Special effects have come a long way in the past few decades and heaven knows what they will be like in ten or twenty years. Well in ‘Inferno’ the flames that you see aren’t quite frightening but they are adequate if not spectacular. There are still some great ways to get big cash wins in this Novomatic slot game that mixes nostalgic slot games with some modern-day features.
‘Inferno’ is a five-reel online slot that has three rows of symbols and a total of just five pay-lines. With a game that has such a dramatic title you might be imagining that we’ll be seeing plenty of firemen on the reels and screaming women in need of being rescued, well that’s not what happens. Instead, we get the traditional set of fruit symbols for some strange reason.
Those five pay-lines are a fixed amount so there won’t be any time spent working out how many to activate on each spin of the reels. You do need to spend a few seconds deciding how much you are going to be gambling on each spin. The minimum cost of playing ‘Inferno’ is 0.40 and the max bet a total of 100 so idea for a high roller. A wide range and there shouldn’t be any difficulty in playing at a level that you feel entirely comfortable at and won’t cause any financial worries.
This game can be played not just on your PC but also, it’s mobile-optimised so it can be played here, there, and everywhere. To those fruity symbols that will bring back plenty of memories for those who have lots of experience of playing classic slots. Mind you there are plenty of Novomatic slot games that use fruit as their main symbols so it’s almost as if they never went away.
We get to see the usual suspects of cherries, a lemon, an orange and a plum as well as some grapes. Other symbols on the reels are the golden bell and five of those on a pay-line will see you win 10,000 coins. That’s not the highest paying symbol though, that honour goes to the gold star which pays a maximum of 20,000 coins.
There’s also a gold crown which is the scatter symbol in ‘Inferno.’ This will reward gamblers with wins even if they don’t appear on one of the pay-lines. Five of them appearing anywhere on the reels will see you winning 5,000 coins so keep a look out for those. Sadly though, there’s no game feature for the scatters to activate which is common in these kind of retro style games.
No free spins or pick ‘em games in the ‘Inferno’ video slot but there is the gamble feature to try your luck on. The lack of a bonus game might just have you tempted to play this more than you might when there are other mini-games as part of the slot. You just have to remember that this is a feature that is very risky and can see you losing wins before they even settle down in your account balance.
This appears once you get a winning combination in the base game. Again, the gamble feature is a question of trying to guess what the colour of the next playing card will be. If you can make a correct guess then that doubles your win and there’s the chance to further increase your win with more attempted guesses. One wrong guess sees you lose your win though so be very careful with this feature.
In no way can you call this a unique game but it does have a set of rules and it’s important that you learn them before playing for real cash. Ensure that you have a good look through the paytable as that will show you how much each of the winning combinations payout and where the pay-lines are. Also have some free ‘Inferno’ slots games to see just how everything works when those reels start to spin.
There are plenty of other online slot machines you can test your luck on that have similar gameplay to ‘Inferno.’ For example, you can try another Novomatic slot game ‘Fruitiliciious’ which also have five reels and five pay-lines. Just like this game, there’s no free spins round but there is a gamble feature with the playing cards guessing game and lots of fruit on the reels. Also have a play of ‘Fruits n Royals’ which is also from Novomatic which is pretty much the same as ‘Inferno’ with fruit all over the place but also stars and crowns with a gamble feature.
The title of the game might have you expecting something a bit more spectacular but the gameplay is enough to keep gamblers occupied for a while. It’s probably ideal for those of you who are new to playing slot games as it’s not at all complicated. It’s similar to several other Novomatic slots and has that terrible amusement arcade music you’ll rush to mute. There are some good wins to be had but just be careful not to overdo the gamble feature.