Fiery fiends with cartoon grins abound in Firestarter, a five-reel, 25-payline online slot by Novomatic. Among the game’s bonus features are special symbols, Reel Refills, free spins, and a gamble feature.
Wild and Scatter symbols are also part of the game, which sees additional Scatters on the reels during the free spins round. The game also offers players a wide betting range.
The designers opted for a classic comic book feel, rather than children’s cartoons, and tucked in among the themed elements are those that enjoy a long association with slot machines in general. Various sound effects and animations further highlight the theme of the slot.
On the Firestarter Reels
The symbols found on the Firestarter reels are colourful, to say the least. The high value and bonus symbols express the devilish theme, while the lower value symbols delve into classic online slots tradition.
The high value and bonus symbols include a dapper male devil, a saucy female devil, red sevens with horns and tail, a box of matches Scatter, and a female devil silhouette Wild. The lower value symbols include watermelon, oranges, lemons, and cherries.
The male and female devils act as high value symbols only during the base game, but take on a new role during the free spins round.
The Betting Options and Basic Play
The Firestarter online slots betting range starts at 0.01, and climbs all the way to 1.00. This means the minimum bet on one spin with all paylines activated costs 0.25, while the maximum bet on a spin with all lines activated costs 25.00.
To play the game, players would first need to launch it, and then select a value for their coins. Once they’ve set the coin value, they can select the number of paylines they want to activate.
That done, players would then need to select the Spin button to make the symbols appear. The symbol combinations that appear will be checked against the pay table automatically, and any winnings will then be paid out.
Firestarter features the software developers Reel Refills. The feature has symbols falling into place instantly, instead of spinning on reels for a few moments.
If any winning combinations land, those winning symbols will explode in a burst of flame, before being replaced by new symbols that could form new winning combinations, making this one of the more exciting online pokies Australia and other regions have to offer to players at the moment.
Get A Load of These Free Spins
The Firestarter free spins round will begin as soon as three or more Scatters appear on the reels. The round will begin with 10 free spins, although more free spins can be activated during the round.
During the round, the male and female devils act as additional Scatter symbols, and offer Scatter wins.
An additional five free spins will be activated by the appearance of three more matchbox Scatters, while the appearance of four activate 10 more free spins, and the appearance of five Scatters activate 15 more free spins.
Wild and Scatter Symbols
The Wild and the Scatter are the two bonus symbols that appear on the Firestarter reels during the base game.
The Wild symbol can substitute for all of the other reel symbols except the Scatter. It acts as a substitute when it lands in a position that needs one more of the same symbol to form a winning combination.
The Scatter symbol is the key to the online slot’s free spins round. At least three Scatters need to appear anywhere on the reels to activate the free spins.