To The Rescue is powered by NextGen Gaming and has 5 reels and 25 paylines. Available to play on all devices from 25p to £100 per spin, it has a firefighter theme. The graphics are cartoon-like with smoking buildings as the backdrop. The soundtrack is a little cheesy but adds to the excitement.
Symbols on the reels include fireman badges, fireman hats, fire hoses and fire extinguishers – the fireman hat will reward you with 80 times your total stake for 5 on a payline whilst the highest value symbol is the fireman badge which gives you 200 times your total bet. The firefighter is the wild symbol and only appears on the middle 3 reels – it substitutes for all symbols except the scatter.
If you get the firefighter wild on the 3 middle reels in the base game, you will trigger the Rescue feature – you then select windows in the burning building to douse the flames and in turn reveal cash prizes. You have 3 opportunities to save the child which will give you a huge cash prize if you manage to do so.
The most important symbol is the bell scatter as 3 or more will trigger the Free Games feature – this will reward you with 10 free spins. All winnings are doubled (i.e. subject to a 2x multiplier). Furthermore, you can earn 10 additional free spins (taking your total to 20) if you get 3 bells on a free spin during the feature.
I found the variance in To The Rescue on the lower side of medium – to be frank, there is nothing innovative or particularly exciting in this game. NextGen Gaming has produced much better slots such as the highly volatile 300 Shields or the mystical Spin Sorceress.