Energy Casino has today added another exclusive Novomatic slot to their casino, this time in the form of Lava Loot which is a 50 payline slot very similar in style to Volcanic Cash but with some unique features including a trailing wild style free spins round.
Lava Loot uses a slightly larger than normal 5×4 reel layout and has 50 paylines but is playable from a minimum of 0.25 credits, as such don’t expect the base game pays to be huge unless you get several of the stacked “Lava Loot” symbols landing on the reels. With 50 paylines, however, the base game should keep your balance fairly decent whilst waiting for the bonus rounds.
There are a couple of interesting mechanics in the base game and bonus round, firstly the BIG WILD BONUS which randomly occurs in the base game and adds a huge (up to 3×4) wild symbol onto reels 2,3,4 giving you the chance of some huge wins if it lands fully on the reels.
The free spins bonus round is triggered by landing 3 or more of the bonus symbols and grants an initial 10 Free Spins, with the possibility to re-trigger also in the bonus round with just 2 scatters! (scatters on reels 1 and 5 only during free spins).
Lava Loot – Bonus Round
The main mechanic to look out for during the Lava Loot bonus round are the trailing wilds, during each free spins there is a possibility of wilds being added to reels 2,3,4, on the next spin these wilds slide down the reels, with the possibility of further wilds also being added to the reels too.
Once the wild reach the bottom of the reels they are then removed on the next spin, obviously, here you are hoping for wilds to be added near the top of the reels so they stay in view for the longest number of spins.
The bonus round can also be re-triggered by landing just 2 scatters which during the free spins round are only present on reels 1 and 5.
The stated RTP ( Return To Player) for Lava Loot is 95.03%.
Our overall opinion is a little mixed, I’m personally still on the fence (requires more testing!), if you enjoy playing Volcanic Cash then it’s definitely worth a play, there’s definitely potential with the huge wild symbols and trailing wilds in the bonus round, also during the free spins the all of the symbols become much more stacked on the reels so with 50 paylines it’s definitely exciting if you have several trailing wilds in play.
But the base game is not that exciting to play unless you have the Big Wild Bonus or heavily stacked Lava Loot symbols landing on the reels.
You can of course, go check the slot out for yourself today for both real and play money at Energy Casino.