An innovative and unique game in many ways, but with a truly classic feel. Kalamba Games have managed to make Atlantis Thunder work for the many, not the few. But, like those who’ve made such a claim before, only time will tell. One thing we can be sure of is that this slot’s quirky mechanics will keep you on your toes, and hopefully not knock you off your feet.
The game comes with some unique features that work flawlessly across your devices. It’s not the standard setup, but that shouldn’t matter as the game is designed to be easy to pick up.
What’s it got then?
Well, there’s a four level Personal Progressive Jackpot, and despite its confusing name, it simply consists of bronze, silver, gold and platinum wins. The tiered system is designed to reward time put in and amount of cash splashed.
There’s also a Hyper Bonus which rides on the current trend of allowing players to buy their way into features. Drop a bung for the Atlantis Thunder Free Spins and skip the base game completely. The feature will trigger immediately after payment, giving you direct access to the feature and the higher payouts that come with it. This is also available in the Atlantis Thunder fun mode, which is a very nice touch.
A classic slot with a user friendly twist
Apart from the Hyper Bonus and progressive Personal Jackpots this slot is fairly straightforward. An adjustable coin value allows you to take control of the betting range, with a decent span from 0.60 EUR ro 600 EUR or equivalent, which is accompanied by a task to collect three symbols-of-a-kind to activate the paytable. As we’re seeing more of these days, your winning potential is directly related to the size of your stakes.
Wilds are aplenty and help you form winning combos by substituting for required symbols, except for scatters and wild multipliers as one might expect. The aforementioned wild multipliers double or triple your payout, adding 2x and 3x to the win.
Putting a spin on things
The Atlantis Thunder free spins can be triggered by landing 3, 4, 5 or 6 scatters across the reels, bringing with them 8, 12, 15 and 20 free spins respectively. Two additional scatters will bring a further three spins. The wilds will be replaced with 2x and 3x Multiplier Wilds to nudge you along towards a big win. Scatters also pay between 1.200 and 3.000 coins, depending on the number of items collected.
Official information puts the RTP between 96.66% and 97.73%, which depends on the stake. The key to this one is not to be shy and get some money down. If that’s not your thing, try the free game and pay for the feature - we especially like this touch.
It’s an interesting game to experience, let alone play. Lucrative features and nice visuals help it along the way, but we couldn’t help feeling that having to drop more dosh to get decent odds was a taking things a bit too far. It’s a trend that looks set to continue though, so welcome to 2019.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring