Quick Hit is the name given to a series of slots which have a shared ‘scatter’ system for big wins. Each of these titles has a ‘Quick Hit’ logo on the reels, which can appear multiple times. If you are lucky enough to hit 9 or them – you’ll win 2000x your bet, regardless of whether they land on a win line or not.
What better theme for a Quick Hit slot destined for Las Vegas casinos than Las Vegas itself. With a striking design (you cannot miss the scrolling lights in the header) and retro look to the symbols on the reels, this slot is very distinctive. As soon as you start playing you’ll see that this is a professionally constructed game, and that the famous solid Bally game-play shines through.
One thing that Quick Hit slots do not lack is a number of ways to win. There are opportunities to get multiple wins during the regular game, the Quick Hit scatter logos, and the feature bonus round.
While the prizes for wins during the standard game are individually small, you’ll have plenty of chances to get several of these prizes in the same spin. There are stacked wilds in play, which can cover all 3 of the rows on one or more reels. These combine with the regular symbols (not the Quick Hit or Free Games ones) to create a lot of winning combinations.
The main attraction of this range of slot is the occasional big wins from the Quick Hit logos. If you hit 9 of these anywhere on the reels, the prize is 2000 times your total bet for that spin. 8 logos is worth 1000x your bet – going all the way down to just 3, which gets you your stake back! You will hear a distinctive ‘ding’ sound as these logos hit the reels.
You can win up to 25 free spins for the feature game on this slot. If you hit 3 of the ‘free games’ logos on the middle 3 reels (which look like the ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ sign) - ten you get to play a pick-em game where you turn over a number of tiles until you get 3 of the same ones. You can also reveal a 2x multiplier for this bonus. There is nothing especially different about the bonus game other than a lively tune. The slot simply runs quickly through your spins, accumulating wins in the top left hand corner.
This slot uses the standard setup for Bally Video slots with 5 reels each with 3 rows of symbols. There are a fixed 30 win lines across these from left to right. You only need to decide how much to bet per line and then hit the spin button. The smallest spin amount is just 30c, with the largest a giant $450 – if you prefer this, you can set up to 25 spins on auto play each time.
While there are a lot of Vegas elements in the design of this game, only a couple of the symbols directly address the theme. These are the roulette wheel, and the cocktails. The free games symbol is also styled in an iconic Vegas way. Most of the other symbols are the standard Bally playing cards, which make up the smaller (though of course still important), wins.
Bally have used their classic sounds library for this game, with the spin and win noises very familiar to those who enjoy Bally slots regularly. Animations are limited to flashing and growing / shrinking symbols – this does contrast with the detailed graphics of the header.
The Quick Hit series has an enduring appeal, having been a fixture in live casinos for many years. The chance of getting 9 scatter logos and unlocking an instant huge win somehow works better than the (rare) occurrence of lining up jackpot symbols from other games. Quick Hit Las Vegas is deliberately retro, though very professional. One thing which does confuse me is the lack to too many ‘Vegas Like’ symbols on the reels. The scatter wins, free spins game and stacked wilds during the main game more than make up for this!