Rival Gaming, a casino software developer known for well-crafted and detailed video pokies games, has just released its latest title.
Thunderbird has 5 reels and up to 50 paylines, and is based on a supernatural being that is central to the history and culture of certain groups of indigenous people in North America. Believed to have great power and strength, the Thunderbird is often seen in the art and songs of people native to the Pacific North West, the South West, the East Coast and the Great Lakes and Great Plains of North America.
This theme is skilfully woven into every aspect of the Thunderbird pokies game, with the reels set against a mystical, twilight-coloured backdrop. Symbols include snakes, fish, drums, masks and the high mountain stone nest that belongs to the Thunderbird. The usual lower-value playing cards complete the line-up, and even they are decorated in ethnic designs to enhance and expand the theme even further.
The background music also evokes the Native American culture, and is full of drum and panpipe sounds. Typical land-based pokies sounds are also featured in the game, and should immerse players in the action even more. To round off the experience, unique sounds and animations will help players to celebrate every win. For those who want to practice or who just feel like relaxing, the reels of this game can also be spun for free.
When players are ready to make real money bets, the staking options start at 0.01 and go up to 125.00, so everyone should find something to suit their pocket. The Top Jackpot in the base game is 2000x the total stake, and the theoretical RTP of 96.3% will make it worth trying for in the eyes of most players.
Aside from the regular gameplay, Thunderbird has a few Special Features to make spinning even more rewarding. These include Wild Symbols, Expanding Wilds and a Bonus Round of up to 50 Free Spins that is triggered when 3 or more of the fish Scatter Symbols are seen anywhere on the reels. The second Scatter Symbol, another fish that is featured during the Free Spins Round, cements Thunderbird’s reputation as one of the more rewarding new pokies releases online.