an RTP of 96.22%. Big wins can come both in the base game and in the bonus round via the Durian Wilds being fired during the Durian Launch Feature – but more of that later.
As with most other Quickspin games, you can play Durian Dynamite from €0.20 to €100 per spin, and it comes with a max win of 2515.25x the bet size.
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Design & Symbols
Durian Dynamite is Quickspin’s first ever 3D rendered game and it’s a colourful, fun and fruity one at that. The design is of a cartoon factory full of pipes of funnels through which various colourful fruits pass. In fact rows of fruits shoot out of 5 funnels at the top of the screen and into 5 funnels at the bottom of the screen. These rows of fruit make up the reels and the entire factory forms part of the game board.
To the left of the reels is a large red pipe with a see-through middle section containing a number of Durian fruits known as “Dynamite Wilds” which come into play during gameplay. This is known as the Dynamite Supply
The low value symbols which sit alongside the fruit are the standard royals 10-A. High value symbols are represented by cherries, grapes, plums, oranges, and watermelons. The watermelon is the highest value regular symbol with 5 on a payline worth 25x the stake. The wild symbol, which takes the form of a yellow ‘W’ sitting on a thorny Durian fruit, is the highest paying of all with 5 on a payline awarding 50x the stake. The scatter symbol only appears on reels 2, 3, and 4 is a jam jar with ‘BONUS’ on the label.
The Dynamite Launch occurs in both the base and bonus game. There is also a free spins round with a free spins upgrade picker.
Dynamite Launch Feature
The middle reel in the base game is known as a “Dynamite Reel”, and it is fed symbols through a red funnel rather than the blue funnels featured on the other reels. At random intervals, the Dynamite reel will pause during a spin and fire out its symbols after the other reels have already landed. When it does, there is a decent chance that a Dynamite Wild will land. When this happens, the Dynamite Launch Feature is activated. After activation, the Durian Dynamite Wilds resting in the pipe to the left of the gameboard are launched one by one at the reels. If a Dynamite Wild lands on another Dynamite Wild then three additional Dynamite Wilds are released onto the reels. If one of these additional wilds hits another Dynamite Wild, then two additional Dynamite Wilds are released onto the reels.
6 Free spins are triggered by landing 3 bonus symbols on reels 2, 3, and 4. Prior to the onset of the bonus round the player gets to increase their winning chances via the free spins upgrade picker
Free Spins Upgrade Picker
A new screen materialises with a bonus jar containing 3 random upgrade picks which each award one of the following
- Extra free spins (up to a maximum of 36)
- Additional Dynamite Reels (up to a maximum of 3)
- Increased Dynamite Supply (up to a maximum of 4)
Up to 3 more upgrade picks may be awarded before the free spins begin. During free spins, there is an increased likelihood of Dynamite Reels activating.
Our Thoughts on Durian Dynamite
Although at first glance Durian Dynamite might sound confusing, in reality, it is an extremely easy game to follow, and a pretty addictive one at that. Everything about this game screams ‘fun’. The design and soundtrack are both full funky, fresh and full of colour. The Dynamite feature is suitably explosive and can result in some tasty wins.
One of my favourite aspects of the game, however, is that unlike many high variance games you are just as likely to win big in the base game as you are during free spins. The Dynamite Launch Feature is where the big bucks normally rain down, and this can be activated in both the base and bonus game. A lot of high variance games are so reliant on the free spins round for the big wins that the spins in between can seem like an endless drag – not so with Durian Dynamite.
It has to be said that the 2,512 x stake maximum win seems small in comparison with some of the massive ‘potential’ wins available with some of today’s games. However, unless you’re hell-bent on winning one of those mythical mega-wins, you’ll find this game has more than enough potential to make it a worthwhile investment.
Durian Dynamite may not break the mould, but it’s a mighty fine game with a great future ahead of it.