Thu, Jun 27, 12:56am by Noah Taylor
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:19pm
The Win Storm pokies range from Ainsworth is made up of four slot games – Stormin’ Strikes, Ultimate Thunder, Wild Wins and Hail ‘n Diamonds. Each casino pokie game shares the same progressive jackpot feature, while having their own individual themes and designs, and different takes on a free spins bonus. The stacked Win Storm symbol appears in each of the games, enabling huge instant wins and those progressive prizes.
The focus of this review will be on Ultimate Thunder, with the key differences featuring in the other three Win Storm pokies highlighted along the way. Here are the highlights of Ultimate Thunder:
Throughout every spin in the base game you’ll see the stacked win storm symbol spinning through the reels. You can’t miss the symbol, as it is framed in gold and accompanied by lightning every time it hits.
The excitement starts when you land one or more full stack of Win Storm symbols flush on the reels. This reel will now be held in place while all of the other reels will transform to show just win storm symbols and blanks.
You’ll receive a free re-spin and if any of the other reels fill with Win Storm symbols (this is now much easier as you only have these symbols and blanks), this will be held too. The re-spins will continue as long as you keep landing those full stacks.
At the end of the feature, all of these full stacks will now respin to reveal either a large credit win or the Major, Minor or Mini jackpots. You could win more than one jackpot, or a series of large cash prizes.
The largest jackpot of all, the Grand, can only be won if you’ve filled all five reels with Win Storm symbols. Now you’ll hope to reveal the letters G-R-A-N-D across the five reels, awarding you the top prize.
A large purple-skinned demon, complete with horns acts as the wild symbol in the game. Land three or more across any of the five reels and you’ll be awarded with 10 free spins. Throughout the spins you’ll find the electrified blue inscription wild symbol stacked across the reels. This will lead to some big winning spins, especially when those wild stacks line up.
While Wild Wins and Stormin’ Strikes follow a similar format with the free spins feature, Hail ‘n Diamonds introduces wild multipliers into the mix too. Whichever game you play, the Win Storm feature can also be triggered during the free games.
Ultimate Thunder features an original array of Asian themed symbols on the reels. You have the demonic beast, a tiger with a unicorn style horn, a stone statue of a beast and a patterned drum. The lower end of the pay table features the playing cards 10, J, Q, K and A. This all plays out on a 5×3 set up, featuring an impressive 50 win-lines, ensuring action all the way.
This Ainsworth designed pokie features an impressive, striking design. The range of symbols are different to your usual Asian themed games, giving this pokie a movie-like feel, with added animation any time you win with the big symbols.
Check out the demon scatter symbol in particular, who shows off his martial arts skills when you land a win. The game plays out in a tall cabinet, with the jackpot pays prominent above the reels, while the title towers over everything.
Each of the other games in the Win Storm range features their own distinctive design, with the same high quality and exciting visuals.
The Win Storm series is a very welcome addition to the casino floor. There is nothing like the excitement of seeing that first Win Storm stack fill a reel. You’ll already know you’re guaranteed one big pay out, or even a progressive jackpot, but more reels can quickly follow. As well as the jackpot prizes, you also have the variety of the free spins features. Here those stacked wilds can turn any spin into a major winner. Whichever of the Win Storm series you play, these offer entertainment all the way.