Fantasy fans, hold on to your hats because BetSoft is about to release a stunning new video slot, which will take you to the lands of Fire and Steel, where the fearless Swordsman and the beautiful but deadly Shieldmaiden are about to engage in an epic battle! Both sides will use their special powers, but also the help of dragons, those fire-breathing beasts, in this visually impressive slot, called Fire & Steel, which offers 20 fixed paylines that pay both ways and features a diamond-shape layout.
As for punters, they can benefit from Expanding Wilds and the War of the Wilds Free Spins feature, which comes with both Sticky Wilds and Expanding Wilds.
How to play?
Needless to say that BetSoft did an amazing job in the graphics department since the 2017 release boasts state-of-the-art graphics and a fitting soundtrack. The Swordsman and the Shieldmaiden stand on the sides of the reels, ready for battle, while the dragons are placed above. Gamers might even think that the BetSoft title is themed after Game of Thrones, due to the similar visual appearance.
Both Swordsman and the Shieldmaiden function as Expanding Wilds and also trigger the Free Spins feature. As for other symbols populating the reels, punters will come across a Crown, two types of Shields, Book, Golden Cup, Helmet, Knife, a regular Wild, while five types of gemstones function as low-paying symbols.
The BetSoft product features a diamond-shaped grid with five reels and 3-4-5-4-3 rows. Twenty fixed paylines are on the offer, all of them paying both ways, so players can land winning combinations both from left to right and vice versa. Of course, three of a kind is the minimum for landing payouts. Gamers need to decide for themselves whether they want to place from 1 to 5 coins per payline, as well as how they will set the coin denomination, which goes from $0.01 to $1.
The 2017 release is playable from $0.5 per spin, while the maximum possible bet is set at $100. For the maximum number of coins per payline, simply press the Max Bet button. If you want to sit back and enjoy the show, just go to Autoplay and set the desired number of automatic spins.
At the beginning of the text, we started talking about the special powers both the Swordsman and the Shieldmaiden possess. Once he Swordsman appears on the reels, he will release a vertical beam, either above or below him, thus turning all symbols in his way into Wilds. As for the Shieldmaiden, her special power is pretty similar, but her beam goes horizontally, turning all symbols on her left and right into Wilds.
If their beams intersect, you better prepare for the War of the Wilds Free Spins feature. The meeting point of their beams will turn into a Sticky Wild and will be locked on its position throughout the feature. Punters will get 10 freebies to begin with, but remember that the battle between the Swordsman and the Shieldmaiden continues during the feature, so if their beams intersect once again, gamers will receive 10 additional free spins.
After every win, spinners will be able to use the Double Up feature, which is actually a Gamble feature, where punters can double up their money by playing the Heads or Tails game.
It really doesn’t matter which side you choose in this battle, because all Wilds pay the same and all Wilds represent the symbols that pay the most, offering 500 coins for five of a kind. The Crown is next in line and will give 250 coins to players who manage to land five of them on a payline. It is said that players can win up to 2,500 coins in a single spin, and we reckon this is achievable during the Free Spins feature. The slot’s RTP is 95.21%.
Prepare for a hell of a ride with the latest release coming from BetSoft’s creative kitchen! Witness the epic battle between the Swordsman and the Shieldmaiden and listen to their war cries as they release the magic beams and turn symbols into Wilds, thus helping you land hefty payouts even during the base game. Arm yourselves with patience and coins, since the Free Spins feature, even though extremely rewarding, will not come as often as you would like, and, if you don’t pay attention, this coin-consuming battle might suck your balance dry!