Fire Forge, a five-reel slot from Stormcraft Studios, takes us on a fantastic journey to find Tolkienesque dwarves and their treasures deep underground. This 243 payline online slot features a solid set of features. Including cascading wins, Wilds, Jackpots and a trio of Free Spins bonus games, all set to a rousing cinematic score that evokes the rhythmic clang of hammer on anvil and pickaxe on stone. The tempo kicks up a notch when players enter the game’s bonus round, where they can trigger unlimited extra free spins and build up to a x200 win multiplier.
Pros & Cons
- Up to x50,000 jackpot
- Stirring cinematic score
- Polished presentation
- Only four bet options
- Low maximum bet
- High variance may not suit everyone
How to Play
Fire Forge is a 243 ways slot – also known as an ‘all-ways’ slot – which means that you don’t need to land symbols along specific paylines to complete a match. Once you’ve set your bet and spun the reels using the controls on the right of the screen, matching symbols anywhere on the first three reels from left to right will trigger a win and matching more symbols on the fourth and fifth reel will increase the win. Fire Forge also has a cascading wins feature, similar to games like Gonzo’s Quest or Gimme Gold Megaways. All winning symbols will be burned up by the fire of the dwarven forge and replaced with new symbols, potentially triggering more wins.
Fire Forge’s reels are packed with the treasures of the dwarves. Many classic slots games use gemstones as the highest paying symbols, but Fire Forge’s colourful gems are actually the game’s lowest paying symbols. Above these on the paytable are the tools of the dwarves’ trade: gem-encrusted Anvils and Gloves, finely-crafted Lanterns, and, of course, a Tankard of strong dwarven ale. The highest paying symbol is the mighty golden Warhammer symbol. The game’s title, cast in glittering metal, is a Wild symbol, which will substitute for any other symbol except scatters.
A golden dwarven head symbol – which also happens to be publisher Stormcraft Studios’ logo – is the game’s Scatter symbol, which has a couple of functions. Five of these anywhere on the board gives a chance to win one of Fire Forge’s three jackpots. Landing one scatter symbol on each of the five reels triggers a bonus feature, where players can choose one of three different bonus games and earn free spins and improved win multipliers. Fire Forge’s jackpot can still be triggered from within the Free Spins games, so combining this with the boosted win multipliers can earn players big payouts.
The main Free Spins bonus feature gives players three options. The choice comes down to either getting additional free spins or a higher starting multiplier.