This is Quickspin’s first semi volatile machine, which with its simple slot reels, 10 paylines, and classic fruity symbols, will no doubt please many.
This Second Strike slot game is pretty much a five reel fruity; you’ve got cherries, diamonds, plums, sevens, bells, stars, grapes and melons all lining the 15 slot symbols grid.
You get some pleasant backing music to listen to whilst you spin as well, kinda like lounge music that goes up a tempo when things heat up.
But just because this is a simple game, much like the NetEnt Twin Spin slot, doesn’t mean it’s boring. There are some very decent prizes waiting to be won if you manage to line up just the right symbols.
There’s nothing special about the wilds, other than in the most traditional way.
The golden wild symbol will substitute for all other symbols on the screen and help you get more winning combinations, and in turn, some bigger wins.
We are not playing them down, especially as they can actually help you out during the only special feature you’ll find. It’s just that the Second Strike Feature dominates the game so much, you almost forget you get useful wilds from time to time.
More on that in a moment, first lets find out what you can expect to win generally.
Base game wins, as standard, tend to hit around the 1x – 5x your bet, not huge, but like in most volatile slots, big wins they don’t come that often.
Which is where the Second Strike feature comes in to play.
That said, every once in a while, the base game will surprise you with a decent 10x to 20x your bet, and remind you that some of these symbols are incredibly high value, even if just on one payline.
This only special feature that you will find throughout this Second Strike slot machine.
Aptly named, it occurs on absolutely any win. If you take a look at the slot, you’ll notice a ring of smaller symbols in purple all the way around the main reels.
These will light up with the symbols that created your wins.
So say you have a winning combination of stars; all the stars will light up around the rim. Or if you have more than one combination of symbols, all the winning symbols will light up.
Then the feature will, like a wheel of fortune, go around in clockwise direction over the symbols. If the light lands on one of the highlighted symbols then you have a beautiful surprise in store.
For 3 of a kind wins you will get 6 extra symbols, 4 of a kind wins gives you 8 extra and 5 of a kind wins will give you 10 extra symbols on the screen.
This can lead to a whole screen full of the same symbol and at least some extra four and five of kind wins.
A feature that won’t hit that often but has produced upwards of 50x our bet wins on several occasions, keeping the action lively and you on the edge of your seat.
Mostly it averages around 30x – 40x your bet, which isn’t huge for a supposedly volatile game, but not bad either.
As with newer Quickspin games, you’ll be able to take the Second Strike mobile slot wherever you go, on your Android phone or tablet, iPad or iPhone.
A game that is pretty simple to understand, thanks to it’s minimalist feel and single bonus feature.
Second Strike will appeal to those who like some uncomplicated spins with a decent return to player rate at around 96.22%.
The betting range is also quite appealing, with only 10 paylines the minimum bet here is 0.10 per spin, allowing beginners and those with a lower budgets to spin away on the hope of a big win.
Bigger betters can also enjoy spinning with a maximum bet of up to 100 real money cash bets.
The question isn’t so much of which is better, the Second Strike online slot or mobile, but just enjoy the fact that it’s available to play however you like; at home, work, or on your porcelain throne.
Who knows you might just strike it lucky in this Quickspin game.