Firestarter by Novomatic
Firestarter is a fun carton style online slot by developer Novomatic. The slot has the usual five reels, and twenty five fixed paylines. This means that players have to play with all 25 lines, which may not be great for those of a lower budget but does lead to more chances for winning combinations. This being said, the wager amounts in Firestarter are very wide, so it is still a slot that suits most budgets. Players can choose to stake from 0.01 coins up to 1.0 coins per line, which means that the game has a maximum bet of 25 coins per spins or a minimum one of only 0.25 coins per spin.
Cartoon Style Graphics
The graphics in Firestarter are very definitely on the carton side of things, but are well drawn and fun to look at. Behind the reels is rather vague, it looks a bit like a newspaper although that has nothing to do with the theme. The reels themselves have a white background, which makes the brightly coloured cartoon style symbols stand out. This is a fun slot, with no seriousness at all.
Fruit Machine Symbols and Theme
Believe it or not, Firestarter has a fruit machine theme. The base symbols are all fruits, which may not really seem to make a whole lot of sense. Each fruit does have a flammable sticker on it though, so at least Novomatic did make some attempt to marry the two. The fruits are nicely drawn, but not hugely detailed. Bottom of the rungs we find cherries, oranges and melons. Next up are the sevens which are worth 10 000 coins for five of them in a row.
Firestarter Special Features
The special features symbols is where the actual Firestarter theme finally comes into play. The matchbook icon is the games scatter symbol which grants the player ten free spins for finding three of them anywhere on the reels. This can be retriggered by finding one of the devil symbols on the reels during your free spins round.
The she devil is the games wild symbol, and she appears only on reels two, three and four. Her job is not only to trigger free spins during the free spins round, but also to change the games base symbols into more wilds, to create more winning lines.
Firestarter has a tumbling reels feature, which means that during the base game, if you find a winning combination, the game activate its Reel refill feature. All the winning symbols on your reels will disappear, and be replaced by new symbols falling from above. The non winning symbols stay in place and thus can create even more combinations. This feature continues until there are no more wining lines left.
The final feature of Firestarter is the gamble feature. This is a standard over many Novomatic slots, and adds to the chance to win big money. The feature is simple, and triggered by clicking on the Gamble button at the bottom of the screen whenever you find a winning combination. You will then be taken to a screen where you have to correctly guess the colour of a playing card. Should you guess correctly, you double your win. Should you be wrong, you lose your win. Play this feature with caution, it can make or break your game.