|Min Bet Per Line||0.01|
|Bet Range||0.25 - 500|
|Game Features||Wild Symbol, Scatter, Bonus Feature|
Volcano Eruption is an online slot game by software provider NextGen Gaming. Obviously, it revolves around a volcanic theme, with the large and potentially explosive mountain taking the central position in the backdrop. The reels are semi-transparent, so you can take in all of the not-so-glorious view. There are some flowers and bushes growing on the sides of the screen and adding some color to the predominantly earthy color scheme, but the reels feature patches of bright colors as well, like the oranges and parrot symbols, for example. In addition to those, the icons here also include the lower value playing cards A, K, Q, J, 10, and 9. We should point out that the graphics aren’t up to date, and unfortunately, there isn’t a particularly noteworthy soundtrack here to enhance gameplay, either.
Moving on to the technical aspects, the layout has 5 reels and 3 rows and these come with a total number of 25 active paylines. The paylines are not fixed, so if you choose to, you can take advantage of that and decrease their number. In fact, you can even play with just one payline, making this an attractive offering for penny players – the minimum bet on these reels is only 1p per single spin. The betting range allows plenty of room for high rollers to enjoy themselves, too, with a maximum bet of £500 per spin.
Keep your eyes open for the erupting volcano symbol, which can only appear on the middle reels 2, 3 and 4. This is the game’s Wild icon, and while it doesn’t offer any payouts of its own, it will be able to substitute for any of the other icons in this game. Thus, it can help complete winning combinations and therefore increase your winning potential. Furthermore, the Wild also doubles as the game’s Scatter symbol, which means there are no exceptions as to the icons it will be able to substitute for.
By landing 3 of the Wild/Scatter symbols at the same time you can trigger the main bonus round in this game – the Eruption Feature. As a result, you will receive 5 respins, and during the respins the Wild on reel 3 will expand to cover the whole reel. It will also remain in place for the duration of the bonus round. Then on top of that, the game will randomly select symbols to turn into Wilds for the duration of the respins. On the downside, though, there will be no possibility to retrigger this special feature.
Volcano Eruption doesn’t aim to impress with its visuals or elaborate gameplay, but for a rather simplistic offering it does offer a rather smooth and well balanced gaming experience. The variance is in the medium range so wins are of decent sizes, and the larger of those will of course be coming from the bonus feature.