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Review of Thunder Reels Slot

Developed by Playson in June 2016, Thunder Reels Slot is an outstanding adrenaline rush game. Playson is one of the igaming industry leaders with the head office being based in Malta but with a presence across Europe. – play Cops and Robbers at Wizard Slots

Despite Thunder Reels not being a particularly old game, there are older online slot games out there; the feel of it is that of an old arcade game. The game is a three reel, three row, five pay line slot with a classic fruit machine feel to it. Available on all devices, mobile, tablet and desktop, Thunder Reels offers a Return to Player percentage at a high 96.13%. The game isn’t for the player who wants all singing, all dancing 3D animations, graphics and sounds are what they want but for the player who wants the traditional fruit machine experience then Thunder Reels is perfect. 

The method of the game is straightforward and fairly basic, the player spins the reels and tries to match the symbols across the active pay lines to form a winning combination and prizes. If the player matches nine identical symbols across the reels this will then double the prize. 

As with a lot of games like Thunder Reels the seven is the highest value symbol on the reels. If the player lands three of these then they will be awarded a 750-credit pay out. Landing three gold starts will award the player with a 200-credit pay out and three BAR’s will give a 60-credit pay out. The X’s are the lowest value symbol and will pay out after a player lands either three or five. Due to Thunder Reels taking on the look of an old slot machine the symbols are traditional and therefore the game has symbols of fruit on the reels. Three fruits will reward the player with a 40-credit pay out and any matching combination either horizontally or diagonally can up the winning chances. If the player lands the same symbol across the entire grid it could potentially double the winnings meaning that instead of a 750-credit award it then becomes a 1500 credit award. 

The bonus feature is triggered every time there is a win; it is in a fairly standard format to easy to understand. The player has to choose the correct colour of the card in order to double their win. Alternatively, they can also take a chance on the suit of the card too in a attempt to quadruple the prize. Thunder Reels is one of the few games that allows players the opportunity to guess on the colour and suit of the card up to ten times, most games usually only allow five guesses, with the additional number of guesses the player doubles their chance in winning and multiplying their winnings by either two or four depending on their luck. 

The game is designed on the look and the feel of an old school slot but is still one of the … Read More..

Aloha! Cluster Pays Slot Review

Set in the quintessential holiday destination, Hawaii, players can expect to be greeted with the Aloha spirit as they get ready to unwind. The game was created by online gaming gurus NetEnt, any gamer will know that they have a reputation for giving us some of the best slot games to ever hit the market. Aloha boasts 6 reels and the twist is the fact that there are no paylines, yes that’s right, a game without any paylines.

The reason for the game having no paylines is in the name, instead of lining up symbols, players will need to land symbols in clusters. You will need to land at least 9 matching symbols in a cluster, either vertically or horizontally to get a winning payout. 

Bonus Rounds and Payouts 

NetEnt is constantly displaying innovation in their games, this time they have done away with the wild symbol, a shocker to say the least. They have replaced the wild feature with something called a substitution symbol, the symbol is similar, however, it only has the ability to change an adjacent to symbol into one that forms a winning cluster and it will always try to create the highest paying cluster for players. 

Additional Game Features 

NetEnt has added yet another lucrative feature to Aloha slot with the sticky win respins feature. The best thing about this feature is the fact that it is triggered at random, but only after a winning cluster has been formed. When this happens, the winning symbols will be locked into the screen and all other symbols will start to be spin while players hold their breath in anticipation. This process will continue until the original winning cluster has been replaced by higher winning clusters. 

Symbols – sticking with the theme, you can expect icons such as pineapple, sea shell, coconut and a wildflower which make up the standard symbols. The game has stacked symbols which are tiki masks that are either blue, red or green in colour, these symbols come in to sizes, the large one takes up 2 spaces while the smaller mask takes a 1 space. 

Substitution symbol – this is represented by a wooden frame which has a question mark embossed on it. This symbol will transform all other symbols except for the free spin symbols. 

Free spin – takes the form of the postcard, manage to land 3 or more on any of the reels to trigger the free spins. Players can win up to 12 free spins during normal play and up to 4 during the free spins feature.

Summary 

NetEnt has done it again with this fantastically fun slot game that captures the essence of going on holiday to a paradise island. The new additions in terms of features have added something a little new to keep things exciting. Brilliant colours and a great soundtrack round it off with a neat little bow. 

Launch: 2016
Slot type: Video slots
Genre: Holiday
Software: NetEnt
Reels: 5
Paylines: 0
Slot volatility: Medium… Read More..