NextGen Gaming Thunderspin Jackpots Video Slot Review

Thunderspin Jackpots: Demo

NextGen Gaming is the latest developer to have a crack at updating the classic fruit machine in Thunderspin Jackpots. Boasting flashy, neon visuals, it’s a 5 reel, 25 payline video slot that comes with free spins, multiplier wilds that can boost payouts by 2x, 4x or even 6 x and the bonus wheel where awards of up to 250 times your stake can be had. Also on offer are a trio of progressive jackpot prizes. Stakes range from between 25p and £50 per spin.

The reels here are dominated by classic fruit machine symbols that have been given a futuristic freshen up. You’ll see single, double and treble bars alongside neon bells, cherries and blue, gold and red 7s. Land 5 of the latter and you’ll pocket a 70-coin award.

Central to the action here are the multiplier wilds. They replace everything apart from the bonus symbol and offer awards of up to 80 coins per payline. When they form part of a winning combination with a standard symbol, the payout is doubled. Land 2 in a winner and the payout is quadrupled. If you’re lucky enough to see 3 in a winning line, the payout rockets to the tune of a 6x boost. There are a few other extras worth a closer look in Thunderspin Jackpots too.

  • Lightning Spin feature – listen out for a rumble of thunder which heralds the arrival of the Lightning Spins. These are 3 free spins where the reels spin in opposite directions. The multiplier wilds appear in stacked formation here to further boost your winning chances. You can add more free spins to your total here too and get up to a 6x multiplier on each of them.
  • Thunder Wheel feature – this round is triggered by landing 3, 4 or 5 of the Bonus symbol anywhere on the reels on the same spin. Spin the wheel. Cash prizes of between 2 and 250 times your total stake are awarded depending on where the pointer lands. Some of the cash prizes also come with a spin again which does exactly what it says on the tin and gives another crack at landing a prize.
  • Progressive Jackpot feature – there are 3 of these prizes on offer. The Minor, Major or Mega Jackpots can hit at random and offer some potentially massive awards.

It might come with a flashy look but Thunderspin Jackpots is a classic fruity at heart, albeit one with some interesting extras. The multiplier wilds and free spins land often and keep the pace ticking along. The wheel bonus offers some decent potential too.

The visuals aren’t as lovely as some similarly themed video slots (we’re looking at you Neon Life) but Thunderspin Jackpots is a perfectly solid effort. If you enjoy classic fruit machines, it’s one to add to your list.

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