About Lightning Strike Megaways™ Slot
We’ve talked about the risk of saturation from Megaways™ games before and it seems Blueprint are intent on getting as many games out there as they can before we all throw in the towel after countless fruitless attempts to end a session with an Epic Win.
And they are certainly winning the race as we wait on Red Tiger’s first release. Any time soon?!
But, to put cynicism aside for one moment, what we are starting to see now is some interesting variations on the classic Megaways™ blueprint (ahem!). So WMS’ Battleship used the board game mechanic to create a new way to release free spins, whilst Relax Gaming used enhanced Cyborg reels and Bonus Jackpots to add excitement to Machina.
And now Blueprint themselves have added a special gamble feature where you can put your wins on the line to increase their value or enter an epic Mega Spins round.
Let’s find out more …
Gameplay, Symbols and Pay Tables
Lightning Strike follows the well-trodden path of Norse mythology-themed games, featuring male and female warriors, big bolts of lightning and the hammer of Thor. There is definitely a whiff of Thunderstruck and Asgardian Stones about this one.
This is a 6 reel Megaways™ game where the rows can expand to a maximum of 5 high on each reel, creating a maximum of 15,625 ways to win per spin.
The low value symbols on the reels are the cards 9 through to Ace. The high value symbols are the Norse fighters, the highest-paying of which is worth 50x for 6 on a payline.
Look out as well for the Wild – the hammer symbols (Mjolnir) – which substitutes for all others. It is a key feature of the game, expanding and triggering re-spins and multipliers to push up the win potential.
Features and Bonuses
Lightning Strike Re-Spins, Wilds and Multipliers
Any time the Wild hammer lands on reels 2 to 5 it expands to create a wild reel and set up a re-spin. A random multiplier will also be applied at this point. Any further wilds that land on the re-spin will trigger another spin, with up to four re-spins available.
Yggdrasil Mystery Symbol
The Yggdrasil (Tree of Life) symbol is a mystery transforming one – when more than one lands at any time they transform into identical symbols to create more chances of winning.
Gamble Your Winnings For Mega Spins
Every time a win of 5x or more is scored in Lightning Strike, a nice gamble feature comes into play here. Players have the opportunity to gamble their win for further cash or MegaSpins. To see if you progress, or lose the gamble (and your winnings) you must spin a wheel – land in the red and you lose, in the green and you choose between a bigger cash prize or more MegaSpins.
There are up to 100 MegaSpins to be won in the feature. These come with enhanced reels with extra wild symbols (which expand as before with multipliers) and mystery symbols.
The Slot Buzz Verdict
Lightning Strike Megaways™ is another cool addition to the growing catalogue of these games. It’s great news that Blueprint are adding new features to take us away from the tried and tested engine that’s staring to feel a little worn. Win gambles and expanding wilds make this a lot of fun to play. Just remember that it is a pretty high variance number and epic wins are reserved for the MegaSpins round, so set course to try to unlock as many of these as you can with the gamble feature or you’ll be settling for something much smaller.