Lightning Spell Review
Everyone loves to see where a game producer is going to take a dark and magical theme when they bring out their latest slot. The possibilities are mouth-watering and some studios truly know how to do the genre justice.
We've put Lightning Spell through its paces to see if SYNOT Games are worthy of a place among the spellbound elite.
According to the game's producer, Lightning Spell is set in some sort of mystical holiday retreat for those who fiddle with hidden energies that perhaps they should leave well alone. Think of it as a kind of Holiday Inn for sorcerers and you get the idea.
It isn't your average hotel room though and you can just about make out blackboards with spells, flickering candles and various books of wizardry scattered around. It would have been nice had the reels blended into the setting a little better to enhance the captivating background.
When playing on mobile devices, you don't get to see a lot of the artistic flair as the reels take up much of the screen and this is a shame.
The soundtrack feels suitably eerie and dramatic at the same time and as the free spins bonus kicks in, the tempo elevates at least a couple of notches to get your heart racing a little.
One of the downsides of having such a simple game production is that the base game tends to be a waiting room for the free spins bonus. A lack of modifiers and clever win line mechanics will have you tapping that spin button for quite some time as you wait for more powerful forces to show up with the arrival of 3 or more scatter symbols.
However, the plus side is that you just need to choose your wager, manage your budget and see where this adventure takes you.
The maximum 4,500x payout it's fairly reasonable considering the medium-high volatility that will leave your bankroll in a trance to some extent while you wait for large payouts to hopefully come your way.
Don't go too fast too soon and take advantage of the small wager options if you'd like to stick around for a while and enjoy the potential benefits further down the line. The RTP is a bit tight at just over 95%, but it isn't outrageous.
Dark and mystifying slots such as Lightning Spell are always worth a shot and usually contain one or more captivating features with some fairly innovative thinking behind the scenes. SYNOT Games has produced the goods, to some extent, and continued our love of slots and sorcery, but if just one little base game modifier had been thrown in the mix, then we would have been even happier.