ELK Studios’ Hit It Hard Video Slot Review

Hit It Hard: Demo

The sixth release in ELK Studios’ Classic Series, Hit It Hard is a 3 reel, 5 payline slot that’s packed full of extras. Look out for multiplier wilds of up to 5x which can also award respins with the wild locking in place. Trigger the feature round and work your away around the bonus board to win to activate a variety of extras including pachinko prizes, spins with stacked wilds or free spins with wild multipliers. Collect 2 keys then land on the vault to Break the Bank and pocket the maximum prize of up to 2,500 x bet prize. Play on all devices from between 20p and £100 per spin.

Split screen

The base game action takes place on the bottom half of the screen. There you’ll find a 3 reel, 3 row machine that offers 5 paylines. You’ll see cherries alongside lemons and melons as well as green, blue and red lucky 7s. Land 3 red 7s on a payline and you’ll pocket an award of 50x your bet.

Multiplier wilds & respins

Appearing on reel 3 are multiplier wilds. These can boost payouts by 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x. If you land a multiplier wild but it doesn’t form part of a winning combination, you’ll be awarded a respin with the multiplier locked in place from the Wild Respins feature.

Roll the Dice Bonus feature

Above the reels you’ll see a trail of extras that’s commonly found on a brick and mortar fruit machine. This trail becomes active when you land the dice symbol on the middle of reel 3. The dice in the middle of reel 3 comes with a 10x multiplier attached.

You’ll then roll (different) dice to work your way around the board. Depending on what square you land on, you’ll get a new roll of the dice, free spins on the reels below, a mini-game or break the bank.

Different sections award between 1 and 5 free spins combined with multipliers of up to 20x. Land the maximum 20x multiplier from the board in combination with the 10x dice wild multiplier and your payout could rocket by an enormous 200x!

Mini games

  • Lucky Ballz feature – this is a pachinko game that gives you 4 chances to land a guaranteed prize.
  • Super Ballz feature – keep on firing balls until you land 2 that hit the same figure. You’ll then win that amount.

Other bonus features

There are also other squares you can land on which will give you even more bonus features:

  • Stacked Wilds feature – you could also be awarded 3 free spins with a stacked wild on reel 2 on the first of them, a stacked wild on reel 3 on the second with a stacked wild on reels 2 and 3 on the final one.
  • Wild Spins feature – even more goodies are on offer if you land on this square. You can look forward to 10 free spins with multiplier wilds hitting on each of them.
  • Break the Bank feature – the really big money on offer here come via the Bank Vault. To open it you’ll need to collect 2 keys from the Bonus Board then land on the Bank position. In that happy event a bumper payday of some 2,500 x your bet.
  • Power Run feature – if you receive a Power Run, you’ll receive all the features you pass on a single roll. If the dice hits 6, you could end up with 6 extras.
  • Quantum Leap feature – this gives you a big jump from the dice roll to access better prizes.

Highly entertaining 3 reel slot

At first glance, Hit It Hard looks like a simple fruit machine, albeit one with a rather glitzy finish. There’s far more to it than that thanks to the wild multipliers, respins and most importantly, the Roll the Dice Bonus feature. This offers plenty of variety and some decent winning potential too.

The variance is high without being totally stratospheric with the RTP standing at 96.3%. If you like classic fruities that have been given a fresh feature twist or 2, then Hit It Hard is a slot to consider.   You can also win 2,500 x bet which is decent for a 3 reel slot game.

I recommend you try it’s predecessor, Hit It Big, which is a good game – if you want something that is unique and offers big payouts as well as plenty of extras, Cygnus (also by ELK Studios) would be top of our list.


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