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Seemingly dull, but once you look under the hood of Platinum Lightning by SoftSwiss, a whole new world emerges. It’s packed with simple, yet distinctive features, especially the jackpot of 8,888x the bet amount! This is probably the moment when we should mention that Platinum Lightning comes with a gamble feature. It’s a quick way of doubling your winnings.
In practice, Platinum Lightning depicts the ancient Greek mythology, but from a different point of view. We all know Zeus is the God of Thunder, so it’s safe to say, he’s the protagonist in this game.
It’s up to you with how many active paylines you’re going to play Platinum Lightning. You can adjust this number in the range of 1 to 25. The more paylines are in play, the higher the chances of winning are. Of course, the trade-off is a higher bet per spin. Coins can have a value of 0.1, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75 and 1 which allow for many bet options. Casual players can enjoy Platinum Lightning with an entry bet of 2.50 with all paylines in play, and high rollers can quench their thirst for adrenaline with a maximum bet of 25.
The overall theoretical RTP of Platinum Lightning is 96.29%.
All symbols are related to the ancient Greek mythology one way or another. This applies to the bonus features as well. For example, 3, 4 or 5 symbols that portray Zeus’s lightning trigger a special bonus feature called Zeus Lightning. The ancient Greeks are known as mighty sailors with powerful fleets, ergo the Ancient Ship which is the Wild Symbol. Surprisingly, the Wild symbol is the most rewarding, the highest paying symbol which triggers a multiplier as well.
Lastly, we tap into one of the most popular legendary tales of the Minotaur and his maze. The Minotaur in Platinum Lightning will introduce you free spins with some wild reels on the side.
The slot features crisp graphic elements that show brief animation whenever part of a winning line. They’re not overwhelming, SoftSwiss obviously wanted to keep it simple. We also have no remarks for the audio.
First and foremost, we enjoyed the game, but the experience wasn’t up to par with what other slots produced by leading casino game producers have to present. Here are the special bonus features of Platinum Lightning.
The Bonus feature triggered by the Minotaur on reels 1 and 5 triggers 10 Free Spins. To spice things up a bit, SoftSwiss made the first and the fifth reels Wild ones, meaning the entire reels are covered with Wilds.
Ancient Ships have never been so rewarding! As we mentioned, the Wild symbols come with multipliers. For example, forming a winning line with 3, 4 or 5 wild symbols pays 77x, 777x and 7777x the line bet respectively.
We started with Zeus, we’re going to wrap it up with Zeus. The scatter symbol pays 7x, 77x and 777x for landing 3, 4 or 5 scatters on the reels. It’s not as much as what the wild brings to the table, but it’s better than nothing!
Now, the gamble feature sounds like a good, but it’s not recommended for bonus players because this bet does not contribute to the reduction of wagering requirements. If you decide to guess the color of the card, the winnings are doubled if you guess correctly. If you make an attempt to guess the suit of the card, the winnings can be quadrupled!
Platinum Lightning slot was a decent addition to the small, but growing SoftSwiss. It’s a big step forward, because it’s one of the few slots coming from this studio that comes with more than 2 bonus elements. Needless to say, this is a slot for profit seekers. It’s designed to target experienced slot players.