Thunder and Lighting
Aside from the flashing lights and bright colours, there’s not a whole lot to attract your gaze with Thunder Cash; it’s not the nicest looking slot you’ll ever play, put it that way. Speaking of which, how do you play this slot? It might seem like a dumb question but it’s one that needs raised, for there doesn’t appear to be a spin button here. In its absence, you’re left with no means of rolling the reels.
There’s autospin, but clicking on that doesn’t start the reels rolling either. Perhaps it’s just in demo mode that this game is lacking, as it’s inconceivable that a developer would release a game that was literally unplayable.
With a little further digging, it turns out that the poker chip button below the reels – the one controlling autoplay – will also spin the reels, but it has a tendency to become ‘stuck’. If this happens, refresh your browser and it should start functioning again.
Thunder Cash is a 20 payline slot, one with a bet per spin that can be set between 0.2 and 2,000. That’s a whole lot of variety, ensuring that you can play as conservatively or aggressively as you like. Curiously, Ainsworth have doubled up on the playing controls, for in addition to being able to use the plus and minus symbols to set the line bet, clicking the gear wheel icon will pull up a window where there are sliders allowing you to adjust the line bet as well as the number of active paylines. You can also view your playing history.
Putting the Cat in Scatter
Next up in the symbol hierarchy are a pair of red dice and a stack of gold coins bearing the Ainsworth logo. Each of these symbols is worth 20,000 for 5. These staggering sums are dwarfed however by the 40,000 that blue diamonds command or the 50,000 awarded for 5 red sevens. Astonishingly, that isn’t even the most valuable symbol to be landed with this slot, for scatter, which appears as the Thunder Cash logo, is worth 200,000 for 5. Wowsers. Scatter will also award you 8 free spins with three symbols in view. There’s a wild symbol, a poker chip with a lightning bolt through it, which will substitute for all regular playing symbols.
Low to Medium Variance Options
Thunder Cash is rated as being a low to medium variance slot, one with an RTP of 94%. There are a couple of Novomatic slots which play in a manner pretty similar to this Ainsworth game, namely Asian Attraction and Mermaid’s Pearl. Each of these has 20 paylines and 10 free spins in the case of the former slot – a whopping 40-60 spins in the case of Mermaid’s Pearl. Yggdrasil’s Cazino Zeppelin is another game worth checking out. It too has 20 paylines and between 10 and 20 free spins waiting to be claimed.
Our Final Thoughts
The scale of the sums to be wagered and won from this slot is mighty impressive, reaching 200,000, a sum which is not to be sniffed at, especially coming from a slot which doesn’t have a progressive jackpot. It’s unlikely you’ll retain interest in this game for long, but if luck’s been kind to you and you’re nursing a bunch of credits, it’s worth sinking a load of them into Thunder Cash, cranking up the bet levels and seeing what sort of sums you can win back with a handful of spins. Time it right, and you’ve got every chance of multiplying those credits several times over.