Fire and Steel is a medieval warfare-inspired html5 video slot that Betsoft launched on July 24, 2017. It is named after its gloomy setting: a wartime medieval kingdom whose fiery warzone involves sword-wielding crusaders. Its other themes are European mythology, enchantment, fantasy, and gems.
Relatable Betsoft-owned games: Book of Darkness (October 2020), Viking Voyage (April 2019), and Gladiator (June 2011). Fire and Steel’s rival games include Age of Knights (February 2015) from InBet Games, Knight’s Saga (December 2018) from Skywind Group, and Medieval Knights (April 2017) from KA Gaming.
All symbols (swordsman, shield-maiden, crown, purple-winged shield, golden-winged shield, spell book, goblet, helmet, sword, emerald, sapphire, ruby, citrine, and yellow jasper) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Fire and Steel Game Characteristics
Fire and Steel is set in a candle-lit outdoor magical shrine, below a glistening crystal ball that overlooks a blazing mountainous kingdom. There are green-eyed black dragons behind its partitioned and tessellated grid, which is fitted with five reels and 3-4-5-4-3 rows. It has 20 two-way fixed paylines, twelve symbols, eleven coin denominations, five bet levels, 55 total bets, transformed symbols, two interchangeable substituting wilds, locked wilds, wild reels, wild rows, retriggerable free games, a side game, and $0.02—$1250.00 regular payouts.
Fire and Steel has two special symbols and ten ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the first substituting wild is a bearded and brown-haired medieval swordsman in dark armor; and the second substituting wild is a red-headed medieval shield-maiden in a skull-embedded armor.
Ordinary symbols: rhomboid ruby-embedded golden crown; purple-winged round shield; hexagonal golden-winged shield; gem-embedded yellow-and-brown spell book; gem-embedded golden goblet; helmet; sword; and five gold-framed gems—triangular emerald, circular sapphire, heptagonal ruby, hexagonal citrine, and octagonal yellow jasper.
The Fire and Steel coin sizes (also bet level 1’s bets): $0.20 (minimum bet), $0.40, $0.60, $0.80, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, $5.00, $10.00, and $20.00. Bet level 2: $0.40, $0.80, $1.20, $1.60, $2.00, $4.00, $6.00, $8.00, $10.00, $20.00, and $40.00.
Bet level 3: $0.60, $1.20, $1.80, $2.40, $3.00, $6.00, $9.00, $12.00, $15.00, $30.00, and $60.00. Bet level 4: $0.80, $1.60, $2.40, $3.20, $4.00, $8.00, $12.00, $16.00, $20.00, $40.00, and $80.00. Bet level 5: $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, $5.00, $10.00, $15.00, $20.00, $25.00, $50.00, and $100.00 (maximum bet).
The $100.00 bet yields these Fire and Steel payouts for three, four, and five combinations. Swordsman, or “wild” shield-maiden pays $200.00, $750.00, and $2500.00. Crown pays $150.00, $500.00, and $1250.00. Purple-winged shield, or golden-winged shield pays $100.00, $250.00, and $750.00.
Spell book, or goblet pays $75.00, $150.00, and $500.00. Helmet pays $50.00, $100.00, and $300.00. Sword pays $50.00, $100.00, and $250.00. Emerald, or sapphire pays $25.00, $75.00, and $150.00; and ruby, or citrine, or yellow jasper pays $10.00, $50.00, and $100.00.
The swordsman blows fire upward or downward along a reel, thereby transforming the blown ordinary symbols into multiple wilds. Contrarily, the shield-maiden blows fire leftward or rightward across the grid, thus transforming the blown ordinary symbols into wilds too. The fighters’ appearances may coincide, prompting them to blow crossing fire streams; the symbol on the crossing point is padlocked throughout the ensuing ten retriggerable free games.
The payout-nullifying/doubling side game’s golden coin involves predicting heads (the fighters’ busts) or tails (crisscrossing swords). Fire and Steels’ non-progressive jackpot is $138500.00.
The good Fire and Steel software has mobile and desktop versions, quick spin, and 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, and 100 autoplay rounds. Sounds: whirring, jingling, chinking, clanging swords, and war cry. The animated 3D graphics: dolly zoom, glistening, fiery winning symbols, victorious fighters, blazing fire-eyed dragons, and fiery streams.
Luck in Fire and Steel
Fire and Steel is a game of chance whose RTP rate is 95.21% and house edge is 4.79%.