Graphics - 64%
Gameplay - 81%
Bonuses - 92%
Value - 83%
Whats not so hot?
IGT presents Fire Horse. A video slots that comes with 5 reels and 720 ways to win. The game is loosely based on one of the Chinese zodiacs. It’s not graphically rich but it features a stacked wilds, free spins round where up to 96 can be won and a MultiWay Xtra game which pays both ways. The slots blows hot the one moment and cold the next. It’s pretty evident that it requires a bit of taming and a strong budget. The usual card symbols (J, O, K) appear on the reels as well.
The IGT games are normally medium to high variance because they offer huge jackpots. The maximum amount of that can be won is 109,210 times your line bet. The house edge is 4.4% (95.6% RTP payout). If you’re up for a little horse riding you can ride off into the sunset with a stack of cash. Against the backdrop of the reels you’ll see flames of different colours (blue and red). Paying symbols are earthenware pots, brown and grey fire horses. During the main game the symbol that pays out the most is the ‘Fire Horse’ logo. It pays out a handsome 1,000 coins jackpot.
The coin denomination is just as diverse as the game’s payouts. If you want to trot; bets can be made from £$0.5 up to a racy £$500 per spin.
Wilds: Just like the wild horses on your screen there is a nifty wild symbol too. It replaces all the other icons on the reels except the free spins and scatters. It only appears on the middle three reels. The wild is no slouch it can boost your winnings if it appears as a stacked wild. In other words it expands to cover the entire reel.
Scatter: The ice crystal is the scatter icon but it does not trigger the free spins. When it appears it just offers wins. If three of them land any place on the reels it pays out 2x your stake. Four of them pays 10x and 5 of them pays as much as 50x.
Free Spins Bonus: When 5 amethyst icons appear on reels 1 to 5, the Free Spins mode is triggered awarding you 8 free spins. It’s not easy to trigger the free spins. I came close a couple of times but no cigar for me I’m afraid. The free spins boasts a Multiway Xtra combination. When this feature is activated you can win up to 96 free spins. In theory it sounds good. How I can I put it…phenomenal but in reality, meh. Work on 16 free spins max. The more amethyst symbols that appear on the reels the more free games can be won.
How does the Multiway Xtra feature work? If you manage four urns on reels one to four, it’s 4 icons with a win of 75 coins. On each reel there’s one earn making it four in total. Interestingly, the win pays more than four of a kind. Multiply the win of each symbol by the coin win. You’re looking at 1 x 2 x 3 x 1 = 6 which translates into a win of 75 coins.
Fire Horse is not just some lame filly that likes to be saddled up. At 720 ways to win it’s well-balanced since it offers decent wins during the base game. The bigger wins are reserved for the free spins where up to 96 of them can be won. The stacked wilds offer blistering payouts too. I’d say it’s one of the better IGT slots since the player has a sporting chance of winning something decent.