Perfect for any wannabe firefighter, GameArt’s Flaming Reels video slot game lets players become a firefighting hero to win cash across five reels and twenty-five paylines, all against a rampaging fire backdrop.
Superb illustrations of a fire brigade are situated behind the reels that feature icons related to firefighting. The sounds are from an old-school arcade machine that will appeal to players who adored the retro casino sots of yesteryear. For more modern players, the lack of a more modern sounding soundtrack will not impress them. Fortunately where this slot does do better is the slick and appealing animation and visuals.
The wins from Flaming Reels are in the range of five to twenty times a player's bet stake. The game's wild symbol is the firefighter's badge, and this icon also substitutes all other icons aiding in forming newer winning combinations.
However, there's better gameplay to follow with the Second Chance bonus feature.
Landing two reels of matching stacked symbols across the first, second and third reels will trigger some bonus gameplay. Reel three will then burst into flames, triggering a firefighting helicopter to swoop onto the screen and extinguish the fire with a torrent of water. As the fire subsides, the third reel will have transformed into another stack of icons for a second chance at obtaining multiple three-of-a-kind wins.
If, however, players land two stacks of bonus symbols on reels one, two and three, then all other reels will ignite in a raging on-screen inferno. Once again, as the helicopter jumps into action to douse the flames, players will see another stack of bonus symbols revealed, that this time activates the free spins round.
Players who manage to stack three, four or five reels are respectively awarded nine, twelve or fifteen free spins. It's a touch bonus round to activate, but with the second chance feature still in play, cash prizes are hot and huge!
Flaming Reels is an awesome game to play - the primary game is a little basic as is the soundtrack, but the exciting bonus feature makes up for some real cash potential. Sadly, even though wins are won here, the low betting limits mean that large cash payouts sadly do not happen. So high-roller players won't enjoy the final payout, but they will enjoy the gameplay overall.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring