- Provider: NextGen
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: 25
- Coin Value: £0.01 – £20
- Maximum Bet: £500
- RTP: 95.411%
- Maximum Payout: 3,289 times the bet
- Wild: Yes
- Scatter: Yes
- Bonus Game: Yes
- Free Spins: No
- Multiplier: No
- Mobile: Yes
Volcano Eruption Extreme Slot Review
Prepare to go back to the tropical islands of the South Pacific, because NextGen Gaming revamped their classic Volcano Eruption. The perilous Ring of Fire is waiting for you once again in Volcano Eruption, a five-reel, 25-payline video slot that is playable from £0.25 per spin. Visually impressive, the 2019 release offers the Eruption feature, where gamers can benefit from 5 respins with expanding Wilds and hot Wilds added on the reels. Just make sure you cause the eruption of the volcano if you want to win big and simply wait for the lava bombs to land on the reels and unveil added Wilds.
Most of the symbols on the reels are familiar, especially to those who had the pleasure of playing the original game a few years ago. The Tegu Lizard is the symbol that pays the most, followed by a Parrot, a Spider Monkey, and Kumquat fruits. Low-paying symbols are represented by playing cards and even those playing cards are made out from volcanic stones. The Volcano is used as a Wild that can substitute for any symbol that lands on the reels. Volcano can be found only on reels 2, 3 and 4 and once you get all three of them on the reels, you will trigger the Eruption feature.
The reels of the 2019 release are set next to a smoking volcano, which can erupt at any time. Get successive wins to speed the reels up a bit and when the volcano erupts, you get hot wins during the base game. The NextGen title features five reels, three rows and offers 25 fixed paylines, which pay left to right, starting from the leftmost reel. Three of a kind is the minimum for landing payouts. The Lizard, Parrot and the Volcano Wild are the only three symbols that will pay even for two of a kind. Bet as low as £0.25 and as high as £500 per spin.
To trigger the Eruption feature, players need to land all three Volcano Wilds on the reels at the same time. Gamers will be rewarded with 5 free respins. During the feature, the middle reel will become a Wild reel, while the volcano will start erupting and throwing lava bombs, which can land on the reels and add Wilds for bigger wins. The lava bombs may land only on reels 2 and 4 and, in theory, gamers can get up to 3 Wild reels at once. The sad part of the story is that the Eruption feature cannot be retriggered.
The maximum possible payout in this hot video slot is set at 3,289 times the bet per single spin. One might think that is not enough, but, if you set the bet to the max, winnings can be outrageous. The Lizard pays the most, offering 500 coins for five of a kind. Land five Parrots on a payline and you will get 200 coins. Volcano Eruption Extreme’s RTP is 95.411%.
Volcano Eruption Extreme on Mobile
The Ring of Fire is definitely not among the safest places on the planet and we will not recommend any of you to go and stand so close to the erupting volcano. Enjoy the NextGen title from the comforts of your homes, play the game on desktops, or, if you like to spend time outside, try out the 2019 release on your mobile devices.
+ Eruption feature with Wild reels and added Wilds
+ Hot wins available during the base game
+ Playable across all devices
– Five respins not enough for us
– No multipliers
– Could use more action
Those of you who liked to play Volcano Eruption will definitely love the revamped version, while those of you who did not like the original will certainly not be amazed by Volcano Eruption Extreme. As for us, we are action junkies and we like video slots that offer more action. When you have an erupting volcano and a hot soundtrack, you expect to see loads of action on the screen, which is not the case with the 2019 release. Only one additional feature that cannot be retriggered and that offers only five respins is simply not our cup of tea, but there will definitely be punters who will enjoy their stay in the Ring of Fire.