Thunder Cash slot review
Thunder Cash slot is one of the few games where the title seems irrelevant to the content. It had me initially expecting Norse Gods like in Thunderstruck 2 and Thunderfist, but alas all we see is a game set over the background of an empty casino floor with the 'thunder' seemingly added as an afterthought. You get the 'trotting' sound as the reels spin as with most Ainsworth games (along with EGT and Novomatic too) and the music when a win occurs, so nothing really to excite us yet. Can the Thunder here awaken me from my slumber though?
On the reels...
As said the game has more in common with the background than the title and we see this represented on the 5 reels of 3 rows and their 20 pay lines. There are various icons you'd see in a casino with Red 7's being the best at 25x bet for a full line of 5, Diamonds at 20x and Casino Chips or Craps Dice paying 10x. Naturally card values make up the remainder awarding 5 to 7.5x for 5 but we do get scatters with the game's logo which would pay 100x bet for all 5, plus 3 or more would trigger the bonus game. If we now consider the Wilds, then as these have a flash of lightning on them we can now at least see something relating to the Thunder Cash name, although you only see them on reels 2, 3 and 4.
Stormy spins bonus
Three or more logo scatters trigger a free spins bonus. Eight or more free games will begin and three or more scatters will award an extra 5. That would be useful as the Wilds are sticky in these spins but only appear still on the centre reels. You will usually see frequent wins in this round and the Wilds aren't hard to land but beware! - the pays are all halved, gee thanks Ainsworth.
Thunder Cash slot immediately told me what it was all about with big celebrations when 8x bet or more lands on the reels, and 'mega win' when you get a 5-of-a-kind win with either the Diamonds or 7's for 20x bet or more. The pays are poor and every other spin seems to award a tiny win for a few coins which rapidly irritates. The RTP isn't great either at 94.07% and nor are the graphics and animations. The only saving grace is the feature which always tends to be generous with the Wilds hence the pay tables being halved. The game is simply too low in volatility to be exciting - Thunder Cash certainly never went down a storm with this player...Review by Gamingslots