Review: Smokin’ Hot Firehouse Hounds Slot by IGT

Firehouse Hounds IGT Slot - Feature ImageIGT is turning up the heat! Its newest slot is packed with a bunch of fire hounds, a Wild Fire feature and adrenaline-inducing sound effects. All of this isn’t just special effects either; you’ll actually feel the fire in your wallet too! This slot is configured to produce frequent payouts. This means that every gaming session can be a satisfying one. In IGT’s own words, Fire Hounds has the “highest win frequency among any of our titles.”

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Game Overview

Release Date July 2015
Casino Spin Genie Casino
Software Provider IGT
Slot type Video slot
Platform Mobile and desktop browser
Return to Player (RTP) 96.06%
Risk Medium
Slot Reels/ Paylines 5 reels/ 30 paylines
Min/ Max Bets 40 coins for 30 paylines; coin value ranges from 40p to £40
Max Win £12,500
Free Spins 4, 5 or 6 free spins (up to 200 free spins if the feature is retriggered)
Features Wild Fire Feature, Wild Fire Free Spins Bonus
Current Jackpot N/A
Pros High payout frequency, Exciting Wild Fire feature
Cons Scoring 3 Bonus Symbols is a relatively rare occurence
Verdict Four stars

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Smokin' Hot Firehouse Hounds Slot by IGT - Paytable

The paytable features many firehouse-themed symbols

Smokin' Hot Firehouse Hounds Slot by IGT - Wild Fire Payout

Wild symbols increase your chances of winning



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Firehouse Hounds sports 3×5 reels and 30 fixed paylines. The settings of the game isn’t adjustable, so you must play the maximum number of paylines for every spin. However, you can configure the bet from £0.40 to £40 by tapping on the left and right arrows. This bet range would suit players of all budgets and preferences.

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Firehouse Hounds IGT Slot - Wild Feature in action

Wild Fire Feature – Firehounds to the rescue!

As you can see from the GIF above, the Wild Fire feature goes a little like this: A fire erupts on a reel. The firehound extinguishes it with its firehouse and the entire reel is replaced with fortuitous Wild symbols! The Wild Fire feature can turn reel 1, reel 5 or both completely wild, randomly during any regular spin. When triggered, your chances of winning are multiplied because the Wild symbols would complete any payline.

Firehouse Hounds IGT Slot - Free Spins

Pick a pole and score free spins

There is another feature that occurs less frequently – Wild Fire Bonus Symbols. This game is triggered when three Bonus fire alarm symbols appear on reel 2, 3 and 4. Then, you’ll be presented with three fire poles. Select one and you may win 4, 5 or 6 free spins. If you’re lucky, this Bonus Symbols can retrigger itself and award you with up to 200 free spins!

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This game scores a perfect ten on the aesthetic front. The two firehounds wear this nonchalant, indifferent expression throughout the entire game, which really amuses me. These dogs are pudgy and  don’t sport the six-pack abs that you’d expect of a fireman. The symbols match the theme really well too. You’ll find firehoses, fire extinguishers, fire helmets, fire alarms… IGT had really though through every little detail.

Smokin' Hot Firehouse Hounds Slot by IGT - Dog character

Fire can’t shake this hound…

I’ve played this game on my laptop and mobile phone. I am pleased to report that there were no problems with loading and gameplay on either device. I really did not expect anything less from a leading game developer like IGT.

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Ultra high win frequency!

The game boasts the “highest win frequency” among all IGT games. This means that wins come quick and often. You’ll never experience longer than 30 seconds without a single win. Not all of these wins are small ones either. IGT throws in a few big wins that could really boost your casino account balance. The Wild Fire feature also occurs fairly often, so you’ll always enjoy higher chances of winning than your regular slot.

Firehouse Hounds IGT Slot - Three wild reels

With so many Wild symbols, you’re bound to win loads.

This slot is inspired by IGT’s other crowd-favourite, CashCoaster. CashCoaster features the same payout algorithm, and has entertained slot players for years. You should never mess with a working system… and IGT hasn’t. They’ve simply repackaged the game with brand new graphics and presented their fans with another fantastic slot game.

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Whimsical gameplay coupled with frequent wins? I’ll bet that no one can resist that combination. This tried-and-tested game formula is bound to entertain. My only complaint is that the free spins don’t occur often enough, although you’d hardly notice it amidst all your regular wins. You can try this game yourself at any casino that offers IGT games. The game is available on desktops, tablets and mobile phones.

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