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The chance to track down missing treasure, dig for jewels in ramshackle mines or to go on a quest in search of a great fortune are all part of the fun of online slots games. While all slots games are games of chance with no tricks to help players secure a win, there are features that can add to the potential winnings along the way (with a bit of luck!). Expanding Wilds, Stacked symbols, Mega symbols, Cascading symbols and other features all add to the enjoyment of a game. Another feature players look forward to in selected slots games is the Second Chance feature. Join Wildz as we explore the potential benefits of this online slots mechanic.

What are Second Chance features?

Second Chance features are available in some online video slots and provide the player an additional chance at a win or triggering a bonus. Second Chance opportunities generally appear in no-win situations. They may occur at random or trigger when a specific configuration of symbols in present on the playing area.

Second Chance features include, but are not limited to:

  • Lock Reels: In cases where 2 of 3 symbols are present that can activate a bonus, the two reels with the necessary symbols may lock in place while the others are re-spun in an attempt to land the 3rd symbol.

  • Nudge Reels: If a needed symbol rests just above or below a reel, the affected reel may be nudged up or down to produce a winning combination on the reels.

  • Random No-Win Features: In cases where no win appears on a spin, random features may be triggered which place Wild symbols in the playing area, transform symbols into those needed for a win, or modify the playing area in other ways to produce a winning combination.

The opportunities presented by the second chance feature can be extremely lucrative, especially when played in conjunction with bonuses, free spins or multipliers.

Games with a second chance

If urban energy is your thing, you’ll love Nitropolis (and Nitropolis 2 and 3), where Nitro reels can randomly respin at the end of a spin as part of the second chance feature. Jade Magician from Play’n GO allows players to select a symbol to reveal a second-chance award, and Grim Muerto lets you select a grinning mariachi to provide a prize. Microgaming has introduced additional second chance Free Spins in Book of Oz Lock ’n Spin and Well of Wishes from Red Tiger could be granting you your wish, if your personal genie is watching over you.

Explore more slots

Everyone would love a second chance to play their favourite slots, but while this may not always be the case with this unusual feature, there are always other game mechanics and potential bonuses to unlock. Part of the fun of playing online slots is that there are so many to choose from. You get fruit or sweets as themes, pirates and Vikings, pharaohs and gods, spell chambers and battlefields… You name it, there’s probably a slots theme about it.

Take a virtual stroll through the game lobby at Wildz and you’re bound to see some titles and graphics that get you interested. There could be hidden treasure with your name on it. There’s a handy online guide to ease you into your iGaming experience, too.

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