A vulpine ninja is the star of Flaming Fox, a martial arts themed slot from Red Tiger Gaming. It’s a well-designed 5 reel, 10 payline win both ways game that comes with an extra high value reel, locked wilds and a free spins round. Play from between 20p and £20 per spin.

A dojo forms the backdrop to the reels here. You’ll see Asian-style A to 10 royal values spinning around those reels alongside an assortment of martial arts paraphernalia. The best of these standard symbols are the ninja swords which pay 1.5, 3 or 10 times your stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline. The win both ways game engine means that winning combinations can start from reel 1 and reel 5. There’s also a wild that offers payouts of up to 25 times your stake per payline.

On any random spin, the Flaming Fox Ninja can appear and torch the reels. This will deliver synced higher value symbols or better still, synced wilds. If the Flaming Fox strikes again, then the wilds will lock in place for the next spin with potentially lucrative results. This is known as the Flaming feature.

Land 3 or more of the free spins scatter on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Free Spins feature – a random number of free spins are then awarded. The more scatters, the bigger the number of free spins on offer though. Any scatter that lands during the feature adds another free spin to your total.

The Flaming Fox Ninja can appear at random during the feature too. Once again, he’ll set symbols on fire to sync symbols, reels and wilds. What is better though is that the Flaming feature will remain lock in place for the duration of the Free Spins feature.

Flaming Fox is a highly volatile game. Like many slots from Red Tiger Gaming, the Free Spins feature isn’t the easiest to trigger. If the Fox Ninja works his magic during the feature, then it can be well worth the wait though. This slot isn’t for the faint of heart as far as variance goes. This is an extremely volatile game. You could endure lengthy winless spells. The upside is that it’s possible to win up to 3,333 times your total stake on a single spin!

Well designed and offering some fiery action, this is a potentially exciting take on the classic martial arts themed title. If you want to play similarly-themed slot games, Satsumo’s Revenge from Playtech and Shaolin Spin from iSoftBet are worth looking into.