Burning Desire UK Slot Game

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Burning Desire uk slot game

Burning Desire UK Slot

Burning Desire is a 5 reels, 243 paylines UK slots game by Microgaming. Burning Desire has Wild, Scatter Symbols, Free Spins, and Multiplier features, and an RTP of 96.19%. If you’re looking to play Burning Desire, do it here with us at UK Slot Games, which is also home to over 500 great UK slots including Great Rhino, Starburst, Rainbow Riches and Bonanza. 

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We're reaching way back into Microgaming's archive of classics slots to bring you Burning Desire, which was released in 2009, and comes with a 'classic meets modern' design. All the visuals will remind you of slot gaming's past, when you had to go and find a physical machine to play with if you wanted to spin the reels, but it has a couple of modern-day feature elements which help it to feel fresh.

The most important of those modern-day features when it comes to Burning Desire's execution is that it does away with a standard payline structure. There aren't any paylines in this slot in the old-fashioned sense of the word. Rather than requiring you to line symbols up perfectly in order to get a payout, Burning Desire will reward you whenever symbols appear on adjacent reels, whether or not they're in alignment. That's how Microgaming has been able to get 243 possible ways to win out of a standard five-by-three reel and row arrangement.

Visually, Burning Desire is quite a basic affair. There isn't really a theme to speak of other than 'traditional,' although some of the more valuable symbols have been 'set on fire' to make them more interesting. That's also where the 'burning' part of the slot's name comes from! The 'desire' part might come from the fact that there are also love hearts and roses to be found on the reels. The background is a deep, romantic red, too. Perhaps this is a slot you might be able to persuade your significant other to buy a few spins for you on for Valentine's Day! There aren't many slots UK players could get away with playing on a day that's supposed to be about romance, but this might be one of them.

Because this is a slot from the 'classic' genre, we expected to see the royal playing card standards here as the low-value symbols, and we were right. The full fleet of 9 through to A is present. We don't mind their inclusion in slots like this - it's when they make out-of-place appearances in modern video slots that we take issue with them! Above them are a burning set of roses, a burning diamond, a burning bell, a burning BAR symbol, and a burning lucky number seven.

In keeping with the idea of everything burning, the slot's logo is a burning heart, with the name of the slot emblazoned across it as if it were a tattoo. That logo is put to use as the wild, and it can replace everything except for the scatter to help create wins. It should be noted that the wild is a little shyer than wild symbols in most UK slot games; it will only ever appear on the second and fourth reels. The scatter is a conspicuously-not-on-fire golden coin. Finding enough of those coins will open up a bonus feature for you.

Game Features

You shouldn’t expect too much from Burning Desire when it comes to bonus features. Traditional and classic UK slots don’t tend to have too many of them; it would take away from the old-school feel of the presentation. Burning Desire has a couple, but they’re time-honored classics.

Free Spins

The first of the features is Free Spins, which is triggered by landing at least three of the gold coin scatters on a single spin. Your reward for doing so is a round of fifteen free spins. You can re-trigger the feature while it’s active by landing a further three or more gold coins if your luck is in. The value of all wins found during your free spins is trebled in comparison with their value in the base game.

50/50 Gamble

The second feature is also one that experienced UK slots players will be familiar with - it’s the old 50/50 Gamble. You'll notice that there's clearly-marked 'gamble' button under the reels. Directly after any win, you can choose to stake your winnings on a gamble based on playing cards. Correctly predict the color of the next card drawn from a pack, and your winnings are doubled. If you're feeling especially confident, you could even try predicting the suit of the next card, in which case your winnings will quadruple. Be careful here though - get it wrong, and your winnings are lost completely.

Burning Desire is a worthy addition to the collection of slots UK traditionalists can choose from when they visit UK Slot Games. It's not a headline-making slot, and nor is it especially original, but it's well-put-together in the manner that we've come to expect from Microgaming. The free spins feature is pleasingly generous, too.

Burning Desire Developer - Microgaming

Microgaming developer logo

We mentioned at the start of this review that Burning Desire is a decade old. That's quite a long time, but it's nothing in comparison to how long Microgaming has been at the forefront of innovation in the slot game industry. This is the developer to whom all other developers should offer thanks - they coded the world's first-ever online casino software in 1994. They didn't stop leading the way then either - they also coded the first-ever mobile casino software in 2004. We always say that a good technology company should embrace change; Microgaming doesn't just embrace it; they create it!

These days, Microgaming is so big that they can afford to pay smaller developers to work for them. The company has partnerships with upstart providers like Just For The Win to exclusively develop new slot games to be issued under the Microgaming label. Everyone benefits from the deal - it allows smaller or younger companies to have much larger reach within the marker than they'd otherwise have, and at the same time gives Microgaming a constant supply of new and innovative slots.

One of the slots UK players get most excited by is 'Mega Moolah' - a Microgaming slot which pays out the largest individual progressive jackpot in the world. A British-based player once netted in excess of thirteen million pounds from the slot. If you think you might be the next millionaire it creates, you can play it here at UK Slot Games! Other great Microgaming slots for you to consider include Avalon slot game, Bar Bar Black Sheep, Thunderstruck II online slot, and Lucky Leprechaun.