Vulcan Slots

VulcanRTG’s Vulcan is a slot with an Ancient Greek mythology theme, the name referring to their god of fire. At the same time, the design chooses to put the Greek civilization forward, so you will find all kinds of symbols in it that are related, like chariots, temple entrances and so on. The fire theme is present as well, and it’s done in a way that makes it look very appealing, using a combination of black and orange that works out great. The gold color that is present in the borders that surround betting options and displays adds to the atmosphere as well.

You will notice that the payline numbers present on both sides go from 1 to 25, with the slot having 5 reels for all of them. Its slightly disappointing top prize stops at just $3,000, while the long feature list gives you pretty much anything you could want, from the substitute and scatter symbols, to multipliers and rounds with free spins. The feature guarantee plus the Major/Minor jackpots are also present and they manage to improve the game further.

Features of Vulcan

Since Vulcan includes a lot of things that enhance the gameplay, you might expect for individual features be watered down and not too useful, but they managed to keep them interesting, perhaps at the expense of the size of the top jackpot.

Vulcan, the god of fire that the Greeks worshipped, is an expanding wild, present only on reels 2 and 4 for the duration of the base game spins. Though it can’t substitute for the Volcano (it’s a scatter), it can do so with every other symbol that the game has. Its only role here is to try and help others form their own combinations, while also tripling their prizes with its multiplier. With the wild taking over entire reels, it’s only natural that it would be able to help you quite often, so it’s something to look forward to.

The Volcano is the scatter, a symbol that does everything on its own, without any help from the wild. It’s just as appropriate a symbol for this game as the god of fire, but it works in a different way. Instead of awarding prizes while occupying multiple positions on the same line, the scatter does this from anywhere on the reels. With just three in the game you will get payouts and free spins. The payouts get better if you have more scatters (125x the triggering bet, for 5 scatters), but the free spins number is fixed.

Fire of the Gods Feature

As I’ve mentioned already, the Volcano scatter is the one responsible for the triggering of free spins. You need only three of them to show up and it doesn’t matter where exactly they are on the reels. You get 15 spins for free this way, plus a x2 multiplier for all payouts. The feature mentions that up to 300x the bet can be won during this feature.


Feature Guarantee

This feature is something that is always active in the game, and for which you have to pay extra. You can see how much of your wager is going to this feature by looking in the bottom left corner, at the display called FG Bet. You will notice that an extra 40% is added to your usual bet, in exchange for a guarantee that you will get access to free spins, if you don’t win them on your own within a certain number of spins.

Betting options and jackpots

The bets in Vulcan have two components, the regular wager and the feature guarantee. The regular wager is composed of up to 25 coins, their values being from $0.01 to $1. An extra 40% is added for the feature guarantee bet, so you end up with a 35 coins wager. The value of that bet is up to $35.

The normal top payout in the game is at $1,000, but it triples to $3,000 with the help of the wild’s multiplier. Even better, the free spins feature promises up to 300x in wins, which should mean about $7,500. One of the two progressive jackpots offered might have better payouts than this, but the game doesn’t trigger them directly.

Design and symbols

The red and black combination of colors used in Vulcan provides the player with a game that looks good, especially once you add the various objects and buildings of the Ancient Greeks that make appearances as symbols. The well polished symbols, the great combination of colors and the lava borders that separate the reels all contribute to this gameplay.

Symbols: Vulcan (wild), Volcano (scatter, 125x the bet), Aphrodite (1,000x), Temple (500x), Chariot (200x), Pearl Oyster (200x), Blacksmith Equipment (200x), Ace or King (150x), Queen, Jack or Ten (100x).


Is It Worth Playing?

Even if you’re not a fan of this type of slot with gods and ancient civilizations used as inspiration, the relatively low betting requirements, the features and the graphics of Vulcan should still be experienced. I’d give them a shot if I were you.

This Vulcan slot is offered by all online casinos with RTG software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.