Blazing Piranhas Slot Review 2024

Suns out, Piranhas are about! Four teens are about to become Piranha chum in Games Global partner Pear Fiction Studios’ latest release, Blazing Piranhas!

Join a group of teens as they head to the lake for a tasty picnic and refreshing swim, but with hungry piranhas lurking below the surface, will the teens become the piranhas’ latest meal?

At the start of some of the best shark and Piranha films, you always find it’s the skinny dippers, voluptuous pretty girls, or the drunk teens getting their 7 minutes in heaven that get eaten first. This makes for a gripping first scene, but will the slot equivalent do the same?

Prepare for blood-dripping, flesh-ripping action in the base game, with the LocknWin and Jackpot LocknWin features, Jackpot Wheel, and Piranha Wilds, including a nail-biting Free Spins round.

We survived a zombie apocalypse thanks to the help of a ninja granny in Granny vs Zombies, now it’s time to put our swimming skills to the test in Pear Fiction Studios’ latest comical release, but will we make it to land with all our limbs intact?

Let’s swim on and find out!

Blazing Piranhas Base Game

Blazing Piranhas Base Game and Features

Blazing Piranhas is a 5-reel slot with 20 fixed pay lines. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.10 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€50 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.01% and a max win cap of 5,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Girl with a Purple background, followed by the Boys and Girls with Red, Green, and Blue backgrounds.

Low-paying symbols fall to the Purple, Red, Green, and Blue Piranhas. Wilds substitute for all High and Low-paying symbols in the paytable.

Game Provider Pear Fiction Studios
Maximum Bet 50
Maximum Win 5,000x
Paylines 20
Release Date 06/06/2023
RTP 96.01%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.10

Piranha Wilds

During the base game, whenever a Piranha Wild lands in view, it will eat its way through any Character symbol to the left of it, transforming it into a Wild symbol.

LocknWin Bonus

Landing 6 or more Coin symbols across the reels triggers the LocknWin Bonus, awarding 3 Respins. During the LocknWin Bonus, all symbols are removed except for Coins which will lock onto the reels when they land.

Coin symbols will land with a random Cash Prize between 1x and 12x your bet. Each time a new Coin symbol lands in view, the Respin count will reset back to 3 and all new symbols will lock into their positions.

If the entire grid is unlocked and filled with Coins, the Mega Jackpot worth 5,000x is awarded. Also in play during this time is special symbols that award the following when they land in view.

  • Multiplier Coins – Multiplies all Coin symbols in view (except the Star Coin) up to 5x your current bet, and awards a Cash Prize of 5x.
  • Key Coins – Unlocks an additional row and awards a random Cash Prize between 1x and 12x your current bet.
  • Star Coins – Star Coins can trigger the Jackpot LocknWin Bonus at the end of the LocknWin round.

Jackpot LocknWin Bonus

The Jackpot LocknWin Bonus can only be triggered during the LocknWin round by collecting Star Coins.

During the Jackpot LocknWin bonus, 1 of 5 Jackpot Prizes can be won. When 3 Star Coins are collected in one row, the corresponding Jackpot Prize is awarded and the round ends.

The Jackpot Prizes up for grabs are as follows.

  • Micro – Awards 15x your current bet.
  • Mini – Awards 25x your current bet.
  • Minor – Awards 100x your current bet.
  • Major – Awards 500x your current bet.
  • Mega – Awards 5,000x your current bet.

Jackpot Wheel

Above the reel set sits a special Meter that needs to be filled with Coin symbols in order to trigger the Jackpot Wheel feature.

Once filled to the top, you will be awarded a spin on the Jackpot Wheel where you can win 1 of 5 Jackpot Prizes as mentioned above.

Changing your bet midway through filling the Meter will automatically save your progress made per bet level.

Blazing Piranhas LocknWin Bonus

Blazing Piranhas Free Spins

Landing 3, 4, or 5 Scatters on any of the reels will trigger the Free Spins round. Once active, you will be met with a Free Spins selection feature.

  • 3 Scatters – Awards the choice of 12, 10, 7, and 5 Free Spins with 3, 4, 5, and 6 active Wilds respectively.
  • 4 Scatters – Awards the choice of 24, 20, 14, and 10 Free Spins with 3, 4, 5, and 6 active Wilds respectively.
  • 5 Scatters – Awards the choice of 36, 30, 21, or 15 Free Spins with 3, 4, 5, and 6 active Wilds respectively.

During Free Spins, the number of chosen Wilds will be randomly placed on the reels with each Free Spin. Landing a number of Scatters during this time will award additional Free Spins equal to the total amount of Free Spins you started the round with.

Blazing Piranhas Free Spins

Blazing Piranhas Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Pear Fiction Studios has granted players access to 4 Bonus Buy options as follows.

  • Free Spins – Awards the Free Spins round for a total cost of 52.05x your current bet.
  • LocknWin – Awards the regular LocknWin Bonus for a total cost of 30.93x your current bet.
  • Jackpot LocknWin – Awards the Jackpot LocknWin round for a total cost of 31.70x your current bet.
  • Jackpot Wheel – Awards a spin on the Jackpot Wheel for a total cost of 31.25x your current bet.

Blazing Piranhas: Our Verdict

Blazing Piranhas is a humorous take on a film we’ve all seen many times, and it’s attractive in more ways than one.

The art style is quite interesting with a somewhat colourfully unique art style, and it draws you in when you first see it. It’s best not to get too close though…because you know, Piranhas.

During the Base Game, you’ll experience a few Piranha Wilds to keep things interesting, but as always it’s the bonus rounds you’re looking for, and in Blazing Piranhas there’s a couple to experience. Blazing Piranhas comes complete with a Lock’n’Win feature, Free Spins and the much-desired Jackpot mechanic.

The Jackpots dangle over your head, and they look as tasty as human flesh does to piranhas. 5,000x is the best of the bunch, but the lesser jackpots are an attractive prospect too.

Overall, Blazing Piranhas looks entertaining and it’s quite capable. It isn’t an innovative marvel but it serves well as a diverse game for players who seek new games.