This 5-reel, 15-payline slot from Thunderkick takes you back to the early days of home computers. With two bonus rounds and a special game feature, this slot packs just as much fun as the arcade games you enjoyed back in the day. The retro-technology theme may make the game look old school, but it does not skimp on modern-day entertainment value.
Progressive Jackpot: No
Looking for a slot with a retro-technology theme? This Thunderkick slot just might be the perfect game for you. With 5 reels and 15 paylines, this game has two bonus rounds and a special feature you’ll be sure to appreciate. The game is inspired by the early days of home computers, and it packs just as much fun as the games we enjoyed back in the day.
Gameplay begins with setting your bets. You may start by clicking on the button that looks like a poker chip to set the amount you want to wager on every spin. You may then set the reels into motion by clicking on the big Spin button at the rightmost end of the control panel. For a chosen number of uninterrupted spins, click on the arrow button to the left of the Spin button.
You will not see any of the usual playing card symbols in this game, as all game symbols are related to the overarching theme and design of the game. There are a total of eight standard game symbols, and they are all designed like the symbols you’ll find in traditional arcade games. From the lowest to the highest in value, you will see cherries, an orange, a plum, a lemon, a slice of watermelon, a red-and-gold bell, the red lucky 7, and a Bar symbol.
The game’s Wild symbol is represented by a glowing white W with a neon blue border. This symbol can substitute for any of the other game symbols, with the exception of the Bonus symbol, the Mystery symbol, and the Expander symbol. There is also a Sticky Wild, which has a neon green border. The game’s Bonus symbol is represented by a glowing B with the same neon green border. The Mystery symbol is represented by a glowing M with a neon pink border. These symbols are key to the game’s main bonus rounds. The game’s Expander symbol, which looks like the jaws of a vise, is key to another game feature.
The game’s Expander symbol serves as a kind of Wild symbol. Whenever it lands on the reels, it will expand to fill all positions on that reel if that will result in a win. It will only match one symbol to form a win, but it will always match the symbol that offers the biggest win.
One of the game’s main bonus rounds is the familiar Free Spins feature. This is activated when you land at least three Bonus symbols anywhere in view. You will be rewarded with the following:
With every free spin, there is a possibility for one position on the second, third, and fourth reels to be zapped into a Sticky Wild. Any Sticky Wild that lands on the reels will be locked in place for the remainder of the bonus round.
The other bonus round you can enjoy in this game is the Mystery Game. This is activated when you land at least three Mystery symbols on the reels. You will be taken to a picking game. If you manage to trigger the bonus round with four or five Mystery symbols, your prize will be subject to a 2x or a 6x multiplier. In the picking game, you will need to choose from a grid of pixelated symbols, each of which has a corresponding cash prize. You can keep picking symbols until you reveal the red X, at which point the bonus round ends.