Take an old school one arm bandit and pack it full of locking wilds, free spins and multipliers and you’ll have an idea of what to expect in Quick Hit Black Gold. Created by developer Bally Technologies, this 5 reel, 30 payline slot is full of features that give an old favourite a modern day twist. Stakes start at 30p per spin, going up to £450 for the high rollers.

Anyone who’s ever played a fruit machine will find plenty of familiar symbols on the reels. Look out for 7s, dollar signs, bars, cherries and bells. The Black Gold Logo is the wild and is also the biggest payer of the standard symbols.

The base game symbols also feature a number of Quick Hit symbols. If at the end of a spin there are more than 3 on the reels, you’ll be awarded a bonus. That ranges from 1x your total bet for 3 Quick Hit symbols right up to 2,500 times your stake if you’re lucky enough to see 9 on screen.

Find the Free Games Fever symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4 and you’ll trigger the Free Spins feature – to start with you’ll be awarded 10 free spins and then you’ll be presented with a grid of 18 squares. Keep picking until you find 3 of the same which will determine which extra feature will operate during the bonus.

These include the Quick Hit symbols (same as the base game) where the maximum payout is 7,500 times your total bet. If you choose the Locking Wilds free games, every wild that appears during the feature will be locked in place for the duration. An extra wild is added to reels 2, 3, 4 and 5.

The 2x Pays and 3x Pays are pretty self-explanatory – if you land the former, all winning paylines are doubled. Trigger the latter and your payouts will be trebled.

The combination of old school looks and modern day features make for an enticing overall combination. Be warned though, Quick Hit Black Gold is a volatile beast. When the wins do come though they be extremely big – Black Gold is another name for oil. Get lucky in this slot and the coins can soon be gushing. If you like volatile slots, Thunderhorn by Bally or Black Knight II by WMS are worth playing.