Fire Wizard and Ice Wizard both form part of Ainsworth’s stunning Premium Plus range of land based pokies and while we rarely put two games together in the same feature, the fact that they are effectively the same game meant that it made perfect sense! They are differentiated primarily by the fiery red and icy blue cabinets that contain the games, but the insides of the machines themselves are about as similar as you can get and we’ve got all of the details on the bonuses, features and special extras below. Both games can often be found in the same venues, but you’d need to be unlucky not to find at least one, and land based casinos and clubs are currently the only places where you can enjoy this game, with Ainsworth focusing primarily on its Aussie market share as opposed to tackling online gaming at this time.
The Pokie Styles
It is fair to say that both of these pokies are truly striking when it comes to looks, and it all kicks off with the aforementioned cabinets in which the action is contained. Both games use highly detailed symbols that while similar are not absolutely identical, apart from the standard playing card icons that continue to be a mainstay of virtually every Ainsworth game. There are subtle differences, for example, on the owl symbol on each although they’re both worth the same amount of cash when they land so you should never be worried about trying one game when you’re used to the other.
The games can be played over either forty or fifty win lines and come in both 1c and 2c varieties, opening up a whole world of different betting possibilities. No compromise has been made with the shape of the reels to allow so many different betting opportunities either and you’ll be treated to action across the standard five reel, three row layout, ensuring that you’ll never lose track of any of the great prizes that the game has up its sleeve.
Features and Bonuses
As is almost always the case when it comes to Ainsworth pokies, the real magic on both Ice Wizard and Fire Wizard comes from the feature based action and it all kicks off with free spins. You’ll be on the lookout for the bonus symbols that carry the name of each respective game, with three or more in view acting like scatters and therefore offering access to the bonus game. There, both games give players the chance to enjoy ten completely free spins, with prizes determined by the stake and betting pattern in use on the triggering spin. Bonus multipliers are also offered within the bonus round exclusively, allowing players to bump up their prizes. If one or more wizard wild substitutes in for any other symbol as part of a winning combination then that multiplier is applied in full and can reach up to ten times the original prize value.
With stacked wild card, potential re-triggers of the bonus feature and that large multiplier in play, this can certainly become one of the most lucrative features around, but that’s not all. Both Ice Wizard and Fire Wizard incorporate a huge five tier progressive jackpot, starting at mini and leading all of the way up to grand. Any prize can be scooped at any time, regardless of your stake, and it rounds off one of the best poker machines currently available in land based venues across Australia!