The bright, colourful graphics make the game come alive on a player’s computer screen. The reels are held within the type of cabinet that a slot machine would be placed in at any land based casino. While the cabinet is very noticeable on a computer screen it goes virtually unnoticed when one plays the game on a mobile device as the cabinet is found at the very bottom of the screen. The top half of the screen is occupied by an oversized image of a Thundercat.
Fans of the Thundercats cartoon will no doubt take great pleasure in the slot machine game that pays tribute to it. The game recaptures all the fun of the show and brings it back to viewers who grew up watching it.
The main symbols players will see on the reels are the Thundercats characters. The five characters featured are Wily Cat, Lion-O, Cheetara, Panthro and Tygra. Gold dice and coins are also symbols seen on the reels. The Thundercats logo serves as the game’s scatter symbol, while Wily Cat acts as the wild symbol.
Thundercats is packed full of bonus features. The game’s free spin bonus is triggered anytime a player gets at least three of the logo scatter symbol on the reels in a single spin. Players then get a free spin on the Thunder Wheel; it will land on one of the free spin modes that can be triggered. The five possible free spin modes are Ultimate Thunder, Mumm-Ra, Slithe, Monkian and Jackalman.
In the Ultimate Thunder free spin mode, eight rows become active on the game screen and the reels are spun five times for free. During the spins reels one, three and five become wilds.
Mumm-Ra free spin mode involves players collecting as many of this symbol as possible. This can be done during the 10 free spins awarded to players. It leads to the occurrence of the Ever Living Spin, which is the last spin of this bonus round. An 8-8 reel set is added to the game screen, leading to winnings. There is always the possibility that this type of free spin can be retriggered while the round is still being played.
Slith free spins also give players 10 complimentary whirls of the reels. During these spins, special sticky wilds are added onto the game screen. At any time while these spins are being played, a reel that becomes filled with stacked wilds will reward players with five more spins for free.
The Monkian free spins include the addition of Monkian Zones. These are zones that appear over the reels and can be retriggered anytime that reel five receives a Thundercat symbol on it.
The Jackalman free spins include the game’s only multiplier symbols, represented by a jackal. The magic number of wilds can make the multiplier worth as much as 10, meaning a player’s winnings are multiplied by 10 before being added to their available game credits. If the Thundercat scatter symbol appears on the fifth reel during this round, players get five extra free spins.
In addition to free spin bonuses, each session of the game begins with one of several base games randomly chosen. Each of the main characters in the game has its own feature. Lion-O has the Lion-O’s Sword of Omens, which can randomly appear on the third reel. Random wilds are then triggered when expanded wilds enter the picture. In the Tygra feature any wild symbol that lands on the reels then becomes a stacked symbol, the identity of which remains a mystery until it magically appears.
Cheetara’s symbol can appear on the first reel at any time. This triggers what is known as a mystery streak. The appearance of wilds on a reel during this feature allows the reel to expand.
When any reel is taken over by Panthro, it becomes an active reel that expands as well. During the Wily Cat feature stacked wilds may randomly appear on the reels. Any money won during this feature is doubled before being added to a player’s game credits.
Anytime the base game is being played, Snarf may randomly appear and improve the game’s other features in addition to increasing the amount of money a player wins as a result.
As one action packed slot machine, Thundercats is a game that few players can resist the urge to try. The game is just as much fun for players who have never seen an episode of the Thundercats cartoon series. The random bonuses make the game interesting and keep players on the edges of their seats. There is no doubt that Thundercats will continue to enjoy success at countless online casinos as a growing number of players come to realize exactly how much it has to offer.