Fire Forge - Stormcraft/Microgaming
About Fire Forge Slots
Released by Stormcraft Studios as part of Microgaming’s network of developers, Fire Forge slots are a highly volatile, feature-rich experience. It’s a fairly interesting game that focuses on a mix of rolling reels and large, hugely rewarding multipliers. It boasts jackpots, wilds, scatters, and more volatility than you’ll know what to do with.
The theme of the game fits these ideas perfectly. As the name implies, it comes with a bright orange color palette that looks like a blacksmith’s forge. It all looks more in line with what we’ve seen Stormcraft Studios create back in their early days. The overall impression is thus fairly strong. Stormcraft Studios Fire Forge looks like a passion project rather than something created to fit Microgaming’s market demands.
How to Play
Microgaming Fire Forge chooses to focus on a range of fun features rather than the base slot gameplay. As such, playing the game is as simple as possible, though it doesn’t have any pre-set paylines. Instead, you can simply arrange symbols from left to right, starting on the first reel. It doesn’t matter which of the three rows the symbols appear in. As long as you create an uninterrupted line of symbols, you'll get a payout.
You’ll find the usual options such as the stake and settings on the right. A turbo mode is included that makes the reels spin quicker, and you can set up autoplay as well.
Besides that, the only thing left to consider when you play Fire Forge slots is the rolling reels feature. Sometimes referred to as a symbol cascade, this mechanic replaces any winning symbols with new ones. They’ll tumble down from the top of the table with every win. This means that you can get multiple wins with a single spin, which is always nice.
Now we’re getting to the part that makes this slot what it is. Let’s take a look at the various Fire Forge slot features.
- Scatters – the name of these symbols is a bit misleading. They do not pay anything on their own. However, landing five has a chance to trigger the Fire Forge jackpot. There are three possibilities – Bronze, Silver, and Gold, paying 5x, 25x, and 200x respectively. That seems small for a jackpot at first glance. However, these jackpots can be multiplied, and are the key to the biggest payouts in Fire Forge.
- 1 Scatter on each reel triggers Fire Forge free spins. You can pick between three options of how you want to structure these. You can either get 12 free spins in which each spin increases the multiplier by 1x, for example. Alternatively, you can go with 6 spins with 3x per spin or 3 free spins with 6x per spin. Also, free spins can be retriggered.
- Wilds are the only “classic” special symbol in the game. They replace any other symbol, but can’t appear on the first reel.
Fire Forge on Mobile
As with all top Microgaming slots, you can also play this game on mobile. The UI changes a bit to accommodate the smaller screen, but everything else is identical. As a note for the uninitiated, Stormcraft Studios works with Microgaming for distribution. That means you can play this slot on all Microgaming-powered casinos.
Overall, we quite enjoyed playing Stormcraft’s latest release. It’s undeniably exciting, especially because the game’s not stingy when it comes to those all-important Scatter symbols. Better yet, Microgaming Fire Forge RTP sits at 96.73%, which is slightly above average. It’s a solid release that most video slot fans will enjoy, especially if you like high volatility.