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Fire Horse MultiWay Xtra

International Game Technology

Fire Horse MultiWay Xtra

This is the latest game in IGT’s “MultiWay Xtra” series. These games feature scatter-pay operation, with  the player paying to activate reels with all wins paid as scatters. The “Xtra” version also features a unique pay window: The outer two reels contain three symbols; reels 2 and 4 contain four symbols. The middle reel contains five symbols. This configuration results in a possible 720 ways to win on each spin.

Fire Horse features beautiful artwork on the wide screen, and a volatile penny program with enough features to keep players coming back. IGT’s AVP video format adds much to the visual impact of the game.

The primary game features “Stacked Wild” symbols—clustered wilds that result in multiple wins for a spin—and a random free-spin program that can award up to 96 initial free games. A special set of bonus reels appears for the free-spin round. Special symbols on consecutive reels during free spins extend the free spins.

IGT officials say this game has tested anywhere from 70 percent to 140 percent above test-zone averages in the manufacturer’s game tests alongside its top performers. According to the manufacturer, the game performs best when banked with other MultiWay Xtra themes, including Fire Opals, Carnival of Mystery Masquerade and Hexbreaker II Return of Hoodoo.
 
Manufacturer: International Game Technology
Platform: AVP
Format: Five-reel, scatter-pay video slot
Denomination: .01
Max Bet: 500
Top Award: 2,500 credits times per-reel bet
Hit Frequency: Approximately 50%
Theoretical Hold: 4%—15%

Frank Legato is editor of Global Gaming Business magazine. He has been writing on gaming topics since 1984, when he launched and served as editor of Casino Gaming magazine. Legato, a nationally recognized expert on slot machines, has served as editor and reporter for a variety of gaming publications, including Public Gaming, IGWB, Casino Journal, Casino Player, Strictly Slots and Atlantic City Insider. He has an B.A. in journalism and an M.A. in communications from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the author of the books, How To Win Millions Playing Slot Machines... Or Lose Trying, and Atlantic City: In Living Color.  

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