Lightning Strike MegaWays from Blueprint Gaming is Norse mythology themed game that leans on the legend of Mjölnir, the hammer of Thor Norse god associated with thunder, so it all ties in nicely. Featuring expanding wilds, respins features and mystery symbols bringing big wins.
Presented on a 6-reel board the rules of standard slots are already jarred and being a megaways game it boasts a huge 15,625 ways to win. The slot also dazzles with a Mega Spins Exchange feature bringing big cash prizes in exchange for Mega Spins with Mega enriched reels.
Looks like a storm is coming
The visuals on the game are what one might imagine for such a theme, gloomy mountainous backdrops with booming soundtrack to accompany the drama. The high-value symbols are made up of the Norse characters, notedly Thor and the Mighty Asgard, amongst others. Low-value symbols include A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 royals. Mighty Asgard is the most rewarding with 2, 3, 4 or 5 on a payline giving you 0.5x, 1x, 5x, 10x or 50x your stake.
The wild comes in the form of Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir, substituting for all other symbols except for the scatter. Get this symbol over the middle four reels and it will expand turning the reel wild. When this happens, a wild multiplier is awarded which increases to bring bigger wins. Mjölnir wilds that land across the reels will trigger the Lightning Strike Respin feature, new wilds will bring more spins and better multipliers.
One more special symbol is the tree od life, or Yggdrasil, nothing to do with the Danish slot developer either! If it lands on the reels a Mystery Might feature is triggered, revealing a mystery symbol and increasing your chances of winning and larger prize.
A nice feature to mention
Win 5x your stake or more and the Mega Spins Exchange feature activates, a wheel will appear that you can spin to try and increase your cash win, or you can swap your current win for Mega Spins in the Mega Spins feature. Every gamble that is successful brings more Mega Spins or a bigger cash prize.
The Mega Spins feature we mention above has up to 25 Mega Spins on offer and benefits from mystery Yggdrasil symbols, expanding wilds and wild multipliers.
MegaWays slots are always fun, and this one from Blueprint Gaming is no different. Lightning Strike Megaways has medium variance so is nicely balanced and gives you the potential to win up to 10,000x your stake on each spin, and on free spin with the wild multipliers. Visually it looks great, although that soundtrack had to go down after a while.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring