The Chinese theme remains enduringly popular with slots developers but Playson have come up with something a little different in Fireworks Master. It’s played on a 5 reel, 243 ways to win machine (initially). Get on a winning run and the multi layers with expanded reels come into play. Also on offer are free spins on a 3,125 ways to win machine plus a Fortune Wheel that offers cash and multiplier prizes. Play from 50p to £150 per spin on all devices.

First impressions of Fireworks Master are terrific – the symbols appear on Mahjong tile style reels. You’ll see single, double and treble bamboo shoots as well as flowers, fish, a grinning white cat and gold dishes. There’s also a wild and scatter. A sleepy panda, aka the Fireworks Master watches over the action in the base game.

Winning combinations are created by matching the same symbol on adjacent reels. Manage that and the successful symbols are removed and new ones drop in place in the Multilayer feature – successive wins open up new game levels with expanded ways to win game engines.

Fireworks Master also comes with a Free Spins feature – to trigger it, you’ll need to land at least 7 of the bonus lantern. You’ll then receive at least 7 free spins. Each bonus that lands during the feature will add another free spin to your total with up to 50 to be won. All spins during the free spins feature are played on a 3,125 ways to win machine.

The multi layers are in play during the free spins too – make it to the bonus layer and the Fireworks Master will light the Fortune Wheel. On offer here are instant cash awards worth up to 100 times your total stake as well as multipliers which can boost payouts by 2x, 3x, 5x, 10x or even 50x.

Playson has certainly created something a little different here. It’s superb to look at boasting high spec visuals and animations. The soothing backing track is an ideal complement too. The features are a break from the norm too, combining avalanche reels with free spins and wheel bonuses to excellent effect.

With its stunning looks and unusual extras, Fireworks Master offers a novel take on the Chinese themed slot. Get lucky with those free spins and he can deliver some pretty explosive action too. If it’s fireworks you’re after, Thunderkick’s Esqueleto Explosivo is worth playing.