Powered by 2 by 2 Gaming, Fiery Kirin is a Chinese-themed slot based on a mythical hoofed creature. It contains a five-reel, 243 ways to win game engine with expanding wilds that can extend that so there are a whopping 576 ways to win.
Fiery Kirin is a feature-heavy game that includes added wilds, win spins and three free spin rounds.
Playing Fiery Kirin
There’s a very traditional feel to the visuals in Fiery Kirin - with a river valley as the backdrop, the reels include Ace, King, Queen, Jack to Ten values alongside jade ornaments, coins, a mountain top and a traditional temple. The top paying symbol is the woman with the umbrella who awards x33.33 times a players stake if they land five on adjacent reels.
There is also a wild that substitutes everything except the scatter symbol - when the wild lands on the third reel, it triggers the Super Expanding Wild round, expanding the second, third and fourth reels and in the process increases the number of ways to win to 576. The original wild on reel three will also expand and turn the whole of the reel wild.
Kirin can run across any of the reels on any spin and deliver one of the following random features:
Wild Reel feature – one of the middle three reels expands, so it’s four high. A wild will then occupy that reel where a new payout calculation is made.
Random Wild feature - Kirin randomly drops a selection of wilds onto the reels.
Scatter Respin feature - this is triggered on a spin where players land two scatter symbols. A third reel spins to give players another go at triggering the Free Spin Bonus.
Magical Win feature - a losing spin transforms into a winner.
Landing three scatter symbols on the middle three reels activates the Free Spin round - select from the three envelopes to reveal which one round a player will play:
Super Expanding Wild Free Spins feature - where players will get five free spins with the Super Expanding Wild hitting on the third reel on each of them. Prizes of up to 540 times a stake can be won on the free spin.
Wild Reels Free Spins feature - choose this one, and players will get eight free spins. One of either the second, third or fourth reels will expand, extended wild on each free spin. Awards of x2,133 times a stake are possible here on each free turn.
Double Super Expanding Wild Free Spins round - ten free spins are granted. The Super Expanding Wild round hits more frequently than the original game. When this wild forms part of a winning combination, the player’s payout is doubled. Again, prizes of x2,133 times a players stake are possible here on each free spin.
When players trigger one of the free spin features, they will receive a golden turtle. Once all three turtles have been collected, players will get to decide which free spin round they would like. This round is called the Golden Turtle feature.
Fiery Kirin has plenty of extras here making it a good pick if players want lots of variety from their bonus rounds. The design is straightforward yet rather nicely done, especially in conjunction with the catchy backing audio. There’s a vast range of Chinese-themed slots on the slot market. With its wide range of features, Fiery Kirin is a very playable one and certainly worth a punt.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring