Casumo Casino has already added the brand new Phoenix Sun slot from Quickspin to their casino ahead of its official release date on the 13th December 2016.
The Phoenix Sun Slot uses an interesting combination of the classic Egyptian theme combined with some very modern slot features, the base game uses a regular 5×3 reel layout and uses the popular 243-way payline format, but as you play the game and work towards triggering the bonus round by scoring wins with the special Phoenix Rising Wilds several of the tiles are removed from above the regular reel set which then increases the total number of ways to win.
If you manage to complete this process by scoring 5 Phoenix Rising wild wins a row the final reel set becomes 5×6 in size and has 7776 ways to win!
Phoenix Sun Slot – Base Gameplay
During normal play the reels are filled will a mix of low and high paying Egyptian themed symbols, along with regular Wild symbols, and the Special Phoenix Rising Wilds.
When any of the Phoenix Rising Wilds land on the reels and form a win, 3 of the tiles above the slot are removed increasing the number of ways to win, and granting 1 re-spin, if further wins with this special symbol occur the process keeps repeating.
To trigger the main bonus round you need to land successive wins that use the special Phoenix Wilds, a handy meter is found on left side of the slot which tracks your progress, once this is filled (5 winning spins using the Phoenix Wild) it will then trigger the main bonus round granting 8 free spins with all of the reels unlocked and a total of 7776 ways to win.
If this all sounds a little confusing then you can check out the promotional video below which shows this special bonus feature in action.
Phoenix Sun Slot – Free Spins Round
To trigger the bonus round you need to land 5 successive wins in the base game that use the special Phoenix Rising Wild symbols, each of these wild that form a win will also remove 3 tiles from the reels that are above the main reel set.
The process of removing these tiles also increases the total number of ways to win on each re-spin which is easily tracked on the right-hand side of the slot, as more tiles become unlocked, this results in a 5×5 reel set with 7776 was to win during the bonus round.
On triggering the bonus round you are granted 8 free spins, the phoenix wilds are moved but the regular wilds are still present during the bonus.
The theoretical RTP for the Phoenix Sun slot is a very decent 96.01%.
Phoenix Sun is a very decent online slot release from Quickspin, with nice graphics great themed music interesting set of bonus features and definitely worth a play, whilst the massive amount of paylines may lead people to think this is a super high variance slot our playtests confirmed that this is not the case.
The highest paying symbols on the reels pay 4x stake, and during the bonus round where all of the reels are unlocked there are stacked symbols on the reels but these are not stacks that would fill an entire reel.
Our playtest bonus rounds resulted in overall wins more in the 20x to 70x range, obviously the slot is capable of much more but we would anticipate that realistically this is a solid medium variance slot from Quickspin.
Check it out for yourself at Casumo before it’s official release date!