Having evaluated two Norse-themed slots this week already has nearly made it into a jaded habit. Fortunately, Red Tiger Gaming’s offering is not only the most aesthetically pleasing of the three, but also the most suspenseful and engaging. In this epic quest inspired by the lore of Thor, god of thunder and hammers, the action unfolds across a 7×7 grid using cluster mechanics. It has a ton of features, from the standard fare to the two bonus games it offers. The return to player percentage of Thor’s Lightning is 96.08%, and it accepts bets from $0.20 to $40 per spin.
When you stop and really take in your surroundings, the sight is stunning. Thor’s mighty hammer, Mjölnir, may be seen off to the side of the grid set, partially buried in snow and presumably abandoned amid a snowy mountain range. Massive chunks of stone inscribed with neon-blue runes will also be floating serenely in the air. Possibly the shattered remains of an epic fight, this is nevertheless a magnificent scene.
When you open the paytable, you’ll notice four rune stones representing the lower-value symbols and four premium stone carvings, the highest-value of which is Thor’s hammer, which will pay you 25 times your wager if you get 40 of them in a cluster, either horizontally or vertically. When you get a winning combination, the symbols that make up that combination burst to make place for fresh symbols to drop in from above, giving you additional chances to win until no more winning combinations can be made.
The wild symbol fulfills the standard role of a wild in most games, but that’s the only special symbol in play.
Features of Thor’s Lightning (Red Tiger)
Thor’s appearance triggers Lightning Strike, in which he fires bolts of lightning onto the reels to either destroy low-value symbols or change a random number of symbols into matching ones, including wilds.
With his powerful hammer, Thor smashes 2×2 blocks of symbols, replacing them with premiums, or he nudges random rows or reels, creating winning combinations, in a feature called Hammer Strike.
A 3×3 stone block with 9 inactive tiles may be found in the exact center of the grid set.
Free spins in Valhalla come with a brand-new 7×7 grid that’s completely empty. As the free games go, golden shield icons fall onto the grids and stay put. Each shield will disclose a random stake multiplier at the end of the free spins, and they will be put together to determine your final payout.
In Muspell’s free spins mode, you’ll use a 7×7 grid where only high-paying symbols remain. It’s also possible that the Lava Shower bonus will activate at random, wiping off a specific set of symbols for an extra spin. Lava Flow is another random feature that might appear to create matching symbols on adjacent reels.
Concluding Remarks on “Thor’s Lightning”
Thor’s Lightning’s great visuals, first-rate playability, and not least, interesting features, make up for the comparatively modest 1800 times your stake max win possibility here, which normally would not deliver us the excitement we’re searching for in a slot.
It’s a gorgeous overall slot, and the spooky string accompaniment at the beginning sets the mood perfectly. If Red Tiger had increased the victory potential of Thor’s Lightning to at least 5000x, we would have considered it one of their finest works to date.