Dial 999, I’m on Fire!
Let’s talk about the aesthetic of this slot, for it’s most dated when compared with more modern day titles. The graphics look to be from the early 2000s, and the men are blurred rather than defined, though their abs are as clear as ever. This is a slot machine that highlights exactly what it is we try to avoid when opting for contemporary titles.
Nonetheless, while the looks are old fashioned, the actual theme is roaring with intensity; there’s no steady burn here. The background is on fire, the matrix is on fire, the men are on fire (okay, that one’s a lie); all in all it’s very fire oriented. Even though we appreciate dedication to a theme, we feel that a more relaxed approach might have made a more successful aesthetic. However, what we will say is that the decision to design this game around a calendar layout is an ingenious idea that works well overall.
Two for One
Sadly the turbulent beginning we’re off to looks set to continue, for the features of this slot machine are limited to say the least. Booming Games don’t often lavish gamers with options, but here they seem to have been more limiting than normal, resulting in a low variance. Basically, all you’re able to really win, besides the money, are 2-Way Play Wins. Now, while that can be most rewarding, it doesn’t actually enhance the grid.
What this feature means is that, should you land three axe wielding symbols, you’ll be given 10 spins where the wins pay from left to right and right to left. Bearing in mind that those 10 extra games aren’t free, and so all you’re getting is double what you’d initially win. That’s great and all, but the brand could have delivered a gamble option and produced a similar result. Arguably one more stimulating than what’s offered here.
Ring My Bell
As there isn’t much here in the way of innovation or variety, you may decide that you want to try other slots available online. Typically the fire theme isn’t as sensual as what we see here, and so you’re left with slots like Bells On Fire from Amatic. It’s a 5-reel slot machine that is 100% vintage fruit machine through and through.
Despite it’s lack of raw appeal, it’s unisex and therefore more accessible, and it actually has more features than Heat Is On, which surprised us: there’s free spins and gamble options galore. In terms of betting, both titles are fairly accessible, though Heat Is On is more expensive initially at 0.60 credits rather than 0.40. Furthermore, it doesn’t reach the dizzying heights of 800 credits max bet like Bells On Fire does.
This slot machine is one that belongs back in time due to its outdated and limited nature. Booming Games have made a very restrictive slot with this example, and while it may appeal to many ladies out there, maybe even men, it won’t sustain interests for very long. It’s not designed to do that, and so it never will.