9 Masks Of Fire: A New Africa-Themed Slot by Microgaming

Microgaming, one of the most popular online casino content providers, recently published a new online video slot made by Gameburger Studios. You might remember Gameburger for making a hit debut called Break da Bank Again Respin.

The second title by Gameburger Studios is called 9 Masks of Fire, and it will take you deep into the jungles of Africa. The independent developer published its game in collaboration with Microgaming, and the game is now available on all casino operators that are a part of Microgaming’s network.

The slot has a pretty standard grid structure, with five reels and 20 paylines. The total number of coins you can bet is 20 (this cannot be changed as it is one coin per payline), and the coins’ amounts range anywhere from 0.20 to 60.00. Furthermore, the highest jackpot you can win in the game is 2,500x your bet amount.

Although Africa was the main source of inspiration for the game, there isn’t much to see in the grid that is related to this continent, apart from the mysterious masks that look like something tribes in Africa would wear. In fact, some of the symbols you would see in the reels include bars, dollar signs, sevens, cherries, bells, and more.

The mask symbol is perhaps the most important one, as it is a scatter symbol that appears on every reel. When you land three or more of these, you will receive a cash prize. The highest number of masks you can get during a single spin is nine, which is actually the main reason why the game was named 9 Masks of Fire.

Free Spins

The other important symbol in the game is the so-called Free Spin Symbol, depicted by a shield and two crossed spears. This symbol only appears on reels 2, 3, and 4, and if you land three of them, you will trigger the Free Spin Wheel.

In other words, the number of free spins and multipliers for the free spin round is decided by you spinning the wheel. The outer rim of the wheel depicts the number of free spins, whereas the inner rim is the multiplier that will be applied throughout the bonus round. The best thing about the free spins is that they can be retriggered.

In fact, if you manage to land three more free spin symbols, you will get the additional number of free spins as you were awarded the first time.

Finally, the game features a diamond symbol, which is, in fact, the wild. In other words, if a diamond is part of a payline, it will substitute any other symbol on the reel and help you create a winning combination. The only two symbols that the Wild cannot replace in this game are the Free Spin symbol and the Mask symbol.

Microgaming carefully chooses its partners, and Gameburger Studios turned out to be a great choice as they’ve made what can potentially become an instant classic. The game is simple, straightforward, yet engaging and immersive in every possible aspect, starting from rhythm-induced background music that makes you feel like you are at the heart of a jungle.

It’s an unordinary mixture of classic slots and Africa — something that we haven’t seen before in the world of online casinos.

Therefore, if you like exploring new online slots, you should definitely try this one as well, as it is also available for free play, just like the majority of games that are published by Microgaming. If you like what you see, feel free to invest real money and test your luck!


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