Originally an RNG based game, Mega Fire Blaze Roulette is now a live game based on the European variant of roulette, featuring a bonus round with a maximum potential payout of 10,000x.
The game works by randomly choosing up to 10 numbers to use as ‘fire’ numbers which grant access to a bonus round if the ball lands on one of them, but only for those players with inside bets on the number in question.
Playtech are the brains behind the game, which has a minimum bet of 20p on all bet types, and a maximum bet ranging between £25 for straight ups and £500 for evens bets.
How the Game Works
The placing of bets is no different to any other live roulette game, but what happens after the ball lands can be very different depending on the result.
Anyone who has played Lighting Roulette or Quantum Roulette will have a feel for the way Mega Fire Blaze Roulette works. Like these games, once all bets have been placed certain numbers are selected for special treatment.
Up to 10 numbers can be selected as fire numbers, although in most cases it will be between 1 and 5, and you can see in the image below that they are indicated with a flaming outline.
Should the ball land on one of these numbers, the bonus round will be triggered and anyone with an inside bet on the winning number will be eligible for the bonus round payout.
The bonus round will be covered in the next section, but first, let’s run through how the regular payouts work for all of the different inside bets.
As you can see, they have been reduced compared to a regular game of roulette, and this is to compensate for the larger payouts that occur during the bonus round and keep the game balanced.
All outside bets pay out as normal, but since this game is all about the bonus round it’s inside bets you should be focussing on.
The bonus round is run using an RNG, so the results are random and have nothing to do with the game or your stake amount.
In the bonus round, the grid is divided into six sections of six squares, and each section is allocated either a multiplier value (2x, 3x or 5x) or an unknown jackpot amount as you can see in the image above.
Players then have 3 ‘spins’ with each spin dropping random multiplier values (1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 10x, 15x and 50x) that can fix in place in the squares within each section. Every spin that results in a multiplier fixing in place will also reset the spin count to 3, so it takes 3 dead spins to end the round.
Every multiplier that lands and fixes in place is applied to your total, but should all six squares in one section be filled, the section will light up in blue and the multiplier or jackpot atop that section will also be applied.
One thing to be aware of is that the inside bet that qualified you for the bonus round in the first place will determine how much of the final multiplier number is applied to your bet:
|Bet||Portion of Multiplier Applied|
So a bonus round multiplier of 100x on a straight up bet of £1 would return £100, whereas that same 50x multiplier on a £1 split bet would only return £50 because only ½ of the multiplier amount would count – so 50x.
This is because a straight up bet only has 1 chance of landing a fire number while a split bet has 2, since the bet covers 2 numbers. A line bet only gets the benefit of 1/6th of the bonus multiplier because a line bet covers 6 numbers, and so on.
Although called jackpots, these are essentially just set multiplier amounts and they don’t change from one game to the next like a progressive would.
The four jackpots are as follows:
- Mini – 20x
- Minor – 100x
- Major – 500x
- Grand – 2000x
These are won by filling a six square section that has been allocated a jackpot as opposed to a further multiplier.
Which jackpot you get is decided by the spin of a single reel which appears on the display once the jackpot section has been filled.
This is all managed by an RNG.
The theoretical return to player percentage on a bog standard game of roulette is 97.3% and this remains the case for Mega Fire Blaze Roulette.
This is despite the fact that the game can offer a maximum potential payout of 10,000x (for a straight up bet that becomes a fire number and then experiences the maximum win during the bonus round), because the payouts for regular non fire number winning inside bets has been reduced.