The Hyperburst slot is produced by Yggdrasil Gaming. Yggdrasil Gaming take their name from Norse mythology where Yggdrasil is a magical tree where dragons lived and Odin sacrificed himself. Yggdrasil Gaming are one of the smaller slot development companies on the market at the moment – primarily focusing on lottery and scratch card game – and do not offer a full casino platform. They lease their games out to casinos using other platforms as a bolt on package. Yggdrasil Gaming publish the Return to Player/House Edge of their slots games within the game help file. The House Edge of Hyperburst is 4%.
Hyperburst is a 6 reel game, with space on each reel for 4 symbols. The slot uses traditional paylines, with 25 in total, playing from left to right.
This slot has a Polynesian theme. The slot is set on a volcanic island that spews forth lava as part of the central feature. The symbols are all masks that you might associate with Polynesian culture.
Wild – Wild symbols will substitute for all symbols and they have their own pay out which will be activated if they pay out more.
Hyper Spins – Every time you form a win you will be given a respin. During that respin 2 reels will be grouped together and will each contain identical symbols on the same rows. This can appear anywhere between reels 2 and 5. If that respin results in a win then you will be given another respin, this time with 3 reels grouped together. This can continue until you form a hyper reel of 4x4, filling the middle 4 reels, at which point you will trigger Hyper Mode. Hyper Mode begins with a 2x multiplier and will increase by 1 each time you win, up to a maximum of 10x the bet. During all this, the middle 4 reels will remain synchronised.
This slot doesn’t meet the expectations I have set for Yggdrasil slot. It doesn’t look as good as most Yggdrasil slots and the features are somewhat lacking. There are Wilds and there are Hyperspins, and as much as I love the hyperspins, this slot is crying out for a little variety. The house edge could be better; the whole slot could be better.