In December 2015, Swedish game provider Quickspin released an elegant 5 reel,10 payline, Second Strike video slot as the newest contribution to their collection of old-school fruit machines. And even though you will get the impression of sitting in front of a classic slot machine, the five-reel, ten-payline slot has a lot more to offer than its predecessors, and it is suitable for both mid-rollers and high-rollers with total bet going from $0.10 all the way to $100.
What makes this game innovative is the Second Strike feature, which gives you a chance for a new spin whenever you hit a winning combination, by activating the reels frame and getting additional symbols for the second win. However, with the lack of bonus rounds, other departments leave a lot to be desired, although the graphics are pretty decent and the reels spin smoothly.
Play Second Strike
Simple yet attractive graphics with bright colours and fruit symbols are things that will catch your attention as soon as the game loads from the casino lobby. The reels are populated by diamonds, lucky sevens, stars, bells, watermelons, plums, grapes and cherries, and any combination of three or more on an active payline triggers the Second Strike feature. The sound effects are definitely not impressive, but otherwise the game is fun to play and is bound to give you a good time.
How to play
Second Strike is played at fixed ten paylines, and you get to select total bet from $0.10 to $100, meaning bet per line is $0.01 to $10.
You can press Spin to start or choose the Autoplay feature and play up to 1,000 automatic rounds. Click on Advanced to ensure Autoplay ends after a set win or loss limit.
If you want to learn more about the gameplay and winning combinations simply click on i button found in the bottom left hand corner.
Strategy & Tips
Wild symbols will replace all regular game icons without exceptions, but they cannot appear on the outer wheel during the Second Strike feature.
The Second Strike feature places winning symbols on the outer wheel and if the wheel marker stops on one of these, all those icons are added to the reels, creating new winning opportunities.
You will get 6, 8 and 10 extra symbols for winning combinations consisting of three, four and five matching icons respectively.
Quickspin released Second Strike at the same time across multiple platforms, and that was great news for mobile gaming enthusiasts, as this feels like a very good addition to the company’s mobile slot library.
The November 2015 release may not contain conventional bonus games or free spin rounds, but the Second Strike feature can prove quite lucrative given that you will only be risking ten credits per spin.