Fri, May 24, 9:52pm by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:24pm
Ultra high definition animations and a tall screen make completely sure that Fireball stands out on the casino floor. This Bally pokie uses traditional symbols like cherries, bars and 7’s – though not in any format you will have seen before. They spin over a black background and have sparkling animations. The stalk of the cherries looks like the lit fuse for some fireworks.
Game-play is focused on some mini-pokies. These are displayed on the top part of the cabinet – and will spring to life when you trigger the bonus. With unique ways to win on each one, there is plenty to keep you entertained. Here are the key reasons to enjoy the Fireball pokies:
Many Bally pokies need 3 bonus symbols to trigger a special feature. For this new Fireball game, 3 is only the start. You can get more than one flaming bonus symbol on each reel, with up to 10 possible. If you get 3, you’ll spin 3 of the mini pokies above the reels, the more symbols you get, the more spins and better chance of the higher paying ones.
When you first trigger the bonus, a fireball appears in the middle of the small pokies. This shoots flames at random to select 3 or more games. They then spin in turn, with the ones at the bottom coming first.
Each game is different, with 3 ‘normal’ reels and sometimes a 4th reel with the potential of giving you a win multiplier. The titles include Triple Bonus Frenzy, Blazing Seven Times Pay and Triple Double Frenzy.
As each mini pokie becomes activated, you will see a pay table alongside it. The top prize for each pokie is a progressive jackpot. For the lower level games these are smaller jackpots. At the top of the cabinet are mini pokies with huge progressives – think 5-figures for the best.
Wins are not all about the progressives. Each game will give you plenty of ways to win smaller amounts. For some of the games (Triple Bonus Frenzy for example), a 4th reel can give you a win multiplier. If you are lucky enough to line up the red 7’s for a big prize – and then hit 10x – you could be looking at a large pay out.
These mini games spin fast, allowing you to collect your wins and get back to the main reels without too much lag.
There is plenty to enjoy in the base game. This reminds me of many Bally titles, including the Quick Hits range (though there are no scatter symbols). There are 40 win-lines in play and a bigger 5×4 reel setup gives you plenty of space to hit those Fireball bonus symbols.
Regular wins come via traditional symbols red 7’s have the best prize. Wilds are in play, these simply say ‘wild’ in blue with a flaming background. They will connect wins over many win-lines frequently. With mixed 7’s and mixed bars paying prizes, smaller wins which keep your bankroll topped up are reasonably common. Cherries make up the smallest wins.
This pokie is bang up to date when it comes to the quality of the graphics. At times these go from being ‘only’ impressive and sharp to being truly spectacular. When the mini games above the reels kick in the fireball effects are a must-see. Those games seem to grow from nowhere, with a full pay table to the side unfurling and fading away smoothly.
When you win on the regular reels, sparkling silver surrounds each of the winning symbols. This contrasts with the orange / flaming look of the main game to good effect. Like on many of this style of Bally pokies, brash music which is led by brass instruments accompanies your play.
This is a new take on a concept where mini-pokies appear during play. In other games, these appeared on the reels – spinning right there. This time the smaller sub-games tower above you in an impressive HD cabinet. Not only does this give Bally room for a lot of spectacular graphics, it gives you 10 different games to win spins on. Add multipliers and progressive jackpots to the mix, and you have a pokie which should not be missed!