Climb on board if you are brave enough to go to sea with a boat full of animals! There are plenty of rewards for those who choose to play this fun five-reel, 25-payline video slot from Lightning Box Games. A potential payout of 900x your stake compensates for a slightly under average RTP of 95.7% in this medium-volatility game. Meanwhile, interactive icons and great graphics provide plenty of visual appeal, while the wilds and scatter symbols are the gateway to free games bonus rounds, which can be extremely generous.
Released in April 2020 by Lightning Box slots, this game has a clear nautical theme. Animals take the main roles, and their well-drawn images create distinct and fun characters players will never tire of.
Can you safely navigate through the rough seas, tackling weather demons like tornados to compete for your share of wins on offer in the base and free spins bonus games? One thing is for sure: you will have plenty of fun trying as you spin the reels of this fast-moving, slightly wacky online slot.
Theme, Graphics & Soundtrack
A holiday relaxing on a yacht as it drifts slowly across calm blue waters sounds like heaven, but don’t expect a smooth journey in this fun online slot. Think fishing boat, wild weather and a crew made up of various zoo residents in this fun animal-themed game.
Bright colours and human-like animals are the stars here, and both elements are a delight. Watch out for the symbols, including the explorer monkey in a white hat, a green lizard in a scientist’s coat, penguins wearing purple and yellow jackets and the bold block-coloured number and playing card icons.
We especially enjoyed the extra details, like the letters and numbers having water (or waves) lapping around them.
Unlike some slots, the sounds here are not intrusive, with typical seaside background noises of waves and gulls. Importantly, the mainstream music switched about during different sections of the game - a refreshing change from the usual repetition.
RTP & Volatility
Blown Away has an RTP of 95.7%, which isn’t the best return possible amongst online slots, but with medium volatility players can expect a fairly regular return on their investment.
How to Play
Blown Away is an easy slot to set up and play; here’s a guide to how.
1. Take a few moments to look around the game. Check out the rules, information and paytable by following the prompts on the main screen.
2. Decide how much you want to wager on each spin, using the +/- buttons sitting to the direct left of the main spin button to adjust the figures.
3. Choose to spin the reels manually or make use of the autospin feature.
4. Enjoy playing this top-class slot.
Bet & Win Sizes
Players can choose to wager anything from 0.25 to 200 coins across 25 active paylines each spin. This makes Blown Away a slot suited to all players, whatever their appetite for bet sizes.
What Can You Win?
If all goes right, the most a player can win here is 900x the number of coins staked, but most wins will be more modest, with tokens generated from matches across reels during base games and free spins or multipliers when bonus options kick in.
- SCATTER (boat)
3+ scatters = 10 FREE GAMES. Scatters appears only in base games
(Top payout for scatter symbols on the reels is 150x for five matches.)
- Explorer monkey
The best-paying regular symbol, with five matches = 250x the stake.
- Lizard scientist
150x coins is the reward for five matches here.
- Swan and penguins
Grab five of either icon for a prize of 120 tokens.
- 9 & 10, A, J, Q & K
These pay between 70 and 80 for a full house.
A Pair of Wilds
Most online slots have a wild card, but few have two! In Blown Away you have wild 1, a walrus, which substitutes for all other symbols apart from the scatter, and wild 2, which is a tornado. The tornado wild also acts as a sub for all bar the scatter, but it has an extra twist for players to enjoy - the Tornado re-spin.
Totally Wild Tornado Re-Spin Experience
We think this is a genius touch and something you never tire of, however many times you play the slot. It’s triggered when a Tornado wild appears on reel 5, awarding players a re-spin plus some onscreen action too.
Sit back and watch as certain icons are sucked off the screen by the powerful tornado whirl. During the first re-spin all number 9s then 10s will disappear, followed by all the Js, Qs, Ks, and As if further Tornado wilds come into play.
Fabulous Free Spins
There are ten free spins up for grabs with this bonus game, and if you manage to get that Tornado wild in play during the free spins, it will be cows you see being sucked up into the air.
With any luck it will blow off the reels and boost your cow counting multiplier by x1. Players can get a possible seven cows, each worth another re-spin, so you can see how long this slot can run for in one play session.
Overall we thought Blown Away was an interesting slot, with great graphics, a strong storyline and a huge number of twists and extras to maintain our full attention.
There are plenty of small details that captured our hearts; after all, who can resist a clapping monkey or a yelping walrus appearing when you win via their line? Or not be excited when a box parachutes from a plane before exploding on the reels to announce a ‘super win’?
It may not be the highest-paying slot around, but it’s hardly shabby, and it’s an easy ten out of ten for sheer entertainment value.
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