Game setup for the Hit 2 Split slot
For a fruit machine, modern or classic, to be effective, it has to be simple to set up. Whilst the Hit 2 Split slot does have an interesting betting system using NetEnt’s coin system
, it’s still a piece of cake to use. Total bet range is 0.30 to 75.00 in cash or credits with all lines in play. That latter part is important, as this is a Flash based game and not a modern HTML5 slot from NetEnt, you can customise the lines in play from 1-30 if your bankroll is feeling a little tight. Outside of that, it’s pretty generic, you do get some nifty auto-play options but this is a basic game and doesn’t need a lot of extra buttons and gadgets to make it work.
Variance is much like the betting range on the Hit 2 Split slot, middle ground all the way. The medium volatility level makes this a more benign slot than other fruit titles such as EGT’s 40 Super Hot slots and, given ‘fruities’ are usually played for real money, that’s welcome for the more cautious player. It doesn’t diminish the pay-out potential either. This is a NetEnt slot and they are nearly all famed for their bias towards the player rather than the casino, with this little number offering a healthy 96.3% RTP. That’s a house edge of just 3.7%, way less than traditional table games and the like.
Gameplay and Theme for the Hit 2 Split slot
Even though this is ‘just’ a fruit machine, it’s a NetEnt fruit machine. So, you get a funky theme track, decent sound effects and excellent graphics into the bargain. Amusingly, the game wild is a pink diamond, rather reminiscent of a classic game? How about the blue diamond or double diamond scatter? For many a veteran player, the penny will now drop – there are a few things here lifted from the Amatic Classic Cool Diamonds
and their sisters at ITG’s Double Da Vinci Diamonds
. No doubt NetEnt was hoping to reach some of the traditional IGT/Amatic fanbase with this game and, given this is more modern than both those games, it’s a successful strategy.
Rewards in the base game are a little hit and miss in all honesty. The wild does pop up regularly but rarely more than once on the reels. The split symbols mechanic means that you need lots of double icons to make the most of the top of the paytable and they are a rare occurrence in big sequences. Five of a kind on this game isn’t really anything to shout about. The randomly split feature on the pay icons which gives the game its name is entertaining but it really requires a free spin trigger to get the real juice out of these fruits.
Wild Multiplying Free Spins
Whilst the base game might be a little barren for cash, the free spins feature on the Hit 2 Split slot is just the opposite. The split symbols allow up to 8 scatters to be on screen at any time and, if you get them all, it’s a whopper of a reward. No less than 30 free spins with a 3x multiplier are available here, with the wilds able to randomly stack as yet another money-spinning extra bonus. Your bet level does affect this, so choose wisely in the base game to maximise rewards here when you eventually trigger the spins. Oh, just in case you strike out or are having a cold run, there’s an unlimited spins re-trigger
on offer too!
As with many NetEnt games the big action on the Hit 2 Split slot is in the feature game only. That said, the top prize on this game is a mouth-watering sum in excess of two million coins. So, it can be worth your while. The game itself, though entertaining for a fruit machine is really best played as a cash slot. Funky titles such as the LeoVegas Exclusive Scruffy Duck
are far more entertaining in free play mode. Of course, everyone has their own idea of fun and if you like chasing high scores in free mode, that big top prize would certainly be one to remember!
Hit 2 Split written by Garry Edgards average rating 5/5 - 1 user ratings