Climb the ladder, fire up the hose and try and rescue a jackpot in Firemen, a 5 reel, 20 payline slot powered by Ash Gaming. It comes with a trio of extra features that can deliver extra wilds, cash bonuses or the Inferno Bonus pick me round. Stakes range from between 20p and £100 per spin.

A suburban house is the setting for Firemen with each window in the building providing a symbol on the reels. Joining the lower value playing cards are a vase full of flowers, a black cat, a woman and a granny who are hoping to be rescued.

They’re joined by a hunky looking fireman who is the best of the standard symbols, offering 400 coins if you land 5 of them in a single payline. Payouts of between 100 and 500 coins are on offer from the Firemen logo symbol which is the game’s wild and substitutes for everything apart from the scatter.

The burning scatter is the key to unlocking Firemen’s mini features – you only need to land 1 of them to trigger something. Hope to see the flames spread though as it can lead to bigger potential rewards. The goodies on offer are:

  • Firemen Wilds – every burning scatter on the reels will turn into a wild. A new payout will be made with the extra wilds in position.
  • Instant Win – awards a coin bonus
  • Inferno Bonus – The symbols catch fire and it’s your job to douse the flames. To do this, simply choose a symbol. As well as putting out the fire you’ll be given a cash prize. Keep on picking until you land the collect.

For a slot whose theme is smoking hot, the action in Firemen is a little tepid – this isn’t a particularly volatile slot so don’t expect too much in the way of spectacular payouts. The good thing about the low variance is that the features come along at regular intervals so you should get plenty of play for your investment.

Visually, Firemen is well put together – the cartoon style graphics work well and the soundtrack bumps along nicely. A shame the features didn’t quite match. If you’re looking for scorching hot thrills, Firemen may be something of a damp squib. If you’re after some steady, low variance action then this brigade won’t disappoint. I prefer other Ash Gaming titles such as Full Moon Fortunes and Nostradamus Prophecy.