About Fire in the Hole xBomb
Fire in the Hole xBomb is an explosive title from NoLimit City, in more ways than one, as it is the first slot to utilise the developer’s xBomb feature (followed by Evil Goblins xBomb). The reels include themed symbols such as boots, bags, pickaxes, and a dwarf character that straddles the line between steampunk and Tolkien. A dark, gloomy, mining themed slot with a bass-heavy soundtrack, Fire in the Hole xBomb may, at first, seem subdued for a NoLimit slot.
That assumption only remains until the reels start spinning, however, where a host of features including Collapsing Mines (a turbocharged Cascading Reels mechanic), extra wilds, xBombs, and Lucky Wagon Spins quickly spices up the game.
While comparatively subtle compared to, say East Coast vs West Coast, Fire in the Hole xBomb is still a very high volatility slot with a potential max win of 60,000x your bet.
Fire in the Hole xBomb Statistics
Slot Provider: NoLimit City
Paylines: Up to 46,656 ways to win
Slot Theme: Mining
Main Bonus Round: Lucky Wagon Spins
Free Spins?: Yes
How To Play Fire in the Hole xBomb
How to Set Your Stake
To set the bet amount before spinning the reels of Fire in the Hole xBomb, click on the dollar sign which can be found at the bottom left corner of the screen, below the reels. When you click this icon, you will be shown a table of potential stake amounts.
You can change this bet amount at any point between spins.
How to Spin the Reels
To spin the reels once, simply click on the large spin icon on the right-hand side of the reels once you’ve set your chosen bet amount.
Fire in the Hole xBomb Bonus Features
The most frequent feature to trigger when playing Fire in the Hole xBomb is the Collapsing Mine mechanic. When you first start spinning the reels, you will see three of the six rows are visible, with the other half of the reels covered. If you land a winning combination, winning symbols are removed from the reels. This leads to a cascade where the above symbols fall into the now empty spaces, and an extra row will also be revealed. If you do this three times to play with all six rows, the ways to win increases to 46,656.
xBomb Wilds substitute for all symbols bar the scatter and will explode whenever they land to remove all adjacent regular symbols and increase the multiplier by 1x for the subsequent collapse.
If three or more symbols land in a straight horizontal line, but do not trigger a winning combination, those symbols are removed and replaced by wilds and all other regular symbols explode, triggering a collapse and giving a second chance at a winning combination, this is known as the Wild Mining feature.
Land three, four, or five scatters to trigger three free spins with two, three, or four rows visible, respectively. Every time a coin symbol lands, which can pay up to 100x bet, the free spins are reset while modifiers add various symbols that can attach to the coins. These include dynamite which adds values to coins and collects cash from chests below the reels, dwarf symbols which turbocharge the coin wins, multipliers, and more.
21.co.uk Review of Fire in the Hole xBomb
As with most NoLimit City slots, there’s a lot going on with Fire in the Hole xBomb. The high volatility means wins can be few and far between but have the potential to be high when they land. This makes this a slot best suited to experienced players, who should really enjoy the additional gameplay features.
This is a developer intent on doing things differently, and Fire in the Hole xBomb is another excellent example of how well NoLimit City accomplishes that goal.