Fire Opals Slot Review


With its unusual layout, 720 ways to win, winning both ways across the reels and a glut of exciting features, the Fire Opals slot from IGT is certainly one of the most eye-catching slots you will play at the popular Bet365 Games.  The aim of the slot is to uncover one of the most rare gems in the world, the precious Fire Opal and if you can unlock this on the slot then some mouth-watering wins will await you.

The structure of the slot in the game is different to the usual 5×3 matrix in that this is a broadly hexagonal slot with three symbols on reels 1 and 5, four on reels 2 and 4 and five symbols on reel 3. It also operates on a multiway system, which means that you can win from left to right across the reels, but also from right to left too. Add this together with the Multiway Xtra feature which sees symbols on adjacent reels paying out, then you effectively have a huge 720 ways to win on every spin.

You can get the reels in motion for just £0.50 per spin, although you can radically increase the value of your bet to a much higher level if you wish to play for more per spin. The symbols on the reels include a number of playing card low symbols and some higher value symbols that are linked to gemstones, volcanoes and how these incredible rare and precious stones come into being. There is also a Wild symbol (which is simply labelled Wild) which can substitute for any of the high or low value symbols mentioned previously. Wild symbols are stacked on the reels too which can help the player land multiple winning paylines.

Fire Opals Bonus Features

There are a couple of bonus features to be aware of in the Fire Opals slot. The first is the Scatter symbol (again, simply labelled Scatter) which pays up to 100 times your total bet when you land 3, 4 or 5 across the reels in any position.  However it doesn’t unlock the free spins game.

To do this, you need to land five or more of the Fire Opal symbols across each of the reels. If you can do this then you receive a cash prize of 100 coins, plus 10 free spins on a slightly different reel set. On this new reel set, the Fire Opal changes from red to an even rarer blue Fire Opal and if you can land this symbol five times across the reels, then you’ll retrigger not just another 100 coin win but more free spins, up to a maximum of 260 in a bonus round.

With additional Stacked Wilds during free spins, you can hit some big wins here but Fire Opals is most definitely a higher variance slot, so you will need careful bankroll management and to play for the right amount per spin, to ensure you can endure the longer runs of spins without a big win in the hope of triggering your own Opal-inspired windfall.


Editor's Review

Fire Opals is a very spectacular slot which has a number of engaging features. The Multiway Xtra allows you to win both ways across the reels and with 720-ways to win, you never feel you are too far away from a decent win. The Free Spins round is surprisingly easy to trigger, given that you require five symbols and it can pay some handsome rewards, but this is a volatile slot so you’ll need to be strong on bankroll management to get the very best out of the game.

Where can I play?Bet365
Number of paylines:720 Ways to Win
Number of reels:5
Is autoplay available?No
Game manufacturer:IGT