The original Atlantis Thunder slot from Kalamba Games just got an Irish makeover for St. Patrick’s Day, the yearly celebration in remembrance of the patron saint of Ireland. Parades, Irish music festivals and wearing green attire and shamrocks are the most striking things you will see on the streets throughout the day.
Kalamba Games chose one of their most succesful slots for their contribution to St. Patrick’s Day. A diamond-shaped game window will entertain players with free spins, a hyper bonus buy option, three personal progressive jackpots and multiplier wild symbols that can lead to wins of up to 19,000 times your stake.
Atlantis Thunder: St. Patrick’s Day is a video slot with 6 reels, 3-4-5-5-4-3 rows and 3,600 ways to win. Pays are awarded for adjacent symbols from left to right only. You can join the parades on the reels on desktop or mobile from 0.60 to 600 credits. The RTP of this high variance game is ranging from 96.66% to 97.73%, depending on whether the Hyper Bonus bet is used.
A fantasy underwater world with relics, ruins and statues can be seen in the background of the diamond-shaped reel set. A shamrock flag is waving gently in the water currents.The Irish touch on this slot are coins, cauldrons, horseshoes and shamrocks used to ornament the game window. The soundtrack has been left unchanged from the original game.
There is nothing relating to the Irish saint on the pay symbols. At the low end are the card royals from 9 through to A, followed by two warriors, two blue and red-haired mermaids and Poseidon, the mighty god and ruler of Atlantis. Hit six across the reels to win 1.6x to 5x your stake.
The wild symbol is an oyster pearl which substitutes for all regular symbols except for the special x2 and x3 multiplier wilds as well as the bonus symbol. The multiplier wilds appear in the free spins round only. The bonus symbol is represented by a Parthenon which looks like the entrance to the underwater paradise.
Three to six scatters anywhere on the reels in one spin will trigger 8 to 20 free spins, which can be indefinitely retriggered. Plus, two scatters in a free spin will award three additional free spins as well. The big difference in the bonus round are the multiplier wilds which appear on reel two to six only. They will display an x2 or an x3 win multiplier when they land in a free spin.
Three progressive jackpots – Silver, Gold, Platinum – are displayed in the top left corner of the game window. The seed value is set at 20x 166.67x and 1,000x your total bet. These are personalized jackpots specific for each player and each casino account with the balances stored when the game is closed. Roughly 4% of each bet contribute to the jackpots – 2% to Silver, 0.7% to Gold and 1.3% to Platinum.
To win one of the jackpots, players need to hit a win combination with sufficient Poseidon and/or wild symbols on a spin in the base game or free spins. The wild symbol in the free spins will count according to the displayed win multiplier. A total of 10, 12 and 14 symbols are needed to win the Silver, Gold and Platinum Jackpot respectively. Any line wins landing on the same spin are added to the jackpot amount.
A bonus buy feature has become routine on many slots these days, and Kalamba Games also included it on Atlantis Thunder: St. Patrick’s Day. There are four options available, each with an increasing amount of free spins and overall RTP, rising from the default 96.66% to 97.73% when Level 4 is activated.
There is nothing new or altered on the special edition of the original slot, so players who enjoyed the initial Atlantis Thunder will have now an alternative with an Irish touch. The elaborate graphics and animations are a plus. Overall, the game plays well and has some good win potential.