Sometimes its hard to innovate when you're dealing with an something that looks a little bit older, and yet somehow Quickspin has managed to do just that with their Second Strike slot. The game has a simple bell and fruit symbol structure and only a single bonus feature, but boy can it pay off.
Second Strike is a 5 reel, 10 payline video slot that has a retro look and feel to it, and we see a series of slot symbols such as cherries, plums, grapes, watermelons, bells, stars, 7s, and diamonds. The game also has a wild symbol that is a golden square that looks to boost your winnings. The game also has a posted return to player percentage of 96.2%, which is about normal for an online slot.
The real beauty with Second Strike though is its feature that is set off whenever you win. In this second strike round, any symbols that contributed to a winning spin are highlighted on a Monopoly style grid outside the reels and a light traverses the perimeter. If the light lands on one of the highlighted symbols, a multiple of the number of symbols on the winning payline are added to the reels, resulting in large wins. This doesn't haven very often, but when it does, watch out, because you're likely to walk away with a huge prize!
I played Second Strike for a lot longer than I thought I would, as the game's simplicity almost works against you as the game doesn't look exactly thrilling. It's almost as though you need to see the game in action to really "get" what the game is about. Once you get things going though, you will likely find that Second Strike is a great game that is well worth your time and introduces something you don't see from a lot of online slots.