Bandits Thunder Link

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Slot Details
SoftwareStakelogic
Year2021
Volatilityhigh
RTP96
Paylines10
Row3
Reels5
Demo ModeOn
Max win 50.000x your stake
Max Bet. 10 demo coin
Available onAhtigames

Overview Bandits Thunder Link

Created by Stakelogic, Bandit Thunder Link is a western-themed online slot with a very enticing top payout of 50,000x your stake. However, this isn’t the only reason it might be worth your while to have a few spins on this slot. The game also comes with a variety of features, a well-designed visual layout and a simple 10 pay line board that offers large and satisfying payouts.
There has been a little controversy over whether some of the features have been copied more or less directly from two other games, namely NetEnt’s Dead or Alive 2 and Relax Gaming’s Money Train 2.

However, if you asked Stakelogic, they would probably say that they may have taken some ‘inspiration’ from these other games but that their versions are unique to their game. Controversy or no, these added features are key to the appeal of Bandit Thunder Link and probably fall under the ‘if you can’t beat them join them’ category of game design. You can make your own mind up as to if you think they are ripped off or not.

Theme and Symbols

Stakelogic takes us to a wild west town for this game, where outlaws and train robberies are par for the course. Considering the quantity of steel that is on display from the steam train itself, to the symbols on the board, we are probably entering the ‘Wild West’ epoch at the later stages, where railways are bringing new wealth to the west and highwaymen are running rampant. Indeed, danger and ‘bad guys’ seem to all be part of the aesthetic for this slot, which seems to be trying to inject the game with a feeling of risk and excitement.

The main feature of the background as mentioned is the large steam train to the right-hand side of the reels. Each element of this train has been rendered with excellent artistic accuracy and provides the whole screen with a pleasing focal point that anchors the theme nicely. Elsewhere in the background, we have what looks to be a bank, a few discarded wooden crates, and a wooden fence. The picture that Stakelogic is trying to paint is one of the perfect settings for an old fashioned western high jacking. The board is a steel construction complete with rivets and delicate metalwork filigree at the top of the reels flanking the title of the game.

Low-paying symbols are a group of numbers and letters which represent playing cards, again made to look like they are made of steel. The premium symbols on the other hand are a collection of wild west iconographies such as Stetsons, sheriff badges, pistols and horseshoes. The gold bars are special as they payout when there are only two of them on a pay line. The wild is a serious-looking cowboy holding a knife. The scatter is a Skelton cowboy with the word scatter written underneath.

Game Play

Bandits Thunder Luck is played on a 5-reel, 3-row board with 10 available pay lines. To score wins, players need to match three symbols across pay lines in formations from left to right. The only exception to this rule is that only 2 gold bar symbols are required to be on a pay line for them to payout.

The betting range for Bandits Thunder Luck is 10p and £10 per spin. To change your stake levels all you need to do is toggle your bet level using the tool located in the bottom right-hand corner of the board. Settings, as well as auto spins options, are displayed to the left of the board. The paytable and additional information can be viewed by clicking on the three lines in the top left-hand corner of the screen.

The return to payer percentage for this game is 95.6%, slightly under the industry standard. The volatility for this slot is rated at the high end of the spectrum. The top payout for Bandits Thunder Luck as mentioned in the introduction is a fantastic 50,000x your stake.

Features

There is a decent range of features available for this game. The first and simplest to explain is the standard wild feature that is active on the base game. Wilds step in for other symbols to help players form new wins. Besides this, it is also the second top-paying symbol in the game. Paying an awesome 50x your stake for 5 on a pay line.

Next on the feature list is the free spins round. To trigger this bonus, players need to land 3 of the scatter symbols anywhere on the reels on the same spin. Before you are given a choice as to which of the options you would like to choose for the free spins round, you will be given an automatic 2x, 5x, 25x or 500x your stake reward when you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 scatters, respectively. The free spins round is split into three district variations on the bonus. Your choice of variation will affect the modifiers and number of spins that you are granted for the round.

The first is called the Wild Wild Wins round, which gives payers 12 free spins. For this variant, every wild that lands is immediately frozen in place. All wins are also doubled in this round. If you land additional scatters during the feature, the game will award players with an additional 5 spins, added to your total.

The second variation is called the Wild Bonanza bonus round, which also gives players 12 spins with sticky wilds. The differentiation comes when you land 2 or 3 wilds on the same spin, they come with 2x or 3x multiplier values.
Lastly, there is the Thunder Link Hold & Win variation. This bonus round only gives you 3 spins. However, landing blank symbols will reset your total to 3. In this variation, players will land normal multipliers plus a host of other interesting modifier symbols.

These are as explained below:

A lock symbol: This adds another reel to the set (the maximum being 6).
A revolver symbol: This symbol adds a multiplier value to all of the visible symbols on the board.
A hat with money in it: All of the multiplier values are collected and added to the symbol.
A dynamite symbol: Same function as the revolver symbol.
A safe symbol: Collects the multiplier values from all the symbols on the reels at the time and adds them to itself for the rest of the bonus.

There is also a bonus buy feature, however, it is not available for players based in the UK.

Conclusion

The bonus rounds are where the action is for this slot, and with multipliers, wilds and a whole range of premium symbols available, some exciting pay-outs are possible. This being said, Bandits Thunder Luck is a highly volatile game that is slightly teasing at its best and frustrating at its worst.

Frequently Asked Questions Bandits Thunder Link

What is the return to player percentage for Bandits Thunder Link?

Bandit Thunder Luck’s return to player percentage is 95.6 %, a little below the industry standard.

When was Bandits Thunder Link released?

This game was released on the 25th of March 2021.

Can I play Bandits Thunder Link slot on my phone or tablet?

Yes, Bandits Thunder Link is completely optimised for all types of devices including mobile, tablet and desktop.

Where can I play Bandits Thunder Link?

You can play this game on most online casinos that host Stakelogic games.

What is the volatility for Bandits Thunder Link?

The volatility for this game is rated at the high end of the spectrum.

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