Pragmatic Play has a reputation for creating exciting pokies and Fire Strike is exactly that. The new Fire Strike pokie gives you the chance to win 25,000 times your stake, a huge bonus. This pokies machine looks red hot, but does it set the world alight or crash and burn? Let us find out.
Fire Strike Visuals
Malta-based Pragmatic Play makes pokies with stunning 3D visuals, but Fire Strikes is more basic. While the visuals of this pokies machine are not stunning, they are crisp and feature classic winning symbols such as lucky sevens and BARs.
Playing cards, banknotes, poker chips, and dice complement the classic reels, all in pin-sharp clarity. Ultra-realistic flames flicker on either side of the reels to add to your overall playing experience. The top of the screen houses the paytable, including the potential jackpot of 25,000-times your stake.
The look may be simple, but it is effective, clean and easy to watch the action unfold. Fire Strike works on mobile devices too where the graphics are even crisper due to the smaller display.
Fire Strike Has a 96.5% RTP
Fire Strike is has a 5×3 layout with 10 possible win lines. Pragmatic Play classifies Fire Strike as medium-to-high volatility, meaning wins could be less frequent but tend to be larger. This pokies machine has a 96.5% Return To Player (RTP), which is what we have come to expect.
Minimum bets come in at $0.10 with the maximum bet weighing in at $50. This means triggering the jackpot when playing for max stakes wins you a cool $1,250,000!
One of the first things that you realise when playing Fire Strike is how easy it is to play. You would never think that a game this simple could award a seven-figure prize. The bonuses and features are exciting, which makes up for a lack of them.
The Fire Strike Wild symbol is one to look out for because it has a dual purpose. It substitutes for other symbols to create paylines, but it also stacks across reels too. A large prize of 200-time your stake is awarded when you land five of these symbols across a payline.
Your biggest wins come from having multiple Fire Strike symbols anywhere on the reels. At least six of these are required to trigger the bonus round.
Matching six pays out a straight 1x your stake, which admittedly is not all that exciting. Things get interesting when you match 10 symbols as a prize of 50x your stake is awarded. The prizes get into three-figures once at least 11 symbols are matched, with four-figure prizes starting at 13 symbols. Fill the screen with 15 symbols and you win 25,000-times your stake, which is quite incredible.
- Six symbols: 1x your stake
- Seven symbols: 2x your stake
- Eight csymbols: 8x your stake
- Nine symbols: 25x your stake
- 10 symbols: 50x your stake
- 11 symbols: 150x your stake
- 12 symbols: 500x your stake
- 13 symbols: 1,000x your stake
- 14 symbols: 2,500x your stake
- 15 symbols: 25,000x your stake
Fire Strike Verdict
Pragmatic Play has created another pokies machine with amazing potential. There are very few non-progressive jackpot pokies that pay 25,000 times your stake. The company has previously released Da Vinci’s Treasure (48,000x) and Extra juicy (60,000x) pokies with huge potential.
Potential is one thing, actually paying that amount out is another, however. There are not many stories on the internet of players hitting these huge jackpots, but they can be won.
This medium variance pokie will not decimate your bankroll as quickly as some of Pragmatic’s other offerings, meaning you can keep playing longer. Expect to hit some of the mid-tiered bonuses during a lengthy play session.
What Pragmatic has done with Fire Strike is create a pokie with nice but basic visuals and one that is easy to pick up and play. It is definitely worth having a few spins of Fire Strike, although its long term appeals seems to be missing for all but the most dedicate jackpot chasers.