Lightning Box Games is an Australian software firm that has been active for almost a decade despite the fact that they have never produced a single good slot machine for either land-based or internet casinos. Since we had nothing better to do and Lightning Box’s new slot Lightning Horseman was the only game in the fire hole, we opted to evaluate it.
The Lightning Horseman slot machine has 5 reels, 3 rows, 40 paylines, a return to player percentage of 95.50%, and a betting range of €0.40–€50. It’s a straightforward slot that no one would assume was made in 2018 judging by the retro-looking images. It’s not necessary to read the instructions before playing this Jackpot slot machine, but we’ll go over its features nevertheless.
The lower-paying A, K, Q, and J symbols are joined by five higher-paying icons—ravens, wooden buildings, a man with a lantern, a woman in a red cloak, and a treasure chest—the last of which pays 7,5x for 5 of a kind. However, 5 Wilds on an active payline are worth 15 times your wager. Since the wilds seem like they’re loaded to the gills, getting a whole screen of them might result in a 600x max win on a single spin.
Respin the Lightning
If you get 6 or more Lightning Bolt symbols (which are worthless on their own and act more as a win block), you’ll activate the Lightning Respin feature and receive 3 free spins. If a Lightning Bolt symbol lands on a reel, it will remain there for the duration of the feature, while the other locations will continue to spin. Repeated spins begin at 3, and any more Lightning Bolts symbols are frozen in place. When the three free spins are used up or if the screen fills up with Lightning Bolts symbols, the bonus round is over. Once the symbols are flipped, the cash rewards or jackpots are revealed.
Initiating the Flippin’ Re-trigger feature and re-flipping all Lightning Bolts for additional cash rewards requires landing all 15 Lightning Bolts symbols.
At the conclusion of the Lightning Respin OR Flippin’ Re-trigger bonus, the Mini, Minor, Major, or Grand Lightning Jackpot may be won at random. The jackpot winnings are not progressive and are always the same amount. The value of the jackpots grows with the bet size. The Grand jackpot is €2,500 (6250x) on the least €0.40 wager, and €62,500 (1250x) on the maximum €50 stake.
The End of Lightning Horseman
In every manner imaginable, Lightning Horseman is a dreadful slot. Lightning Respin has been overdone, the graphics are sad, and the payouts are even worse. Naturally, we tell our readers to avoid this dreck, especially when there is no shortage of worthwhile works for which to shell over their hard-earned cash.