Quickspin Second Strike Video Slot Review

Second Strike: Demo

Everyone deserves a second chance and the ones on offer in Second Strike can deliver some very impressive rewards. Created by Quickspin, Second Strike is a simple, volatile 5 reel, 10 payline video slot. Play on all devices from between 10p and £100 per spin.

Like most Quickspin video slots, the design here is well done. You’ll see cherries, plums, grapes, melons, bells, stars and lucky 7s. The most lucrative symbol is the diamond which pays 100 times your bet if you land 5 in a row. There’s also a wild that substitutes for all other symbols. Accompanying the action is a bouncy, instrumental backing track that could come straight out of a TV gameshow.

You’d think that a fruit machine re-boot that didn’t come with any free spins, cash trails or pick me rounds would be a bit of a dull affair. Second Strike is anything but thanks to the Second Strike feature. You’ll see trail around the edge of the reels – this comes into life following any winning spin.

Symbols that match the triggering winning spin are lit up. If the counter lands on 1 of these lit symbols, extra matching symbols are added to the winning combo from the original winning spin. Depending on whether you enjoyed a 3, 4 or 5 of a kind win to start with, you can look forward to 6, 8 or 10 extra symbols being added to the cluster. A new payout is then made with all the extra matching symbols in place.

That might not sound especially thrilling but if you managed to add 10 extra high value symbols to your original win, the results can be spectacular – to the tune of 1,221 times your bet on each spin. Expect the Second Strike to miss on most occasions- when it does hit though, watch out.

At first glance, Second Strike looks like a standard fruit machine reboot. A few spins will show that it offers much more potential than that. With plenty of close shaves, it can be very frustrating but a full screen of matching symbols offers plenty in the way of compensation if your luck is in.

If you’re after a simple, highly volatile fruity with a cracking bonus feature then Second Strike delivers precisely that. If you want free spins and more back story, you cannot go wrong with the volatile Spinions Beach Party – also by Quickspin.

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