Year-Round Riches Clusterbuster Features
It doesn't take a genius to work out that the seasons play a big part in this game, so you aren’t getting any bonus points for figuring that out I'm afraid! Everything is related to these 4 distinct times of year and even the regular paying symbols buy into this premise somewhat.
The 5 lower paying symbols are the standard 10 through Ace while the 4 higher paying symbols are represented by a snowflake, acorn, rose and sun. I'll let you decipher which season belongs to each.
The biggest payout belongs to the Sun symbol with a cluster of 35 producing a 250x win. Winning clusters don't need to be that large and just 5 of them will score you a prize. As long as matching symbols are touching somewhere along the horizontal or vertical side, then this is considered a win. Winning symbols disappear and a cascade brings new ones down into place.
The attention is always on the middle of the board with a Clusterbuster game and you can check out other titles such as Dragons Clusterbuster if you don't believe me!
What happens at the centre of the board is a little mathematical wizardry with a 3x3 block of static symbols not doing very much until their time comes.
At any point, one side of this block will activate and represent its specific season. Any wins that are formed adjacent not only remove the winning symbols but also this part of the Clusterbuster as well.
The additional benefit of removing the season from the Clusterbuster is that you get a modifier. Unlocking Spring will activate a Multiplier that gets applied to all your wins. Summer produces a wave across the reels and non-winning symbols are taken out of the equation. Autumn produces a ton of falling Wilds while Winter turns symbols into matching ones thanks to snowballs cracking the ice.
If you simply remove all four sides of the Clusterbuster by landing adjacent wins around the board, then the Free Spins Bonus is activated. At this point, you get 10 free spins that can be retriggered if you unleash the Clusterbuster once more. The great thing about this bonus is that all of the seasons can be active together at any time.