As you’d expect given the theme, Fantastic Fireworks is a bright and colourful offering. With a cityscape at night in the background, you’ll see 7 different firework symbols plus a Catherine wheel which is the wild. Rather than spinning, symbols float up onto the reels. As usual, landing 3 or more symbols on a line creates a winner. Exploding symbols are key to the action though.
- Land 4 matching symbols and you’ll create a Boom. This explodes all the adjacent symbols and creates a new symbol float and another payout.
- Better still is landing 5 symbols. This creates a Super Wild. Whichever symbol features the most times on the reels on that float are exploded. New symbols appear and another payout is made.
- Land a winner that contains intersecting winners and you’ll get a Criss Cross. This explodes all the symbols on the reel and row that the winning symbols intersected.
All exploding symbols can replicate and create even more chances to land a winner – this is known as the Floating Reels feature.
Fantastic Fireworks comes with 2 main feature rounds. These are triggered by landing symbols with sparklers attached. Each time 1 lands, it’s collected in a meter. Once you’ve amassed 20, you’ll be awarded 1 of the features randomly:
- Free Spins Bonus feature - 8 free spins are awarded with special exploding symbols landing on each of them. Collecting 10 sparklers adds another 4 free spins to your tally.
- Cannon Bonus feature - if you get this extra, you’ll be shown 6 firework cannons with coin prizes hiding behind each of them. Pick 3 of them. Hope to see a ray of light from a cannon as it will get you another pick.
Despite the explosive theme, the variance here isn’t especially high. This is a low to medium volatility game with top payouts of 524 times your stake on each spin/free spin. The gameplay here takes a little getting used to. There’s enough to like here once you have got your eye in.
It might not be the best slot you’ll see but this pyrotechnic show is still worth a watch. I would much rather play Esqueleto Explosivo from Thunderkick which has features fireworks.