Playtech dedicated this slot to truck monsters and though I see lot of visual potential in this theme but the developer didn’t take advantage of this great opportunity and didn’t make an impressive looking slot. The graphics are surprisingly poor especially for a Playtech product and it seems they didn’t want to waste too much time between the born of slot idea and its release date, which wasn’t a good idea. The used symbols represent several truck parts like tyres, wheels, sparking plugs as well as 3 different trucks, filling stations, fuel container but their illustration techniques are far from being good. They’re not too designed and absolutely not imaginative and persuasive so it can be said with the whole white background colour of reel are the overall visual effect is very powerless and for me that’s not the appearance what I really like to spend my time with.
Thanks to the special Dollar Ball feature (this is basically lotto game with hitting 5 numbers out of 49) this slot offers Progressive Jackpot amount to win but the slot’s own Jackpot is 10.000 coins which can be achieved by 5 Red Truck symbols on any active payline. The other Red Truck icon works for the game as Wild and while it’s working only on the 3 middle reels it can double the values of all winning combinations which this is a part of. The Exhaust pictogram is the Scatter and has the power to reward up to 100 times of total bet.
Because this is just a 9-payline product we can’t be real disappointed that the game doesn’t offer free spins or bonus game and I think we must respect that 10.000 times of line bet grand prize and Scatter qualities because most of the mini-games aren’t able to provide such great qualities. Unfortunately, my opinion about its winning tendency is not so good and the game really tends to forget giving out winning combinations for long stretches at times. Once I had to spend around €40 on the game (playing with just €0.90 total bet) until I could witness the first win that brought me back more than x 5 of total stake. The Wild is also not the busiest symbol on the screen even if its appearing frequency can be considered as normal but 80% of the cases it lands on the last two reels and it’s needless to say how badly it influences the winning chances comparing if they were on the middle or especially on the first reels.
All in all, I can’t say I’m too pleased with the game, better saying its working mechanism and win occurring habits and sometimes I feel as if I play with a 3-reel, 1-payline slot. I think Playtech could re-evaluate the game settings and should see there’s something wrong with how the game operates as of now. If I take into consideration the not too pleasant appearance of the game and obvious lack of detailed and focused work there overall I can’t think it other way than this is not a good game and I even dare to say Highway Kings doesn’t reach the average Playtech quality. Even if the game offers better qualities and potential than my favourite Playtech mini-game, Vacation Station but it definitely isn’t able to give me such entertainment and enjoyable moments than its little brother so I think if I want to play with a simple but great slot I keep turning to the mentioned slot instead of spending my time and money on this product.