Danger High Voltage: Overview
Sometimes the combination of two seemingly unrelated things produces the most satisfying results. Think of wine and cheese, or a fishing line and a dollar bill. Here we have a slot combined with the funky, disco-inspired hit Danger High Voltage from American band Electric Six. Aussie developer Big Time Gaming, of Megaways fame, are the creative team behind the project, and along with a successful mash-up of entertainment forms, are a bunch of features that can launch a session into orbit – with no 10 second countdown.
Danger High Voltage almost needs a flashing lights warning because the visuals are bright, a little garish, and totally up in your grill. In short, pure rock infused disco. Along with the shimmering look, Big Time Gaming has injected a ton of personality into Danger High Voltage via things like… tacos? It’s a real melange of icons and imagery and the result is completely unique. The same goes for the soundtrack which makes stellar use of the smash hit track, hitting high gear during the bonus games. More on that later.
The cover charge for this event is broad enough to keep most players happy from 20 p/c on the lower end to £/€40 per spin at the upper. RTP is solid on 95.67% whilst volatility is in the medium-high spectrum. The night fever takes place on a grid consisting of 6 reels, 4 rows, and 4,096 win ways. Win ways are so high because the game doesn’t use paylines as such. As long as three or more matching symbols land consecutively from left to right players enjoy a monetary reward.
As mentioned, symbols are an odd mix and start with 9-A royals, and are followed by tacos, glittering disco balls, and bells. The most valuable symbol is the Damien Hirst-esque, Día de Muertos skull which is worth 25 times the stake for six of a kind. It is also the only symbol that pays out when just two of a kind land. Helping up the win rate are two different wilds, both of which land on reels 2-5. The first is the Wild Fire which covers a full reel and can substitute for any other pay symbol. The second is the Wild Electricity which does the same thing, but also boosts wins with an added x6 multiplier. Land more than one of these and the multipliers can combine with potential for massive payouts.
Danger High Voltage: Features
There might not seem to be whole lot of features left over after the wilds have been dealt with, but when the Free Spins can go nuclear when they are on. What you want here is the ‘My Desire’ crowned heart scatter symbol to land - 3 or more in view trigger the free spins feature while also paying up to 100 times the stake for six of a kind. Now for the tricky part, picking one of two options - High Voltage Free Spins or The Gates of Hell Free Spins.
Choose High Voltage and you receive 15 free spins with the High Voltage Wild. This wild appears on reels 2-5 and covers the full reel when it lands. Where it differs quite substantially from the other wilds is that it applies a multiplier of x11, x22, x33, x44, x55, or x66 to any adjacent wins. Turn up 3 or more scatters during the feature and be awarded with 15 additional free spins.
The Gates of Hell feature, meanwhile, comes with 7 free spins and starts with one symbol being randomly selected from the paytable. When this chosen symbol appears on reels 2-5, it becomes a sticky wild and is locked in place for the duration of the feature. Should a reel become covered in 4 sticky wilds, then 3 free spins are awarded. What you want here is a low paying symbol as your designated symbol as these are available in larger quantity on the reels.
Danger High Voltage: Verdict
Among other things, the official music video for Danger High Voltage includes taxidermy and a radiant codpiece, so any developer brave enough to take it on really had to go large. Fortunately for players, Big Time Gaming has gripped the bull firmly by the horns and produced a slot that certainly does the song justice.
From the singular look and the excellent audio, to the eclectic symbol collection, Big Time Gaming has built a fantastic foundation for the gameplay to shine. And shine it does through the base game with its full reel wilds, to the bonus games that can be so adrenaline-charged they’re almost overwhelming. Like gorging on your favourite food when you aren’t even hungry.
It can be tricky choosing which free spin options to go for. Both have their merits and both can be extremely effective in piling on wins and kicks. The High Voltage Spins have that insane multiplier up to x66, while The Gates of Hell Free Spins can stack wilds like they’re platform shoes going out of fashion. Get a bunch of sticky wilds in early and watch wins hit on each subsequent free spin. In short, the bonus game presents one of those tough yet tantalising choices that slots enthusiasts love to get.
The big juicy disco ball on top is the potential which can hit 10,800 times your stake during the base game, or 15,746 times your stake during the bonus game. With plenty of video footage of players hitting 10k wins and more, these aren’t pie in the sky ‘technical’ numbers either, but the real deal. Big Time Gaming has tapped deep into the disco era’s ‘anything-goes’ tenet with Danger High Voltage and through the effective features there is a genuine sense that anything can actually happen.
What if you’re not into Electric Circus’ irreverent chart-topper? To be honest, it really won’t matter. What happens on the reels is strong enough to overcome any aversion a player might have to the tune. When the game is in full swing, you can’t help but undo the top button of your shirt, tap a foot, and snack on Taco Bell during those epic free spins.
Danger High Voltage’s top build quality and fantastic features make it restrained when appropriate and completely off the hook when it just can’t help itself.