One of the leading developers of online gambling content, Playtech, launched the Sky Queen slot back in April 2019 as the first game of the new Fire Blaze Jackpot series. Developed together with Rarestone Gaming, the series focused on ancient cultures, a very popular theme among slot lovers.
The Fire Blaze series of games introduced a brand-new feature, known as the Hold and Respin, giving players the chance to claim one of four available jackpots.
Fire Blaze Jackpots
As we’ve already mentioned, the Fire Blaze series includes four jackpots. Players are able to win them through the Hold and Respin feature. Mini Jackpot is the smallest one, followed by Minor and Major, while Grand Jackpot is the most generous one.
At this moment, there are a total of nine titles available in the series: Sky Queen, Eternal Lady, Tsai Shen’s Gift, Blue Wizard, Golden Macaque, Jinn’s Moon, Adventure Trail, Pharaoh’s Daughter, and Legacy of the Tiger.
The latest game to have joined the Fire Blaze series and Playtech lineup of slots is a release titled Khonsu: God of Moon.
Ancient Egypt Awaits
The latest instalment in the Fire Blaze series takes players to Ancient Egypt. It’s based on Khonsu, a lunar deity from Egyptian mythology, whose name translates as “traveller”. An unusual choice of god to as the game’s main protagonist.
Khonsu: God of Moon is the second game of the series, following Legacy of Tiger, to come with the Mega Fire Blaze Jackpot feature.
When it comes to wagering options, players can place any bet ranging from a mere $0.10 up to $500 per spin. This is a medium volatility release, with an average Return to Player slightly above average at 96.49%.
In terms of prizes you can win, the most appealing one is, without a doubt, Grand Jackpot. Unlike other games from this series, where you can usually win only one instance of this prize, Khonsu: God of Moon can award multiple Grand Jackpots, each worth 2,000 times the bet.
Landing six or more moon symbols anywhere on the reels will activate the Mega Fire Blaze feature. A new five-by-nine reel set comes into play, with six upper rows locked. All triggering symbols will turn sticky on the unlocked five-reel three-row grid, with players receiving an initial batch of three respins.
Two additional symbols will unlock one row, with the key symbols turning into moon icons. Again, each new moon symbol will become sticky, resetting the number of respins.
Multipliers of 2x, 5x, and 10x appear on rows seven, eight, or nine, respectively, but only for moon symbols landing on any of those rows. The feature ends where there are no more respins or once the entire grid is filled with moon icons. Once the round has come to an end, all moon symbol values are added together.
There are four jackpots on offer, which can be claimed more than once. All you need to do is to land the corresponding jackpot star icon. Here’s what’s on offer:
- Grand Jackpot, worth 2,000x your bet.
- Major Jackpot, worth 500x your bet.
- Minor Jackpot, worth 100x your bet.
- Mini Jackpot, worth 20x your bet.
At least three Sphinx Scatters are needed to unlock the Free Spins round. Players receive a cash payout of 1x, 10x, or 50 their wager, depending on the number of symbols used to trigger the feature, and six spins.
Wilds and moon symbols appear on the three middle reels, and may expand to cover an entire reel. This not only makes forming winning combinations much easier but also activates the Mega Fire Blaze feature. Landing an extra three Scatters adds six more spins to the count.