Hunt for the Golden Phoenix
The theme is slightly muddled – Aztec imagery sits alongside a glowing volcano about to erupt and a mythical phoenix, but that doesn’t detract too much from the gameplay on offer. It’s based around a magical premise, and the game itself offers hints of magic in its addictive play and generous payouts.
There are various related symbols on offer, and these include a warrior, a drum, an idol, a ring and playing card symbols. The ones to really watch out for, though, are the golden phoenix, which is the scatter, and the glowing volcano, which is the wild symbol and ready to erupt some beautiful payouts all over the screen and into your bank account!
The volcano symbol will only ever appear on the middle reel, but it will substitute for all other symbols; except that scattering phoenix. As you’d expect, if one or more volcanoes are spun and create a winning combo, your payout will be multiplied: by x2, x3 or x5!
Bonuses and Features
As with most Aristocrat titles, Fire Light offers a hugely generous and rewarding free spins feature, which is activated when three or more flaming phoenixes are spun. This results in a free spin count of six when three phoenixes appear, nine free spins when four appear and 12 when five glorious phoenixes fly onto the game board.
As if that wasn’t enough, reels 1-2 and 4-5 become twin reels for the duration of your free spins, which creates plenty more potential for consecutive symbols to appear, and thus you have the chance to win more prizes.
Like many other Aristocrat games, Fire Light features the card gamble game to help you maximise your winnings yet further: guess the right colour of the card to double your payout and predict the right suit for a quadruple prize. You can even play the gamble feature up to five times, and so can do some real damage if you play your cards right!
Fire Light also includes the unique Power Pay option, in which players can bet five points or more on a spin. This can also be activated during the free spin rounds, and here the first and second reels, and the fourth and fifth, will combine to create a twin reel; which creates more winning opportunities.
Fire Light offers all of the quality gameplay, eye-catching graphics and rewarding bonus rounds that we have come to know and expect from Aristocrat. Despite only making the leap from land-based casinos into the online network in 2011, Fire Light has grown in popularity to such an extent that it is now one of the most widely played on the web.
Graphically and thematically, Fire Light is a solid 7/10. It is hard to describe the theme, which features a mis-match of Aztec imagery and other mystical symbols, as engaging as other titles, but even so this doesn’t take away from the overall feel of the game. For players who enjoy the exhilaration of bonuses rounds and ‘gambles’, Fire Light more than makes up for its shortcomings elsewhere.
The game includes a high feature frequency – hence the decent ‘return to player’ ratio, plus a medium-to-high volatility. And the intuitive interface facilitates easy gaming, with spin, auto spin and a whole host of other options available at the click of a button.
You can enjoy readily enjoy Fire Light on your laptop or desktop computer via an online casino, as well as on your tablet and mobile device with a download from the Apple store. You don’t even need to get off of the sofa to enjoy the thrills and spills of Fire Light – perfect!