The Big Thunder slot is another in the “King Strike” series of slots by Ainsworth Gaming that began with Jade Emperor King Strike. And you know what that means (or perhaps you don’t, so here it is): Four personal progressive jackpot payouts are there for the winning! And no, we have absolutely no clue why this slots game is called “Big Thunder” at all. There’s no lightning, nevermind thunder. Maybe that’s the name of taciturn-looking gorilla…?
The Big Thunder slot is another in the “King Strike” series of slots by Ainsworth Gaming that began with Jade Emperor King Strike. And you know what that means (or perhaps you don’t, so here it is): Four personal progressive jackpot payouts are there for the winning!
All right, so this slots game appears to be set in the African jungle milieu, maybe, with waterfall, drum, heart, mask, saddle (definitely a weird, not-like-the-others addition) icons on the reels. ; wild ins the gorilla, and we don’t even have to tell you what the low-paying symbols are, do we? We suppose at times the wildlife and, likesay, struggle for survival get stultifying enough so as to elicit a little card-paying.
In fairly standard fashion, various round-number increments running from 1¢ to $100 per payline per spin are available. The game has 25 paylines, but a “bonus bet” is charged at the cost of another five paylines per spin – and you’ll be wanting to make the bonus bet wager, for that’s the outstanding feature of this and other “King Strike” slots games...
Note the small, single-pane window to the right of the reels on the game board. This spins along with the reels if the bonus bet is made. The four bonuses listed at the top may be paid based on this symbol, but a match of five like symbols on a payline plus the crown symbol in the bonus bet box must be showing. If it does, ka-ching! Payouts break down like so:
• The Major jackpot is won with five high-paying symbols on an active payline;
• the Maxi jackpot pays on five low-paying symbols;
• the Midi jackpot spills with five high-paying symbols including a wild; and
• The Minor jackpot is awarded with five low-paying symbols including a wild.
In the Big Thunder slot, five scatters (the game logo) are worth 50x the wager when five land on a payline. Three or more scatters, as is the usual wont, triggers free spins. In this game, 15 freebies are awarded and the paytable is increased in payouts during the bonus spins. During free spins, five wilds can net 2,000x the total bet, while five scatters earn a healthy 200x total bet.
Yeah, but if that were the case, don’t you think it would be “Big Cash” or “King Cash” or “thunder Payout” or something? Seriously, “Big Thunder” is one of the most forgettable names of any slots game on this site…