Played across just 10 fixed Paylines and five reels over three rows, Second Strike Slot from Swedish operator Quickspin takes a fruity theme while adding a few innovative extras to the traditional concept. Vintage aesthetic meets modern tech here! And, despite it not having a free spin round, the slot still offers potential for some explosive wins.
The background is stripped down to a purple screen with ‘sunbeams’ of gold and red, so its look is very uncluttered, although it still manages to appear attractive.
In fact, it’s all deliciously simple, and you won’t find a complicated backstory in this game. Meanwhile, a jazzy, inoffensive soundtrack accompanies your play throughout each session.
How to play
Play Second Strike and take a shot from just 10p a go on any device or for up to £100 if you enjoy the high-rolling play. Adjust your bets using the commands at the bottom of your game screen, below the reels. Use Autoplay if you like, and remember you can readjust your wagers at any time.
Symbols here will be familiar to anyone who has played a fruit machine. They include plums, cherries, melons and grapes as the less lucrative icons. Meanwhile, the bells, stars, diamonds and Lucky 7’s are more rewarding. The diamond is the most lucrative symbol, paying a thousand coins for five on a Payline.
Second Strike Slot special features
The golden Wild plays the standard role of replacing the other symbols and helping create winning combos. There are no free spins round, meaning there are no Scatters either.
Despite the lack of a free spins round in Second Strike, you should find the game makes up for that in other ways.
Second Strike bonus feature
This perk makes Second Strike Slot original and exciting. Essentially, the outer wheel marker lights up following every win and begins moving around the reels. Should it land on your winning icons, further symbols of the same type get added at random to the reels to spark more wins. The bigger your triggering winning combo, the more symbols you’ll enjoy.
It works like this:
- Three of a kind – six further symbols
- Four of a kind – eight further symbols
- Five of a kind – 10 further symbols
Unfortunately, you won’t find a progressive jackpot here, but the maximum win is 1,210x overall stake.
Return to Player (RTP)
This is a far more volatile game than we’d normally see from this operator. In fact, it was Quickspin’s first high-volatility offering, measuring nearly 4 on its 1 – 5 variance scale. RTP or Return to Player here is a healthy 96.22%.
The design in the Second Strike Slot is as stunning as Quickspin fans have long since come to expect. You’ll also love the tremendously exciting gameplay, while the small number of Paylines is a reminder of vintage slot machines.
And while this game is not exactly overwhelmed when it comes to extra features, the Second Strike perk alone is reason enough to try it out. And you’ll definitely love it if you have a nostalgic fondness for the traditional fruity but also enjoy a high-volatility twist.
Equally, the whole thing moves along at a cracking pace from start to finish, so there should be enough to hold your interest and keep you coming back for more.