Fire Toad slot review
A fire toad is certainly something we wouldn’t mind seeing in real life, but the closest you can get is the slightly poisonous fire-belly toad. Symbol upgrade features are hardly something new, and Play’n Go has toyed with the concept in many different titles. In Fire Toad it’s the sole attraction, both in the base game and during the bonus round.
The math model is decent, except for the customizable RTP ranges, and the 5,000x max win can be landed on a single spin. The symbols are rather low value, and the premiums (from tadpole to adult) pay only 1x to 5x for 5 of a kind. Since there are no multipliers in play here, it’s all about trying to fill the screen with the highest value symbol and/or wilds. The upgrade feature helps you out in that regard, not least in the indefinite retriggers bonus round.
Fire Toad Slot Reels Screen
Fire Toad slot Features
The firefly symbol serves double duty as both the scatter and the wild, and it will thus step in for all regular pay symbols to help you form winning combos. The scatter is the triggering symbol for both of the game’s features, namely the base game symbol upgrade feature and the bonus round.
Landing 1 scatter short of triggering the bonus round (that is 2 scatters anywhere in sight), will trigger the Symbol Upgrade feature in the base game. All the 5 premium toad symbols depict the frog's evolution from Tadpole to King. The Upgrade feature choses a random premium toad symbol, and all lower tier premium symbols in view are then upgraded to that symbol for a new win calculation.
You trigger the Bonus Round when you land 3, 4 or 5 scatters anywhere on the same spin. This awards 9, 12 or 15 free spins, respectively, and you also win 10x, 50x or 250x your stake up front. The bonus round comes with unlimited retriggers. More specifically, you get 3, 4 or 5 extra spins whenever you land 3, 4 or 5 scatters on the same free spin.
You also trigger the Upgrade feature when you first trigger the bonus round, and on every retrigger thereafter. This means that the bonus round is evolving towards evermore valuable spins, and it’s possible to get only the high value Toad King combined with lower value royals. This is the 4 stages of evolutionary upgrade:
- Stage 1 - Fire Tadpole becomes Young Fire Toad
- Stage 2 - Young Fire Toad becomes Fire Toad
- Stage 3 - Fire Toad becomes Adult Fire Toad
- Stage 4 - Adult Fire Toad becomes Fire Toad King
The 200 Spins Fire Toad slot Experience
Visually, this game made a good impression up front, and we also enjoyed the evolution of a brand new, invented species. The game itself was not all that bad either, and we’ve captured our 200 spins test session for you as usual. Only the highlights are included, and it will give you a nice overview of what this game is all about.
Play’n Go is no stranger to the symbol upgrade feature, but most games are not as pure breed in that regard as Fire Toad. Visually, the game is pleasing, with a dramatic erupting volcano in the background, and the whole fire frog evolution concept is kind of cool. However, it all boils down to the core features, and whether or not this is something you would enjoy.
The symbol values are rather low, and even the King Fire Toad pays only 5x your stake for 5 on a payline. The 1,024 win ways can bring solid base game payouts in theory, with a bit of help from the Upgrade feature, but you shouldn’t expect too much. The bonus round symbol upgrades are your best shot (not surprisingly), but a screen full of anything below the Toad King is worth 1,228.8x your stake at the most.
- Randomly chosen symbol upgrade
- Bonus round w/ with symbol upgrade
- Win up to 5,000x
- Low overall symbol values
- Beware of customizable RTP ranges
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Gold Volcano - is where Play’n Go allows the volcano itself to take center stage, and the 3-4-5-6-6-5-4-3 reel setup is a perfect fit in that regard. The dormant volcano can trigger 3 random base game modifiers after non-winning spins, and collecting scatters upgrades the symbols towards the climactic bonus round eruption.
The Faces of Freya - is another Play’n Go title featuring 3 single power bonus rounds, as well as a Super bonus round where all 3 play out one by one, before they all combine in the grand finale. The Sorcery bonus round comes with scatter collection symbol upgrades, and you can win up to 5,000x your stake.
Eye of Horus - is Reel Time Gaming’s megahit that put the whole symbol upgrade feature on the map. The bonus round comes with expanding wilds that upgrade symbols, and you can win up to 10,000x your stake. A simple, yet highly compelling, concept that has withstood the test of time like few others.