The Area Link Phoenix slot by Microgaming Studios gives you wild symbols, fireballs full of cash, and respins with double grids and multipliers that could see you win 5,000x your bet.
This is a beautiful slot game, even by Microgaming casino standards. You have the Phoenix rising by the side of the reels, burning bright in a temple filled with riches.
The Phoenix is the highest-paid symbol on the paytable, followed by burning feathers. You then get four gems; red, orange, purple, and green. Ace to 9 are low paying.
The symbols’ simplicity reflects this slot’s simplicity: you have a wild and burning fireballs that trigger respins with instant cash wins.
It’s similar to that of the Spin Spin Sugar slot or the Bison Battle review – you have 3 respins to catch as many money symbols as you can. In this case, the yellow fireball.
Catch a new fireball, and the 3 respins reset. Go 3 spins with no symbols, and the features end. However, unlike other respin features, you get upgrades.
Those upgrades depend on which of the Phoenix have triggered the bonus:
You can only trigger this bonus with a maximum of two upgrades, but two is all you need.
This has four in-game jackpots of 10, 20, 500 and 5000x your bet. But, like in Giza Nights Hold and Win slot machine, you can only win the jackpots in the area link bonus.
This means there’s no other Area Link Phoenix bonus. Just the respin. But because of the combination of phoenixes, it’s exciting that you never know precisely what you will get.
You do need to fill the whole screen of fireballs to win 5,000x your bet, which is not an easy feat. This Area Link Phoenix slot machine is best enjoyed in small snippets of time, but you will come back to it time and time again, especially if you are a Microgaming fan.
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|Mobile Slot released||April 2023|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.55% / 96.45%|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 50|
|Max win||5,000x your bet|
|Free spins||3 Respins / Up to 5x Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Wild, Scatter, Respins, Instant Cash Wins, Multipliers|
Wilds: The Phoenix Symbol is the wild symbol and substitutes for all other symbols to create a win on a payline. It cannot replace a fireball symbol.
Area Link Feature: Whenever one or more fireball symbols appear, there is a chance for this bonus to be triggered. Each fireball collects an egg of the same colour above the reels.
Depending on which fireball triggers the bonus, you'll get 3 respins to collect as many yellow fireballs as possible. When a new fireball lands, it resets the spins to 3. Each fireball has a price cash value, and all locked prizes are awarded at the end of the feature.
How to win the Jackpot: You can get Mini, minor and major cash prizes of 10, 20 or 500x your bet as Yellow Fireballs. If you fill a whole screen reel, you'll win the Grand Jackpot of 5,000x your bet.
The Area Link Phoenix slot is what Microgaming do best: a mid-variance game with a high RTP of 96.45% and a tremendous top win of 5,000x your bet.
Yes, you need to get a screen full of the yellow sun to win the top, but those multipliers rise from the ashes to top up your wallet and keep you going.
It's fun to play and looks as beautiful as you'd expect from Microgaming slots. It may not be all that revolutionary, but that doesn't make it any less fun.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: April 29, 2023 - Rating