Ways of the Phoenix is a Chinese themed slot from Playtech that has 5 reels and between 45 and 3,125 ways to win. Playable from 25p to £100 a spin on all devices, you get to unlock 5 levels of rewarding reels in this magical offering. Getting continuous wins boosts your ways to win up to 3,125. There’s also a free spins feature where you can play with unlimited free spins with the reels only expanding.

Aesthetically, Ways of the Phoenix looks great as you’d expect – based on a dragon and phoenix, symbols include 5 gemstones as well as gold coins, scrolls, drums, dragons and phoenixes. The latter is the most rewarding giving you 20 times your stake for 5 across a payline. The dragon claw holding a ball is the wild which replaces all symbols, bar the scatter.

Ways of the Phoenix comes with a Rising Kingdoms feature – you begin with 45 ways to win. Each winning combination starting from reel 1 will see another level unlocked – there are 5 unlockable levels. With each consecutive win, the number of ways to increase increases from 45 to 135 to 405 to 675 to 1,125 and finally 3,125.

There’s also the Phoenix & Dragon Free Games feature which is played when you get 3 or more yin-yang scatters anywhere on the reels – as well as a payout of 3, 10 or 50 times your stake, you’ll get 8, 20 or 50 free spins. During the feature, look out for just 2 scatters landing simultaneously as this will give you 2 more free spins – there’s no limit to how many additional free spins can be won.

Now, each winning free spin will unlock extra symbol positions increasing the number of ways to win – up to 3,125. The good news is that the reels cannot shrink and can only increase meaning once you reach 3,125 ways to win, you’ll play with this for the duration of the feature. This dramatically increases your chances of landing bigger wins.

Medium to high variance, you could win a whopping 62,500 times your stake on each spin/free spin if you fill the screen with the Phoenix symbol on a 3,125 ways to win reel set! Ways of the Phoenix is actually quite a simple slot but yet innovative and exciting due to the win potential in the Phoenix & Dragon Free Games feature. I also suggest you try some of Playtech’s other great slots like Call of the Valkyries and Anaconda Wild.