Hit It Hard is the 6th classic fruit slot released by ELK Studio. Just like their previous one – Win Win, the extras in the game are different from the rest in this category. Hit It Hard is a dice slot game in which players will progress around a board of other mini-games. Their final goal is breaking the bank. Have a spin on the 3 reels and play a mini-board game parallel to the spins with double as many chances to win!
ELK Studios plan the coming out of Hit It Hard for the 21st of January. The classic slot is mixed with an entertaining board game that gives you the best of the two. There are wilds with multipliers, stacked wilds and other extra modifiers. These will make your rounds rewarding and pleasant.
This classic game uses 3 reels, 3 rows (3×3 layout) and has 5 pay-lines. Your aim in Hit It Hard is to get the dice rolling. First, you have to select the bet amount, which can be in the range of 0.20 to 100 credits per spin. As the rest of the slots by ELK Studios, you can select and use one of the 4 betting strategies. They are Optimizer, Leveller, Booster or Jumper. You can activate and deactivate one of these at any time during the gameplay or try them all if you wish.
Central to the gameplay is a bonus mini-game of the board type with rolling dice and plenty of options to win. The final aim of this board mini-game is to break the bank by landing on the vault. This is when you win the maximum in the slot. The hit rate of the slot is 15.90% and the RTP is 96.30%.
Hit It Hard is a high volatility game with 8 out of 10. The overall math model is well balanced and allows for the bonus game to be activated often enough. The jackpot win is 2,500 times your stake or £250,000 at the most.
Upon loading the slot you will be impressed by the soundtrack. It is a mixture of music from a 90s sitcom and a game show. You will see the standard 3 reels with the well familiar symbols of fruits, 7s, BARs and such. A dice symbol on the 3rd middle position of the reel triggers a mini-board game. You see it displayed on the upper half of the screen.
All positions are in a circle like in other board games and the dice roll determines your next move. The board game is in disco purple and pink colours. The background around the playing window is in blue and a little pink. The colours in the classic slot are bright and vivid.
The soundtrack of Hit It Hard is mixed with the typical sound effects for classic slots. You will hear beeps and clicks. The visual performance and soundtrack of the game are much better than the rest of the classic fruit machines.
The symbols that are present in the game are three types. The low-value ones are cherries, lemons and watermelons. The mid-value ones are green, red and blue BARs. And the premiums are triple green, red and blue 7s, which worth 10, 25 and 50 times your bet for 3 of a kind on a pay-line.
There is a wild that appears on the 3rd reel only and it offers special modifying features. When it lands on a non-winning spin, it triggers a free re-spin. The wild gets stuck in its position while the other 2 reels re-spin. Moreover, the multiplier can land with a multiplier of x2, x3, x4 and x5. This way it boosts your winnings a lot.
Besides the Wild Re-spin feature, the game has a bonus board game. You can see it displayed on the upper half of the screen over the reels. To trigger it you need to land the dice symbol on the middle row of the 3rd reel. Once it does, it turns into an x10 multiplier wild and you will be paid for any wins you scored.
On the board, there are 23 game spaces and they include all kinds of mini-games. It begins on the start arrow and winning on at least 1 spin will keep the bonus game progressing. The dice is rolled at random to move the player to a position. The sections are separated into the following options of categories:
You advance through the board game if each set of spins you get has at least one winning. If you land on the Super Ballz, where there aren’t any spins, you automatically win another roll of the dice.
Hit It Hard is innovative and much more than a plain classic slot. The board mini-game game on the top section of the playing area gives you more and better chances to win. It also grants amusing playtime and diversity of boosters. The 2,500x stake top win is not bad for a high volatility game like this one and the RTP is at a nice level too.
We can conclude that this is an unconventional classic slot. Playing it you get more than you bargained for. If you like slots like The Equalizer, Stars Megaways and others with untraditional gameplay, try Hit It Hard after its release.