Description and Review: Fire Hawk is built around things most commonly associated with Native American culture such as Head-dresses, Peace Pipes, Squaws and, er, a Fire Hawk. Heck, there are even Pan pipes on the soundtrack – guaranteed to annoy as many people as they relax!
Personally, I’m not sure about this theme. I particularly didn’t like the little dancing around the fire with Tomahawks animation you get on a win involving a wild symbol. Maybe that’s just me, though. Eva and Alison didn’t mind it, so we’ll just move on to the slots play itself.
Firstly, there are some pretty big wins baked into the regular game. 5 Head-dresses, for instance, gives a 3000 coin win while if you hit five Squaws (that may need re-phrasing!?), the prize is 6,000 coins.
Most of the wins are far, far lower than this, making FireHawk’s overall variance higher than you might expect.
Another neat touch is that wins involving the Chief symbol (which is wild) have an additional multiplier – up to 8x if the Chief appears on both Reel 2 and Reel 4.
So, if you are a very, very lucky person, you could come away from FireHawk several thousand up. But, for us, if you want to play a medium variance slot, this probably isn’t your best choice.
One example: we re-triggered the free spins round twice, giving us a whopping 45 free spins. The total win? Just over $200 off a $4 stake. Frankly, it’s not enough. Too many dead spins and tiny wins in the game as a whole detracts from the possibility of a massive hit, so I don’t think the target audience for FireHawk are going to persist for long enough to profit.
It’s not a terrible slot – don’t get me wrong – it’s just not great either.
Game Information: 5 Reel, 20 Payline Slot Machine.
Wild Symbol: The Chief. This symbol appears on Reel 2 and Reel 4. Wins involving the Chief on Reel 2 give a 2x multiplier. Wins with the Chief on Reel 4 give a 4x multiplier.
If the Chief appears on both Reels 2 and 4, the win is multiplied by eight.
Scatter Symbol: The FireHawk itself. Three or more Firehawks triggers the free spins round. The scatter can appear on any reel. You are awarded either 10 free games (4x multiplier), 15 free games (3x multiplier) or 20 free spins (2x multiplier). The free spins round can be re-triggered. If the free spins are re-triggered, you receive the same multiplier and number of free spins as the original trigger.
Gamble Feature: Wins can be gambled. Guess the colour of the next card for a 2x multiplier or predict the suit for a 4x multiplier.
Coin Sizes: 0.01 to 2.00