Two common themes from the modern 5-reel category have been blended into one, and then a 3-reel game came out of the mix. Fire 88 is a game from Pragmatic Play, which mixes fire with the Chinese theme and the result is this classic release that has only a couple of features to offer, more than plenty of other similar titles though.
You are going to play on 3 reels, forming combinations with payouts of up to $1,250 on its 7 active lines. In terms of major features, you have the Wild Dragon for one, along with the Jackpot Bonus Game and free respins. It’s also going to pay better than other slots of similar design, the RTP being set to 96.46%.
Betting and Prizes
The 7 active lines with which you’re playing in Fire 88 will have 3 symbols each, and all need to be of the same type in order for a win to come your way. You activate all 7 lines, that’s not negotiable, but you decide if you go with 1 or 10 coins, as well as the denomination, which varies from $0.01 to $0.50. While the minimum bet possible will require $0.07 per spin, the largest one can reach $35.
If you look only at regular combinations, the best outcome to come out of a single line will be a prize of $1,250. The alternative is to trigger a Jackpot Bonus Game where the fixed jackpots are won, and at that point you could be looking at 888x total bet, or $31,080.
Fire 88 Slot Features
Though it’s not expected of them, some classic slots do manage to include several features, and Fire 88 is that kind of title. There are wild symbols for example, taking the form of Asian Dragons. You have a couple of things that can happen with these symbols as contributors. Ideally, you have a winning combo of three Dragons, this resulting in a payout that could reach $1,250. When it appears only once or twice, then it can be used as a replacement for other symbols and it will contribute to their combinations.
There is also the Respin, which triggers when there are two Asian Dragons on the reels. The reel that doesn’t have a wild on it will respin for free, just once, and hopefully you will get paid after that.
To get into the Jackpot Bonus Game, you need the Jackpot badge to appear next to the 88 symbols. Three of these Jackpot Badges are needed during a single round, to get you access to the feature.
There are three jackpots that you can win in the bonus game, with values being set to 38x, 88x and 888x total bet. You have to pick from the 9 Gold Coins, to reveal jackpot symbols. The first one that you get three matching symbols of, will pay the corresponding jackpot.
Theme & Design
I’ve mentioned already, the fact that Fire 88 is a mixed theme slot machine. Fire is a big motif in slot machines, both modern and classic. What is a bit rarer in 3 reel games is the Chinese theme, in this case revolving around things like dragons, gold coins, the number 8, diamonds and the three Bar symbols that are designed to look like firecrackers. It’s a great design for a game with 3 reels, so on that basis alone it’s already ahead of the competition.
A game with 3 reels, but with more lines than others, with better features and advanced graphics, what’s not to love about it?