We received some exciting news from Gameburger Studios by Microgaming. They’ve added HyperSpins respin buttons to a collection of their most successful games, including one of our personal favourites, 9 Masks of Fire! And while they were at it, they updated their HyperSpins respin feature with a new and more immersive HyperSpins mechanic, which offers bet adjustments during play. This means you get to play the game whilst enjoying a much higher level of immersion and excitement!
Follow the rhythmic drum beats to awaken your inner tribal gaming spirit in this 5-reels, 3-rows Gameburger Studios slot with 20 fixed paylines. 9 Masks of Fire makes a smokin’ hot comeback, now with an even more exciting play dynamic: HyperSpins! HyperSpins gives you the option to pay to respin individual reels in your search for additional Scatters or symbols to potentially complete winning combos or enter Free Spins with Multipliers. Landing the Flaming Stacked Masks of Fire could potentially increase your payouts! The enhanced wheel offers a Free Spins experience with Multipliers.
The fiery reels are made up of classic slot machine symbols. There’s a mix of 7 symbols (single 7s, double 7s, or triple 7s), bells, bars, a dollar sign and cherries. You’ll also find the Free Spins shield symbol, the Mask Scatter and the Diamond Wild, which substitutes for all symbols except Free Spin symbols and Mask symbols. The Diamond is the most rewarding symbol at 125x your bet for a line of 5 of them.
You’ll want to keep an eye out for Mask Scatters, appearing in any position, because landing 3 or more of them on the reels awards a cash prize. The more Mask symbols on the reels, the larger the reward. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 Masks on the reels relates to a win of 1x, 5x, 15x, 40x, 100x, 500x, or 2,000x your bet respectively.
Scatter symbols appear on reels 2, 3, or 4, and 3 of them award a spin of the Free Spins Wheel, plus a payout of 1x your bet.
The main aim of 9 Masks of Fire HyperSpins is to hit as many Mask symbols as possible. Besides this, normal wins occur when matching symbols land adjacent to each other from the left side of the game panel. At least three are needed to create a winning line. Now let’s have a closer look at the game features, shall we!
The HyperSpins feature is only available in the base game and allows you to spin individual reels as many times as you like. This gives you the chance to potentially land extra Scatter symbols, more Mask symbols, or complete line wins. The cost of spinning each reel depends on what is already there on the reels.
Please note: Only wins involving the respun reel are paid, and changing the stake will keep the reels as they are, but increase the HyperSpins cost.
To trigger the Free Spins feature, the Free Spins symbols will need to land on reels 2, 3 and 4 only. 3 Free Spins symbols award a single spin of the Free Spins Wheel. The Wheel awards between 10 and 30 Free Spins and the Multipliers are x2 or x3. The multiplier applies to all wins in free spins except mask scatter prizes. Moreover, landing 3 scatter symbols retriggers the feature, awarding the same number of free spins that were initially won from the wheel.
Since the main gameplay of 9 Masks of Fire HyperSpins stayed exactly the same, your thoughts about the original slot will most likely determine your thoughts on this one too! The HyperSpins feature is an add-on that doesn’t change the core experience of the game. The makers must have not wanted ‘to change a winning formula’ so they opted for the re-release instead. Obviously if you weren’t a big fan in the first place, this one won’t tickle your fancy either.
Conclusion: The motivation behind the re-release of this game was to combine 9 Masks of Fire with the HyperSpins mechanic. The rest stayed exactly the same, meaning that you’ll get a chance to land Free Spins with Multipliers and Mask Scatter prizes. From our point of view, adding HyperSpins to 9 Masks of Fire makes a lot of sense. It adds a new dynamic to the way you can play this game, which (especially) fans of the original slot will appreciate. So if you’re ready to give it a go then fire up the game and have fun!