With so many releases of new online slots into the Neon Jackpot universe every year it’s unsurprising that many games stick to certain tried and tested rules and formats. It can certainly help a game cut through if players instinctively understand how it works. Be honest, how many times have you diligently studied a new game’s rules page or paytable before an itchy trigger finger has prevailed to just start spinning its reels? You know, the TL;DR effect (too long; didn’t read)? However we’re big fans of slots that aren’t afraid to break the mould, and another Red Tiger game caught our eye this week that stands out from the crowd.
BREAKING INTO THE BONUS
Thor’s Lightning is an epic adventure from Red Tiger that employs the Winning Clusters formula that has proven a Player Favourite with its earlier release, Tiki Fruits, and itself is a take on the Cluster Pays idea found on NetEnt’s Aloha! and BerryBurst slots. That isn’t so startling, but what piqued our interest was the novelty of its mechanism for triggering its free spin bonus games. Seasoned slot jockeys have come to expect such event to flow from landing three (or more) Bonus Scatter symbols in view on a slot’s spin. Not with Thor’s Lightning! This strange beast has a 3×3 block of symbols locked in the middle of its 7×7 symbol array and chipping away at this is your mission to trigger free spins . . .
Entry to Thor’s free spins feature requires a cunning Cluster move. Any Cluster in a single game cycle (i.e. all events following a single stake) with symbols that touch the eight blocks on the perimeter of that 3×3 central array will strip away that wall. Take out all eight blocks in a game cycle and you’ve earned your right to the bonus. It’s a very neat idea, and if you’re looking to discover a new way to play for a bonus surprise with our slots, this should be a lightning rod for your curiosity!