In Greek mythology, the phoenix is an immortal bird that is said to regenerate from the ashes of its predecessor. It is usually pictured surrounded in flames. The phoenix is the central symbol of this Konami pokie, acting as the wild and ensuring some big wins along the way. Joining the phoenix on the pokie reels are a number of fiery symbols including a flame-haired lady, torches, lanterns and crystals engulfed in flames.
Wings of the Phoenix has a mystery feature, along with a regular free spins bonus. As you’d expect from a Konami game, your biggest wins will come with stacked symbols. Here are the standout features of this slot:
The action becomes intense when the ‘Mystery Feature’ comes into play. This feature is triggered completely at random and can happen either during the spin of the reels, or directly after.
In the Mystery Feature all of the playing card symbols (which make up 6 of 11 the standard symbols in the game) will all transform into one of the five higher paying symbols. This symbol will now dominate the reels. If a playing card gets chosen as a stacked symbol (see below), when this mystery bonus hits, you can get a lot of the reels covered in the same higher paying symbol.
The bonus symbol shows an emerald set into a golden frame designed to represent the phoenix. Land 3, 4 or 5 bonus symbols anywhere on the reels and you’ll win instant pay outs of 2x, 25x and 250x your total stake, as well as 8, 15 or 30 free games respectively.
During the free spins, the mystery feature is that much more likely to be randomly triggered – usually once every handful of spins. Land the maximum 30 spins and you can therefore expect to see the mystery feature activated around six or seven times.
The free spins can be retriggered at any time too. Land another 3, 4 or 5 bonus symbols and 8, 15 or 30 free games will be added to your existing number of spins.
Wings of the Phoenix is a five-reel pokie. The game features 30 win-lines, while the cost of each spin is 45 credits (30 credits for the win-lines and 15 credits for all of the features in the game).
Like most Konami pokies, this game uses he ‘Action Stacked Symbols’ format. A large number of adjacent positions on each of the reels are blank. When you hit spin, these spots are filled with a matching symbol – chosen at random. This means every spin will see the reels dominated by a different symbol. Note that the wild and scatter symbols are not part of this system.
The phoenix itself acts as the wild symbol, substituting for any other symbol apart from the scatter. It is also the highest paying symbol in the game, worth 1,000 coins for the maximum five in a row. The flame haired lady is next on the pay table and has a top prize of 250 coins, while the other themed symbols pay between 125 and 100 coins. The pay table is completed by the playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A.
This Konami designed game has a simple backdrop showing shades of purple, while the reels themselves are black in colour. However, it’s the range of symbols that bring the excitement to the reels. With flames emanating from all of the themed symbols you might not want to get too close to the game, while the phoenix itself is the standout symbol, looking slightly eerie with flaming eyes. Check out the fiery animation when you land a win with the phoenix symbol.
Wings of the Phoenix is an enjoyable, fast-paced pokie from Konami. Any game with Action Stacked Symbols offers an added level of excitement in the base game. The mystery feature can give you a further boost at any time. Enter the free spins feature and you’ll activate the feature more often than ever – with oversized wins a probability more than a possibility. Wings of the Phoenix is good enough to resurrect your pokie passion!