Take a trip to the beautiful Pacific Islands in Flame Dancer, a Hawaiian-themed slot from Novomatic. Played using a 5 reel, 20 payline game engine and available on all devices, it comes with expanding symbols that can fill whole reels and a red hot free spins feature round. Get your grass skirt on from between 20p and £50 per spin.

A night time mountain scene forms the backdrop to the reels in Flame Dancer – the symbols have a traditional feel. Joining the stylised A to 10 playing cards are coconut cocktails and garlanded guitars which pay up to 400 coins. Next come the bongo drums which award up to 750 coins. Most rewarding of the standard symbols is the volcanic Mauan Kea mountain which pays 2,000 coins if you land 5 in a row.

Look out for the fire-breathing dancer which is the game’s wild – this can land on reels 2 and 4 only and can fill the whole of 1 or both reels when it does hit. Effectively, it’s an expanding wild.

The best action in Flame Dancer comes via the Free Games feature – to trigger it, you’ll need to land 3 or more flaming torch symbols anywhere on the reels on the same spin. You’ll then start with 7 free spins. That sounds a little skinny but there’s an added wrinkle to help your winning chances.

The wild can expand on all reels during the feature – all volcano, drums, cocktails and guitars are transformed by the wild too to further boost your winning chances as they expand on reels 2 and 4. It makes it that much easier to get expanding wilds on each free spin! You can re-trigger more free spins here as well if you land at least 3 scatters on the same free spin taking your tally to 14.

As you’d expect from a slot featuring flames, the volatility here is pretty hot. It’s not quite scorching hot but the variance is certainly above average and you can expect some hefty swings to your bankroll.

Flame Dancer isn’t the most beautiful slot you’ll see but the design is solid enough, especially for a Novomatic-powered game. The short punches of Hawaiian music are a welcome respite from the developer’s usual backing track.

This is a surprisingly entertaining slot that delivers more action than we expected – get lucky with the wilds in the feature round and this Flame Dancer can deliver eruptions of coins. If you like the Hawaiian theme, NetEnt’s Aloha! Cluster Pays is recommended.