Fire Opals™ is an online video slot machine game released in February 2012. It is offered exclusively at online casinos powered by IGT (International Game Technology). This video slot game has 5 reels and 720 ways to win per spin! The theme of Fire Opals is inspired by the wondrous and natural beauty of volcanoes and their lava’s ability to make opal gemstones such as the fire opal.
To understand more the theme of this particular slot game, fire opals, in reality, are unique when it comes to the lush world of the opals. They were already regarded as symbols of the most fervent love in ancient times, in the ancient Persian kingdom, in India, and among the populace of Central America and the Amerindians. The Mayans and Aztecs loved this gemstone and thus used it in their mosaics and also in their rituals. They named it “quetzalitzlipyollitli”, which means the “stone of the bird of paradise”. As the most significant deposits of it are in Mexico, the fire opal is known to be its national gemstone. Today, it is believed that the fire opal is a perfect charm for those who have a positive outlook in life.
Fire Opals™ is considered to be one of the top-performing slot machine games from IGT land-based casinos over the last 5 years, and a lot of slots players highly anticipated its release online because they would like to enjoy playing this game’s fun-filled MultiWay Xtra™ Feature, with up to an astounding 720 ways to win on a dazzling hexagonal 5-reel interface that pays in both directions (left to right, and right to left), which means more ways to win per spin! In case you didn’t know, the MultiWay Xtra™ Feature is a trademark of IGT.
Online slots games are very fun and exciting to play at once you have got a taste of its free play mode, and that is what’s great about IGT because they let interested players to play instantly on any of their online slot games, without requiring them to download. Every person who plays land-based casino slot games will surely know about the Fire Opals slot game, because it features Stacked wild symbols, scatter wins, a Free Spin Bonus Feature game that gives you an initial 10 Free Spins and up to a max of 260 Free Spins per bonus game, a Top Prize of $/£/€ 250,000 for a single bet, a MultiWay Xtra™ Feature which lets you have 720 ways to win per spin, and last but not least, it has a 92.99% to 94.92% theoretical average RTP (return to player)!
Graphics & Sound
IGT brings to the online world slots games that could only be found before at land-based casinos, and Fire Opals is surely going to be one of your favorite online slots games to play at because it features not only the richness of volcanic-made gemstones, but also its richness in rewards, slots-style! The background setting of Fire Opals is basically the looming volcano, where precious fire opals and other gemstones are naturally created. The symbols used in the game perfectly complement the theme such as the volcano, the red-haired maiden, the fire opals and other gemstones. You will most certainly love its animated programming whenever you get winning combinations. The overall graphic design of Fire Opals showcases a wide variety of vibrant colors including orange, yellow, purple, pink, blue, green and red.
Serene, nature-themed background sounds with birds chirping and harp music will be heard when you spin the reels. The vibrantly-colored symbols included in the Fire Opals online video slot game are greatly matched by different kinds of entertaining nature-themed sound effects whenever you get a winning combination.
The card deck symbols used in Fire Opals slot game are J, Q, K, and Ace. The other symbols that you will see in the Fire Opals online video slot game are the Bird of Paradise, the Fire Opals Logo, the Volcano, the Woman, and the Orchid.
The Wild Symbol is the “Wild”. The Wild symbol acts as a substitute for all other symbols (with the exception of the scatter symbols) in order for you to complete winning combinations. The Wild symbol can only be found on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th reels, and can come out stacked. It is possible for up to 5 Wild symbols to appear on a reel at the same time per spin, which makes this a Wild symbols Stack. Please take note that the Wild symbol does not substitute for the scatter symbols (Red Opal, Blue Opal, Scatter Opals) in the game.
There are 3 Scatter Symbols in the Fire Opals online slot game, and they are: the Blue Opal, the Red Opal, and the Scatter Opals. These scatter symbols are not required to appear in an active pay line for you to win.
