The Roof’s on Fire
We’ve commented on it before, but we’ve got to say it again: Ash Gaming really know how to mix it up when it comes to the designs of their games. Never have we seen a set of reels repeated or reused, and because of that fact, it makes their slots a lot more enjoyable to play.
Take Firemen, this slot could have gone a conventional route and just put lots of flame symbols everywhere, but instead the brand took the initiative and made the matrix look like a building. What is more, instead of the reels spinning, blinds come down and the symbols behind them are changed. It’s a truly unique design feature and appearance, helping to make this as memorable as it is easy to play.
Continuing with the design, let’s take a closer look at the style of the game, for that’s just as important as the innovation with the aesthetic itself. Inside this slot, you have a very cartoony, rough around the edges style of illustration, a bit similar to the features seen in cartoons like Hercules.
In opting to do this, the brand keeps the serious nature of fires lighthearted and fun, without disrespecting anyone who may have personal experiences with such situations. What is more, it makes for a more visually stimulating game – the colours, the shapes, they all contribute to making this online activity what it is. And what it is is stunning.
Set It on Fire!
Every place that a symbol appears is a window of the building, and so you’ll either be greeted by people in need of help, or large outbreaks of flames. Should it be the latter, and there’s more than three on a winning line, you’ll activate the Burning Scatters, which in turn triggers a random special.
There are three outcomes that you can get when this happens: the Firemen Wild, Win, and Inferno Bonus. In regards to the first two, they’re very basic extras. The wild feature subs other icons when the wilds appear, and then the win is an instantaneous victory. However, the final option triggers another level inside the game, in which the whole building sets on fire and you have to put as many of the flames out as possible.
Speed It on Up
Should you be a lover of the fast lanes, wanting to get from A to B in as short a time as possible, then you’ll want to turn on the Turbo option, found next to the spin button. We tried the game with it off and then on, and noticed an immediate difference in how quickly we got our wins. What is more, it’s ideal for when you’re in a rush and trying to fit in a short but fierce round of slots. Never overlook this widget if you have a need for speed.
When the Smoke Clears
Firemen is an excellent slot machine from Ash Gaming, even despite it having minimal variance. Yes, there’s technically two bonus rounds, and then additional extras like the wilds and instant wins, but in the grand scheme of things it’s still a low variety game. But we don’t mind, for the gameplay and design are more than enough to make up for that fact.