Frequent players of Pennsylvania’s Online Lottery may have noticed that they have added a new game to their list of offerings making a grand total of 35. The new game is called “Volcano“, a collect-style game with some interesting bonus features. Let’s see what this new game is all about.
Volcano: a snapshot view
|Volcano Game Details|
|Bet Limit Range||$0.10 to $30|
|Top Prize Possible||10,000x bet amount ($10,000 for $1)|
|Bonuses Available||Hot Lava Bonus; Totem Bonus; Free Play Bonus|
Breaking down a Volcano… themed game
The first thing to do when playing Volcano is selecting the desired bet amount. A wide range of options is available – from as low as $0.10 to as much as $30. Whichever bet amount is chosen, the top possible prize payout is always 10,000x your bet amount ($1 wagered translates to a maximum possible payout of $10,000).
Volcano: How do yo play? How do you win?
The game play of Volcano revolves around a graphically attractive tiki-volcanic-island theme. Game play occurs within a 6 x 9 grid composed of a variety of symbols reminiscent of the volcano theme. With each spin, an assortment of symbols drops down into the grid. Among them are always three additional symbols labelled FREE PLAY – more on these later. With each new spin, a new set of these game symbols drops down into the 6 x 9 grid. So, what needs to happen with these symbols to generate a payout? As the game itself says: “Find a cluster of 5+ like symbols to win. Collect 6 clusters in one play to unlock the bonus games“.
Don’t worry, the player doesn’t actually need to “find” anything. Just hit the button, watch the screen, and cross your fingers. The game takes symbols that are clustered together in groups of at least five and eliminates them from play with a satisfying “boom!” When all appropriately clustered groups on the screen have been removed, more symbols fall down from the top to fill in the spaces. If, as a result, new clusters of five or more like symbols are created, these are destroyed and removed and the process continues until no more clusters larger than four remain.
The type of symbol destroyed affects the payout. Each symbol is worth a different amount, with rarer symbols paying more than more common types. Also, the higher the number of symbols in a cluster (5, 6, 7, etc), the higher the payout. Best of all, if six or more clusters are removed in one spin, a bonus feature is activated.
Volcano’s has three different bonus features
The Hot Lava Bonus
If the Hot Lava Bonus is activated, the player is taken to an underground pool of molten lava containing six small volcanoes. Each volcano is labeled with a game symbol and each has the potential of spitting out different prize amounts ($0.50 twice, $1, $2, $5, and $10). To play the feature, the player clicks the GO button which causes a die to be rolled. Each side of this die corresponds to one of the symbols on the volcanoes. The money prize associated with the symbol rolled is how much the player wins on that roll.
These rolls continues until one of the volcanoes erupts, bringing this bonus feature to an end.
The Totem Bonus
If the Treasure Totem Bonus is activated, the player is taken to another pool of molten lava. This one has an ominous (or is it generous) glowing-eyed tiki totem floating in it. The player is then prompted to click on the totem a few times (simulating the bashing of a pinata?) until it erupts, revealing the money prize amount won by the player. That’s it. There’s not a whole lot to this bonus feature.
The Free Play Game Bonus
As mentioned previously, on each game play grid, three FREE PLAY symbols will be present. Any time these three symbols group together in a cluster, they explode and the Free Play Game Bonus feature is activated. The player is again taken to another pit of lava, this one with six large bubbles of hot magma on the verge of bursting. The player is prompted to choose on one of these by clicking on it which will result in a number being revealed. This is the number of free spins the player has just won in the Free Play Game Bonus.
Volcano then auto-spins the appropriate number of times. When all game spins are completed, Volcano reveals how much the player has won in the free play bonus feature.
PA iLottery now home to 35 different titles
Volcano’s arrival brings the Pennsylvania Online Lottery game total to 35 different titles. That’s a good sized number for what is a relatively new platform. The variety is in more than mere numbers. A wide assortment of styles can be found at the Pennsylvania Online Lottery including such styles as collect (like Volcano), reveal, match, bingo, crossword, and many more.
New sign-ups can use promo code WINNER to get $5 free to play on PA iLottery
If you’d like to try out Volcano or any of the other titles available at the Pennsylvania’s Online Lottery, you need only to be in the state of Pennsylvania, be 21 years of age or older, and sign up for a PA iLottery account.
There is a cool bonus available too: New sign-ups can receive $5 free to play if they use bonus code WINNER when signing up.