The NextGen Gaming seems to run of ideas if it takes up its earlier similar Volcano themed Hot Hot Volcano slot game and present it in a new way. The Volcano Eruption has a new look and feel to it with crisp and better graphics. The 5 reels 25 payline slot game has the same gameplay, payouts and bonus features.
The Volcano Eruption symbols
The 5 reels 25 paylines of the Volcano Eruption sports a bright and vibrant look. Unlike its predecessor, it has crisp and clear graphics. The titular erupting volcano, monkeys, land lizards, parrots and oranges are part of the symbols. The card symbols from 9 through Ace appear carved out of different rocks.
The Volcano Eruption slot game is a 5 reel 25 payline game from the NextGen gaming collection. It is a visually updated version of the same earlier game, Hot Hot Volcano. The similar gameplay, features and symbols only seems to accentuate the lack of direction this slot takes to.
Wilds: The Wild symbol is the Erupting Volcano symbol. As a wild symbol, it will substitute for all the symbols to create a winning combination. It appears only on the middle three reels.
Scatters: The same Erupting Volcano symbol is also the scatter symbol. The scatter wins are paid when it appears in any position on the reels. It will trigger the bonus Eruption feature of the game. You need to land 3 of the Erupting Volcano symbol on the reels 2, 3, and 4 in any position of the reels. This will make the 3rd reel turn entirely into wild, while the rest of the four reels spin again for 5 times.
The spilling lava from the reels will turn the surrounding symbols also into wild symbols. Thereby increasing your winning chances for each re-spin.
There is the gamble feature that is enabled after each successful spin. Guess the card colour or the card suit correctly, and you can double or quadruple your wins respectively.
Min / Max Bet per spin (£/$/€): 0.01 to 2.0
Jackpots (£/$/€): 500 coins (base game)
A reboot of the original Hot Hot Volcano game, this updated version offers nothing new to its players. Those who are familiar with the earlier game will find the graphics crisper and better. One the whole, it’s a better looking slot with the same gameplay.