Second Strike is a classical themed video slot from Quickspin, and when we say classical, we mean absolutely no-nonsense and simple. Watch our video review of Second Strike!
Second Strike is a classical themed video slot from Quickspin, and when we say classical, we mean absolutely no-nonsense and simple.
This means that this slot in particular is definitely not for those looking for elaborate graphics, sounds, bonus features and mini-games.
In fact, Second Strike couldn’t be farther away from a fussy 3D slot with flashing lights and upbeat music. With this slot, what you get is relaxing music in a lounge casino-type atmosphere, plain design and simple gameplay. Players can enjoy the full range of better options while having the ability to trigger huge payouts with symbols on 5 reels and 10 paylines.
While the slot might be classic, the features are so well developed that they are sure to impress and keep you on the edge of your seat with each spin. The developer has included a second strike feature, which can boost payouts to huge combinations after any spin. Furthermore, wild symbols also provide more payouts ranging up to 100 coins per line.
The theme is exactly what you’d expect from a traditional slot: a fruit machine slot.
The cherries, melons, and sevens, coupled with the overall classic Las Vegas casino-style design will bring much nostalgia indeed to avid gamers who are used to brick and mortar casinos and physical fruit machines.
But really, this excellently developed slot can be enjoyed by almost anyone. We say almost, because those looking for storylines and bonus features will certainly find none of that in Second Strike.
That said, the slot is surprisingly attractive. The background is decorated with an array of purple and orange stripes which blend in with the golden shine from the frame around the reels. The symbols are portrayed in front of a purple backdrop with white and gold encases around the game controls.
The Second Strike feature appears on the outer edge of the reels, which comes to life whenever a winning combination strikes the reels. All betting options are featured in a nice panel at the bottom, which also holds game information and your balance details.
The gameplay for Second Strike couldn’t be simpler, but it is far from boring.
The slot might only have 2 features, but once they come to life, the rewards will make up for any features you might have hoped for. This includes the customary wild symbol, and for this slot it is one that proves valuable, and then the Second Strike feature, a unique bonus that can fill your screen with winnings.
The most impressive and unique feature of the game is the second strike bonus. This becomes active when any winning combination appears on the reels. The ring around the reels will show all the different symbols in the game and cause those that are involved in the combinations to light up. A selector will then start to go around and eventually stop. If it lands on a highlighted symbol, up to 10 of those are added to the reels, and the win will be reevaluated for huge winnings.
Second Strike makes use of the auto play feature where you are more than welcome to pre-select the number of spins you would like the game to automatically spin for you while you sit back and relax until a bonus feature has been triggered or when your desired spin amount has been reached. You can also click on the setting button where you can skip the intro movie and disable the sound effects that have been included in the game to play your own style of music as you spin away to greater rewards.
Explore Second Strike Symbols
The gold wilds can be found on any reel and will work as a substitute symbol for all others. The wild is active in both the main game and will remain in place should it be seen on the reels when the bonus feature is triggered and can have great value when combined with the bonus game.
Payouts and Wagering Limits
The betting options are easily adjusted with the options below the reels. All 10 pay lines have to be played with each spin, but a low bet of just $0.10 can be used to cover all lines. Up to $100.00 can be selected along with various values between those. This means everyone can choose the perfect wager value and also enjoy a full range of rewards that will be multiplied by the bet per line. Between spin, the bet amount can be adjusted by pressing the arrow next to the current value.
As already mentioned, a classic theme has been selected for this game. The symbols reflect this very clearly, and include a gorgeous blue diamond in front of a purple backdrop that will reward you with 250 coins for displaying five of a kind on the reels, a red seven in front of an orange backdrop will increase your balance with 50 coins when five are triggered on an active payline.
Also included is a golden star in front of a green backdrop which will award you with 37.50 coins when five of a kind is triggered on the reels and a golden bell in front of a blue backdrop will increase your balance with 25 coins when you manage to trigger five of them on an active payline. There are also watermelons, blueberries, purple plums and red cherries that come forth in the game and will assist in striking it lucky with additional winning combinations.
This classic themed video slot has managed to not only impress us but also become our new favorite classic. The second strike feature might not land on a highlighted symbol very often, but when it does, everything becomes so much more worth it.
The fact that there is only two main features means that the provider could focus on perfecting them, rather than including a whole bunch of features which end up lacking one thing or another. These features are enough to make the game interesting and provide an advantage in terms of payouts without being too much.
It is abundantly clear to us that this provider is capable of creating simple slots which are nice to look at and a breeze to play. Oftentimes, the busyness of more fussy slots can get too much for those looking to enjoy a classic, minimalistic fruit slot which is straight-forward and pays well.
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