Fire Hopper Slot Review 2021

Push Gaming are taking us on a stroll into the beautiful countryside with their latest instalment, Fire Hopper!

Push gaming were aiming for a sense of tranquillity with this one, and together with tranquility comes wonder as we’re introduced to the mysterious and majestic Fire Frog. If you’ve having a sense of deja vu here, it could well be because it’s not the first time we’ve come across a frog with mysterious fire powers.

Fire Toad was a release from Play’n GO earlier in the year, and although the two share a likeness in terms of theme, the similarities end there. Push Gaming are well known for many legendary titles, including Jammin’ Jars, so pretty much anything they release is now met with a sense of anticipation among the iGaming community.

Jammin’ Jars fans may want to pay attention to this one, because there’s definitely some aspects here that remind us of it.

Fire Hopper Base Game

Fire Hopper Theme

Fire Hopper has a colourful and serene theme with a calm pond and a comforting silence.

All you’ll really hear here is the sounds of nature, and it really is relaxing. Push Gaming has gone for a rather cartoony vibe with this one, which is something that they’ve opted for previously with a fair few of their other slots.

Fire Hopper Betting and Symbols

Push Gaming are always rather good at including a broad variety of betting options so that all may enjoy their slots, and Fire Hopper is no different. The lowest option available here is £/€0.10 per spin, and the highest option is £/€100 per spin.

All regular paying symbols fall to a collection of colourful Lily Pads. The Red Lily Pad has the highest pay value, followed by the Orange, Pink, Purple, Green and Blue Lily Pads.

Special symbols are Scatters, Instant Prize and Firefly symbols.

Wild Gold Frogs substitute for all symbols except Firely and Scatter symbols.

Game Provider Push Gaming
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 50,000x
Paylines Cluster Pays
Release Date 07/12/2021
RTP 96.30%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility Low
Reels 7x7
Minimum Bet 0.1

Fire Hopper Base Game and Features

Fire Hopper is a 7×7 Video Slot with a Cluster Pays mechanic. To form a win you will need at least 5 of the same symbols to connect either Horizontally or Vertically.

Fire Hopper features Cascading Reels, this means that each time a winning combination is formed, said symbols will disappear from the reels and new symbols will cascade down, filling all the empty spaces. This Cascading Reels feature means there’s more opportunities to land even more winning combinations in the same spin.

Not only does Fire Hopper have Cascading Reels, it also has an exciting Leaping Frog and Free Games Feature to keep you going! Pay close attention to the Wild symbol too, because it’s fundamental to the Base Game and these features.

Wild Symbol

The Frog symbol in Fire Hopper is not only a Wild but also the key to activating the Special symbols.

Every instane of Frog symbol has a unique Multiplier attached to it. The Multiplier starts at x1.

The Multiplier value will increase by x1 each time the Frog symbol takes a leap during the Leaping Frog feature.

Leaping Frog Feature

During the base game in Fire Hopper, you will come across Firefly and Instant Prize symbols. These symbols remain dormant until a Frog symbol comes into play.

In order to trigger the Leaping Frog feature, you will need to land either a Firefly, Instant Prize or Scatter Firefly symbol along with a Frog symbol.

The Multiplier that is attached to the Frog symbol will increase by 1 with each leap he takes. Each Wild Gold Frog symbol that is left behind, will also include the respective Multiplier from the Frog symbol.

Instant Prize Symbol

Instant Prize symbols land frequently in the base game, these remain dormant until a Frog symbol lands in view.

Once a Frog symbol and an Instant Prize symbol land in the same spin, the Frog symbol will make a quick leap to the Instant Prize symbol position and leave a Wild Gold Frog in its place. The Instant Prize symbol is paid automatically with any Multiplier attached to the Frog symbol.

The Instant Prize amounts range from 1x up to a hopping 1,000x!

Free Games Feature

If a Frog symbol and a Scatter symbol land in the same spin, the Frog symbol will leap onto its position.

Once this happens, you will automatically enter the Bonus round and be awarded 7 Free Spins.

Fire Hopper Leaping Frog Feature

Fire Hopper Free Spins

To land Free Spins you’ll need to Frog Symbol to land at the same time as a Bonus Firefly symbol, at which point he’ll collect it.

In Free Spins, The Frog Symbol Multiplier increases by 1 with each leap. Wild Gold Frogs left behind will also include the multiplier from the Frog Symbol. Frog Symbols are held in place with each cascade too.

Fire Hopper has a very Jammin’ Jars feel in some senses, though it’s been executed in a very different way. If the multiplier starts to climb, then Fire Hopper becomes extremely exciting.

Fire Hopper Free Spins

Fire Hopper Bonus Buy

For those outside the UK, you may benefit form a Bonus Buy option.

This can be purchased for 124x your current bet.

The RTP when purchasing Free Spins increases slightly from 96.30% to 96.38%.

Fire Hopper Our Verdict

Fire Hopper is a very impressive title from Push Gaming.

You can certainly see aspects of their other games here, but they’ve pulled it off with a unique spin on how the Frog behaves as he hops around the board collecting fireflies, which gives it a very different feel to Jammin’ Jars despite the similarities. Instant Prize Symbols seem to have a prominent place in Push Gaming slots of late, and we’d say they’re very welcome. It adds an extra layer of excitement, and with huge instant prizes up for grabs you can understand why.

Fire Hopper can be brutal at times though. Through testing the game ourselves we were reminded of Jammin’ Jars in more ways than one in the sense that it can give you everything, or nothing at all. An ideal situation here is an absolutely unprecedented amount of Firefly symbols near each other and a high multiplier, and if you’re lucky enough to see it then you’ll appreciate the potential.

Statistically, Fire Hopper looks tremendously impressive with 50,000x win capabilities and an above average 96.30%. Could Fire Hopper reach its cap though? Others from Push Gaming certainly have, which is more than we can say about many other providers.

Overall, if you’re a big fan of Push Gaming Slots, Jammin Jars, or Frogs for some reason, then you’ll love what Fire Hopper has to offer.