At first glance, the Stormin 7’s online video slot by Ainsworth appears to be an immensely simple game in the tradition of the classic fruit-machine-style slots that have become so popular online.
The graphics, while attractive, are little more than rudimentary and there is virtually no soundtrack to speak of. Stormin 7’s are in keeping with the retro casino theme and include diamonds, dollar signs, playing cards and dice, wads of cash, casino chips, and those old favourites, the 9-through-A card symbols.
Additionally, the Stormin 7’s slot features the usual five reels and 100 paylines – a favourite number with Ainsworth. Nothing complicated about that, right?
But further investigation reveals that the outward appearance of the Stormin 7’s online video slot belies its rather complex inner workings. These involve free spins leading to re-spins but only if certain symbols land on certain reels at certain times. Then there’s the whole issue of Stormin 7’s changing their values – with wilds and scatters trading places – at particular points in the game.
So the Stormin 7’s slot playbook is quite as open as players may first assume. Fortunately, there’s no need to panic or miss out on potential wins in order to avoid all this confusion. In the following sections, the basics of the Stormin 7’s slot are explained in simple terms.
Like most online video slots, Stormin 7’s features both a wild and a scatter symbol. The wild takes the form of a golden dollar sign and can replace any other standard Stormin 7’s symbol to help complete winning combinations.
The scatter, meanwhile, is represented by a massive spinning diamond and has the ability to unlock free spins when three or more appear anywhere on the Stormin 7’s reels.
The number of free spins awarded whenever three or more diamond scatters appear in the Stormin 7’s base game is 10. Slots casino sites players are then taken to a new screen and this is where things have the potential to get confusing as a new set of Stormin 7’s reels is introduced.
On these new reels, the gold dollar sign is now serves as both the wild and the scatter symbol. A blue Stormin 7’s logo appears and this serves as an additional wild – as do the green and red Stormin 7’s logos.
As a free spins wild, the dollar sign can substitute for all other symbols except Stormin 7’s. Reels 2, 3 and 4 may feature a new Stormin 7’s logo during this feature and it has the power to stand in for all other symbols except, of course, the dollar sign.
Stormin 7’s free spins can be retriggered in the event that three more scatter symbols are landed, with five extra free spins being presented to the player in this event.
And that’s not all. During the Stormin 7’s feature, it is possible to trigger re-spins – another potential source of the confusion that this review intends to clear up.
The activity during the free spins feature is largely dependent on where the special Stormin 7’s logo lands.
If, for example, at least two Stormin 7’s symbols land on Reels 2, 3 or 4, re-spins will be triggered. During these re-spins, all reels are held in place except those containing Stormin 7’s symbols. New Stormin 7’s wild symbols are also introduced here.
Note that at Jackpotcity NZ free spins and re-spins cannot be retriggered during the Stormin 7’s re-spins feature.