Fruit machines are always fun mainly because they promise a trip back to the golden days of Vegas. Some stick too close to the core offered by those slot cabinets; others are more innovative. Me Foxy-lovin' spinners can enjoy more of the latter in Slingshot and Microgaming's new Links of Fire slot.
A highly volatile fruit machine with 40 paylines, Links of Fire can throw me players in a fiery tornado of winning spins. This isn’t your typical virtual slot cabinet. It promises loads of fun over those 40 paylines, including grand awards for collecting scatters. The Power Stack feature can trigger randomly to bring the fire to the base game, and doubled wins in the bonus round promise even more fun.
On top of it all, there are Link & Win jackpot prizes on offer that pay up to 5,000x the bet. With a total possible win of 25,000x, me slick Foxies will undoubtedly want to give Links of Fire a try.
While many will say vintage slots don't look alike, we can safely say they do. Links of Fire is trying to set itself apart from the crowd, but it still relies on fiery 7s, BARs, bells, and gambling dice. Fruits are in the mix, too, building quite a homage to Vegas' best spin machines. Of course, Microgaming has made sure the graphics and animations are crisp, and so is the audio.
The symbols are sprawled across a 5x4 setup, with 20 of them on the grid. The fiery Wild logo pays 25x for five of a kind, followed by the scatter. The triple sevens pay the most out of the premiums with 7.518x for the same combo. There are 7 of these in total paired with four card royals that pay significantly less.
Place a bet from €0.20 to €20 per spin and pull the lever to spin the reels. We’re kidding – you should just click or touch the Spin button, but a legacy lever would have been cool. The reels will turn with a nice animation and hopefully reveal a win.
The Links of Fire slot is a Power Stacks machine that can randomly trigger on any spin. In this feature, Super Stacked symbols are added to the reels – they can be any symbol apart from the wild or scatter.
Between all the symbols, me Foxies will notice special coins landing on the reels. You need six of these to trigger the Link & Win game that can deliver a jackpot. The Link & Win respins feature starts with three respins, with only blanks and coins landing on the reels. Any coin will reset the count back to three and turn sticky on the reels. This feature can be pretty lucrative, especially if the coins award one of the four jackpots:
The numbers represent the maximum value of the jackpots in the base game and free spins round. Of course, you can win smaller cash prizes depending on the value attached to the coins, which has a much higher probability.
Three scatters trigger 15 free spins with all wins doubled. All wilds land stacked in the free spins round, with scatters paying in any position. Me Foxy-lovin’ fans shouldn’t have a lot of trouble with the bonus round, as it’s basically the base game on steroids.
Links of Fire is another possible Microgaming hit thanks to the fun gameplay and cool retro vibes. It has a few special features worth triggering. The Link & Win feature can deliver cash prizes and jackpots, while the free spins round shines with doubled wins. With a bit of luck, you can win up to 2,500x in the base game and 5,000x in the bonus round, with the maximum projected winning potential being 25,000x.
With that kind of wins on a line, it’s a retro slot that deserves more than a spin or two.