Tue, Jul 9, 7:45pm by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:14pm
Big Thunder takes you to the African jungle, where a large ape rules the Kingdom, reminding you immediately of the King Kong story. The ape is rightly wild and can lead to some magnificent wins. Joining the ape are a series of tribal symbols such as jungle drums, native shields and golden masks. Jungles are known for their storms too and you see a series of lightning bolts on the reels, you’ll know you’re in line for something special.
This jungle themed pokie from Ainsworth is atmospheric and engaging, there are progressive jackpots available on any spin, plus an intensive free spins bonus feature. Here are the Big Thunder slots highlights:
You can win any one of the four progressive jackpots during a single spin in the base game. Unlike many other pokies, you won’t need to play any additional jackpot features. These progressives can be won directly from the reels. Here’s how you’ll win each jackpot:
Big Thunder pokies bonus symbol shows a bolt of lightning hitting the trees of the jungle. Land 3, 4 or 5 bonus symbols and you’ll gain instant wins of 2x, 20x or 50x your total stake, as well as gaining direct entry into the free spins bonus feature.
You’ll now be awarded the impressive total of 15 free spins. These spins are unlike those in the base game however, only the high paying themed symbols appear. Blanks appear where the playing card symbols should have been. Reel 6 also expands and will now include 3x and 5x multipliers alongside the King Strike symbol. These multipliers will be applied to any win.
Retriggers are made a little easier, as bonus symbols appear on all six of the reels now, with 3 or more bonus symbols adding 5 spins to the total.
Big Thunder is a five-reel pokie featuring a total of 30 win-lines. During the base game you’ll find reels 3, 4 and 5 heavily stacked with the gorilla wild symbols. These wilds will substitute for any other symbol in the game apart from the lightning bonus.
A waterfall and a drum act as the highest paying symbols, worth 200 coins for the maximum five in a row. A snake and a shield each pay 150 coins, while the mask is worth 100 coins. At the low end of the pay table you’ll find the playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A.
Big Thunder takes you into the thick forest of the jungle, giving the game a dark, dense air. There is little doubt that the gorilla is the standout symbol, especially when the cartoon style animation kicks-in when you land a wild win. In a nice move, when you enter the feature, the tan backed reels disappear, taking you right into the heart of the dark green jungle. Check out the atmospheric soundtrack, which adds to the on the reels action, almost transporting you into the middle of the African jungle.
Big Thunder is an entertaining pokie from Ainsworth, with a jungle theme that is beautifully produced. The base game is enhanced by the addition of those instant progressive jackpots. Win any of these prizes in just a single spin – hit 5 in a row with the ‘King Strike’ symbol and you’re a winner. The free spins feature is a must play too. With 15 spins to play with, and the chance to retrigger, these features can last a long time. With added multipliers and bonus symbols on reel 6, this feature offers your best chance of a big win.