Konami are well known for their quirky pokie themes. Volcanic Rock Twin Fire is out there, even for them. This slot game starts with a view of two volcanoes. They are classic cone shapes, though different colours. Each has a friendly face, complete with a smile or grin. They play a very important role when you get the random feature. When you see the other symbols, the fantasy theme becomes apparent. There are dragons, a fairy with fluttering wings and crystals on the reels.
You can win big on any spin of Volcanic Rock Fire Twin Fever. The main feature can happen at random before any spin. If you get the free spins bonus, this is even more frequent. While you can play this pokie online, you’ll miss the twin-screen graphics effects. What you won’t miss are the ruby wild symbols, which is your best shot at winning big. Here are the highlights of this quirky middle-level variance pokie:
Most of the time, the two volcanoes above the reels are just for display. They smile, having human-like faces. At random, one or both of them will come to life. This can be on any spin. You’ll see an effect with a point of light shooting up from beneath the reels. Next the left hand (brown / orange) volcano will come to life. It gets a big grin and starts to erupt. Alongside the fiery lava, it erupts wild symbols.
These look like rubies, in a cut ball shape. They will land on the reels, often turning entire reels into wilds – they are more often grouped into one or two reels than randomly scattered. If you are lucky, the second (blue / grey) volcano will now erupt, sending a few more ruby wilds your way.
The reels spin, and you’ll be hoping that the gaps between the wilds now have the higher paying fairy and dragon symbols.
Volcano symbols trigger the free spins bonus. These show the orange volcano from above the reels. You need 3 anywhere in view. They can cover the wilds on spins where the random feature occurred. You can win 8, 12 or 30 free spins for 3, 4 or 5 of these.
During these free spins the eruption random bonus will occur more often. You can extend this bonus with 3+ of the smiling volcano symbols.
Many Konami pokies use the ‘Action Stacks’. These are blanks on all the reels in long strips (stacks). When you hit the spin button, a symbol is selected at random. It will fill all these gaps on the reels – resulting in a single symbol often dominating the reels. Your biggest wins will come when you cover a lot of the 5×3 reel grid with the same symbol (wilds from the volcanoes certainly help!). There are 40 win-lines in play, and it is possible to trigger them all from the same spin.
Fairies have the biggest wins, followed by two similar blue and green dragons. The unique / higher paying symbols are completed by jagged crystals and a yellow orchid. Playing card symbols complete the line-up. Wilds show rubies, these substitute for the regular symbols, though not the volcano scatters.
Friendly volcanoes might be a new concept for most pokie fans, though Konami make this into an excellent design. The ruby wilds are the most spectacular symbols. These spin around when involved in a win. I also like the fairy – she will flutter her wins in celebration when involved in a line hit. Those eruption sequences are fun, at least for the first couple of times. If you are playing online, you’ll simply get a sound effect. The ruby wilds will still appear on the reels, appearing from nowhere!
I enjoyed this Konami pokie, and found the odd theme a refreshing change from the usual style of gambling machines. The main feature occurs at random. That makes for a solid base game, where you never know when a spin will turn into a big winner. If you get the free spins, the volcanoes erupt more often. Hopefully they will both erupt, throwing plenty of wild rubies onto the reels. Now all you need is the action stacked symbols to randomly select one of the high paying images!