• The Scatter Opals scatter symbol can be found anywhere on the 5 reels to form winning combinations, as long as there are 3 or more Scatter Opals scatter symbols that come out. Your winnings will be calculated via multiplying the Scatter Opals symbol combination payout (refer to Paytable) by the total number of coins you’ve bet.
• If you get 5 Red Opal scatter symbols (found in any 5 reels), you will activate the Fire Opals Free Spin Bonus Feature game.
• If you get 5 Blue Opal scatter symbols (in any position on 5 consecutive reels) in the Fire Opals Free Spin Bonus Feature game, you will re-trigger the Free Spin bonus game.
Please take note that if you obtain a scatter win and a regular win, you are paid out for both of these winnings, because all of the 3 scatter symbols in this game are not required to come out on an active pay line for you to win. Scatter awards are entirely independent from pay line awards, thus they are included to the pay line win.
There is no Gamble Feature in this game.
• Free Spin Bonus Feature Game
Fire Opals Free Spin Bonus Feature Game – If you manage to hit 5 Red Opal scatter symbols (scattered in any position on 5 consecutive reels), you will activate the Fire Opals Free Spin Bonus Feature game. Once activated, you will be given a prize plus 10 Free Spins. The reels in the Fire Opals Free Spin Bonus Feature game are much richer – there are more Stacked Wilds than in the regular Fire Opals slot game.
While in the Free Spin Bonus Feature game, you can re-trigger the Free Spins again by obtaining 5 Blue Opal scatter symbols (scattered in any position on 5 consecutive reels). Each winning combination of 5 Blue Opal symbols gives you a prize and 10 extra Free Spins. You can actually re-trigger the Fire Opals Free Spin Bonus Feature game many times, up to a max of 260 Free Spins per bonus game.
The extra Free Spins are included to your remaining number of Free Spins. In the Free Spin Bonus Feature game, the Wild symbol that appears on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels can appear stacked.
When the Fire Opals Free Spin Bonus Feature game is over, you will be taken back to the main Fire Opals online video slot game, and your winnings acquired from the Free Spin games are included to your overall balance.
• MultiWay Xtra™ Feature
In Fire Opals, players get to enjoy its unique MultiWay Xtra™ Feature wherein there are 720 ways to win on every spin! MultiWay Xtra™ symbol awards pay for matching symbols in any position in 3 or more adjacent columns, starting from the leftmost column or the rightmost column. More than one matching symbol in the same column multiplies the award. The wild symbol substitutes for all other symbols (except for the Scatter and Bonus symbols). Only the highest-paying MultiWay Xtra™ reward for each symbol is paid each spin.
Below is an example of a MultiWay Xtra™ payout.
To calculate the payout for this combination:
• Count all the Orchid and Wild symbols in each column.
• Calculate the total number of winning ways (1 x 2 x 3 x 1 = 6)
• Calculate the award amount in currency by multiplying the number of winning ways times the payout for the 4 Orchid MultiWay Xtra™ award. In this example, that would be 6 x 30 = 180 coins won. The actual amount won in currency would be based on the coin value.
Fire Opals has 5 reels (3 x 4 x 5 x 4 x 3) and 720 bet ways to win on every spin! The minimum bet is 0.01 and the maximum bet is 10.00. You can wager 1 coin per pay line.
Please take note that for every coin that you wager, you will enable another pay line. You will be paid out for winning combinations on enabled pay lines only.
It is absolutely more fun and easy when there is an Auto Spin function available in online slot games. In Fire Opals, you can access their Auto Spin function by clicking on the (blue) Auto Spin button on the lower right corner of the screen. You are given the choice of how many spins you would like the game to do automatically for you – from as low as 10 up to as high as 50. When you choose a number, say 40, the Auto Spin function will keep track of the remaining number of automatic spins. The Auto Spin will stop only when a Bonus is triggered or the balance is insufficient to spin again. Also, you are actually given the option to stop the Auto Spin yourself, just in case you want to.