Free Fire Opals Slots
A fire Opal is transparent stone with a mixture of colours that range from yellow through to red, giving the appearance of flames, although flashes of green can also be present. The most famous fire opals are found in the state of Querétaro in Mexico and it is said that that they represent symbols of love, believing that a gem with such vivacity could only have been created in the waters of paradise. This slot machine by IGT shows many aspect of the gem on the reels, including the fire opal itself, love represented by the flowers and the dark haired beautiful woman and fire represented by the lava spewing volcano. The game features a diamond shaped set of reels as well as the Multiway Xtra format, where you’ll find 720 ways to win.
The game is set against the backdrop of a fiery purple sky, with a volcano spewing ash all around standing proudly in the background. Unfortunately, this is the highpoint of the visuals, as the symbols on the reels have something of a basic, dated feel, featuring very little animation and crudely drawn symbols. A gentle, somewhat atmospheric soundtrack plays through, this becoming much more upbeat during the feature round.
Playing Fire Opals Slot
This slot might have five reels, but it plays very differently to your average five reel game. The first thing you’ll notice is that the number of symbols on each reel varies, with the centre reel having five, the reels to either side both with four symbols and the outer reels having just three – this giving the game a diamond shape.
The way you’ll win is very different too. Here, the Multiway Xtra format means that you’ll win when landing the same symbol in any position on adjacent columns, wins being paid from both left to right and from right to left. This means that you’ll have 720 ways to win (as opposed to the much lower number of win lines found at the majority of slots), these all coming for the cost of 50 credits – the coin value for these credits your choice.
Wins come when you land symbols on at least three adjacent columns. The highest paying symbol in the game is the ‘Fire Opals’ title one which will give you a 2,000 coin win if appearing in all five columns. The dark haired lady and the volcano come next at 500 and 300 coins respectively and are joined by a lily, a fiery rainbow symbol and the J, Q and K relating to playing cards.
The obvious wild symbol (you can’t miss it!) appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only and will substitute for any other symbol apart from the scatter and the bonus symbols. The wild symbol is stacked, so you’ll find that on occasions you’ll have wins in clusters. The scatter symbol shows six fire opals with the word scatter emblazoned across the front and this will pay a cash prize when appearing three or more times on the reels – the top prize of 100x your total stake when landing five.
The final symbol is the fire opal itself which activates the feature round of the slot when appearing on every reel. You’ll gain an immediate 100 credit win which is followed by the award of 10 free slot games. This round is slightly better than the base game due to the fact that you’ll find more stacked wilds on the reels, giving the promise of bigger and better wins. This bonus round can be re-triggered if landing the five fire opals again, with a maximum of 260 free spins available.
Summary of the Fire Opals Slot
Bestonlinecasinos’s first impression of this slot might not be particularly good with the somewhat dated look, but after playing for a while you may well find that it starts growing on you. The Multiway Xtra format produces a great number of wins and in conjunction with the stacked wilds. This can be very fruitful at times – especially during the feature when the wilds are more in evidence. This slot is not going to win any awards or make any ‘best of’ lists, but it’s certainly a game you will consider revisiting having played it once.