Crown of Fire Review
Within the world of iGaming, there are two types of players. The first is the slot player that loves features and new mechanics and the other is the one that does not. Crown of Fire is easily the slot for the player wanting a simplistic game with no feature features.
Orchestrated by Pragmatic Play, this fruit machine slot plays on 5-reels with 10 paylines. Aside from expanding wilds, there is nothing else out of the ordinary in the gameplay and it's easy to pick up and play.
Set against a brick wall that could easily have been drawn in Microsoft Paint, Crown of Fire contains a simple background that is not animated and certainly does not look to a high standard. All of the symbols on the reels are what you'd expect with fruit symbols with each of the symbols looking to a high standard.
The music is certainly the most lively aspect of this slot with a synth track playing throughout that feels like it was taken from the 1980s. It is cheerful and lighthearted enough not to get annoying. The music is clearly the best thing about the design of Crown of Fire.
As there is so little going on throughout this slot, it's difficult to describe the gameplay without being redundant. The gameplay is just like the base game of any online slot but without the excitement of a bonus round. The only mechanic that will keep players engaged is the expanding wild.
This game is certainly not about the razzle-dazzle, but instead about the core gameplay and spinning the reels. Fans of pub fruit slots will certainly love this game. The spin button is at the bottom right with the bet level button making it easy for players to get started.
With the game being so simple and basic, we expected a great win potential but were left extremely disappointed. The RTP and volatility are decent with an RTP of 96.36% and a medium volatility level.
However, the maximum win is a measly 1,000x the stake which is low even for Pragmatic Play considering most of their other slots have payouts of 5,000x the stake. This game cannot even boast of a crazy huge payout which makes it even more baffling for the minimalistic gameplay.
Crown of Fire is definitely intended for a specific type of slot player that hates features and wants to keep things basic. Whilst this game manages to do that, the win potential is certainly lacking and should definitely compensate for the lack of innovation in the game.
With so many better fruit machine slots out there from Pragmatic Play, why should players try this one out? The only answer is if they love slots that are stripped bare with only the base game to keep them entertained.