Slots developers like to come up with new ways to entice players. It may be exciting bonus rounds or special themed games, but the current trends seems to be to squeeze as many win lines in as possible. Fire Opals, the new 5 reel slot at Virgin Games, boasts an incredible 720 ways to win.
What makes Fire Opals different to other slots is that it has a hexagonal interface. This means that the first and fifth reels have 3 elements, the second and fourth reels have 4 elements and the centre reel has 5. This makes for an eye catching if somewhat confusing set up.
With Fire Opals the win lines go from left to right and also right to left. How and where they lie is anyone's guess! There's probably just too many for them to show you so they don't.
The theme is Volcanoes and Opals, with some orchids and a girl who looks like she might be on fire! The slot is accompanied with some Japanese influenced music. It makes little sense - but there's probably a story in there somewhere.
The opals are important though as if you get 5 of them in any position then that triggers the free spin bonus round. Despite 720 win lines it is quite incredible how miserly the bonus round can be in terms of wins!
And that's probably the best thing to note from this slot game. Just because it has multiple win lines doesn't mean it's going to pay out any more or less than a 20 line 5 reel slot. In many ways you're lulled into thinking that big pay outs will come as you're winning from left to right and right to left - we're not sure that's the case.
Still, it's nice to see something different and the music is quite relaxing and calming, even when you're losing! Fire Opals is from IGT and can be found at a number of casinos.