Tom Horn Gaming’s Game Producer, Mykhailo Pushnia, returned to Beyond the Reels to guide us through the fiery features on offer in the studio’s latest slot release – 243 Fire’n’Diamonds

Tapping into familiar fruit themes and sparkling diamond bonuses, 243 Fire’n’Diamonds offers 243 ways to win on a 5×3 reel set with players able to win up to x1,800 their stake. The game uses medium-high volatility with an RTP of 95.02 per cent. 

Explaining why the studio decided to play on familiarity with symbols and themes that players will recognise, Pusnia said: “I believe that classical fruit slots are still really popular amongst the players, and they still captivate pretty substantial player bases all around the world.

“Although we have a trend of growing popularity for games that have complex features, themes and narratives, there is a set of players that still prefer simplicity and familiarity over the modern, or let’s say ‘fancy’ graphics. 

“In 243 Fire’n’Diamonds we really took the traditional elements of a slot game, such as fire and diamonds, obviously, and the fruits. Just by combining these with contemporary and astonishing art, we brought the experience to a whole new level.”

Fitting in with the recognisability of the art, symbols and theme for the slot, Pushnia suggested that the game’s diamond-collecting bonus feature is “pretty straight forward”, with players able to easily identify what symbols are needed to gain specific, high multiplier wins. 

He continued: “Players enjoy clarity in terms of understanding where the big wins will come from. Actually, in this game, we have two places where big wins can come from – wild multipliers with a maximum win of x1,800 and diamond hits where players can win x777.

“We did this on purpose so that diamond hits have a slightly lower maximum win, and we wanted to make this kind of win more achievable for players. This combined with frequent teases throughout the gameplay make it really dynamic and engaging for the player.”

To hear Pushnia’s reflection on a “remarkable” 2023 for Tom Horn Gaming, how enhanced wins can be offered across the game’s bonus features and what the studio has planned in the new year, click here to watch the full video.