Quick Hit Volcano Slots Machine
Bally’s Quick Hit Slot Range Gets a New Design
Quick Hit slots have reached the status of casino slot classics. The concept is simple; in addition to the regular line wins you can trigger big wins (even jackpots) by getting up to 9 special quick-hit symbols anywhere in view. Over the years, the creator of these games Bally (now owned by Scientific Games) has added new titles to the list. These include a Quick Hit Vegas game, a Gold version and even one which has a separate Pachinko type bonus round.
There are now 2 new Quick Hit slots, and 2 new Quick Shot games too, which are closely related. Quick Hit Volcano is one of these, it gives the original theme of 7’s, bars and bells and gives them an explosive new look. This title has 5 progressive jackpots of different sizes, and a pick game which leads to a free spins round. In many ways, Bally has played it safe with this new title. This slot is familiar enough that fans of the originals will not be alienated – though the updated graphics and new theme add to the experience.
Quick Hit Volcano – Base Game Wins
Some of the symbols in the main game are the classics, while others are new to this title. The classics include 7’s (single, double and triple) and single bar symbols (some with ‘5’ on top). New symbols include flowers and berries. These fit in with the general theme, which is a Pacific island type volcano, complete with amazon type warrior angle.
The reels are a standard 5 reels and 3 rows format. There are 30 win-lines crossing them, and like many Bally titles you will find a row of buttons to spin different amounts from 60c to $3.
Most of the wins are small, with this game relying on the Quick Hits and wins where multiple lines trigger at the same time to provide the bigger prizes.
Quick Hit Symbols
In the base game, Quick Hit logo symbols play in the same way as on all the other slots in this range. These are not tied to any one win line, instead paying based on the total number in view. If you hit 3 you will get your spin amount back, 4 will get you 5x that bet and 5+ starts you on the ladder of progressive jackpots. The top jackpot is several thousand dollars, with the second one up to $1000 – going all the way down to $20 or under for the smallest.
What I like about these wins is that they often ‘save’ a spin where you did not manage to line up much of anything else!
Free Spins Bonus Game on Quick Hit Volcano
In the middle 3 reels there are free spins symbols, you need to hit all 3 of them to trigger the bonus round. The action then starts on the upper screen, where you will see a scene with lots of floating jewels. You tap these, revealing a number of free spins between 5 and 20. You simply keep tapping until you have hit 3 of the same ones. This same idea has been used with tiles on previous Quick Hit slots.
Graphics and music both step up a level for the free spins part. You will see a giant volcano erupting on the top screen, and the bottom screen will go darker.
There is an extra element to the free spins, the Quick Hit slot machine logos also become wilds. This means that those times you hit enough of these symbols to trigger a win, you will also trigger line wins with the other symbols in view. You can retrigger the free spins (for the same amount again) by hitting 3+ of the bonus symbols on the middle reels again.
Design and Features
Even the older Quick Hit slots games have a clean and smooth design. The Volcano version adds a human element (the Amazon type woman), as well as the dramatic volcano complete with eruption during the bonus feature. At the same time this is instantly recognizable as a Quick Hit. It feels like Bally have made sure they do not alienate fans of this game by being reserved in the changes.
Quick Hit Volcano – Summing Up
For all the new graphics and dramatic volcano eruption, the main change from the original titles is more subtle. This is the fact that Quick Hit symbols turn wild during the bonus game – giving you extra ways to get line wins. New symbols combine with a tried and trusted pick-game to determine those free spins. With 5 levels of jackpot (and a big prize for 9 Quick Hits) you just never know when this game will surprise you with a big win.
Quick Hit Volcano is one of 4 new releases in this range of Bally games. The others are Quick Hit Jungle, Quick Shot Duanwu and Quick Shot Zhongqiu.