8 Balls of Fire Slot Review 2024

Yggdrasil partner Reflex Gaming is jetting us off to a warmer climate where a lot of Volcanic activity is occurring, in 8 Balls of Fire!

If you’ve got children, or you’re just a huge fan of Disney, you’ll understand what we mean when we say that 8 Balls of Fire has a strong resemblance to Moana, minus a tattooed Maui or a rather intimidating Tamatoa.

Welcome to the tiny Island of Pyro Tiki! This Island is one of natural beauty, but with it comes a deep secret….a Volcano that fires out massive wins.

8 Balls of Fire features its very own Hold & Win round, complimented by Wild Fire and Pick Bonuses, and a Free Spins round thrown in for good measure. Get ready to witness mother nature in action as the Volcano begins to spit Fireballs during the Free Spins round, creating Active Zones on the reels.

Will we see some fierce and fiery action on this beautiful and pleasant Island? Let’s play on and find out!

8 Balls of Fire Base Game 1

8 Balls of Fire Base Game and Features

8 Balls of Fire is a 6-reel slot with 20 fixed pay lines. Winning combinations are formed when 2 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€100 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 95.5% and a max win cap of 10,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Red Mask, followed by the Yellow Mask, Pineapple, and Watermelon. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten. Wilds and Super Wilds substitute for all symbols except Prize Fireballs, Volcano, and Scatter symbols.

Game Provider
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 10,000x
Paylines 20
Release Date 24/10/2023
RTP 95.5%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 6
Minimum Bet 0.20

Golden Bet

Before you can begin spinning, you will be given the option to activate the Golden Bet feature. Choosing to activate this feature will increase your current bet by 25%. Once active, your chances of triggering the Free Spins round are Doubled.

During the base game, landing 8 or more Fireball symbols across the reels triggers the Fireball Link Bonus, awarding 3 Respins.

At the start of this feature, all triggering Fireball symbols will be locked into position. Each time a new Fireball symbol lands in view, the Respins meter will reset back to 3.

All Fireball Cash Prizes are awarded at the end of the round, which ends when all positions are filled or all Respins are complete. Triggering a x2 Multiplier will double the total win amount at the end of the round. Filling all grid positions will award the Mega Jackpot Prize.

Wild Fire Bonus

During each base game spin, there is a chance of triggering the Wild Fire Bonus. Once active, all Prize Fireballs are transformed into Wild Fireballs.

Wild Fireballs act as wilds and substitute for all other symbols except Scatters. When the Wild Fire Bonus is active, the Free Spins round cannot be triggered.

Pick Bonus

Lastly, in the base game, each Fireball symbol that lands in view will be collected and stored inside the Volcano at the back of the reel set. Each Fireball symbol added to the Volcano can trigger the Pick Bonus.

Once the Pick Bonus is active, you will need to pick a number of Icons until 3 of the same Jackpot Prizes are revealed. Please note, the Pick Bonus cannot be triggered during Free Spins.

  • Mini – Awards 20x your bet.
  • Minor – Awards 50x your bet.
  • Major – Awards 500x your bet.
  • Mega – Awards 5,000x your bet.

8 Balls of Fire Fireball Link Bonus

8 Balls of Fire Free Spins

Landing 3 or more Scatters across the reels during the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 8 Free Spins.

During Free Spins, the active Volcano behind the reel set will spit out a number of Fireball symbols onto the reels. When the Fireballs land, they create Active Zones.

If a Fireball symbol lands in an active zone position, its value will be awarded. Active Zones are equipped with 2 Lives. If no Fireball, Volcano, or Scatter symbols land in this zone, it will lose a life. When both lives are depleted, the Active Zone disappears.

When a Fireball, Volcano, or Scatter symbol does land inside an Active Zone, it will become locked in, remaining active for the remainder of Free Spins.

If all positions on a reel are locked in, all Prizes won from these zones will be doubled. Landing a Volcano symbol in an active zone will award a Volcano Prize. Each new Volcano symbol in view will increase the Volcano Prize.

Volcano symbols act as Wilds and substitute for all other symbols except Scatters and Fireballs. Landing a Scatter symbol inside an active zone will award an additional +3 Free Spins and double the Volcano Prize. Scatters can only land on reel 6 during this time.

8 Balls of Fire Free Spins

8 Balls of Fire Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Reflex Gaming has granted players access to 2 Bonus Buy options as follows.

  • Fireball Link Bonus – Activates the Fireball Link Bonus for a total cost of 50x your bet.
  • Free Spins – Awards 8 Free Spins for a total cost of 120x your bet.

8 Balls of Fire: Our Verdict

Reflex Gaming is another provider that likes to switch up their gameplay so you get a new experience with each of their games. Fast Fruits DoubleMax caught our attention thanks to its classic design yet modern mechanics, but has 8 Balls of Fire done the same?

8 Balls of Fire sets the stage with its modern graphics and relaxing theme and continued to deliver through its exciting mechanics and features.

As soon as you load the game up, you have the choice to activate the Golden Bet feature which increases your chances of triggering the Free Spins round for a small price. Once that’s settled and you begin spinning away, it doesn’t take long to see what 8 Balls of Fire is made of.

The Fireball Link Bonus is just a fancy name for the Hold & Win round. Just as you’ve seen in so many iSoftBet titles, each new symbol that lands will reset your Respins back to 3, and filling the entire grid with Fireball symbols will award the Mega Jackpot Prize.

Reflex Gaming understands that the Hold & Win round is not always for everyone, so it’s good that there’s more than one feature for players to enjoy here. Whilst you wait for Free Spins to roll in, you may get to see the Pick Bonus in full swing which guarantees 1 of 4 impressive Jackpot Prizes.

If you’re outside the UK, you can skip the grind and jump straight into either the Free Spins or Fireball Link Bonus for 120x and 50x your bet respectively.