80s animated super-action franchise ThunderCats claws its way into Blueprint’s growing list of branded slots games with ThunderCats Reels of Thundera! You get six randomly triggered modifier extras, and six bonus rounds that take you all the way to Ancient Spirits of Evil round. The ’80s animated cult show ThunderCats holds an extraordinary place in the hearts of many. The series follows a band of catlike humanoid aliens called Lion-O, Tygra, Panthro, Cheetara, Wilykat, and Wilykit. Having escaped their planet, which was destroyed, in search of another world, they must find a way to make it their new home while thwarting various monsters and evildoers. Originally produced in Japan using American voice actors, the show was bought up and folded into Warner Bros in 1989 who still owns the right to the franchise. Having sealed the deal with Warner Bros, Blueprint Gaming now expands its already extensive portfolio of branded slots by adding ThunderCats Reel of Thundera to the list, a game built on the same template as other titles in the studio’s nostalgic collection of branded slots.
Using the 5-reels and 20 pay lines, comes with plenty of random game features, lots of bonus rounds and a gamble feature that is only for the bold. ThunderCats Reel of Thundera slots can be played from as little as £0.10, up to £200 per spin, which makes the game suitable for all types of players, from low to high-rollers and everyone in between. The overall production quality here is outstanding. The game comes with cartoon style artwork in line with the original series that will please fans of ThunderCats.
With a sea of molten lava in the background and with catchy high-tempo music to set the right mood, on the reels you’ll see J, Q, K, and A royals along with surfboards, nunchakus, ThunderTanks, swords and the ThunderCats logo. The latter, which appear super stacked on the reels, is the most rewarding symbol of all, rewarding you with 50x your stake for getting 5 on your pay lines. The wild symbol replaces all other symbols except the scatter and is of the same value as the top symbol.
In the base game, the Awaken the Eye of Thundera can trigger randomly during any spin to give you 1 of 6 reel modifiers. This is what you can expect, the Lion-O, which applies wilds to the reels, significantly increasing the chance of a winning combination. The Tygra swipes the reels with an opportunity to turn them wild, any winning combination retriggers the feature. The Panthro strikes the reels linking between 2 to 5 reels together to deliver the same symbols. The Cheetara dashes over the reels and shuffles all symbols in view to new positions. This feature can retrigger up to 5 times. While Kit and Wily Kat apply the Mystery Symbols onto your reels, which all transform into the same symbol. The Snarf involves scatter symbols to your reels, significantly improving your chance of activating the bonus. Moreover, four additional reel modifiers can be triggered following a losing spin, which can give you five of a kind wins, upgraded symbols, and symbol removals.
Keep an eye out for the ThunderCats logo which is the bonus scatter symbol, and 3 or more in view will trigger the bonus wheel which will eventually stop on 1 of the 6 bonus features. Worth noting is that we found the wheel to be disproportionally weighted, usually stopping on the two lowest ranking bonuses. Either way, once your bonus has been awarded, you’re now offered the opportunity to gamble it in hope to win a better one with the risk having to walk away with a cash prize instead, or accept what you’ve been given. You can trigger any one of the five other bonuses if the ThunderTank comes up three times.
The Ever-Living: Free Spins come with a multiplier visible on the screen, which selects a random value on each spin between 2x and 5x, multiplying any winning combination by the chosen value. During any spin, if two or more Special Mumm-Ra symbols appear in view, additional Ever-Living Spins will be awarded. During the retrigger, the multiplier randomly selects a value between 6x to10x on each spin. Hear The Roar Free Spins can start during any spin, and if a special Lion-O symbol appears in view, it will upgrade another symbol indicated by the image next to the reels. This can happen up to four times. When the free spins come to an end, you’ll have a chance to win extra spins. Picking an Eye of Thundera will either end the feature or award additional spins. Thundercats Hooo! Free Spins are triggered with any wild that appears in view, which is held in place until the feature ends. Five extra spins are rewarded if you fill a whole reel with wilds. The Ancient Spirits of Evil is triggered by landing 5 scatter symbols, gambling to, or if the bonus wheel stops on the Ancient Spirits of Evil segment. Reaching the centre of the wheel will award the Ultimate Thunder bonus, where your total winnings from Ancient Spirits of Evil will be transferred to the Ultimate Thunder bonus. Here you will get to pick one of the ThunderCats to reveal a multiplier which will then be applied to your winnings.