9 Masks of Fire™ is an online slots co-creation courtesy of Microgaming and Gameburger Studios. It is themed around fire and the tribal cultures of Africa. There are 20 fixed paylines, as well as a grid structure comprising 5 reels and 3 rows. Features include Mask Pays, Multipliers, and Free Spins, which we’ll discuss in more detail further below. The game includes coins or credits, so it’s up to the individual which option suits them best when playing – while we’ve always tended more towards using credits, this really comes down to a personal preference. 9 Masks of Fire™ has a payout percentage of 95.97% and we’d describe it as a medium volatility online and mobile slots game. The minimum bet is 0.20 and the maximum 60.00. Players can potentially win up to 2000 times their stake thanks to escalating Scatter masks, while during Free Spins wins of up to 7500 times are a possibility. There is also an Autoplay function where players can choose from 10-50 automatic spins.
This online casino game is compatible with all Android, iOS and Windows devices, so players can expect the same great quality across desktop, tablet and smartphone.
Design And Audio
As we’ve already stated, 9 Masks of Fire™ takes its inspiration from fire and Africa, particularly certain tribal customs from the continent. It’s one of the more unusual themes, but that’s what makes it stand out even more from the standard fare. Microgaming and Gameburger Studios have imbued their online slot with bold colours and a soundtrack that is rhythmic and has a tribal vibe. A gorgeous co-creation, it has symbols that relate to the theme but also hark back to the early days of classic slot machines. These include bells, bars, dollar signs, and cherries, as well as fiery 7s, double 7s and triple 7s. Then we have the Wild and Scatter symbols, which are integral in forming winning symbol combinations and activating features. The Wild is represented by a shimmering blue diamond, and the Scatter by a decorative tribal mask. In addition, there is a Free Spins symbol, signified by a gold shield.
Let’s start with the Wild diamond – this symbol has substitution powers, which means it can replace other standard symbols to form potential winning combinations. The symbols it cannot substitute for include the Scatter mask and the Free Spins shield. If 3 or more Scatter masks appear on the reels, a cash prize is awarded. The more Scatter masks the bigger the potential cash value – 9 escalating Scatter masks can bring it up to 2000 times the player’s bet. Next up we have the Free Spins shield symbol. If it appears on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels simultaneously, the fabulous Wheel round is activated. It is here where the Free Spins and Multipliers come together. It is all determined by the wheel spinning and where it lands, as each wedge of the wheel contains a certain number of Free Spins and Multipliers. If it lands on a wedge with 10, 12 or 15 Free Spins, a Multiplier of 2x will contribute. However, if it lands on 25 or 30 Spins, a Multiplier of 3x is attached. Worth noting is that Scatter masks are available during the base game and Free Spins. Furthermore, Free Spins can be reactivated.