Volatile Slot

Volatile Slot is a simply titled game from Golden Rock Studios. The chances are that most players will not be familiar with Golden Rock. Ordinarily, this would mean that the game won’t be widely available. The developers of this game have thought of that, which is why they partnered with Microgaming to release the slot on the Quickfire platform. Of course, aside from being a high variance game (as its title suggests), the Volatile Slot is also a volcanic-themed release. 

This game has the potential to unlock some truly astounding wins. Some of the rich non-progressive prizes you could take home with you rise to 25,600x a bet. However, as mentioned, this is a highly volatile game, so don’t expect wins to come thick and fast. A spin on this 5-reel, 10-line game will cost a minimum of 10p a turn, and no more than £100 a spin. The RTP rate is set to a moderate 96.1%, and that is about what any player would expect to see from a modern slot. 

Special Features 

Aside from the surplus of thematic imagery, which include Hawaiian princesses, bongo drums and molten fire, the two wilds included in the game catch our attention. Volcanic Wilds can appear on the three central reels and substitute for all other icons.  

At any point in the game, a randomly triggered event may turn those wilds into Exploding Wilds. These can cough up multipliers which range from 2x up to 4x. When several Exploding Wilds appear on the reels at once, those multipliers are added together. In short, you could end up with multipliers worth as much as 64x the rate of pay in Volatile Slot. 

Players will be hoping to land three wilds on the reels at once. Doing so will activate the free spin bonus in the slot. It doesn’t matter which of the two varieties of wilds they are. Any three will do to trigger the slot’s only bonus round. 

Bonus Features 

Once players have acquired three wilds on the reels, they can enter the slot’s free spin feature. While players only get 10 free spins to get the ball rolling, they are treated to further spins if they acquire another three wilds. The reel set in this free spins is different from the one used in the base game, but the rules of the round are largely the same. The only real difference (aside from the paint job) is that the randomly triggered Expanding Wilds feature does tend to kick into gear a touch more frequently.  


Players are going to be able to snap up free spins and prosper from multiplier wilds in this game. Those are the real highlights of the slot. However, as the title suggests, Volatile Slot is not for the faint-hearted or those who favour small-change stakes. The slot is a high variance release, and wins are few and far between. Golden Rock Studio’s debut release won’t be everybody’s cup of tea, but it does make a powerful statement.