If you’re looking for a brand new online pokie to play this weekend, and if you’re looking for something a little different, then you may want to check out this fun new Play’n GO pokie. The new Thunder Screech online pokie was released simultaneously on desktop and mobile in February 2021, and it’s now available to play either in the real money mode or free play demo mode at a growing number of New Zealand-player-friendly online casinos, such as Casino.com and 888 Casino.
This new Shaman/Native American-themed pokie takes just seconds to launch in most web browsers, no download required, and it comes with 5 reels and 10 fixed paylines. Low rollers are permitted to play from as little as NZ$0.10 per spin, and high rollers can spend up to NZ$100.00 per spin. Just like most other online pokies from Play’n GO out there today, you can play to win up to 5,000x times your total stake on any lucky spin during the main bonus feature.
It has two different Wild Symbols to keep an eye out for, both of which look fairly similar, plus it also has a Scatter Symbol. You have the regular Wild Symbol (the carved wooden thunderbird totem with arms down by its side) and the Thunder Wilds (the carved wooden thunderbird totem with arms that are raised by its side). The Scatter Symbol is the Dreamcatcher, and the only symbols that the two Wild Symbols don’t have the ability to substitute are the Dreamcatcher Scatter Symbols.
There’s a fun respin feature with Sticky Wild Symbols to look forward to called the Strike feature, and another fun in-play feature called the Call feature. When the Strike feature kicks into action, it sees regular Wild Symbols that are currently in view being turned into Thunder Wilds. Each Thunder Wild comes with a 1X, 2X or 3X multiplier attached to it.
A series of respins will now play out, and on each new respin, the Wild Multiplier that’s in view will keep on increasing by one value at a time. After the multiplier value has reached 3X, the Sticky Wild Multiplier Symbol that’s in view will disappear from the reels on the subsequent spin, and the feature will only end when all Sticky Wilds have completely left the reels. There’s also the Call feature that can only ever randomly trigger. Once triggered, you will be awarded anywhere from 5 to 9 Wild Symbols. Any Wild Symbols that you are awarded will be placed onto random positions on the reels, and this should hopefully generate some kind of new line win for you.
The other exciting thing about this game is the Free Spins Bonus, which will instantly trigger when at least 1 Scatter Symbols shows up in any position on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin. You’ll receive just 5 Free Spins, but the good news is that the Strike feature (Sticky Wild Multipliers and Respins) can also trigger during the bonus to help form big wins for you. If you want to be one of the first New Zealand players to try out the new Thunder Screech online pokie right now, go to Casino.com or 888 Casino and register your free account today.