The Adventure Begins
Volcano is a fun and dynamic slot game, with old-school cartoon graphics but a dynamic atmosphere. The background shows a thick jungle with an erupting volcano in the middle, lavas flowing everywhere and some mysterious stone artefacts scattered around. It looks like you will be exploring the remnants of some ancient civilisation here.
Volcano does a great job at recreating both the old-school slot atmosphere that many players love and channelling Indiana Jones and his adventures, all in one. From an aesthetic point of view, Volcano is ticking all the boxes so far.
Two Games in One
As far as the gameplay is concerned, Volcano operates on two different levels. Let’s stick to the base game for now, which features 3 reels and 1 payline. Use the command bar to bet 1, 3 or 5 credits per turn – which corresponds to a short betting range going from 0.20 to 1 credit per turn. Each spin can award nudges, and reels will be held in position automatically whenever you are close to scoring a cash prize.
Volcano’s medium variance makes it likely for you to score any type of prize throughout the game. The paytable contains colourful gems and plenty of classic fruit icons, with a top prize of 1000 credits for the players who dare play all-in. This alone is already quite interesting, and you can count on a wild card to help you score even more prizes as well.
Bonus Challenges Scattered Around
Volcano has even more original features to offer, starting with a statue symbol that can trigger the first mini game in the base game; click on the right golden statue to win a certain amount of bonus credits. These credits can also be won by combining golden coins on the reels, and they give you access to the upper game. Hit the change game button to switch to a new reel set and keep betting.
One in the upper game, you have 3 reels and 5 paylines in total. You will be betting your bonus credits, and you may stay on this reel set for as long as your bonus credit total allows it. In addition to prizes going up to 2000 credits, you will have access to 3 new mini games. You can spin a bonus wheel to win up to 5000 extra credits, flip tiles over for the same prize or try and pick the right path to the jackpot – just keep an eye out for the special symbols on the reels there. In addition to this, winning spins in the upper game will fill up a bonus gauge on the left side of the reels, which can translate into surprise cash prizes when you least expect it.
Retro yet Dynamic and Challenging
Volcano is a great choice of slot game for gamblers who always want to go one step further. The game is full of hidden features and bonus games, which will quickly make you forget its small reel set. The upper game is also fairly accessible, in comparison to other slots based on a similar gameplay. This is definitely good news, given that most of the big prizes are hidden there.
Each failed spin in Volcano can also give you a chance to unlock the Volcano jackpot, a progressive prize displayed at the top of the game screen. You will find that Volcano is quite similar to Towering Inferno from Union Jackpot, except that we found the MGA even more dynamic and rewarding.