Get the prizes rolling in with Hyper Strike, the online slot from Gameburger and Microgaming. This classic style of play brings all the familiar symbols that you know and love in a neon explosion on the reels. But together with the bright colours and fun gameplay, there's the chance to collect cash prizes with a max of x2000 up for grabs.
Once you've spun the reels a few times on this slot, if you're a regular player, you might be getting a sense of deja vu. That's because this isn't the first time that Microgaming and Gameburger have teamed up to create this kind of slot - 9 Pots of Gold, 9 Masks of Fire and Playboy Fortunes were all released by them too. And although there might be some visual differences, they are all essentially the same game - and Hyper Strike is just another reskin of the identical features and payouts. 9 Pots of Gold may be all about leprechauns but dig beneath the surface, and it's the same slot lurking underneath. Was another version really needed? Let's find out.
As you'll know if you've played any of the previous slots, Hyper Strike is set over five reels and contains 20 paylines. The min bet is 0.20, and the max bet is 60.00; this is a relatively modest range but sits well with the medium volatility and x2000 top prize.
Although there are more features included here than on a true classic slot, the design is kept deliberately simple. In the backdrop, there are bright cerise and purple colours, accented by stars and bright decoration. And that's all there really is to the visuals: lots of colourful and vivid shades and classic symbols on the reels.
Speaking of which, you won't need to be a long-time slots player to recognise the symbols which are spinning around. There are some of the most iconic symbols included here, such as bells, cherries, BAR and dollar signs. At the top end of the paytable, there are a variety of Lucky 7s, creating increasingly larger payouts.
The wild symbol is a gold star bearing the word "wild"; this can substitute for any of the regular symbols and has a value of its own for three or more.
Hyper Strike looks like an old-school slot, but there are a couple of little extras to add to the regular gameplay.
The Hyper Strike scatter is one of the features, and when three or more of these special scatters land on the reels, you'll receive a cash prize. The Hyper Strike scatter can land on any of the reels, and the prize awarded depends on the number of scatters that land. Land all nine Hyper Strike scatters and collect the top payout of x2000.
Free spins scatters are also included on reels 2, 3 and 4; if you land three or more, you'll be given a turn on the Free Spins Wheel. The wheel is split into ten segments, with each one containing a certain number of free spins and a multiplier. You'll go on to play with whatever you receive from the Free Spins Wheel. There are up to 30 free spins to be won plus a multiplier of x3 maximum. The free spins can be retriggered during the bonus play, and will be awarded at the same rate as the initial spins won.
Hyper Strike from Gameburger is a fun game to play which doesn't take itself too seriously. The Hyper Strike scatter cash prizes and the free spins bonus help to bump up the win potential, and it's possible to get a regular stream of prizes. The only real letdown is that this is the 4th version of the same game, so even though it's enjoyable, there's a sense of deja vu from the start. Let's hope for more originality from the next release from this studio!