Volatile Slot is a Golden Rock Studios video slot developed exclusively for Microgaming. The game has 5 reels and 10 paylines. This game, released in November 2019, can be played in online casinos such as Dunder, ComeOn! or Betsson.
When we first heard about the title of this new Golden Rock Studios slot, we wondered if they were serious. What do you mean? A volatile slot? Isn’t that the majority of slots anyway? The title seems at best uninspired, and when you load it for the first time, you feel that the theme is also uninspired. The graphics are not only simple, but even simplistic. But at least the volatility in the title is explained by the presence of this looming volcano in the background.
We are somewhere in the Pacific (where many islands are of volcanic origin), the sun is setting and we get island sounds such as drums, various other beats and the chirping of birds. From time to time the volcano rumbles.
The playing card symbols from 10 to A are as simple as possible. We also get a fireplace, drums, a hut and an island inhabitant. She is worth 40 times our bet for 5 on a payline, while all other symbols follow far behind.
You can play this game from 0.10 to 100.00 per spin.
We have two kinds of wild symbol on the reels. The normal wild symbol that shows us the sleeping volcano. And the wild symbol multiplier, which shows us the active volcano. One can actually turn into the other. Most of the time we had the feeling that the transformations took place on almost every spin. A wild would land on the reels, the volcano would rumble and turn the wild into an active volcano that now spits out a 2x, 3x or 4x multiplier.
The Wild symbol only lands on reels 2, 3 and 4, and the multipliers can combine up to 64x.
In addition, if we land three wild symbols on the reels, the free spins are triggered. We first get 10 Free Spins. However, the functions are very similar. But now it feels like the exploding wild symbols are a regular event on every spin and we get the multipliers each time as well.
However, this slot is, well, volatile and is unlikely that you just get winning spins. The game promises us 10 more free spins if we don’t manage to win 20x our bet at the end of the first set of 10 spins. This is actually a nice little addition here.
The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) of Volatile Slot is 96.1%, which roughly corresponds to the average. However, this slot is indeed very volatile, so careful budgeting is recommended. The maximum payout thanks to this 64x multiplier (if you manage to get it) seems to be 25,600x our bet, which is more than a little impressive.
But will you really want to play this rather unimpressive slot to actually see such winnings? Probably not. The game is by no means captivating or exciting. The exploding volcano is so regularly making a show that it soon loses its novelty value. And while some decent winnings can keep you afloat, and the free spins are never really far away, you’ll end up wondering why you keep spinning these reels. At this point, you’ll probably be looking for something more challenging and exciting.
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