Fire Flies Slot from Amaya
Set on a camping trip, the firefly theme includes a bear, raccoon and a lot of camping equipment.
There is more than an entertaining theme to this game. Random wilds appear as you play (courtesy of the fireflies) and there is a free games bonus which includes wilds which can expand too.
How to Win on Fireflies
The number of wins you’ll hit is helped by the random wilds. On some spins you will see one or more twirls of firefly swarms above the reels. As the symbols stop, these hit the reels, turning a selection of the symbols into extra wilds. This is usually just 1 or 2, though can be more. They are random enough that wins will not be created every time with them, though often you’ll hit multiple win-lines.
As well as creating wins with the regular symbols, wilds (flames with the word ‘wild’) have the highest individual prize. This is 5000 coins for lining up 5 on a line, with 500 for 4 and 50 for just 3. Next in the payouts is the logo, which is the word fireflies on some wooden planks. These sometimes appear stacked on the reels, and will net you 1000 coins for 5 on a line. Next come bears, raccoons, a fishing rod and a map. There are several more symbols which are pieces of camping equipment. These make up the smaller wins (no playing cards present).
A final symbol on the reels is the camp fire. This only appears on reels 1 and 5 and when it does it will trigger 7 free spins. This might seem on the low side for a free spins feature round – though expanding wilds and doubled wins make up for this.
During this game the fireflies will create random wilds as usual, by swarming and flying onto the reels as the symbols land. What happens when you get a wild on reels 2, 3 or 4 is that these expand to cover all 3 of the available spaces – creating multiple wins. If you get 2 at the same time (or even all 3) then you will be in with the chance of a big sized payout.
Design and Setup of Fireflies
I love the design of this slot – and especially the animations when you hit wins. The game is set in a forest campsite, with fireflies visible above. Even the logo is animated, with a fly vigorously flapping away above the reels as you play. Moonbeams come through the trees onto the semi-transparent reels.
The best animation is the tent symbol, where you’ll see a bear appearing and a woman screaming (before the bear laughs). This is only one bear animation, he is eating honey in another – well smearing it over his face to be more accurate. The raccoon, map and knife set are also animated.
Fireflies swirling down to create wilds on the reels is also a good animation. Wilds themselves expand out over their natural space on the reels with flickering flames to good effect. Sounds are entertaining. There is a happy plodding tune while you play, and lots of unique noises (like the bear laughing and enjoying her food).
Behind the excellent design you’ll find a standard 25 line slot which features 25 win lines. You can configure the number of lines (all the way down to 1 if you wish). I recommend staying with the full 25, as this takes maximum advantage of the expanding wilds during the bonus feature. You can also change the coin amount from 1c and up, or use the auto-play / bet max functions.
Many Amaya slots feel dated and ordinary – though I am happy to report that Fireflies is the exception to this. Graphically, this slot is excellent, with the animations a real highlight. Big wins are possible during the bonus feature, when you get to combine expanding wilds with doubled prizes. I strongly recommend Fireflies – check it out for yourself soon!