The creation of industry artists Quickspin, Second Strike is a classic slot with a difference.
Featuring 10 paylines, abundant fruity fare and a highly volatile engine, it’s a game that sees the Swedish studio abandon their traditional roots and introduce us to some original gameplay that will leave you questioning the way you look at classic Quickspin slots forever!
Second Strike borrows evident design cues from the plethora of classic slots down the years. So expect familiar imagery synonymous with fruit machines containing Bells, Melons, 7s, Stars, Berries, Cherries, Grapes and Diamonds as the symbols.
The gilded reel frame sits in front of a striped vivid purple/orange backdrop, creating a simple yet classy look which Quickspin have executed well. The studio are renowned for their high grade graphic work, and Second Strike does not disappoint in that regard.
On the music front, a non-descript jazzy tune provides an apt, if somewhat bland soundtrack done in typical fruit machine fashion.
Of the symbols in play, the Diamond is the most profitable. 5-of-a-kind combos fetch 100x your bet here - a fairly substantial amount.
There’s a wild symbol, too, which helps out by replacing all other symbols whenever it shows up.
Gameplay and Features
Wins are paid when a minimum of 3 matching symbols land in adjacent reels left-to-right from the left outer reel.
Take a look at the payouts for each different 5-of-a-kind winning line:
They say “looks can be deceiving”, and no other Quickspin classic slot encapsulates that maxim better than Second Strike.
Lurking beneath the attractive, innocent outer wrapper is a volatile game that packs one major surprise capable of supersizing your wins or causing huge frustration when things don’t go to plan.
What marks the game out from bog-standard classic slots is its titular Second Strike Feature that comes into play following every win.
Keep your eye on the outer wheel. Here, any symbols contributing to the last win light up. Should the counter land on any one of these cells, multiple instances of that symbol are then added onto the reels for heightened returns.
Between 6 and 10 of the same symbol are be added depending on the size of winning payline, as follows:
3-of-a-kind wins award 6 extra symbols
4-of-a-kind wins award 8 extra symbols
5-of-a-kind wins award 10 extra symbols
Free Spins lovers may be disappointed than none are offered in Second Strike, but in their place, the Second Strike feature represents a satisfactory substitute.
In another departure from more conventional fruit machine offerings, Second Strike is programmed with high volatility - meaning fairly infrequent, but sizeable wins that can get as high as 1,221 times the bet. Unlocking that sum is possible courtesy of full-screen Diamonds.
Second Strike delivers an elegant upgrade on classic, retro-style gaming with a twist.
The lack of Free Spins is sure to prove a bone of contention for some, but others will be delightfully surprised by the game’s headline feature that kicks in after every win for the opportunity for bigger prizes.
Its max payout is nowhere near the highest you’re likely to encounter, but old-school gamblers seeking something fresh and exciting may find this game just to their liking.
Second Strike at Wildz Casino
Classic slots are arguably the most populous of all games found in the Wildz lobby. Quickspin also own a small selection of similarly themed games like Sevens High and Joker Strike that you may wish to sample.
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