Earlier in 2021, Pragmatic came up with an amazing project called Phoenix Forge. The game promises to take us to the forge where coins are made. With its mystic design, let’s see in detail what Pragmatic and Phoenix Forge have to offer.
The design is extraordinary with a golden theme and vivid background. The game board is up front, spread over 5 reels and 3 rows, giving us 20 betways and features to die for. Minimum bet per spin is $0.20 working its way up to $100. RTP is 95.5%, which is a bit under the average and volatility is high. That being said, the game is rather intended for small-time players, but is too volatile for them. Symbols are designed as precious gemstones with different colors representing different values. Starting from turquoise, orange, purple and blue being the low value symbols and going up to green, yellow and red as symbols with the highest monetary value. The game also features Wild symbols that substitute for all of the above and Bonus symbols.
During both the base game and the free games, when all winning combinations are paid they disappear. The remaining symbols fall to the bottom and empty positions are replaced with new symbols.
Hot Spot Multiplier
As we said, after every win, symbols are replaced with new ones. The position of every winning symbol is marked and a 1x multiplier appears. When, and if, more winning combinations are formed, every existing multiplier increases by 1x. This will continue until no more winning combinations are formed.
When 3 or more Bonus symbols appear anywhere in the game board, the Free Spins feature is triggered and the player is awarded as per the paytable:
- For 3 Bonus symbols, the player is awarded with 10 free games;
- For 4 Bonus symbols, the player is awarded with 15 free games;
- For 5 Bonus symbols, the player is awarded with 20 free games.
During the free games, Hot Spot Multiplier is still active, but all multipliers remain and multiply until the end of the feature. If the player hits another 3 Bonus symbols, 5 more free games are awarded.
Despite the fact that the game has many great features giving chances for sensational wins, what bothers us is the high variance that promises rare and big wins. From the bet range we can see that the game is designed for casual players and high volatility is not always the first choice for such players. However, Phoenix Forge is very engaging and promises a great experience.