Hot Hot Volcano Slot Game
When you first enter this game it all seems somewhat calm – the setting and the symbols on the reels all seemingly placid. Symbols include fruits, birds and monkeys, but it’s the volcano symbol that really changes the game.
Firstly, it will spew lava when forming part of a win line. When the feature is landed lava will spew down the length of the reels, engulfing much of the screen.
This feature will see you gain free spins while one entire reel will be turned wild, promising some highly profitable spins.
How to Win on Hot Hot Volcano
The highlight symbol of the slot is most certainly the volcano itself. This is the wild symbol and makes an appearance on reels 2, 3 and 4 only. As a wild it will substitute for every other symbol on the reels. This wild also acts as the scatter symbol. Land two volcanos and you’ll win an immediate prize of double your initial total stake, but land the maximum three and you’ll have a 5x your stake prize heading your way, but more importantly perhaps you’ll also enter the bonus feature.
The highest paying regular symbol is a lizard, which also looks very much like some kind of dinosaur, worth 500 coins if hitting the maximum 5 in a row. The very colorful parrot is next on the pay table at 250 coins, while both the monkey and the fruit pay 200 coins for a full house of 5. The symbols are completed by the playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A.
Hot Hot Volcano Free Spins and Gamble after Win Features
The feature will see the volcano erupt completely with hot spewing lava cascading down reel three. This reel will now become completely wild and stay wild while you enjoy 5 free spins. Each of these spins could also see additional wilds frequenting the reels, with the potential for some very big wins.
Every time you land a win, you’ll have the option of taking a gamble. You’ll be presented with a screen showing a face down playing card and find yourself with two gamble options. The first of these is to predict the color of the card and if you are correct, you’ll win double your money. However, the more adventurous (or perhaps slightly greedy!) among you might want to predict the suit of the playing card, which will multiply your initial winnings by 4.
Design and Setup
As stated at the start of the review, the slot starts off relatively peacefully, the backdrop to the reels very green and the painting style slightly resembles Monet. There are trees and plants all around, however take a look in the distance and you’ll see the towering volcano. The potential of this volcano is seen in the title of the slot, but it’s only when the volcano symbol inhabits the reels that you’ll really see the full power of it. The volcano animation is impressive when it is just a wild symbol, but fantastic when the feature hits. The accompanying sound to the slot is excellent too. A steady drumbeat builds tension at the slot throughout, while the volcano symbols really up the ante, the sounds of the explosions particularly effective.
Hot Hot Volcano is a five reel slot with a maximum of 25 win lines. You can change this number to any between 1 and 25 and it might be worth doing for the sound effect alone! You’ll multiply the number of lines by the coin value to give you your total stake for each spin, this coin value ranging from just 2c all the way through to $4. One of the best aspects of the slot is the very straightforward auto play option. Simply click the button and choose 5, 10 or 25 spins – quick and easy.
This Amaya designed slot certainly has an impact. What starts out a serene game explodes into life when the wilds hit and goes that much further when the feature is landed. The feature is a good one, while the added gamble after win option always enhances any slot. Whether or not the slot has any real long lasting appeal is open to question, as the feature perhaps doesn’t go far enough. Nevertheless, this is a game that plays quickly and the graphics are particularly eye catching at times, so the slot will appeal to a good number of players.