Flame of Fortune is a Barcrest-powered slot game with 5 reels and 10 paylines. Playable from 10p to £500 per spin across desktop, mobile and tablet devices, this game is about strength, wisdom, faith and justice. It uses a unique Fortune Drop feature as well as a Big Bet mode where you spin the wheel of fate for red hot wins.

Graphically good, symbols on the reels include a lion representing strength, a wizard representing wisdom, praying hands representing faith and scales representing justice. The highest value symbol is the lion which will reward you with 1,000 times your line stake if you manage to 5 on a payline.

The stake you play at has a direct consequence on your return (known as the Return to Player %) – it ranges from 93.88% playing at under £2 per spin up to 96.21% if playing at over £2 per stake.

When it comes to the Fortune Drop feature, this is triggered by getting 5 golden symbols on a payline – you will come across a 5×5 cascade where you need to match 3 or 4 of the same symbol horizontally or vertically to add to the Fortune Drop total. Winning combos are removed from the grid with more symbols dropping – this gives you the chance to win again and again from every spin.

Once you finish with all your winning spins, you can choose to gamble your winnings or spin the Flame of Fortune wheel – here you can win cash prizes or an enhanced Fortune Drop game with additional features such as multiple Fortune Drop games, symbol multipliers and/or wilds.

The Big Bet mode sees you take on the Wheels of Fate – you choose 1 of the wheels to enhance the Big Bet spins. However, it does cost £20. The red Wheel of Fate gives you 5 big bet spins with the chance of gold reels, wild reels or expanding wilds. The blue Wheel of Fate gives you 5 big bet spins with 1, 2 or 3 gold reels.

If you increase your stake to £50, you will get 8 spins of either the red or blue Super Wheel of Fate. The red Super Wheel of Fate then gives you a chance of 2 to 3 gold reels, 1 or 2 wild reels or expanding wilds. The blue Super Wheel of Fate offers a chance of 2 or 3 gold reels.

The good thing is that you can activate the Fortune Drop feature during the Big Bet mode which can really give you huge wins – if you’re lucky enough to get multipliers, prepare yourself for a good return. Whilst Flame of Fortune may seem a little complex, its relatively simply once you get going – I found it to be a medium variance game with wins of up to 500 times your stake on offer. I also suggest you take a look at the superb Rainbow Riches Pick ‘n’ Mix from Barcrest which is my favourite slot of theirs.