Firehouse Hounds is powered by IGT and has 5 reels and 30 paylines. According to IGT, this game is hotter than a 4-alarm fire whatever that means. It’s based on firefighting dogs that help you muster up some smokin’ hot wins. Playable from 40p to £1,200 a spin, this is a land-based favourite that is available to play on desktop devices only (PC/laptop).
Graphically it’s not as sharp as you’d probably imagine with the animations being quite simple – it also has quite a cheesy soundtrack that sounds a little like a stripping song! Anyway, there’s a Wild Fire feature which may engulf reels 1 or 5 or both reels to become completely wild.
During the Wild Fire Free Spins Bonus feature, both reels 1 and 5 are both ablaze with wilds on every single free spins. This is triggered by getting the Bonus symbol (the red alarm) on reels 2, 3 and 4. You will rewarded with 4, 5 or 6 free spins as you select a fire pole to determine of these outcomes. You will also get 30x your line bet when you trigger the feature.
Look out for bonus symbols on the 3 middle reels during the feature as this will give you 4, 5 or 6 more free spins. As mentioned, reels 1 and 5 are completely wild throughout the free spins feature.
I don’t think Firehouse Hounds is going to be a massive hit as its low variance and gives you small wins most of the time. Your best bet for a decent win will be in the free spins feature with 2 wild reels but don’t expect too many of these at all. I’d rather play other IGT slots like Pharaoh’s Fortune or Cleopatra II personally. If fire is your thing, the fire-breathing dragon in Viking Vanguard by WMS is highly recommended.