Enter into the pantheon of Ancient Greek mythology with Thunder Zeus, a spectacular new slot machine from Booongo software.
Now, we know what you might be thinking: “not another video slot about the Greek gods!” Well, even if you are starting to grow a bit weary of the Ancient Grrek theme, then you will be pleasantly surprised by the newfangled nature of this slot's gameplay.
That is because the game features two sets of reels, each with 5 reels and 9 paylines. Therefore, there are 18 ways to win in total across both game fields, not forgetting the bonus scatter symbol which has the potential to join the two sets of reels into one super 8-reel slot for some highly lucrative winning possibilities.
We have to admit that we have become part-time experts in Greek mythology, which is no surprise given the amount of slot machines that we have reviewed in recent times which feature characters and narratives from the theme.
Thunder Zeus is the latest in these Hellenistic video slots to look for spinning inspiration in the fascinating personalities and adventurous tales of the Greek mythological canon. As such, spinners will find all of the main inhabitants from the top of Mount Olympus, including Dionysus the god of wine, Artemis the goddess of the hunt, Aphrodite the goddess of love, and Poseidon the god of the sea.
Punters will also find the ruler of the underworld, Hades, alongside his brother Zeus, the head honcho of the Greek deities.
From a purely visual perspective, it has to be said that this game is quite a stunner. That is in no small part thanks to the use of some nifty computer animated graphics which give each character a 3D cartoon appearance. Admittedly, there are other Greek themed games out there which offer a style that is far more epic than this one, but it can't be said that Thunder Zeus is not pleasant to behold.
Regardless of what this slot machine looks like, players will not be disappointed with the uniqueness of this game's gameplay. That is because there is not one, but two sets of reels, each of which is presented with three horizontal rows on icons with one row of three symbols, another row of four symbols and a final row of five symbols. All in all, there are 18 fixed paylines spread over these two sets of reels, meaning that players just need to choose their bet per line values and then they can start spinning the reels. Those wagers start from as little as 0.03 and go as high as 15.00 credits per line. You can see all of the potential wins in the paytable of line bet multipliers below:
Helping players to rack up some bigger wins are some exciting symbols which have some special gameplay characteristics. For a start, the symbol which depicts the iconic Mount Olympus will act as a wild icon that can fill in gaps on winning lines for any of the other symbols in the paytable above.
However, the most interesting symbol on the reels is presented as a lightning bolt which plays as a scatter on the fourth and fifth reels on the left-hand set of reels as well as on the first and second reels on right-hand set of reels. Should two of these scatter icons appear at once, then punters will be treated to a set of free spins.
But these aren't just any ordinary free spins because the two sets of reels will fuse together to create an 8-reel slot machine with 18 paylines. That means that punters can claim even bigger wins from the bonus paytable below:
As far as Greek themed slot machines go, Thunder Zeus does a very good job at depicting the various personalities of the various gods and goddesses in this cartoon style slot machine. However, the most impressive thing about the game is the fact that it boasts some epic bonus wins with special 8-reel spinning action.