If you are camping out in the wilderness, then fireflies are the least of your worries. This entertaining cartoon style slot from Amaya covers many of the creatures you’d rather not meet. These include a hungry bear, cheeky racoon and bugs (or at least spray to keep them away). There are some great sound effects in this game, along with fun animations when you create wins.
Fireflies from the title have an important role in the game. These will appear at random and add wilds to the reels (along with visual effects). Wild symbols help you connect wins, though during the fiery free spins game you’ll upgrade to wild reels. At this point you could be looking at triggering many (or even all) of the 25 win lines at the same time.
You can choose how many win-lines to play over the 5 reel by 3 symbol grid of the reels. I strongly recommend staying with the full 25. With wild reels in the free spins bonus game, you’ll maximize your potential for big wins this way. You can bet from just 1c per line and up from there. Auto-play and the ever-present ‘bet max’ buttons are available.
Of the regular symbols, a logo with a wood-effect background has the biggest prize. This is worth 2000 coins for 5 of a kind, 400 for 4 and 40 for 3. Next comes a bear, he will chuckle a deep booming laugh when involved in a win. This bear is worth 1000 coins for 5. A racoon is next at 400 coins, then a fishing rod (complete with fish) at 250.
This slot uses camping gear for the lower paying symbols – no playing cards are in use. These include bug spray, boots, a torch and a swiss army knife.
When you spin you will sometimes see activity around the reels. This is a swirl of gold, looking like the effect of a group of fireflies. It does not happen every time. These trails will fly over the reels and will deposit a wild symbol at random. Occasionally you get multiple trails on the same spin – though usually this is one at a time.
These wilds have the single biggest line prize (5000 coins for 5), and will substitute for all the regular symbols (except the bonus symbol campfires).
Campfires only appear on reels 1 and 5. You need both at the same time to trigger the bonus game, which is 7 free spins. The lower number of free spins is made up for by having 1 or more wild reels for each spin. The middle 3 reels can become wild, flaming away and often creating multiple wins. If you are lucky enough to get 2 or 3 wild reels on the same spin – you can be looking at potentially huge prizes.
The different elements of this slot come together nicely. Around the reels you will see a view as if looking upwards from the forest floor at night. There are fireflies, tree trunks and stars above those. The logo contains a flickering firefly, adding to the liveliness of the design.
On the reels, symbols have a cartoon feel. There are lots of small animations. Examples include the bear eating your book, and the racoon hiding in a bin. I like the green puff which comes from the bug spray.
The best animation comes from the fireflies around the reels. These trails swirl around, before depositing a wild in a puff of gold. The flaming campfire from the bonus game is another attractive animation.
Sounds include the plodding bass of the soundtrack – which sounds like it comes from a kids’ TV cartoon. There are animal noises too, with the laugh of the bear the highlight.
This Amaya slot has a lot of endearing qualities, and is on my list to go back and play again at some point. There is no single element which makes it a ‘must play’, instead it is a mix of factors which come together to make this an enjoyable game. The light cartoon style, effective (firefly) animations and sound effects are all excellent. You have some big win potential too, especially during the free spins game – when you have a shot at multiple wild reels for each spin.