Slots OnlinePublished: sat 24 apr 2021
There is no such thing as a perfect online slot game. What appeals to you might not necessarily appeal to us, and vice versa. That said, Fire Toad is a slot which we like for all kinds of reasons. This is a recent release from Play’n GO, and whilst it won’t necessarily make you rich in cash terms (the max payout is around 5,000 times your stake), it can certainly enrich the quality of your gaming day quite considerably.
Fire Toad Theme and Format
Fire Toad is a five-reel slot with four rows which gives you 1,024 ways to win with every spin. It is focused on a mythical amphibian called a Fire Toad, which gets more powerful as it grows. The more powerful the Fire Toad is, the more it can help you to win.
This game takes place in Hawaii. More specifically, it takes place on a volcanic Hawaiian island, and we know that because the background shows an active volcano that is pouring streams of molten lava into the surroundings. That has caused the nearby watering holes to become hot springs, which just happens to be a perfect environment for Fire Toads.
The graphics in this game are fantastic. A fully animated background features flowing lava, steam rising from the rippling water and birds flying across the sky in the distance. The symbols are colourful and crisp and include the playing card suits of diamonds, hearts, clubs and spades, as well as five Fire Toads at various stages of growth, from tadpole to fully-grown adult. All of the toads are fully animated, so the whole game seems to bustle with life. An animated firefly symbol serves as a scatter as well as a wild.
The audio is also very impressive. The soundtrack combines classical guitar, traditional percussion instruments and flute to give the game a real mythical sense of place. Atmospheric sound effects - including the occasional croak of a toad or two - serve to further enhance that feeling.
Fire Toad Upgrade Feature
When you get exactly two firefly symbols on the reels, you will trigger a very nice Toad Upgrade feature. The two fireflies will fly to the top of the reels and randomly select one of the toad symbols. All smaller toads will then be upgraded to the stage of growth illustrated by the selected symbol. For example, if the green toad is selected, all younger toads on the screen will be transformed into green toads. The reels will then be reassessed to see if this upgrade has helped you to win a prize.
Fire Toad Free Spins Feature
When you land 3, 4 or 5 firefly symbols on the reels at the same time, you will trigger a Free Spins Feature. This will give you 9, 12 or 15 free spins, depending on the number of fireflies that triggered the feature. The youngest toad will automatically be upgraded to the next growth stage for the duration of this round, so there won’t be any tadpoles in play.
You will notice that a Symbol Upgrade panel is displayed above the reels throughout this part of the game. That’s because every time you retrigger free spins (by getting three or more firefly symbols on the reels), the youngest toad symbol that is still in play will be upgraded to the next growth stage. Retrigger the free spins several times, and you could well have Fire Toads appearing everywhere. That might sound like a Biblical plague, but it could improve your winning chances quite a bit!
A Case Study in Creativity
Fire Toad is a fairly simple slot, but we would also consider it to be a glowing example of how a fresh and creative twist can pay off handsomely. We love the evolution of the toads, and the whole aesthetic of the game is also very impressive. It was, therefore, no surprise to hear that Play’n GO is working hard on the creative side of things.
‘Creativity is a lifeblood of entertainment,’ said Johan Törnqvist, who is CEO of Play’n GO. ‘Developing new ideas and introducing new concepts to players keeps them engaged and interested in what you’re going to do next. Allowing people to be creative also creates a more positive and productive atmosphere, and that leads to great results!’
Play Fire Toad Today!
Fire Toad plays just as beautifully on mobile devices as it does on full-size desktops, which means you can give it a try whenever the opportunity strikes.
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