The phoenix bird is legendary for rising from the ashes after a crash landing. However, don’t expect the same to happen to your bankroll when this elusive beast burns it down. Pragmatic Play has created a visually appealing game with Phoenix Forge, and everything is very simple and straightforward. The game looks like something Red Tiger could have come up with, and Dragon’s Fire is somewhat similar in terms of increasing multiplier focus.
However, Phoenix Forge is not a copycat project, and it may be even more appealing when you see all the boosted multiplier hotspots that continue to increase during the bonus round. This continues in the base game as well, but there everything resets between spins. Pragmatic still adheres to a strict 5,000x max win policy to enhance their reputation, and we definitely had a good time testing this game.
Bonus Features at Phoenix Forge Slot
The golden phoenix egg is the wild symbol and can land on reels 2, 3 and 4 to substitute for all regular payout symbols. Any win will trigger the tumble feature, which means that winning symbols will be removed from the reels. New and/or existing symbols will then drop down to fill the gaps, and this avalanche mechanic will continue as long as you keep winning.
All winning symbol positions are highlighted by a hot spot multiplier frame after each fall , and the frame starts at x1. Each multiplier hot spot is upgraded with new winning symbols, increasing each multiplier affected by +1. All multipliers involved in a winning combination are summed before the total win is increased. Everything is reset after a non-winning fall.
The phoenix bird is the scatter symbol, and you need at least 3 in view to trigger the bonus round. You will first get a scatter win of 2x, 5x or 20x your bet if you land 3, 4 or 5 scatters. Then you also get 10, 15 or 20 free spins .
You can win +5 additional free spins if you land more than 3 scatters in the bonus round, and all multiplier frames remain sticky for the duration of the feature. The multipliers are also not reset between spins, which means that the multiplier values only increase until the end of the feature.
The 200 Spins Phoenix Forge Slot Experience
Our highlights video starts in the middle of the action this time, and we trigger the bonus round immediately with 3 scatters. The feature plays for 3 minutes, and we managed to fill the screen with many lucrative multipliers. This awarded one bigger payout after another, and you can see how it all plays out by clicking the play button.
Phoenix Forge may not be earth-shattering in any way, but the game still offers above average entertainment value. The visuals are solid and the base game is kept interesting by the cascading multiplier building action. Granted, you’ll have plenty of dead spins between wins, which are big enough to keep you afloat in the bonus round.
The bonus round itself is also a hit or miss kind of affair, but building sticky progressive multiplier frames that don’t reset can be a pretty tense experience when bigger payouts begin. Pragmatic sticks with their new default max win of 5,000x, which is a good enough potential. It’s half of what’s offered in Red Tiger’s similar Dragon’s Fire, but the 96.51% RTP is more on your side in this version.
Progressive multiplier hotspots
Bonus round with non-resetting multipliers
Wins up to 5,000 times your bet
Too volatile for casual players
Phoenix Forge Slot FAQs
What is the Return to Player of Phoenix Forge?
The RTP of 96.51% is well above the industry average, but you can get a lower payback due to the RTP ranges. Available RTP values are 96.51%, 95.50% and 94.51%.
How volatile is Phoenix Forge?
Volatility is high in this game and you should be mentally prepared for fluctuations in your bankroll.
What is the biggest possible profit?
You can win up to 5,000 times your bet in Phoenix Forge, and your chance of cracking the maximum win is 1 in 413,907.
How does the Hot Spot Multiplier system work?
Winning symbols are removed via the Tumble feature and the positions are then framed by a multiplier hot spot starting at x1. The multiplier increases by +1 for each new winning symbol removed from a Hot Spot position.
Is there a free spins mode in Phoenix Forge?
Yes, you can win up to 20 free spins for starters, and all multiplier hot spot positions will remain for the duration of the feature. The multiplier values will only increase, as they will not reset between free spins.
Can I play the Phoenix Forge slot for free?
Yes, you can try the free Phoenix Forge demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must have age verified first).