Area Link Phoenix Review
Area Link Phoenix doesn't offer any quirky game mechanics to keep you occupied during the base game. However, the volatility isn't too high so you should see the bonus feature appear occasionally.
Admittedly, the bonus seems a little convoluted when you first read how it works, but after a while, it does become a little easier to grasp.
Area Vegas and Games Global have produced an attractive slot with many standard fiery touches to emphasise the story of the phoenix bursting into flames and rising from the ashes. The bonus feature is triggered by the 3 eggs, as you know, and these are another nice touch to symbolise the legend.
You are treated to a couple of animated aspects as winning combos land and when the phoenix decides to flap over to the reels and become a powerful wild symbol. The soundtrack is dramatic and exactly as you would expect as it accompanies this epic journey through the flames.
The majority of the game looks perfect on mobile devices, but triggering the magenta bonus upgrade brings a slight visual issue. The simultaneous bonus games can look a little clunky on a small screen.
The base game will feel a little tedious as you wait for the Area Link feature to trigger, but once it does, you know that you could be in for something special.
It is quite complicated as the different upgrades begin to appear, but the best way to work it all out is to play the game and enjoy the ride.
Medium volatility games don't usually have the biggest payouts, so we are fairly happy with the jackpots in this title. 5,000x could still produce a decent payday for some lucky players and with the RTP well over 96%, the producers have kept things fair for the fans.
There is a decent amount of fun and winning potential to be found with Area Link Phoenix—just not during the base game. It is all about the bonus round and everything else feels a little surplus to requirements.
That said, it is a good-looking game with a decent soundtrack and the possibility of combination upgrades is certainly exciting.