Thunderbird

Slot Info

Software Rival
Reels5
Paylines50
Min Bet Per Line0.01
Bet Range0.50 - 125.00
Game FeaturesWild Symbol, Scatter, Free Spins
RTP96.54%

We have to be honest; when we first saw the title of this Rival Gaming slot we were expecting to see the team from the puppet-operated television show Thunderbirds. That’s actually not what this slot is about, though, it refers to the legendary bird of the same name and takes on a Native American theme. It’s also one of the more recent releases from the developer, meaning that it incorporates some wonderful graphics and animations.

Everything in Thunderbird occurs on a five-reel, three-row interface, which also comes with 50 pay lines alongside. You can easily customise those lines, as well as customise your bet, starting with choosing a specific coin value between 1p and 25p. You can bring up to 10 of those coins into play per line, resulting in a maximum bet opportunity of £125 per spin.

Rival Gaming has also made sure that Thunderbird is as visually appealing as it is entertaining where gameplay is concerned. The imagery is great, with the background depicting some awesome tribal images. Upon the five reels you’ll see a variety of symbols, starting with playing card additions from 10 through to A. There’s also a tribal drum, some pinecones, a tribal mask and feathers. The snake is the symbol that represents this highest paying one in the game, offering maximum rewards of 2,000x your bet.

Special Features

The Thunderbird

It’s actually the Thunderbird that represents this game’s inbuilt wild symbol. With this being the case, wherever the bird appears on the reels it will substitute for all other standard symbols of the game.

This can be most helpful when it comes to forming winning combinations across the reels. What’s more, the wild symbol will apply a double multiplier to your pay-out if it does manage to contribute to a winning combination.

Red Stingray

Make sure that you’re on high alert for the appearance of the red stingray symbol, because it is this one that will activate the slot’s free spins round. It’s a scatter symbol, so it makes no difference where it shows up, just as long as at least three of them can be seen on the reels.

You’ll get 10 free spins if this occurs, while if four of them show up a total of 20 are handed over to you. Finally, it takes five scatters to come into view in order for you to win 50 free spins in the game.

It’s also during this free spins feature that the wild transforms into an expanding wild. These can only show up on reels one, two, three and four, and they will expand if it is possible to create additional wins on other pay lines, not including scatter wins.

Super Spirit Round – It’s not only the wild that goes through a bit of a transformation for the free spins round, but the triggering scatter as well. This will change from a red stingray into a yellow one. Should you spin three, four or five of the yellow stingray symbols into view while free spins are in action, then the Super Spirit Round begins. You’ll get five spins to go through, and the first reel remains as a continuous expanding wild for the duration.

Screenshot

Thunderbird Screenshot

Paytable

Thunderbird Paytable Thunderbird Paytable

Verdict

Despite not being based on everyone’s favourite childhood TV show, Thunderbird provides a truly entertaining experience. The graphics are of a wonderful quality and the slightly mythical theme works well with the added features. A great free spins round is bolstered by the Super Spins round with the wild and all of its possibilities, and Thunderbird could easily be one of the best games from Rival Gaming.

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