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Mechanical 5-Reel Quick Hit Revived on New Machines

Quick Hit Black Gold Wild by Scientific Games progressives
Written by Joshua

One of my local casinos has been very quickly taking out huge numbers of older machines, and my beloved 5-reel Quick Hit games are among the casualties.

Fortunately for me, though, Scientific Games hasn’t forgotten about them as they continue to revive old titles on new hardware. I saw installed at my casino this new version of the 5-reel games, and they’ve got the game available in a number of the classic themes that players of Quick Hit know and love.

Quick Hit Black Gold Wild by Scientific Games bet panel

The biggest change is the inevitable bet increases. At my casino the game was a $2.50 max bet, vs. the $1.50 standard as before. This version was also structured as a 25 line game, so the interesting thing here is minimum bet was 25 credits/cents (not ideal given Quick Hit progressives are only paid at max bet, but if a player wanted a truly low-rolling option, it was nice to see that was still around).

Max bet was therefore a 10x line bet vs. a 5x, meaning truly lovely line hits would be amplified twice as much as a 5x max bet on the old $1.50 versions.

The progressives weren’t messed with in terms of their structure, so the 5 Quick Hit starts at 10x the max bet, 6 Quick Hit at 50x the max bet, and so on.

The progressives were banked among all the machines at my casino; I don’t recall seeing the old machines banked often, but Quick Hit progressives have certainly been banked in the past within the series, so it’s not that big a deal, and makes it easier than needing to check which machine had the best progressives.

Quick Hit Black Gold Wild by Scientific Games free games bonus pick

As this is a remake vs. a sequel, the free spin bonus is just as you remember it as well. You pick until you get three; wild adds five spins, and if you match the 20 spins you get a 3x multiplier (everything else is 2x), meaning your best opportunity is 25 spins at a 3x multiplier.

I didn’t have the best run on my first outing on it, but it was still great to see the game maintaining its position on the casino floor. My casino took out about 25 of them so far and only replaced them with about a half dozen, so I hope that will be corrected (since they were still quite popular at the time of removal), but other than that it was great to see these machines when I visited recently.

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My name is Joshua, and I’m a slot enthusiast who works in tech as a marketer by day, and dabbles in casinos periodically during off-times. Know Your Slots will reflect my interests in understanding the various ways you can play slots, travel, casino promotions and how you can get the most out of your casino visits.


  • I LOVE the Quick Hit 5 reel! My casino has one single machine they like to move around so regulars to it have to find it all over again. I have come back on this machine so many times thinking I’m down to my last 20 & walking away with 800+ multiple times. For some reason I’m thinking max is 1.70 on that one.
    I just like the older reel slots, you can even pull the arm on a few still where you I go. (Casino Del Sol in Tucson, AZ)
    The digital ones are less obvious to me what’s going on in gameplay, although I swear sometimes I hit better when I have no clue what you need to land to win. Probably not a great strategy though…lol..
    Hence why I find myself here!

    I’m also quite fond of a $1 Red Alert machine that I think they might’ve changed the odds of getting the Bonus spins on recently (I use to hit the Free Spin Bonus 10 or more times in a night of play, now haven’t hit a single one in 6 days of play) and Hells Bells I believe it’s called, but I just call it Ding. You need 3 Dings to trigger the free spin bonus.
    Hit my 1st lower jackpot and got my 1st “Please wait for attendant” on the huge screened Mayan Chief. I think he wants a virgin sacrifice though because he hasn’t been kind to me since.

    I really need to do my research though and play smarter.

    • Thanks for the comment, AnitaTaco, and for sharing your favorites! I definitely have been enjoying the older reel slots myself – some awesome moments on them!

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