Pragmatic Play brings the concept of an Ancient Greek phoenix rising out of its own ashes to players with Phoenix Forge. If you're into magical creatures and mythological figures, why not try your luck and let this phoenix take you to the hidden treasures (as in an absurd number of multipliers)?
Betting Options and Bonus Features
Phoenix Forge plays on 5 reels and 3 rows full of shiny gem symbols. The slot has a respectable 96.61% RTP with the max win being up to 5,000x the bet. The variance level is 5/5, a perfect match for risk-takers. Even with just 20 paylines, the game is still interesting thanks to many special features.
In the base game, you have the tumble feature (also known as Cascade) which makes all winning symbols disappear for new ones to take their places. There's also the Hot Spot Multiplier feature, meaning each tumble win will add a multiplier of x1 into the winning spots. Then, if those spots contribute to a consecutive win, the multiplier increases.
Among the beautiful symbols, the red gem pays the highest amount: 25x for the max winning combination. Wild symbols carry the shape of a phoenix egg, replacing any symbol but scatters. And when players land 3+ scatters (or bonus symbol), a cash prize plus the bonus round is triggered:
- 3 scatter symbols pay 2x total bet
- 4 scatter symbols pay 5x total bet
- 5 scatter symbols pay 20x total bet
The free spins feature of Phoenix Forge is rather simplistic and straight to the point. All multipliers become sticky for the rest of the free spins. Additionally, if you manage to hit 3+ scatters again, 5 more free spins will be added to the round.
First of all, Phoenix Forge is undeniably a gorgeous slot game. There's a richness to the color of the graphics, and every symbol has an attractive shine. As for the gameplay, it's definitely an enjoyable experience but unfortunately, there's nothing groundbreaking about it.
The hot spot multipliers, while can bring good returns, are present in many slots. Plus, the free spins round in Phoenix Forge is one of the most uninspired bonus rounds there are: it's borderline the same as the base game. Overall, if you want a pretty online slot to vibe to for a while, Phoenix Forge is a nice option; but if you're searching for a slot that is different, you're better off elsewhere.