Second Strike is Quickspin’s modernized version of those classic 3-reel fruit slots of yore. Though styled after notoriously plain slots with uncomplicated gameplay (snore), Second Strike spices things up with a unique Feature that can award extra matching symbols to the reels after wins. Released in 2015, this online video slot offers an RTP of 96,2% and the chance to win up to 1.000x the Total Bet on a single wager. Enjoy Second Strike from the comfort of home by playing online from a desktop or mobile device.
Quickspin’s Take on Classic Slots
Second Strike is a 3-row, 5-reel, 10-fixed payline slot covered in retro symbols set against a plain, purple background. Animations include a fount of coins on big wins, blinking lights and symbols growing alternately light and dim at key moments of gameplay. It all combines to create a glitzy visual experience. Though the soundtrack is almost reminiscent of elevator music, it creates a relaxing mood.
Second Strike’s betting options are simple and straightforward. This online slot lists cash values for Balance, Total Bet, and Win beneath the reels. Choose from 10 Total Bets ranging from 10p – £100 at Slots Million. Pays are also listed in cash values. Players can open the Paytable and watch as the values change relative to Total Bet selection.
This online slot has 9 symbols with 1 Wild and 8 regular. The Wild symbol of Second Strike can replace any other. The regular symbols consist of classics such as fruits, stars and bells. Listed in order of highest to lowest value, they include: 4 higher-paying Blue Diamonds, Red-7s, Stars & Bells and 4 lower-paying Watermelons, Grapes, Plums & Cherries.
Gameplay is left to right. Starting from reel 1, get 3+ matching symbols across a payline to form a winning combination. A glance at the Paytable shows that Second Strike’s symbols pay relatively high when compared with other online slots. Get 3+ Watermelons – Blue Diamonds or 4+ of anything (except Wilds) to profit along a single payline. Multiple wins on differing paylines are allowable giving this slot the potential to award wins across all 10 paylines on a single wager.
The highest paying symbol is the Blue Diamond which pays (£100, £30, £10) for a Total Cash Bet in the amount of £1. The Blue Diamond gives Second Strike’s Main Game the potential to award up to 100x the Total Bet along a single payline and up to 1000x the Total Bet along all 10 paylines on a single spin. Of course, the Second Strike Bonus Feature helps to achieve that potential by awarding extra matching symbols to the reels. With a maximum Bet of £100, Second Strike has the potential to award £10,000 on a single wager.
Quickspin slots typically offer 5 Autoplay options ranging from 10-1,000. Advanced settings allow players to set a loss limit and a single win limit relative to the Total Bet (5x, 20x, 50x). Limit values can be manually entered if the generic options don’t suit. To end Autoplay early, press the ‘stop’ button.
Game Settings include: switch sound on/off via the ‘speaker’ icon, switch music on/off via the ‘musical notes’ icon, or relive an exciting moment of gameplay with the ‘replay’ icon. When playing from desktop, set the spacebar to spin by clicking the ‘cog’ icon.
Second Strike Bonus Features
Second Strike Feature: Each win triggers the Second Strike Feature giving players an opportunity to win a second time. The symbols that formed the winning combination are set apart from the rest by remaining bright. The others go dim and can be replaced. The 3 x 5 reels are framed by smaller versions of the regular slot symbols. There are 7 of each lower-paying and 6 of each higher-paying for a total of 26 tiny symbols. An ‘outer marker’ makes its way around the perimeter in perfect sync with a catchy tune before finally stopping. If it rests on a symbol that matches the initial winning combo, then 6-8 extra matching symbols are randomly added to the reels. Obviously, there is a slightly higher chance of the marker landing on a lower-paying symbol. However, where it lands is still completely random.
Summary table Second Strike
|Supported on mobile devices||Yes|
|Release date||December 2015|
|Payout Percentage RTP (?)||96,2%|
|Volatility / variance (?)||Average/High|
|Features (?)||Second Strike Feature and Wild Symbol|
|Roles / pay-lines (?)||5 / 10|
|Min. / Max. bet||£0,10 up to £100|
|Max. prize||1.000x your bet|
Cross Your Fingers for a Win to Strike Again
Second Strike is just the slot for players that like something on the simpler side. The Second Strike Feature helps to keep things from growing dull by increasing win anticipation. We took the demo version for a 100 spin test drive at Slots Million. Overall, the slot produced 2.6 wins every 10 spins or so. 50% of all Main Game wins were profitable (not including Second Strike wins). The Second Strike Bonus Feature awarded a total of 4 wins out of 100 spins. At most we received 6 extra symbols at a time. The largest win awarded was a Big Win of 18x the Total Bet due to 6 extra Watermelons added to the reels. The largest Main Game win amounted to 5.8x the Total Bet. Overall, Second Strike was a solid classic. If simple, uncomplicated gameplay is your passion, have a look at some of these other classic slots.
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