Players who want a unique gameshow themed video slot would do well to check out Hit It Big. Developed by ELK Studios, this title officially launched in the UK market sometime in March of 2019. Though it plays similar to a lot of titles that are out in the market right now, the video slot does boast of a number of features that make it stand out from the competition. While it is mainly targeted for mobile platforms, players should have no problem playing the video slot on their desktop or laptop computers thanks to ELK Studios’ decision to develop the title using HTML5.
Hit It Big is a video slot that follows the 5-reel, 3-row format. Unlike a lot of titles these days though, the video slot only has 5 paylines. Setting bets is relatively easy since players will only need to choose from 12 values that range from a low of €.20 to as much as €100 per spin. Though it is possible to spin manually, the developers also integrated an Auto Spin feature on the video slot that is activated by holding down the Spin button. In addition to this, players can choose from four Betting Strategies that take into effect when they activate Auto Spin. With this Betting Strategy feature active, the size of bets automatically change depending on whether players choose the Optimizer, Leveller, Booster, and Jumper options.
Another reason for players to check out the video slot is its relatively high (96.0%) RTP.
What makes the Hit It Big video slot still worth checking out even if it has only five paylines is its rewarding Features. The video slot has a row of random Features buttons (that include 2x-50x multipliers, Re-spin, Stacked Wilds, Locked Wilds, and Fun Fact) on top and on the bottom the reels. Every time players spin the video slot, these Features randomly change. These features will then activate when their corresponding buttons on the top and bottom of a reel are the same after a spin. Some of the notable features that players can randomly activate are 2x-50x multipliers that, as their name implies, multiplies their winnings. Locked Wilds is also a great feature that replaces reels 1 and 5 with Wilds as well as triggering 3 respins. In addtion to these, the video slot has regular Wild symbols that substitute for all other symbols (excluding the Hit It Big bonus symbol) and a Stacked Wilds feature that covers the whole reel with Wilds when it is activated.
Special Features & Conclusion
On top of these features, Hit It Big also has a bonus game mode activated when a spin results in the appearance of at least 3 Hit It Big Bonus symbols. The Bonus Game will change the reels into a 5x5 grid of screens that either show a multiplier, an image, an arrow, or a Bandit symbol. A total of 16 screens form the perimeter of this grid and at the start of the mode will have a marker move randomly on these screens. A marker that stops (either by the player pressing on the stop button or when the timer ends) on a multiplier will result in the players’ bets getting multiplied and them getting awarded with a win. Consequently, the multiplier screen that the marker stopped will turn into a Bandit. Markers that stop on these Bandit symbols will result in the end of the game mode. As for arrows, a stop on these will result in the marker moving to the inner 3x3 grid of screens and the Hit It Big symbol in the middle. If the marker stops on this Hit It Big symbol, the outer 16 screens will change into a mix of multipliers that range from 100x, 200x, 300x, 500x, and 1000x.
With these regular and special features, players would be remiss to not try out Hit It Big. The game show themed title offers a lot of quality of life improvements (like Betting Strategies) on the standard video slot gameplay that players will undoubtedly appreciate. In terms of aesthetics, the video slot’s graphics and symbols are also pleasing to the eyes. The audio might be a hit or miss for some but it’s relatively easy to turn off. Players looking for a new video slot to wager should definitely go with Hit It Big.