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Up to 60 million
Tangle with the God of Fire in a new and exciting instalment from Microgaming partner, Northern Lights Gaming.
Northern Lights Gaming could have just as easily conformed to the norm with their own Megaways title, but instead they’ve decided to bravely walk into the flames with the Ultraways mechanic instead.
Dare to be different, as they say.
The fiery forge of the God of Fire may be scalding hot, but can the gameplay turn up the heat and deliver wins that are too hot to handle?
In this God of Fire Slot Review, we’ll be tangling with the gods to see how ultra the Ultraways feature actually is.
In God of Fire Ultraways, we join Hephaestus the God of Fire in his forge.
Hephaestus was said to be a skilled blacksmith and craftsman who made weapons for the gods. It was said that Hephaestus even made the winged helmet for Hermes The God of Speed, and the great warrior Achilles.
Of course, this wouldn’t be the first time we’ve set foot in the forge of the divine. We’ve been into the fiery depths with Vulcan before, but who is the better craftsman?
At first glance, you’re taken aback by the vast amount of detail that has been put into the graphics, from the molten lava to the godly Hephaestus himself, you have plenty to feast your eyes upon.
The sound effects are direct and on point with the theme of this slot, ranging from the crackles of fire to the sharp boom of thunder throughout.
Betting options in God of Fire are very accommodating for almost every kind of player. The lowest betting option in God of Fire is £/€0.20 per spin, and the highest option is £/€12 per spin.
If you fancy yourself as a bit of a high roller then you might feel like the £/€12 cap isn’t quite high enough considering how some slots provide much higher betting options, but for most people, the options here are sufficient enough.
When it comes to symbols, the mighty Hephaestus is the highest paying symbol. Following on from him is a Trojan Helmet, a Column, and a Vase. Low paying symbols are Ace, King, Queen and Jack, and there’s also a Wild and Blue Wild which substitutes for all symbols except for the special symbols. More on what they do below.
God of Fire Ultraways is a 5 reel slot with up to 60 MILLION ways to win, which certainly gives Megaways a run for its money.
Ultraways is an exciting feature that exponentially increases the ways to win by splitting symbols that would have been a singular symbol into 4 of the same type.
To form a win, you’ll need to match at least 3 of any symbol from left to right on adjacent reels, starting from the first reel.
A quick glance at the paytable tells us that matching symbols all the way across doesn’t yield many rewards for even 10 symbols, but this is an Ultraways slot, so the numbers are going to matter.
Given the sheer number of ways to win, God of Fire presents significant potential if you can get the Ultraways feature working with the higher paying symbols.
To further increase the potential, God of Fire Ultraways also introduces a Blue Wild Symbol, which triggers the Exploding Wild Bonus.
During gameplay, God of Fire Ultraways can drop Blue WIld Symbols, triggering the Exploding Wild Bonus Feature.
Each Blue Wild Symbol that lands explodes to reveal either single, double or quad wilds, or more Blue Wild Symbols.
In turn, each Blue Wild Symbol will continue to explode until there are no possible outcomes remaining.
This WIld Bonus feature is awarded in both Free Spins and Super Free Spins.
Landing 3-5 bonus symbols will trigger Free Spins. Free Spins will start with a set amount of lives, depending on how many scatters you landed.
On each spin of the Free Spins bonus, a special symbol may randomly land.
Gain Life and Lose Life Symbols exist on reel 5. Landing a Gain Life Symbol adds one to your remaining lives, and landing the Lose Life Symbol takes one away.
Free Spins conclude when there are no more lives. Free Spins can not be retriggered.
When playing God of Fire, you’ll undoubtedly notice the subtle yet alluring ‘Super Free Spins’ counter at the bottom of the screen.
To trigger this, you’ll need to get the Super Free Spins count to 60, and to do so you’ll need 2 Scatters to land in view.
Once the meter is at full capacity, you will automatically trigger ‘Super Free Spins’ and be awarded with either 3,4 or 5 lives to get you started.
Unlike Free Spins, a bonus is guaranteed with each spin.
Gain Life and Lose Life Symbols also exist in Super Free Spins, and the bonus will once again conclude when no lives remain. Super Free Spins cannot be retriggered.
God of Fire Ultraways and the fiery forge of Hephaestus has without a doubt significant potential with up to 18,000x win capabilities thanks to the Ultraways mechanic.
Gameplay in the Base Game can be a little bit dull at times, so you’ll be wanting of some Blue Wild Symbols or Free Spins to see some fiery action, and when you do you can be excited about what may materialise.
Super Free Spins serves to make God of Fire Ultraways even more exciting, with a guaranteed feature on every single spin.
Despite how well we think Northern Lights has done in making God of Fire Ultraways, we don’t envision it to be something that overtakes the likes of Megaways any time soon even though it outclasses it in winning ways.
Perhaps cascading symbols might make future Ultraways slots even more thrilling, should they choose to include it.
Overall, an RTP of 96.02%, a hit frequency of 29.81% and solid winning capabilities makes God of Fire a dependable slot for those that care to give it a chance.