Bally is a world-renowned slot machine manufacturer, and Super Red Phoenix offers us a perfect example of why that is so. The game carries a Far East theme, with the centerpiece being a mythological phoenix that can bring with it massive bonus wins. The game is complete with a number of different ways to win and is straightforward in the way in which bonuses are earned and paid out.
Because the limits are so low on most Super Red Phoenix games, the progressive jackpot displayed is usually correspondingly low. In most cases, the jackpot can range anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, with most being on the lower end of that range. The real money can be won during the bonus games, especially because you cannot expect to survive long without triggering one.
Boasting a Far East theme, Super Red Phoenix has many of the mystical and soothing sounds you might expect from such a game, and is generally quite pleasant if you are looking for a more laid-back game. There are a total of 5 reels and 20 pay lines, and being that the minimum wager is usually somewhere around $0.50, the maximum bet per spin is a little more than $5.
There are wilds and special features that can maximize winnings during the base game, but as we have been saying all along, the bonus round is where the big money can be won.
There are a total of 20 paylines in Super Red Phoenix, and when you consider the Radiating Wilds feature as well as the Mystery Stacked Reels, the base game in and of itself can dish out decent winnings. What’s more, the Red Envelope Jackpot (the game’s progressive jackpot) can be won during the base game before any given spin.
With all these different bonuses and features there are quite a few symbols used, but they all correspond with the Far East, Oriental theme. Symbols used by Super Red Phoenix include:
100 Credits on Line – Super Red Phoenix, Green Bull
75 Credits on Line – Tiger, Bull, Bear
55 Credits on Line – Horse, A
25 Credits on Line – K, Q, J, 10
In addition to the symbols mentioned above, there is also a Golden Bowls symbol that serves as a scatter. There are also variations of the Super Red Phoenix symbol that will be discussed further when explaining the Radiating Wilds feature.
The first and simplest bonus round, which is really just a progressive jackpot, is the Red Envelope Jackpot. Before each game is spun, a red envelope displaying a golden dragon may be displayed on reels one and five. When this happens, you will have won the Red Envelope Jackpot. The amount of money won from the Red Envelope Jackpot corresponds with the bet level that was played prior to it being triggered. In other words, someone making a max bet each spin would win a larger payout than someone who was betting the minimum each spin.
Another bonus round is the Radiating Wilds feature. This feature is triggered when any portion of a red envelope displaying a golden phoenix tail appears on any of the reels. Before any wins are evaluated after the Radiating Wilds feature has been triggered, the symbols immediately left and right of the golden phoenix envelope will be changed into the Super Red Phoenix symbol, thus boosting the payout.
If a Super Red Phoenix replaces the Golden Bowls scatter symbol, it becomes a Super Red Phoenix with Golden Bowls in the bottom corner. If the Super Red Phoenix symbol replaces a golden dragon red envelope symbol, it will become a Super Red Phoenix with the golden dragon red envelope symbol in the corner. Once the wins have been paid, the feature is over.
The Free Games Bonus is the final and most traditional bonus game on offer, but even this one comes with a bit of a twist. In order to trigger the Free Games Bonus, you must scatter three Golden Bowls symbols or show Super Red Phoenix with Golden Bowls symbols on reels two, three, and four. When the bonus is triggered, you will be allowed to choose from the following options:
– 6 free games with a 5x multiplier on wins
– 10 free games with a 3x multiplier on wins
– 15 free games with a 2x multiplier on wins
– 20 free games with a 1x multiplier on wins
You are able to win additional free games within the Free Games Bonus, and they will simply be added to the remaining free game balance. If you happen to scatter three Golden Bowl symbols or three Super Red Phoenix with Golden Bowls symbols, you will be awarded five more games and all of them will come with a 5x multiplier.
The progressive jackpot is one way to potentially win big when playing Super Red Phoenix, but this really only holds true if you are betting the maximum each spin. Otherwise, it may be a lot of noise and excitement for a rather small win. The biggest winnings undoubtedly happen during the Free Games Bonus. Not only does the fact that there are multipliers mean that massive wins are possible, the chance for additional games to be won means winnings can be in the hundreds of dollars off just a single spin of just a few dollars.
Super Red Phoenix is not the type of game you can expect to see in any high limit slot rooms. With that being said, the maximum bet is more than $5 more often than not, so it is not exactly a penny slot either. All in all, this game is perfect for a middle-of-the-road gambler who wants a bit more risk for the shot at a few different big rewards.
Bally is not necessarily a slot maker known for online games, so you will only find Super Red Phoenix on the floor of brick and mortar casinos. There are plenty of online slots that attempt to mimic the name and gameplay style, but most fall short of Bally’s version. Luckily, the sheer popularity of this slot, and Bally slots in general, means that this game can be found at a large portion of casinos in the United States.