Slip on your grass skirt, it’s time for a luau in Flame Dancer, a 5 reel, 20 payline slot from Novomatic. This Hawaiian-themed slot comes with expanding symbols that can fill entire reels and a bonus feature that offers up to 14 free spins. Playable across all devices, say aloha from between 20p and £100 per spin.
Hawaii’s beautiful blue-tinged mountains form the backdrop to the reels in flame dancer. Joining the low value playing cards from A to J are cocktails, garlanded guitars, bongo drums and the volcanic Mauan Kea mountain – land 5 of the latter for an eruption of 1,000 coins.
The fire-breathing dancer is the game’s wild – it only appears on reels 2 and 4 in the base game but can expand to fill the entire reel (or reels) when it does land. Things get even better in the Free Spins feature.
To trigger those free spins, you need to land 3 of more of the scatter symbol (the flaming sticks). Here you’ll be awarded what initially looks like a rather stingy 7 free spins. There is an added extra though in the form of the expanding wild.
Every time the wild lands during the feature, any cocktail, guitars, drums or volcano symbols will transform into wilds too, greatly boosting your chances of creating a winning combination. You can re-trigger 7 more free spins here too if the scatters fall nicely (taking your total to 14).
Novomatic aren’t usually well known for producing beautiful looking slots – whilst not quite up there with the HD efforts from some developers, the visuals on show in Flame Dancer are a step up from the Austrian developer’s norm. The graphics are well produced and the animations are neatly done. The soundtrack is the standard Novomatic offering, punctuated with short blasts of Hawaiian music. It all work rather well.
As you’d hope of slot where a volcano takes centre stage, Flame Dancer is a volatile slot. The variance is high with the volcano delivering precious little much of the time. Fireworks are in store if you get multiple wilds during the feature – get lucky here and this Hawaiian-style slot can deliver a mighty eruption of coins to match the subject matter. If you like the theme, NetEnt’s Aloha! Cluster Pays is recommended.