Sot Review of Volcano Eruption from NextGen Gaming
Volcano Eruption is one of the newer, modern type video slots to be released by NextGen Gaming. The slot is available online in both desktop and mobile format and is supported by both Android and iOS, as well as Blackberry and Windows. Volcano Eruption is in fact actually better to play in mobile format than in desktop, due to the software used.
The game has a nice low minimum wager, and even though is a modern five reel video slot, is not that complex to play like some of the others on the market. It is also available to play for both real and free money. This makes it a very attractive game for beginners who are just starting out in the wonderful world of online slots.
Volcanic Jungle Theme
Volcano Eruption is set in a South Pacific jungle that plays host to an erupting volcano. Not the best place to be if you are an animal, but it does make for quite an exciting theme. The graphics are crisp and nicely done in 3D. The reels are set against a brown lava field with an erupting volcano in the background. The colours are bright, and stand out nicely against the black reels. All symbols animate when forming part of a winning combination and add to the excitement of the game. The volcano in the background also animates when a win is formed, spewing luminous orange lave all over your screen.
The symbols in Volcano Eruption are of course taken from the Volcano Jungle theme. The base symbols are from a deck of cards, and range from between 9 up to Ace. These symbols are done to look like volcanic lava, if volcanic lava came in bright neon colours. These of course hold the lowest payouts in the game, with the Aces and Kings netting you up to 150 times your winnings should you find five of them in a row.
The higher symbols are represented by the animals found in the jungle that surrounds the volcano. There are Apes, parrots and lizards respectively increasing in value, with three lizards going all the way up to 500x your winnings. These symbols all animate when they form part of a winning combination, and added to the erupting volcano in the background; things can get pretty wild on your reels.
Volcano Eruption has a number of special features as well to keep its players interested. Wild bonuses appear on reels two, three and four, and substitute for all other symbols in the game except for the scatters. This leads to some pretty explosive wins. The wild symbol is of course the volcano itself, and erupts happily when found on its respective reels.
The volcano is also the scatter symbol, and finding three or more of them triggers the Eruption Feature, which awards you five times your stake as a cash prize. The Eruption feature causes the middle reel to become an expanding wild, and gives you five free spins as well. During this feature lava bombs will rain down on the reels, creating more wilds when they touch other symbols.