Blazing Riches is a classic fruit machine-style slot from Novomatic. Available on all devices, it’s a simple 5 reel, 10 payline game that come with a feature round that awards 10 free spins with frozen wilds. This volatile game also offers a chance to win potentially life-changing sums courtesy of the progressive jackpot game. Stakes range from between 40p and £100 per spin.

When it comes to old school fruit machines, we know we’re in safe hands with Novomatic. They may not look a million dollars but they usually come up trumps when it comes to volatile, fast-paced action – that’s certainly the case with Blazing Riches.

The set-up is very familiar – you’ll see cherries, oranges, plums and lemons spinning around the reels. More lucrative are the grapes, melons and bells which pay up to 8 times your total stake followed by the bars and lucky 7s which offer awards of 10 and 15 times your bet if you land 5 on a payline.

The cheeky looking jester is the symbol you’ll really be hoping to see though as it acts as both the wild and the scatter. Land 3, 4 or 5 jesters anywhere on the reels on the same spin and you’ll pocket an award equal to 5, 10 or 20 times your total stake as well as triggering the Free Games feature.

Here you’ll be awarded 10 free spins – like many Novomatic slots, those free spins come with a little twist. Any wild jester symbols that land during the free spins are frozen in place for the remainder of the round.

The jester is also the key to unlocking the game’s progressive jackpot element. Fill every symbol position with a jester and you’ll land the big one. If playing at lower level stakes, you’ll win a percentage of the jackpot.

As you’d hope from the game called Blazing Riches, this is a volatile slot. The variance here is high so expect plenty of winless spells. Get lucky with the jesters though and he can leave you laughing.

We know just what we’re getting with Novomatic’s fruit machine re-boots – they’re not for lovers of lush design or complex gameplay. They can be relied upon to deliver simple, pacey, fruity action and Blazing Riches offers just that. If you’re a fan of retro classic with a modern twist or 2, then this is one to add to the rotation. I also recommend you try Novomatic’s Jungle Explorer which has 2 superb bonus features.