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We delve into the details of the latest Quickspin slot set to hit our online and mobile casino screens on December 13th. With sneak peek images and hints about how the game will play, this is a must read.
Unlike most of the casino slots developers out there, Quickspin have not decided to grace us this December with a Christmas festive theme, but have gone for a far more mystical theme.
A Phoenix, for those of you not hot on mythology, is an imaginary bird who lived for centuries in the wilderness, which burst into flames in a great fire, only to rise from the ashes with restored youth to live its life again.
This tale of this impossible creature is the focus of this Quickspin Phoenix Sun slot machine.
When you first take a look at this game, the top half of the 5×6 reels will be covered in gold, the bottom half will have your familiar A – 10 symbols along with… what looks like Egyptian style symbols? Dog and cat statues, blue scarabs…
Last time we checked the Phoenix wasn’t part of Egyptian mythology, but let’s not pick fights over made up stories, shall we?
The theme looks to be very simple, with the main focus on the five reels, sitting on a fairly generic pyramid backgroud.
We doubt there will be funky backgrounds and animations like you might find in some NetEnt slots for example.
However, what this slot game intriguing is the fact that, apparently, those top half symbols will slowly start uncovered and give you more ways to win, thanks to the Phoenix Rising Respin Feature.
Whilst we would usually focus on the bonus game features, as that’s where the big game wins usually hide, not with this rare bird.
Instead, we think that the Phoenix Sun respins will be the star of the show as you work your way to unlocking 7,776 ways to win… and then free spin bonus games.
But before we ahead of ourselves, let’s talk about the Phoenix Wild symbol.
When you find a flaming wild on a winning pay line you’ll trigger a Phoenix Rising Respin.
For each wild you find on screen, three of the tiles on the top golden part of the reels will be uncovered. This looks very similar to the NetEnt Reel Rush slot -a favourite of ours, and so a good indication of the quality of the game.
These re-spins will continue until no more wilds show up, or you trigger the free spins by finding five wilds and uncovering the whole of the golden tiles above – opening the board to 7776 ways to win.
No doubt this will be easier said than done, but knowing Quickspin slots as we do, we suspect you’ll probably find 2 or 3 wild symbols regularly enough to build anticipation to those free spin games.
With a feature like this, part of the joy is in the game sounds and the anticipation. NetEnt do it well in Reel Rush, but we were less convinced with Quickspin’s own Crystal Queen mobile slot.
We will just have to wait and see how the Quickspin game developers have decided to go about building the excitement. At least we can say for sure that it will be pretty.
We’ve already mentioned the fact that the Phoenix Sun slot on mobile will have a free spins round.
Who doesn’t love to play slots with free spins? They are a great way to get a little value for money, and hopefully, if they are done right, keep you on the edge of your seat.
Quickspin have insinuated that this will be a medium variance game.
So finding those 8 free spins could be tantalisingly tasty, especially as they are played with a huge 7,776 bet ways – even Raging Rhino slot only has 4,096 ways to win.
That said, with so many paylines, wins over 100x your bet will probably be hard to find, especially with no multipliers to help out. But then again, who knows? Perhaps once we’ve seen the paytable, this Phoenix game might surprise us.
A different theme, which does seem to mix mythological backgrounds with Egyptian heritage, but one that will still work if you don’t mind mixing genres.
And hey, if we didn’t hate Play’n GO’s Leprechaun Goes Egypt, we can certainly forgive Quickspin mix of ancient worlds.
What we know for sure come December 14th is that the game will have:
There are lots of Quickspin casinos around to choose from; all high quality reputable casino sites. More importantly, you’ll be able to play their games across most of Europe from UK to Finland, Sweden, and Austria, to Canada and Australia.
Having only a small collection of games, you’ll find them nestled in among the hundreds of others from bigger providers like Play’n GO, NetEnt, Microgaming and IGT.
Our favourite casinos to play on mobile:
Head over to there now and start trying out some of the other Quickspin casino games.
If you like the style and types of game play that these slots provide, then you’ll know that 14th December there will only be one game to play: the Phoenix Sun slot.Start Playing at Casumo »
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