If you want the basics and can cope with a few summary lines, here’s all you need to know at a glance about Mega Fire Blaze Lucky Ball.
The game follows this simple flow:
The game round starts with selecting the bingo and bonus cards you want to play.
There’s an option to select all the cards with the press of a button. All cards receive the bet value you selected to play.
You can “Top-Up” the bet amount for individual cards by clicking on the card.
Once betting time has closed, Eleven Lucky Ball numbers are randomly selected from a virtual pool of sixty balls.
Free balls can also be randomly selected for each Bonus round, where a number is removed and given a free pass, signified by a red blob.
As the balls are chosen, the first three are assigned to the Major Bonus Card, the next four to the Grand Bonus cards and the last Four to the Mega Bonus Card.
The numbers are also highlighted on any of the cards you have played if they occur.
Twenty balls are now drawn from a pool of sixty balls from the bingo machine.
If there is a match on your cards with a drawn ball, the number is dabbed with a Red Dot. This also occurs if there is a match on the Bonus Cards.
This process continues for all twenty balls.
Completed lines are highlighted, and you receive a payout for every completed line.
Lines containing one or more Lucky Ball numbers receive an enhanced payout. See the table for information on specific payouts.
|Line with 1 Lucky Number||9:1|
|Line with 2 Lucky Numbers||19:1|
|Line with 3 Lucky Numbers||44:1|
|Line with 4 Lucky Numbers||99:1|
|Major Fire Blaze||4 – 119:1|
|Grand Fire Blaze||9 – 699:1|
|Mega Fire Blaze||19 – 2499:1|
The three Bonus rounds, Major, Grand and Mega, operate similarly. The Major Bonus has three balls, and the Grand and Mega have four.
Other than the number of balls needed to qualify, there are other differences.
The multipliers increase in value, with bigger multipliers in the Mega Bonus. The number of segments also increases from Two to Four to Six in the Mega Bonus.
The more segments, the higher the potential payouts.
Qualification for the bonus round occurs when you complete one of the Major, Grand or Mega Fire Blaze Bonus cards.
A bonus grid is displayed for each of the Rounds, showing several segments containing two three-slot columns.
The Major Bonus contains Two Segments (four three-slot columns), the Grand contains Four Segments (Eight three-slot columns), and the Mega has Six Segments (with twelve three-slot columns).
Three cycles of raining Orbs containing multipliers tumble down into the grid. You have three lives to start with. If a multiplier sticks in the grid, the lives are reset to three. Losing all three lives ends the bonus round. When the multipliers fill up a segment in the grid, a special segment multiplier is activated, which increases all the multipliers in the segment.
|Bonus Level||No. Of Segments||Available Slot|
|Major Fire Blaze||2||1x, 2x, 5x||2x||10x, 20x|
|Grand Fire Blaze||4||1x, 2x, 3x, 5x, 10x||2x, 3x||10x, 20x, 50x, 100x|
|Mega Fire Blaze||6||1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 10x, 25x||2x, 3x||10x, 20x, 50x, 100x|
Segments can also benefit from Star Multipliers, which are added to the multiplier total if revealed during the game.
The aim is to fill the segments so the segment multipliers become active, boosting the potential payout.
The maximum possible payouts for the Bonus rounds are Major – 120:1, Grand – 700:1 and Mega – 2500:1.
Payouts are calculated from the multipliers collected multiplied by the bet amount placed on the Bonus round card.
The way the game is structured with winning lines, you have as much chance of getting a winning line as you do one of the Bonus Winning lines. You’ve more chance of winning the Major Bonus as it only needs three balls to complete the line and less if there is a free ball. But the Major, Grand and Mega cards only have one line, whereas the other cards have nine possible lines. This means you get better value for your bet on the main cards (9 chances) than on the bonus cards (1 chance).
There are lots of strategic ways to play Mega Fire Blaze Lucky Ball.
You won’t participate in the bonus rounds when they occur. The maximum possible win you’ll get is 250x for a line containing three lucky balls. But you’ll be saving money by not playing the Bonus Cards. Don’t play like this. The game is about the Bonus rounds, so why not play them? This strategy will turn over your money, so worth considering if you have a limited bankroll and want to pay without the chance of winning big.
You’ll undoubtedly get the bonus rounds when they occur, but you might have to wait a long time and lose a lot of money. You have to hope you can recoup it and more during the bonus round.
Most people will play this way if the bet is a small proportion of your bankroll. You’ll turn over your money more this way and be in the bonus rounds when they occur.
This will reduce your total outlay per game and your chances of making lines. It’s a way to say money while still participating in the game and a strategy I think many people will follow.
In summary, there isn’t anything you can do to influence the outcome of the game. The more cards you play, the better your chances of getting lines, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be in profit when that happens.
My best advice and strategy is to play the Bonus Cards and at least four Bingo Cards while closely monitoring your bankroll.
Previous results are only available in your playing history; no in-game statistics are available for past results.
If you want to see what’s happened in games you’ve played, you have to go to your history.
Autoplay is available if you want to play the game for a while and like to repeat the same bets.
You can select the number of a game round and set a loss limit to help manage your bankroll. If you’re feeling fortunate, you can set a Win limit!
Autoplay is a great way to help manage your bankroll and make it easy to play while doing other things.
I use it to keep track of the number of games I’ve played, as it allows me to work out whether I’m getting value and enjoyment from playing. If I don’t get either, I stop playing.
I’m slightly biased here as I love the Mega Fire Blaze Bonus Round feature. I think the Roulette version is brilliant, and I must admit, I love this Bingo variant.
Keeping the number of cards manageable is precisely how I want to play Bingo. I can just about keep track of the lines as they build, and the helpful highlighting of the dots in Red and Orange make it easy to see what numbers have gone and the single numbers needed to make up a line.
I like the extra random free ball you get on the bonus rounds, and whenever you get the bonus round, you feel there is a chance to win big.
Knowing the maximum payout for each round is good, as that sets some expectations. The big wins come in the Mega bonus round, but the stars must line up if you hope to see more than 100x regularly.
All in all a great bingo game. Simple in its delivery and excellent in its execution.
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Deal or No Deal, the Big Draw by Playtech uses a Bingo mechanic but isn’t Bingo.
Vegas Ball Bonanza by Pragmatic is another good bingo game with limited cards and multipliers.
Monopoly Big Baller fuses Bingo with the exciting Monopoly Bonus Round. It’s simple to play and can deliver some lovely wins on the cards and bonus rounds.
The game has two great features. Firstly the Bingo game is easy to play, and you can view the progress of the cards filling up well. Secondly is the Mega Fire Bonus round, which has three options, all delivering multiplier wins.
The only strategy you can use is deciding how many cards and bonus rounds you want to bet on. There’s a Bet All facility, which is one way to play, or you can choose to play a few cards and the bonus cards or just the bonus cards. No strategy will guarantee a win, but it will help you manage your bankroll while waiting for the bonus rounds to hit.
The games are different, so personal choice has much to do with whether you think one game is better. I rank the three in this order – Mega Fire Blaze Lucky Ball, Vegas Ball Bonanza and the Mega Ball.
The differences are the number of cards in play and how the multipliers are assigned. Mega Fire Blaze Lucky Ball has a bonus round, whereas the other two rely on multipliers in the main game.
My go-to online Playtech casino has to be BetVictor.
The RTP is 97.32%.
Payouts on the bingo cards go from 4:1 up to 99:1, while the bonus round Major pays 4 – 199:1, Grand 9-699:1 and Mega 19 – 2499:1.
Most casinos with Playtech Live Dealer Games have the game. It can be found in the Lobby under Game Shows.