Over the past couple of nights I’ve been trying to tame a new slot machine to hit our local casino, called Hi-Octane. Made by Aristocrat, I believe this slot machine may have been available for some time internationally – but our local casino has only just installed it. Sometimes they seem to get new games faster than other casinos, and sometimes much slower. There’s no pattern.
Hi Octane is pretty unique as a standalone progressive slot machine game because it offers three levels of jackpots for players – Mini, Minor and Major. Set to a 2c minimum in our local casino, Hi Octane™ lets players bet a wide range of lines: 1, 5, 10, 20, 25 and 25+5 – the latter of which must be played to be eligible for the Hi Octane Race Feature, which is the feature that can trigger the progressives. Get 3 red helmets in a winning combination on the first 3 reels (very hard), and you’ll be taken to the Hi Octane Race Feature, in which you choose one of the 5 helmets on the screen. If your driver wins, you win a jackpot (mini, minor or major can be randomly triggered). The other placed drivers pay lower rewards.
In our local casino, players can choose to bet up to 5 credits per line – giving a maximum spin of 150 credits, or $3.00 a spin. From my experience, a single credit per line is all I’d personally advise. The Hi Octane Race Feature is VERY tricky to trigger, and the other free game feature is also hard to come by. Get three tachometers scattered anywhere on the reels (harder than it sounds – at least it was when I played) and you can get 15 free games, with tripled wins. The Hi Octane slot machine is generally housed in the VIRIDIAN™ cabinet – it’s nice to look at and has good sound. If you’re a slot machine game player who enjoys high volatility but the chance of bigger wins, then Hi-Octane is for you. Play it now at your local casino – I haven’t seen this game available online at this stage.