Fire Horse slot is one of the newest IGT releases, themed after a Chinese Zodiac sing, who is supposed to represent those adventurous people that love freedom. Unlike Siberian Storm where everything was ice cold, IGT decided to heat things up with this product.
The first impression is that you are in front of the gates of hell, given the fiery surroundings of this IGT title, but do not be afraid even though you could get burned, because this Fire Horse can reward you with some burning winnings with its 720 ways to win and a MultiWay Xtra game engine.
What We Love
Judging by the maximum bet of $2,500, Fire Horse is a perfect game for high rollers. Winning combinations will come rather often, due to the 720 ways to win and the MultiWay Xtra format, since the slot pays both ways. In combination with the stacked Wilds that appear on reels 2, 3 and 4, gamers can be rewarded with some lucrative payouts.
Landing at least three Green Crystal Scatters could prove to be a fruitful action, since those Scatters win you multipliers, x2, x10 and x50 to be exact, but for the maximum multiplier five Scatters are required.
The IGT title has a cool Free Spin feature, which is triggered by five Purple Orb Bonus Scatters landed on adjacent reels. The starting number of free spins is 8, but, due to the 720 ways to win and the MultiWay Xtra scheme, it is possible to win 96 free spins at once, but the ride does not stop there, since the slot offers the possibility of retriggering free spins at any time, with an amazing total of 240 possible free spins. Bear in mind that stacked Wilds appear more often during this feature, so so gamers could literally strike it rich.
What We Do Not Like
The lowest bet of $50 will not attract those with thinner wallets, that’s for sure, because not everybody is prepared to watch their money get burned by the blistering fire.
Concerning the soundtrack and the graphics, we found it rather average and there was more than enough room for improvement in this department.
The IGT product lacks some additional action, especially because free spins are hard to trigger. Despite the fact the possibility of 240 free spins seems amazing, getting 8 is hard enough, and we would like to meet the guy who went all the way, because we surely didn’t. We did expect some additional bonus game to break the monotony of simply hitting the spin button.
If we were able to grade this game, we would go with a C+, maybe a B-, which is certainly a rather low assessment for a product coming from IGT, who proved in the past to be capable of delivering some amazing slots.
This title seems a bit too similar to the Siberian Storm. As mentioned, Fire Horse is clearly intended for serious gamblers judging from the bet size, but we did expect more for our money. However, if you are patient enough and with enough money in your balance, Fire Horse might reward you for your trouble and give you the ride of your life.