Released: April 2018
Coin Values: 0.15 to 150.00
Available in NextGen-powered online casinos starting with April 18th 2018, Flame video slot expands on our notion of fire and flames. The game is all about the magical potential of fire, the spiritual powers and visual effects that originate from it. Forget about campfires, crackling sounds and yellow/orange/red hues that represent all the usual depictions of flaming objects; Flame introduces blue and purple glows, emphasising the magnificent character of the theme, settings and design. NextGen will set your heart on fire, and you’ll love it!
Described as ’mesmerising and unpredictable, just like fire’, Flame slot features a female protagonist who was also inspired by capturing the essence of fire. With a few touches borrowed from the cyberpunk genre, the smoking lead character will lead you though the world of fantastic flaming magic and items ablaze. She’s not the type of girl that will ask a random stranger if he’s got a light.
The reels are set against a dark blue background and you can see blue flames swirling up below the reels. The columns are transparent so you’ll see clear and striking representation of symbols as they land in their corresponding positions after each spin. The paytable is comprised of two sets of four symbols and one of three symbols ranked from lowest to highest of values. Low values belong to playing cad suits that are painted red, purple, green and blue. Medium value symbols are orbs with symbols of fire, electricity, nature and water inside them. Premium symbols, aka the high paying icons are the lion, the wolf and the eagle. Landing 5 lions on a paying line in base play awards the player with a staggering payout of 750 coins.
Flame video slot boasts three special symbols, a Bonus wheel symbol, a lady Wild and a Bonus Wild, which is a combination of the aforementioned icons. The girl Wild appears on the three middle reels (2, 3 and 4) and substitutes all other regular symbols. She doesn’t do anything regarding the Wild Bonus and Bonus symbols, though.
NextGen was quite careful not to make the game rules and gameplay in general too complicated for players to grasp. A total of 15 coins are played on 20 win lines at all times; the players are allowed to set the coin value for each spin. The game features a standard 5×3 configuration where payouts are formed starting with the leftmost reel. Only Scatter (Bonus) wins pay in any formation.
The controls are all concentrated around the circle Spin button in the right corner. Players are allowed to make use of Autoplay and select from 10 to 100 automatic spins. They can also adjust sound, total bet size and effects quality.
The graphics are breath-taking but perhaps what makes Flame truly remarkable isn’t the visual aspect but the bonus features incorporated into the game and the story as well. Constant anticipation and fast-paced gameplay make things hot and heavy across the 5 reels and one has a tough choice to assess which feature is best out of so many. Flame offers a powerful Free Games Feature and 7 mini-features active during free spins (but they also appear randomly), designed to apply reels modifying bonuses.
Free spins are activated by 3 Bonus symbols on the 3 middle reels or when the Firestorm feature (one of the 7 mini-features) merges the Wild and Bonus symbols. The player gets 15 gratis spins that can be re-triggered to a max of 30 free spins. During free spins, the mini-features will appear more frequently and ignite the wins with blazing fire. These features include Cross Flare (two-way pays), Flare Up (all wins are randomly multiplied by 2, 3, 5, 7 or 10), Fire Whirl (reels covered by same symbols; symbols with Flame mark award a bonus prize), Live Embers (low value symbols become Wilds on middle reels), Spontaneous Combustion (middle value symbols become premium symbols), Wild Inferno (1 Re-Spin is awarded for each Wild symbol appearing onscreen) and Firestorm (all Wild and Bonus symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 become a combined Wild Bonus symbol for the forthcoming spin).
In term of payouts, Flame is deemed a medium to high variance game. This means bettors will experience medium to low frequency wins with larger prize sums. The RTP ranges from 95.51% in the main game and 96.6% in bonus mode.
The top award is capped at 7,500 coins or 18,200 in pounds/currency units. Overall, Flame is expected to provide high potential wins with low entry bets. You can bet from 0.15 to 75 in one spin (£0.25-£31.5 in total bet value).
NextGen’s Flame is the kind of the game that centres very much on the features, so when they appear it’s almost exciting as Christmas. The slots main selling points are subtle and ambient gameplay with surprising random features, astonishing 7 modifying features that award not only more wins but also bigger wins, as well as a unique theme and smooth graphics and animation on both mobile and desktop web-connected devices. Flame will find its audience among players who enjoy frequent hitting features, the element of surprise and fast-paced gameplay.