Fortunately, they didn’t have slots in mind when they came up with the idea of lightning never striking the same place twice. In this case, Nolimit City‘s scorcher Fire in the Hole xBomb is back in the crosshairs. Not much time passed since we last saw the game hit its 60,000x win cap, and once again, it serves up a thrilling bonus round. This one comes courtesy of Finnish Twitch streamer AndyPyro, boasting 261,000 followers at the time of writing. By the way, if you can’t make out what Andy is saying through the clip, don’t worry, you won’t need to – his body language screams it loud and clear.
The first win cap smash we saw occurred on the very day Fire in the Hole xBomb launched, showing everyone what the game was capable of right out of the gate. One of the best parts about the first win for many was the fact the bonus triggered organically from the base game – there was no feature buy in sight. This one is a little different, Andy having plumped for the lesser bonus at a cost of 60 times a base bet of €4.
How the bonus game works is that 6 carriages rumble onto the grid above each of the 6 reels. If a coin lands on a position beneath a carriage, it takes whatever prize is displayed. This could be a bet multiplier or one of the special symbols. Taking inspiration from Relax Gaming‘s mega hit Money Train 2 slot, special symbols possess game-changing powers.
There isn’t much room to move initially with just 2 active rows in play, so it helps that the Dwarf symbol shows up on the third spin. If you’ve seen the previous big win video, you’ll know how instrumental he is in piling on coins. Here it’s no different, and the Dwarf collects all values in the reel area on every following spin. By this point, AndyPyro’s already starting to burst, and he cranks up some rather unexpected music on Spotify – a lucky song, perhaps? If so, get the name of it cos it paid off.
That facial expression at 1:09 says it all – and the bonus has barely gotten started. What prompted the blast of enthusiasm is the entrance of dynamite symbols which open up blocked positions to increase the space for symbols to land on. Eventually, dynamite sticks clear all 4 rows and add collector chests at the bottom of the reels. Like the Dwarf symbol, collector chests gather all of the values on their respective reels on every spin.
If you can’t understand Finnish, AndyPyro helpfully drops into English when the going gets exceptionally good, and breaking through the 10k barrier elicits all sorts of ‘bros!’ and f-bombs. Once we reach this stage, an insane level of momentum sets in, and the game charges all the way to its 60,000x base bet win cap. Good news for the Dwarf who gets Beer Time, even better for AndyPyro landing a €240,000 pay day, not to mention half of Finland who probably heard him celebrate.