Lightning Link Slots from Aristocrat

The Lightning Link slot machine is a great addition to the live casino industry. This setup is a single (and very distinctive) cabinet, where you can choose from 4 different games. These are Happy Lantern (Asian themed), Magic Pearl (underwater), Sahara Gold (desert / camels) and High Stakes Las Vegas.

Each of these games shares key features which make up the lightning link system. While this includes a free spins game, the main attraction is the linked progressive jackpot. There are 4 levels for this, and it can be won through your choice of any of the linked games.

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Choosing Where to Win on Lightning Link

The base game of any of the four themes is much like any other, where you’ll need to land three or more consecutive symbols from left to right on a win line. These will obviously differ from game to game as you’ll find different symbols, however what is the same across all the games are the two bonus features.


Free Spins Bonus Round

On each of the four themes you’ll need to land three scatter symbols to activate the free spins bonus round. This round sees you given just 6 free spins, however you’ll notice one big difference,  with ‘big’ being the operative word. During each of the free spins you’ll see that reels 2, 3 and 4 will be completely taken up by just one giant symbol. This means that should the same symbol appear on reel one, you are guaranteed a 50 or 25 four of a kind wins (depending on what setup option you went for), while the same symbol appearing again on reel 5 should make for a very nice payout indeed.


Progressive Jackpot Bonus – Respins

During the base game you’ll find a number of coins appearing on the screen, these coins displaying either a credit value or one of the three smaller Jackpots (Major, Minor or Mini). If you land three or more of these across any of the reels, you’ll immediately win the prizes on the coins, whether that is a Jackpot or not. At this point all of the coins will remain frozen, while the rest of the reels will spin again. If you land another coin within the next three spins, this will join the sticky coins and you’ll win this amount too. Every time you land a coin, you’ll have three more attempts to land another one. This will usually see the reels fill up pretty quickly and can land you a nice combination of the smaller Jackpots, as well as a number of cash amounts. However, if you can manage to fill the reels completely with coins, the Grand jackpot will be yours.

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Design and Setup

The game is available on the technologically advanced Helix cabinet where you’ll find the four different themes – Happy Lantern, High Stakes Las Vegas, Magic Pearl and Sahara Gold.  The game certainly stands out in the casino, the Lightning Link emblem showing the Jackpot amounts taking center stage, while an LCD topper only enhances the overall presentation.

You can play any of the four themed games at Lightning with either 50 lines or 25 lines, depending on the denominations you want to play for. For 1c and 2c games you’ll play the maximum 50 lines, while for 5c and 10c games you’ll play 25 lines. You’ll notice however, that the bonus amounts that appear on the reels will be proportional to the coin amount, although the Jackpot payouts remain the same whichever denomination you use.  Each of the titles has a max bet amount of 500 credits if playing for 1c or 2c and 250 credits if playing for 5c and 10c.

The game is described as medium to high volatility range. This effectively means that you may have to wait a little longer than usual to land a win in comparison to other slots, but when you do win the wins will be on the larger side. This is especially the case when it comes to the Jackpot round, where you’ll find yourself winning many of the prizes each time you enter.


Overall Experience

There are three good reasons to recommend this Aristocrat designed live casino slot. First, you’ll have the opportunity of choosing which theme you enjoy the most, while enjoying the same solid game play on each. Second, the free spins bonus round is one of the most enjoyable you’ll play, despite the relatively small number of free spins you’ll have. Last, but not least, is the Jackpot feature. This is one of the best features you’ll find on the casino floor, the excitement levels rising and rising as those coins fill up the reels.