Lightning Shenlong took us by surprise with its striking bonus features, good key stats and a great max payout. The game is full of action and potential for big wins, and we can see its appeal to all types of players, not just fans of Asian-themed slots.
- 4 in-game jackpots
- Colossal symbols
- Up to 5,000x your stake potential
- Overused theme
Lightning Shenlong from Lightning Box, is the third 243 ways addition to the developer’s Lightning series. Asian-themed and featuring 5 reels and 3 rows, this slot boasts high volatility, 4 in-game jackpots, supersized symbols, free spins, a lucrative respin round and a max 5,000x your stake potential.
Chinese people take great care of their spiritual dragons to avoid bad weather, but what will this Shenlong bring to you? Treat him right, and you’ll have floods of free spins but offend him, and you’ll have droughts throughout the respin round.
|SLOT FEATURES||Free Spins, Colossal Symbols, Respins, Jackpot Feature|
|RELEASE DATE||28 April 2021|
|GAME PROVIDER||SG/Lightning Box|
|SLOT TYPE||Video Slot|
|REELS, ROWS, PAYLINES||5 Reels, 3 Rows, 243 Ways to Win|
|BET LEVELS||£0.40 – £50|
|MAXIMUM WIN||5,000x Your Stake|
|RETURN TO PLAYER||96.13%|
Among the wilds, scatters, free spins, and colossal splitting symbols, the highlight is the respins bonus round, where you could win one of the 4 in-game jackpots multiple times!
A spiritual dragon from Chinese mythology represents wild symbols in Lightning Shenlong. They land on all reels except the first one and substitute for all paying symbols apart from the scatter and bonus emblems.
You’ll have two scatters to look forward to in this slot game. One of them, the lightning bolt scatter, triggers the Lightning Respin feature and the other, the dragon scatter, awards free spins.
Whether you land 6 or 13 blue lightning bolts that mimic the developer’s official logo, you’ll activate the Lightning Respin feature with the same 3 respins included in the round. The reason you’ll want to activate the round with the max amount of scatters is that they stay sticky, and at the end of the round, each lightning bolt symbol collected reveals either cash or a jackpot payout. Each time you land new scatters, they’ll also stay sticky and reset your respins back to the initial 3.
Note the Active Reels feature during this round. These are randomly chosen at the start of each respin, and only those scatters that land within the active reels get collected. Also, during the respin round, you may have supresized lightning bolts hitting the reels. When this happens, they’ll split into regular 1×1 symbols, and again, only those hitting the active reels will be collected.
Landing 3, 4 or 5 dragon scatters on a single spin will trigger 8, 15 or 20 free spins respectively. As in the respin round, colossal symbols, including lightning bolts, can also land and split into individual symbols on any given spin during the free spins game. It’s possible during this bonus game to (re)trigger the respins feature and so have a chance to collect some nice cash awards along with the game’s fixed jackpots.
Lightning Shenlong comes with 4 in-game jackpots – Mini, Minor, Major and Grand and you can win them multiple times during the Lightning Repins round. Here’s what they offer:
- Mini jackpot – 2.5x your stake
- Minor jackpot – 50x your stake
- Major jackpot – 125x your stake
- Grand jackpot – 1,250x your stake
The good news is that the game’s payouts aren’t just limited to the Grand jackpot wins, and you could achieve a very healthy payout of 5,000x your stake if you’re lucky.
Lightning Shenlong has pretty respectable key stats that correspond well to the game’s max potential. The RTP here is set to an industry-average 96.13%, while the volatility is high, helping you gain bigger wins in the long run.
For all players on the go, Lightning Shenlong is a mobile-enabled slot game that can be enjoyed across any Android or iOS device.