What I like about Fire Hawk is that it plays with 20 paylines and that the play lines can be selected, typically of oldies games. I don't like those newer games that plays with fixed lines, because I like to start off with as little lines as possible, unless I'm already familiar with the game. As anyone can see from the graphics, all the illustrations and icons in Fire Hawk look very dated indeed, so just have to bear with it. I'm okay with that, because most of my top favourite games are oldies. In fact, these oldies games pay a lot better than newer ones, which tend to pay lots of peanuts, and I ain't a monkey, hahaha.
The Chief is the Wild symbol in Fire Hawk, of course, but this Chief doesn't know how to pay for himself. Too bad. It appears only on reels 2 and 4, substitutes for other symbols except the Scatter symbol, but doesn't become stacked or expanded. Better not call this Chief a 'not-smart' one, as I usually would. Need to keep my head on my shoulders, hahaha. Any win with this Wild on reel 2 gets paid 2x, with the Wild on reel 4 gets paid 4x. Any win with a Wild symbol on both reels 2 and 4 gets paid 8x. Well, not too bad, but could be better. Another similar game pays 20x for wins with the Wild symbol on both reels 2 and 4, but never mind.
That Fire Hawk bird is the Scatter symbol, paying the usual 100x total bet for getting 5 of them. Getting 3 or more of the Fire Hawks trigger the Free Spins game, which randomly awards either 10 free spins with a 4x multiplier, 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier, or 20 free spins with a 2x multiplier. The Free Spins game can be retriggered, which is good, because other similar games do not provide any retriggers at all. The Indian Lady pays a good 6000x, and the other symbols pay from 3000x to 100x the line bet for getting 5 of each kind. A good paytable.
My one and only play on Fire Hawk went quite well, I must admit. I managed to get 2 Free Spins games in that session, plus getting a retrigger in the first Free Spins game, which paid a nice 126x my bet amount. The second Free Spins game was a bit lame, getting only a 13x bet win. Getting a retrigger of that 10 free spins with a 4x multiplier would certainly have brought in a bigger win, because the retrigger that I got was for 20 free spins with a 2x multiplier. More free spins but with the lowest multiplier. Ah well, at least that game paid well.