There will be two types of people who spin the five reels of Thundercats, a slot game that contains thirty paylines and has been created by expert developers Blueprint Gaming. Those old enough to remember the hit TV show and those not old enough to remember the hit TV show.
TV shows have often proven an excellent source of inspiration for slot developers, but in the case of Thundercats, a TV show from the 80s, there’s more at play here. You see, Thundercats was aired between 1985 and 1989, so the slot game brings it back to life for those who were fans back in the day.
And, when you’re rebooting a TV show but in slot game form, you’ve got to do it big and bold, right? So, it should be no surprise to learn that there are base game features and bonus rounds aplenty, with Blueprint Gaming going all out to deliver for Thundercats fans.
Of course, what’s also going to be crucial in reinventing Thundercats as a slot game is authenticity. The players spinning the reels who remember the TV show want to enjoy an authentic Thundercats experience across the board, primarily visually, and from just 0.40 per spin, they can.
As we mentioned above, authenticity is crucial, but before we come onto how that’s delivered on and around the game’s five reels, it’s worth getting the lower-paying icons out of the way, which are, of course, playing card symbols.
The question many will be hoping to have answered is if the show’s characters make an appearance as icons on the reels. And the answer is yes! Alongside Lion-O and friends will also be symbols depicting weaponry, which also adds authenticity to proceedings.
There are also two special icons, with one being the wild, which will replace every symbol on the reels, apart from the second special icon, which is the bonus symbol. Bonus symbols are the route into free spins.
Having three or more bonus symbols in view won’t take players straight to the free spins; it will open the Thunder Wheel Bonus, which will determine which free spins round they will be playing.
There are also extra features to enjoy in Thundercats which are triggered when the special symbol lands on reel five:
Whether you watched Thundercats in the 80s or have caught it since, or even if you’ve never heard of the hit TV show, this Blueprint Gaming release does a great job of bringing it back to life for those who know about Thundercats and for those who don’t, there are some excellent features to enjoy.
David Winter is our in-house casino aficionado with over 10-years experience in the industry. Having written for several major casino groups in the UK and Europe, we are proud to have snagged him for ourselves. He’s been with us for six years now and writes about all our upcoming slots and our casino strategy guides.