Players will love the excitement of developer Rival’s newest offering, Thunderbird, based on the beliefs of many of the Native Peoples of North America. Many Native groups of North America see the Thunderbird as a symbol of protection and war, particularly with groups of Western North America. The theme and art is respectfully rendered and beautifully drawn, complete with gorgeous, vivid colors. The gameplay shines with a 2X multiplier wild on regular, scatter and bonus spins, a scatter that may award up to 50 free games and a bonus round with an expanded wild in the first reel. This 5-reel, 50-payline slot holds much potential for bettors looking for a prosperous gaming session.
It isn’t very often that you can call a slot beautiful, but it is a term that fits Thunderbird well; the bright colors can make the graphics look cartoonish at first glance, but further inspection reveals the intricate design of how the symbols are drawn and the respectful nature to the cultures from which they are derived. The slot uses a standard 10 to Ace symbol set along with icons that depict feathers, pinecones, snakes and wild boars. The scatter is a red fish and a yellow fish, which triggers the bonus round. The wild is represented by a multi-colored totem and replaces all symbols with the exception of the scatter and bonus icons.
Thunderbird has a wide variance in wager amounts and can be a great option for many different styles and strategies of betting. The title boasts multiple coin sizes that may be chosen and one to 10 coins may be wagered on each of the game’s 50 lines. Thunderbird is a great option for penny players with a per-spin $0.50 minimum for all 50 lines. Players with larger bankrolls can choose to maximize the coin size, the number of coins bet per line or both; this makes Thunderbird a good fit for any betting style.
The title is Thunderbird but it is the fish in this game that are the most likely to bring in the large haul that bettors dream about. Three to five red fish anywhere on the reels results in 10 to 50 free spins; during free games three or more yellow bonus fish will trigger the bonus round. The wild symbol plays an important role in both the scatter and bonus rounds: during the scatter round the wilds expand and in the bonus round the first reel freezes into an expanded wild for the duration of the feature.
Bettors will love what the possibilities that the wild with a 2X multiplier, scatter and bonus rounds will mean for their chances of a large payday; just as the chance for 10, 20 or 50 free spins make this a title that many will be drawn to. Online casinos should see a lot of action on this slot as players discover the potential that it holds. Thunderbird will find at least some moderate success; it could easily become one of the most popular games of the year, and it may prove to be a resounding success for its developer, Rival.