Thunderbird Slots Review

Thunderbird Slots
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5-reel, video, bonus
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Brand new from Rival Gaming, Thunderbird is a 5-reel, 50-payline slot that centers on Native American culture. The Thunderbird is a legendary supernatural creature that's noted for its power and strength. And Rival's Thunderbird slots takes you high into the mountains to this creature's stone nest. Let's continue discussing this exciting slots journey by covering Thunderbird's symbols, betting options, graphics, bonuses, and a comparison to Rain Dance slots.

Betting and Symbols

Paylines can be adjusted from 1-50, and you can adjust the coin size down to $0.01. This means that you can bet as little as one cent per spin, or play every payline for just $0.50 if you want numerous chances at winning. You can also put up to 10 coins on each payline, meaning you could play up to 500 coins per spin.

This game is full of Indian artifacts and cultural symbols since you'll find a bear mask, drum, face carving, fish, pinecones, and serpent on the reels. You'll of course see the Thunderbird too, which is the wild icon during the main game, and an expanding wild during free spins. The fish is the bonus symbol, triggering free spins when it appears 3 or more times anywhere on the reels.

The graphics are in realistic cartoon fashion, and they look really good in comparison to most games. The background takes some getting used to because it's filled with different shades of purple and light. But once you're used to it, the background doesn't detract from the game.

Thunderbird Slots Bonus Features

When you trigger the free spins, all wins during this bonus round will be doubled. You either receive 10 free spins (3 symbols), 20 free spins (4 symbols), or 50 free spins (5 symbols) in the bonus. As mentioned before, the Thunderbird becomes an expanding wild during free spins.

If you land 3 or more Super Spirit Fish during this round, you'll earn 5 Super Round Spins. These are called Super Spins because the first reel is a continuous expanding wild. Couple this with the expanding wilds that you get for Thunderbirds, and it's easy to see the potential for big bonus wins.

Comparison to Rain Dance Slots

Thunderbird is similar to a 5-reel, 20-payline online slot named Rain Dance. As the name implies, Rain Dance revolves around Native-American Indians, although the graphics aren't presented quite as good. This isn't to say that Rain Dance looks bad - it's just not as crisp as the 3D graphics in Rain Dance.

Some of the symbols that you'll see in this game include an Indian chief (wild + 2x multiplier), howling wolf (scatter), teepee, eagle, dreamcatcher, tomahawk, and generic letters. You can also earn between 10 and 100 free spins by getting 3-5 wolf scatters, and a re-spin feature that's initiated when 2 or more scatters hit the reels.

Rain Dance is a decent game with a few extra features; but overall, we give the edge to Thunderbird because of its superior graphics and animations.

Thunderbird Slots Mobile

You can play Thunderbird slots anywhere because it's compatible with Android, Apple iOS, and Windows Phone devices.

In summary, Thunderbird's strongest suits are its graphics, symbols, betting variety, and multi-level free spins round. If there's one thing that could be improved upon, it would be adding a second-screen bonus round that's different from just spinning the reels. But other than this, we think that Thunderbird slots is destined to be another classic from Rival Gaming.