Blazing Goddess from Sydney-based operator Lightning Box Games is a bold and bright five-reeler with four rows plus a whopping 1,024 ways of winning. This means there are no conventional Paylines as such.
The May 2016 release is set on a mysterious, beautiful Pacific island, complete with a soundtrack featuring pulsating drumbeats. Expect to sense a slightly mystical vibe to the whole thing.
The backdrop is a village in the rainforest, framed by palms and statues. But this peaceful, paradisiacal setting can be overwhelmed by a volcanic eruption in seconds, thanks to the wizardry of the game’s design. So don’t expect to be allowed to relax for long!
How to play
Blazing Goddess isn’t the cheapest to play, with spins starting from 50p and rising to a high-rolling £100 maximum.
Symbols on the reels include toucans, shrines, flowers and a bearded man, who is the most lucrative. Bag five of him and you’re in line for a 1,000-coin payday. Joining these emblems are the typically less rewarding but still handy playing-card values from Ace to nine.
Form winning combos kicking off from the reel furthest left, although the Scatter pays in either direction, while the standard Autoplay and Spin functions are also present and correct.
Wins involving the Scatter are multiplied depending on how much you have bet.
There’s the Blazing Goddess Wild, which does its regular job of replacing other icons, save the Scatter, equally, it also pays out double for any winning combos to which it contributes. Meanwhile, the Scatter is a volcano that’s bubbling over.
In addition, there’s a fireball Wild in the free spins round, which works as described below.
Free spins feature
Land between three and five Scatters wherever you like on the reels to launch this – and enjoy 50, 200 or 2,500 coins as a result, on top of six, 15 or 30 free whirls. It’s where you’ll find most of the bigger wins.
While this round is being played, additional fireball Wilds get thrown on to the central three reels for as long as the bonus lasts. And although you won’t get that 2x multiplier of a regular Wild, you can retrigger the perk if the volcanoes appear again, and rake in a potential haul of 60 wager-free whirls.
Unfortunately, there’s no progressive jackpot here, but the maximum potential win is a life-changing £250,000 from a single game.
Return to Player (RTP)
You’ll find Blazing Goddess lies somewhere in the middle or towards the higher end of the variance scale. RTP is 95.38%, so far from shabby if not the best ever seen. Expect the free whirls round to kick in every 50 spins or so.
You should find plenty to have fun in Blazing Goddess, not least because it looks so brilliant, with some slick animations and sterling gameplay, not to mention a theme that works well. Some reviewers have described it as perfectly playable rather than ‘a total scorcher’, and it’s not exactly packed with endless features, but take this slot for a spin yourself and see what you think.