Fantastic Fireworks is powered by IGT and played on a 5 by 5 grid with 10 paylines. Playable from 20p to £600 a spin on all devices, you get to light up the sky with bursts of big wins – with explosive wins, you can create special fireworks that remain until they explode. Your aim is to fill the Rocket Meter to trigger 1 of 2 bonus features – the Free Spins Bonus feature and the Cannon Bonus feature.

Visually, Fantastic Fireworks has cartoon style graphics and is set against a city backdrop at night. Played on a 5×5 grid, symbols on the reels include a series of character fireworks. The key is the form chains of 3 or more symbols – when do you so, the contributing symbols explode to be replaced by new symbols. This allows you to win again and again from each spin.

When longer chains and chains that intersect appear on the reels, special fireworks are created – these remain on the reels until they explode. You need to collect various special fireworks, such as Boom, CrissCross, Wild Super and Sparkler symbols, to ignite chain reactions to set the reels on fire:

  • Boom symbols make all adjacent symbols explode
  • CrissCross symbols make all symbols in their row and column to explode
  • Wild Super symbols make the most numerous remaining symbol type to explode
  • Any Boom, CrissCross or Super symbols stay on the reels until they explode

With each explosion, you get a win – your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th and beyond explosions will give you 1, 1.5, 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 times your stake. Fantastic Fireworks comes with a Floating Reels feature where symbols float up and replace wins and exploded symbols for even more wins.

In terms of Sparkler symbols, you need to collect 20 or just 1 Rocket Bonus symbol in the Rocket Bonus Meter to activate 1 of 2 bonus features.

You have the Free Spins Bonus feature which rewards you with an initial 8 free spins – special symbols appear on every single free spin. Look out for Sparkler symbols as every 10 will give you 4 additional free spins.

Then you have the Cannon Bonus feature where you need to choose 3 cannons – each of them reveals a cash prize. Each cannon picked can also produce a spark which lights an additional cannon for extra cash prizes.

Fantastic Fireworks is a colourful and fun slot which can be rewarded if you get a roll with special fireworks – it’s a low to medium variance title with maximum wins of 524 times your stake on every spin/free spin. It’s a decent slot but I prefer higher variance games – if you like grid slots which are more rewarding, Play ‘N Go’s Viking Runecraft is recommended.