Reels on Fire
Fire Joker is a clear attempt to attract old-school players. The reels occupy basically the entire screen, with a dark red background decorated with a rhombus pattern. A fire is burning quietly at the bottom of the screen, just below the command bar, and the flames and embers will come up to lick the reels every time you score a win.
Overall, Fire Joker is a great compromise between old and new; the 3-reel setup is clearly old-school, but the graphic and animations are very modern. Despite its simplicity, Fire Joker is actually very pleasant to look at, and quite intriguing as a result.
You only have a few steps to take before you can place your first bet in Fire Joker. First of all, check out the settings: 3 reels, 5 fixed paylines, and a high volatility. That makes the game more challenging than most at first sight. The command bar contains a large selection of shortcuts to let you place your wager easily. Choose a wager between 0.05 and 100 credits and spin the reels to see if luck is on your side today. No gamble game is available in Fire Joker, but you can still turn on the autoplay game mode at will.
The paytable of Fire Joker is made up of the usual casino symbols: fruits, 7s, bar signs, stars and so on. The maximum reward available in the base game is just x25, so you are going to have to look into the bonus features of the game if you want to really win big here.
Bonus Wheel to the Rescue
The biggest rewards of Fire Joker can only be unlocked under specific circumstances. First of all, you can trigger a respin of fire whenever 2 reels are covered with identical symbols but no win is triggered. The remaining reel will spin again for free, and in our experience a big win should ensue.
Once all the reels are filled with the same symbol, the bonus wheel will appear. Spin it to score multipliers (up to x10) and win up to 800 times your current wager instantly.
A Challenge from Start to Finish
Fire Joker is a solid slot game with simple rules and features. We liked the fact that, despite being an old-school, 3-reel game, the developers still made sure that the graphics were up to current standards.
That being said, Fire Joker is also a challenging game with few ways to win big. You will need patience, plenty of credits and a big dose of luck to win big. Fortunately, the betting range is large enough to accommodate high rollers.