It is time to start headbanging again as shooting star Big Time Gaming prepares the release of the sequel to Danger! High Voltage. Dubbed The Final Countdown and by some as Danger! High Voltage 2, the slot is the second BTG production featuring a hit rock song from the ’80s. This time the honours go to Swedish rock band Europe and their lead singer Joey Tempest.
Reel Cloning and up to x256 multipliers in the base game as well as a choice of two bonus rounds – The Countdown and Heading for Venus – are the ingredients for a highly volatile slot with a win potential of up to 36,000 times your stake.
The Final Countdown is a video slot with six reels, four rows and 4,096 ways to win. Pays are awarded for adjacent symbols from left to right only. You can start the final countdown on mobile or desktop from 0.20 to 20 credits (subject to change). The RTP of this super-high variance game is expected to be again in the region of 96.5%. As usual with games from Big Time Gaming, you can use the Autoplay function to set up 10 to 100 consecutive spins with a mandatory loss limit when the run should stop.
Open the game to find yourself on a rocket launch-pad, ready for take-off the soon a big win hits the screen. A city skyline can be seen in the distant background which is held in bright colours. The game window resembles a lighting rig from a concert stage with spotlights beaming around the stage. It changes to an impressive space shuttle setting in red or purple in the free spins rounds while Joey Tempest is blaring from the speakers with Europe’s 1986 smash hit “The Final Countdown”.
BTG seems to love their standard pay symbol set and has kept them for The Final Countdown, which must not be a bad thing as it gives a sense of familiarity. They start at the low end with the card royals from 9 to A, paying 0.4x to 1x the bet for a single six of a kind. At the high end are the well-known gems in green, blue, red and purple colours. Hitting six across the reels will award 1.25x to 25x your stake. The scatter is a golden tile with the acronym ‘FC’ for Final Countdown.
The game has two wild symbols, the female and the male astronauts who will be beaming us into the sky on big wins. In the base game, they can appear as a single symbol or as part of the cloned reels that could lead to an x256 multiplier. Plus, each will play a distinct role in their respective free spins feature.
Fans of BTG games will know this mechanic from the Queen of Riches slot where two or more reels can be connected, replicating the same pay symbols across all cloned reels. On The Final Countdown, reels two to five can be cloned on any spin in the base game or in the Heading For Venus free spins, leading to a maximum block of four synchronized reels. To make things more interesting, scatters and wild symbols can appear on cloned reels. Any wild landing on a spin with cloned reels will increase in size relative to the number of cloned reels.
Hitting a six of a kind purple gems with an x256 multiplier will pay a massive 6,400x your bet in the base game, not counting all other symbol pays.
Keeping in sync with the original Danger High Voltage slot, BTG has created as well two types of free spins for the sequel. And these are monster features that have huge win potential with wild multipliers, sticky wandering wilds that increase after retriggers and other modifiers. Three to five scatters on a spin will trigger the feature selector and pay a coin win between 6x and 100x your bet.
The rumours have been buzzing through the casino community for weeks before we got the first confirmed news that BTG has indeed produced a sequel to the immensely popular and highly volatile Danger High Voltage slot. And yet again, Big Time Gaming has shown that their creativity knows no bounds.
As expected the sequel is spectacular and highly volatile that will have players on edge throughout any slotting session as it can produce huge wins on any spin in the base game alone. However, increasing the Female Astronaut Wild to a 4×4 size or hitting a decent winning combination with an x888 Male Astronaut Wild will be the moment to turn your speakers to the max and start headbanging to celebrate mega wins of up to 36,000 times your stake.