The Pacific Ring of Fire is the setting for Volcano Riches, an explosive Polynesian-themed video slot from Scandinavian developer Quickspin. The highlights of this volatile game are the Volcano Wilds that can explode and turn up to 5 adjoining symbols wild and the free spins round where you could hit 2 Volcano Wilds on the same free spin. Stakes range from between 20p and £100 per spin.
There are rarely causes to grumble when it comes to the design of Quickspin titles and Volcano Riches is another good one. The grass skirts, hollowed out canoes and carved statue symbols are well crafted as usual. The gameplay revolves around 2 main extras.
- Volcano Wild feature – the likeliest way to unleash a torrent of coins in the base game comes from the Volcano Wild symbols. When these hit they transform between 2 and 5 neighbouring symbols into wilds or better still Volcano Wilds – a new Volcano Wild turns even more symbols wild. A new payout consideration is then made with the extra wilds in play.
- Free Spins Bonus feature – 10 free spins are awarded if you land 3 bonus symbols on the same spin. These free spins are played using a win both ways game engine so winning combinations can start from reel 5 as well as reel 1. The Volcano Wilds are in play during the free spins too.
They can hit on both reels 2 and 4. Land 2 on the same free spin and some spectacular results are possible, especially if they deliver another Volcano Wild which transforms even more symbols. The only negative is that you can’t trigger the feature again.
A video slot called Volcano Riches sounds like it should be a volatile affair and it certainly is. The variance here is high so you can expect some big swings to your bankroll – you can though win over 1,250 times your bet on every spin.
Quickspin rarely creates ugly looking games and Volcano Riches certainly passes the eye test. The features impress too, especially the Free Spins Bonus feature. Get on a roll with the Volcano Wilds and you could unleash a torrent of coins if the Polynesian gods are smiling. If you like the theme, I recommend you try you luck with WMS’ Hula Hula Nights.