Thundering Zeus Slot from Amaya
There seems to be a reoccurring theme among slots featuring Zeus (other than the Greek symbols and thunder that is). This is that these are simple slots where the main feature is the chance of an outsized win now and again. Thundering Zeus from Amaya is no exception. It has an on-reel mini free spins game, and a bigger free spins round where you can get a multiplier of up to 3x on your wins. Other than that the main attraction of this higher variance slot is the chance to win up to 10,000 coins for just a 20 coin bet.
How to Win on Thundering Zeus
That outsized win comes from the Greek God himself, who also acts as the wild symbol. When you hit a win with Zeus, lightning will appear to come from his eyes – though you might be more interested in seeing the number of coins in the blue box under the reels! You will win 10,000 coins for 5 wilds on a win line 2000 coins for 4, 200 for 3 and 10 for 2.
There is quite a jump down to the next best prize, which looks like the god Pan, this is worth 750 coins for all 5, 250 for 4 and pays down to 2 of a kind from the left. The female portrait is worth 600 coins for 5 with the harp and urn 500 and 400 respectively. Playing cards do make up the smaller wins, though at least the designers took the time to give these some decoration that ties in with the theme.
Thundering Zeus Bonus Features
Wild Zeus symbols landing on the middle reel will trigger a small feature of 3 respins. You will see the wilds multiply to cover all 3 positions on the reels, and then the pictures merge into one to become a full sized Zeus. Thunder and lightning also appear, and the reels will spin 3 times for free with this wild 3rd reel in place. Regular wilds still appear, which gives you some potential for those big wins.
The main free spins feature is triggered by hitting 3 of the bonus symbols on the middle 3 reels. These are gold coins with 3 bolts of lightning on. When this happens you go to a screen with many gold coins scattered in the sky around mount Olympus. Your task here is to choose the coins until you get 3 that match. Under each is a number of free spins and a multiplier – the best being 20 free spins with a 3x multiplier. There are boxes underneath the mountain to count up your choices.
You then go back to the reels to complete your spins, with a night time view now in place (including behind the symbols). Wins are collected as you go, and you can still trigger the mini-game, which will give you 3 additional free spins with the wild middle reel.
Design and Setup of Thundering Zeus
If it is cutting edge design you are looking for then this is probably not the right slot for you. The overall feel is dated – reminding me of an early generation live video slot more than anything. Predictably, the reels are set inside stone columns, with a little bit of sky on either side. Behind the symbols the reels are also colored like stone. The artwork on the symbols is solid, though unspectacular – as are the small animations that come up when you win. Think lightning from Zeus’ eyes and flashing lines for most other combinations.
When you hit the smaller free spins game things liven up, particular from the sound perspective – with thunder peeling for each spin. Free spins do have the pick-em game with different graphics, though again this is nothing new or special.
Unlike many Amaya slots, the 20 win-lines on Thundering Zeus are fixed in place. There is a wide selection of coin sizes available to play (from 2c up to $1) and you can choose up to 10 coins per line too. Auto spin is at your disposal as always.
This type of slot certainly has its fans, and with a 30,000 coin top prize (5 wilds during the bonus game at 3x), this particular game is sure to attract players. Whether it will hold attention for too long is open to debate. The two free spins rounds are good, though neither is particularly engaging. A solid slot with big win potential – check it out for yourself soon.