Volatile Slot opinion: Promises but Fails to Deliver
Volatile Slot is a 5-reels and 10 paylines slot designed by Golden Rock Studios for Microgaming. Lately, it seems to me that Microgaming has increasingly opted for quantity over quality when it comes to game releases. It is hard to believe that this is the same developer who came out with outrageous hits like Mega Moolah only a few short years ago.
Volatile Slot is almost entirely banking on its ‘high volatility’ to draw in players and on the surface, 25,600x total bet maximum wins make a compelling case. The reality is, however, that winning anywhere remotely close to that is extremely unlikely. After a few hundred spins, a good round would be around the 40x total bet. The extra spins do trigger often enough, which is a good thing since it is the best way of winning higher amounts. This slot is in need of at least one more feature.
Thank goodness for the guaranteed minimum win of 20x total bet in extra spins mode as I found that I needed it on more than one occasion.
If your luck is like mine, you’ll get bored of this slot pretty quickly, and so I would suggest you give this one a miss unless you’re really into volcano themes.
Golden Rock Studios designed Volatile Slot for Microgaming and features Volcanic Wilds, Exploding Wilds and 2x – 4x multiplier wilds. It is very high volatility with wins up of to 25,600x total bet. Released in November 2019, the slot was provided exclusively to Microgaming – the first of many planned.
Microgaming blows its top with Volatile Slot based on a Volcanic island theme.
Volcanic Slot – Game overview
As far as the graphics go, Volatile Slot’s artwork can best be described as standard. We find ourselves on a sandy beach with palms trees, staring out across the sea at a volcanic island ready to blow its top! There are a total of nine symbols with four upper-value: priestess, crystals, flame and drums. The rest of the symbols are made up of five lower-value royal flush icons. The artwork is pretty standard, but it’s the music and other audio effects that create the explosive mood that the developer was probably looking for.
Volcanic Slot is designed with a tablet, mobile and desktop in mind. Players can take the game along for the ride provided they have an Android or iOS operated device. The very high volatility will mean that we will likely need a higher bankroll as higher wins are difficult to come by. The RTP for this slot is 96.10%, and we can vary our wagers from £0.10 to £10.
The slot has very high volatility with maximum payouts of 25,600x bet.
Game features of Volcanic Slot
Volcano wild symbols can appear on the second, third and fourth reels. There is a possibility that the volcano wild becomes an exploding wild with either a 2x, 3x or 4x multiplier. These multipliers can multiply together for up to 64x a regular win.
This slot features three wilds and extra spins with a guaranteed minimum win of 20x bet.
Extra Spins with guaranteed 20x bet minimum
Three wilds trigger extra spins and can be used to re-trigger additional extra spins. It is during the extra spins that the chance of landing wilds and exploding wilds increases as more are added to the middle three reels.
Extra spins guarantee us a minimum of 20x total bet. Failing to achieve this level will award us with 10 additional extra spins.