If the thought of roaring down an American highway, guzzling pancakes on the road trip of a lifetime sounds appealing, then there is little doubt that you will find the Reel Thunder mobile slot well worth a look on your chosen mobile device.
The mobile version of this popular slot was released a couple of years ago and its broad theme (and we mean broad) is seemingly a typical American road trip. Although perhaps all aspects of the Americana theme are present on this slickly presented 5x3 reel slot with 9-paylines.
The first thing to note about this slot is that there is an absence of the playing card low symbols. Microgaming has, wisely, chosen to add more American-themed influences onto the reels to act as the in game high and low symbols and as a result, the game is all the better for it.
Symbols include the many different types of food you will encounter across the roadside eateries in the US including eggs, pancakes and a hot dog among others. The food symbols are actually the low symbols in the game awarding up to 600 coins in winnings.
The high symbols are more to do with life on the road and these symbols, which include a speedometer, a number plate, the rear wheel of the car among others award the higher payouts in the game.
What is fair to say though is that there are some unusual symbols in the game including one that looks like a motorcyclist in silhouette in front of flames and what appears to be a boar wearing a motorcycle helmet (which we're reliably informed represents a 'road hog').
Indeed, it is this road hog symbol which activates the biggest in game bonus available of 10,000 coins per coin wagered.
However that is not to say that everything about the game will rock your world when you decide to play it.
The first thing to note is that this is a game that is certainly for medium level slot players rather than beginners or those who like to play for more money. The reason for that is that you can wager between 0.25 and 2.00 on each of the nine paylines, which means that you can get all possible winning paylines in operation from a minimum of 2.25 per spin, or a maximum of 18.00 per spin.
Those levels kind of leave the Reel Thunder slot in a "limboland" with a start price that is perhaps beyond the range that most lower level slot players would be happy playing each spin, but a top level bet that is probably shy of how much the real top level slot gamblers want to wager on each spin.
The game also boasts only two features, the Wild symbol, which is a tattoo of a heart with golden wings either side. This can be used across winning paylines to increase the wins although it does not substitute for the scatter symbol.
The in game scatter is an engine block and the only function t his serves in the game is to pay out a bonus when you land them across the reels. The more scatters you land, the more your multiplier of the total number credits stakes increases, thus increasing your win.
However, there is no other bonus features in the game to speak of. Scatter's don't trigger a bonus game or a free spins round of any sort and there's no multipliers in the game to speak of. Even Wild payouts just pay out the same amount as a standard payline win.
The one thing that does redeem the game immeasurably however is the fact that this is a generally low variance game which does payout smaller amounts relatively frequently. That may well attract a few extra players who are perhaps otherwise uncomfortable at betting the mid-level amounts needed to make the game more exciting.
All in all, there's not a lot wrong with the Reel Thunder mobile slot other than it isn't packed with features and does seem to be aimed at a rather niche market. If you can play at the stake levels shown, then you'll certainly enjoy a high quality slot with the chance to win up to 20,000 if you stake the maximum bet.
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