Get those red hot reels burning up with Firehouse Hounds – this slot machine has what it takes to deliver some scorching prizes.
- Classic IGT slot action with a solid tried and trusted Las Vegas feel
- Action in the base game pays for mixed combinations of the 7 symbol
- Wild fire feature can turn first, middle or last reel completely wild
- Game pays out combos reading both from right to left and left to right
- Stop in three scatters on the middle reels to access the bonus round
- During your free spins the first and last reels are completely locked as wilds
- Re-trigger the feature by hitting three more scatters during the bonus
IGT are a well-known Nevada brand and their slots sit in many of the most famous US casinos. As a result their machines have a definite theme and style that’s been fashioned in response to this audience. Firehouse Hounds is a great looking slot that encapsulated the US casino feeling in every aspect of its production and game-play, giving you a slice of that big money feeling at home or on your mobile phone screen.
Everyone loves a Las Vegas style slot and Firehouse Hounds is a machine that definitely takes on that mould. It uses the classic Sin City style graphics and mixes in some nice cartoon sprites in the form of the two firehouse hounds against a solid brickwork background.
Musically there a bit of funk going on with the rhythms that beset the reels of Firehouse Hounds. We’re not saying that you’re going to get up and jump down on it when playing this machine, but the melodies and music will certainly get your toes tapping to the beat. As with all good slots of the moment when you hit the reels the audio goes up a notch and starts pumping.
With the Firehouse Hounds base game you pay an additional premium of 10 coins to activate the reel features in addition to the standard 30 coin bet for 30 fixed pay-lines. The machine uses a standard casino slot set up that comes with wild symbols that have the ability to substitute almost anywhere and scatter symbols that activate the bonus. In addition to this you can win prizes for combinations that read in both directions across the grid.
At any point during a Firehouse Hounds base game spin the two hound dogs that sit in front of the reels can spray the first, middle or last reel, or any combination of these reels, with water turning all the stops completely wild. This is known as the Wild Fire bonus and it gives you an excellent chance to make some truly titanic winning combinations, especially if you connect with the other reels in a big way. Naturally there can be times when this kind of bonus misses completely and other times where you’ll hit in a massive fashion.
There’s one bonus round on Firehouse Hounds and it’s a real classic. Stop in three alarm bells on the middle three reels to earn yourself access into the free spin round, but first pick one of the activating symbols to discover how many spins you’ve won. Then it’s off to a second set of reels where the first and last reel on the grid are permanently wild to help you hit some huge wins. With a good chance of hitting the re-trigger by landing three more alarm bells on the middle reels this is a truly scorching feature round.
Slot Professor Says
If you like your slots draped in that old school Las Vegas flavour then this truly is the machine for you. There’s more than enough action waiting for you in the reels with the mixed seven pays system and you won’t mind only being able to hit scatters on the middle reels as this gives you more space to hit those wins in the base game.
There’s plenty to write home about in Firehouse Hounds with the spectacular Wild Fire bonus that can turn any spin into an absolutely massive winner. With loads of wins on offer there’s every chance you can hit the big time here especially when you connect in a serious way with the game’s other reels. The free spin round adds to the fun with a more or less guaranteed large pay-out coming from the fixed wild reels that amp up the prize paying opportunities.
Is there an optimal strategy that you can adopt when playing on Firehouse Hounds? There’s not enough variety in the game to worry too much about longing out your stake, but equally this is not a machine where you should try to go for death or glory either. The chances are that if you’re going to walk away a winner it will be after the bonus – so bear this in mind after a big win.