Reels of Molten Lava!
Alright, so there isn’t actually any lava incorporated into the reels of the game, and instead, there are bones which separate them. A total of five reels and three rows exist for gamers to play on. Upon these reels, you will find icons of both a caveman and cavewoman. However, they’re both adorned with modern day versions of their iconic clothing. There’s also a dragon and a dragon’s egg, both of which exist on the reels as symbols. Making up the remainder of the icons are the regular video slot symbols of 10, J, K, Q and A, as well as the game’s logo. All of these are designed in a very caricature type of way, providing entertaining and fun imagery throughout.
As well as its reels and rows, Volcanic Cash provides players with a total of 20 different pay lines. You do have the option of customising these to suit your own personal preferences, and the bet you place per pay line is also changeable between one and 500 coins. Therefore, you’re able to place a maximum overall wager of $10,000 per round. There’s also a ‘Max Bet’ button included, which will allow you to instantly increase the bet level to the highest amount you’re able to afford, as well as the possibility to ‘Autospin’ through some of the rounds, just by holding the ‘Spin’ button down.
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Alongside the game’s appealing and intriguing imagery, there are also one or two special features involved in game play as well. The first of these involves the wild icon, which is represented by the multi-coloured symbol, stating ‘WILD’ on it. This will substitute for all other icons on the reels, except for the scatter icon, and will form a winning combination when doing so. Should you be playing at maximum wager level and with all pay lines active, a total of $250,000 can be won by spinning five wild icons onto a winning pay line.
There’s also an icon of a volcano against a deep night sky. This is the game’s scatter symbol, and these pay out wherever they appear on the screen. Should you manage to spin three or more of these onto the reels, you’ll trigger the freespins round. Three scatters provide 15 freespins, four will reward you with 20 freespins and five will give you a total of 25 freespins. During the freespins round, the lava icon acts as a wild, and like the standard wild, it will substitute for all other symbols on the reels in order to form a win. With every freespin, a single lava wild icon is added to reels two, three and four.
Finally, the only other addition to this game that can be classed as a special feature is the gamble round. This is a common occurrence in Novomatic products, and the gamble game is almost always the same thing. If you choose to participate in the round, rather than collect your winnings as they are, you’ll be taken to a new screen. This offers up a deck of playing cards, and you simply need to guess the colour of the next card to be turned over. Doing so correctly will double up your winnings, while an incorrect guess will see them all lost.
Is it a Disaster to Play?
Volcanic Cash is actually one of the more playable games from this developer. It doesn’t stick to their usual routine of using the same soundtrack, same average graphics etc. Instead, it presents a fresh approach to their portfolio, and we love playing it.