Get ready for an encounter with gracious mammals from the American continent on the slot from Lightning Box. The snow leopard is accompanied by bears and wolves to activate Lightning Respins and Flippin’ Retriggers that will lead to the four fixed jackpots worth up to 1,250 times your bet.
Lightning Leopard is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 40 fixed pay lines. Your journey to the American North on mobile or desktop will cost you 0.40 to 50 credits. The RTP of this medium variance game is set at 95.52%, slightly below the usual industry average. Use Autoplay to spin the reels 5 to 100 consecutively.
The wildlife themed slot is set in a rugged wintery mountain scene of the American continent where typically the snow leopard can be found. Graphics are not as good as expected and look in part outdated. The black background behind the reels does not help to improve the overall appearance. The animations, on the other hand, look impressive, especially when the leopard wild is part of a winning combo. Four displays on the right show the value of the four fixed jackpots. A traditional native soundtrack is only interrupted by thumping sounds when scatters land on the reels and goes into a dramatic crescendo on big wins.
Among the pay symbols are the usual card royals from J to A at the low end, followed by ice crystals, a wolf, a mountain goat, a brown bear and a native female at the high end. The wild and top-paying symbol is the leopard itself, substituting for all symbols except lightning scatters. Line up five of a kind to win 0.5x to 15x your stake. That puts the maximum potential in the base game to 600x bet for a full screen of wild leopard symbols. Scatters are a lightning bolt on a blue background.
It is all about the lightning scatters on this slot. Hitting minimum six anywhere on the reels in one spin will trigger the Lightning Respins. All other symbols are removed and the triggering scatters locked in place. Three respins are awarded to potentially land more scatters, which will be locked as well. Any scatter appearing on a respin will reset the number to three respins. Once no further scatters land in three respins, all in view are flipped to reveal a coin win from 1.25 to 10x bet or a jackpot symbol – Mini at 2.5x bet, Minor at 25x bet, Major at 125x bet and Grand at 1,250x bet. All coin and jackpot wins are added together and paid at the end of the feature. Revealing one jackpot symbol will pay the respective jackpot. The lower three can be won multiple times in a feature, while the Grand can be won only once.
Filling all 15 reel positions with lightning scatters will award the Flippin’ Retrigger. After all prizes from the initial round are added up, the scatters flip one more time to reveal more prizes. The total win from the round is the paid at the end of the feature.
While Lightning Box regularly delivers good slot games, we can’t warm up to the poor graphics. Somebody should inform the creative team that it is fairly easy to include HD graphics into a slot. They also drag down the impact of the impressive animations. Makes one wonder why they do one part so poorly and the second so spectacular. Other than that, the slot plays rather well and the feature triggers regularly enough to avoid boredom.