Hit It Big Slot
Hit It Big is a video slot with a vibrant design and a retro TV show theme that is sure to engage your visual and auditory senses. Released in 2019 by ELK Studios, the game utilizes the traditional layout with five reels and three rows, plus added feature buttons at the top and bottom of the rows.
Despite the retro feel, the slot packs many modern mechanics such as multipliers, respins, stacked wilds, and locked wilds that enhance the payout possibilities for a max win of 2,500x total stake. Hit It Big was rolled out with a standard RTP of 96% and offers a bonus mode with three levels and up to a 1,000x multiplier.
How to Play
The Hit It Big slot’s betting range is $0.2 – $100, making it suitable for players of all budgets. To enable autoplay, you can either press and hold the Play button or tap the Auto button and choose 10, 25, 50, or 100 auto spins. The slot has five fixed paylines, so just hit the Spin button and jump straight into the neon extravaganza with a TV show soundtrack.
The symbols include differently colored 7 and BAR symbols, a wild, and a Hit It Big bonus symbol. There are also feature buttons with Stacked Wilds, Locked Wilds, Respin, and 2x, 5x, 10x, and 50x multipliers. If the buttons above and below the reels match when the reels stop, the feature is activated and the buttons remain locked for its duration. The features are:
- Staked Wilds – covers the entire reel between the two buttons with a stacked wild.
- Locked Wilds – covers reels 1 and 5 with wild symbols for three respins. The first and fifth reels and the buttons above and below them are locked during the feature. All other features can be triggered during the respins.
- Respin – awards one respin, during which all other features can be triggered.
- Multipliers – all wins in normal mode are multiplied by the respective multiplier.
Hit It Big Bonus Mode
If three Hit It Big bonus symbols appear on reels 2, 3, and 4, the game enters bonus mode, which is played on the 5×5 layout. During the feature, your goal is to stop a marker moving across different symbols in order to win a multiplier. When you win a multiplier, it is replaced with a Bandit symbol. The feature is over when the marker lands on a Bandit symbol.
The feature has three levels, and if you manage to reach the third level, you can bag awards up to 1,000x your stake. If the marker lands on an inward-pointing arrow symbol, the feature moves to the next level where you can win better multipliers and prizes. An outward-pointing arrow will take you one level down.
Hit It Big is bold, flashy, and colorful. It does a good job of conveying the atmosphere of 70s prize shows even if the music and sound effects might be a tad too much at times. The slot has some innovative mechanics that make it stand out and keep players interested. However, this is a high-variance game, and as such, it should have offered a better top prize.