Admire every facet on glistening gemstones as they slowly rotate in suspended animation on the reels of Flux. Released by Thunderkick in 2014, Flux offers an RTP of 96,2% and the chance to win up to £256,200! In addition to Wild Substitutions, this online slot features 3 Bonus Games with Extra Rows, ‘Both Ways Wins’ and Free Spins. Play online from any compatible desktop or mobile device.
Spin Gemstones for Cash
Flux is a 3-row, 5-reel, 15-fixed payline, online slot with mood music reminiscent of the sci-fi genre. Thunderkick has consistently displayed a certain knack for pairing top-notch, 3D graphics with entertaining Bonus Features. While Flux uses simple visual design elements, such as geometric shapes and a basic color palette, they are layered in such a way as to provide dynamic visual depth that lends smooth fluidity of motion to the game. Geometric shadows move subtly across the blue background, and the symbols consist of solid, rotating gemstones. The overall effect is mesmerizing.
Flux shows Balance, Total Win and Bet in cash along the bottom edge of the slot screen. There are up to 15 Cash Bet options ranging from 10p-£100 at Vera&John. The Paytable lists pays in cash only, and the values reflect the Bet selected.
Flux has 10 vibrant, 3D symbols composed of letters and dynamic, gemstone shapes. All of the symbols rotate when the reels are not spinning. There are 2 special symbols including a Wild and Bonus symbol. The Wild is a golden ‘W’ that can stand in for any symbol except for a special symbol. The Bonus symbol is a silver ‘B’ that triggers Free Spins. The greater number of Bonus symbols = the greater number of Free Spins awarded in the Bonus Game Feature. Flux has 8 regular symbols. Listed in order of highest to lowest value, they include: Yellow, Orange, Red, Pink, Green, Turquoise, Lilac and Blue.
Main gameplay left to right. Get 3+ symbols along a payline, starting from reel 1, to win. To profit along a single payline, get 3+ Yellow – Orange, 4+ Red – Pink or 5+ of any regular symbol. Multiple wins on differing paylines can be added together for a larger Total Win. The Main Game offers 15 ways to win whereas the Bonus Games offer up to 30 ways to win. This is due to ‘Both Ways Wins’ gameplay which allows wins along paylines to start from either the left (reel 1) or right (reel 5).
The highest paying symbol of this online slot is the Yellow regular symbol which pays (£24, £4, £2) for a Bet selection of £1. The Yellow symbol gives Flux its potential to award up to 24x the Bet along a single payline and up to 360x the Bet per spin during Main gameplay. When combined with the Bonus Games, this symbol give Flux the potential to award up to 2562x the Bet per round! That’s a grand total of £256,200 for a Bet selection of £100.
Thunderkick slots offer 10 Autoplay options ranging from 5-5,000 rounds. Flux offers the additional option of setting Autoplay to stop if the Bonus Games activate.
Press ‘stop’ to stop the reels more quickly during gameplay.
Flux Game Settings: toggle sound on/off.
Flux Bonus Features
Bonus Games: The appearance of 3-5 Bonus symbols triggers the Bonus Games Feature. Players are randomly assigned 1 of 3 Bonus Games (Purple, Red or Yellow) that each offer a certain number of Free Spins and special gameplay advantages. The Purple Bonus Game grants 16, 32 or 48 Free Spins relative to the number of Bonus symbols which activated the Bonus Game. It has the special advantage of ‘Both Ways Wins’ gameplay which allows winning combinations to form starting from either reel 1 or reel 5. The Red Bonus Game grants 12, 24 or 36 Free Spins that play out on a new set of reels with 3 additional rows (6 x 5 reels). The Yellow Bonus Game grants 8, 16 or 24 Free Spins. It offers a combination of both special advantages offered by the others: ‘Both Ways Wins’ and 3 additional rows. Additional Free Spins can be granted with the appearance of more Bonus symbols.
Summary table Flux
|Supported on mobile devices||Yes|
|Release date||November 2014|
|Payout Percentage RTP (?)||96,2%|
|Volatility / variance (?)||Medium/High|
|Features (?)||Bonus Games, Wild and Bonus symbols|
|Roles / pay-lines (?)||5 / 15|
|Min. / Max. bet||10p up to £100|
Quality Over Quantity
While Thunderkick’s portfolio is limited to 14 slots, it makes up for lack of quantity with stellar quality. We have yet to come across a disappointing Thunderkick creation. While testing the demo version of Flux at Vera&John, this online slot produced about 2.7 wins every 10 spins. Of our total wins, 33% were profitable. The largest Main Game win amounted to 13.4x the Bet. The Bonus Games Feature activated twice out of 100 spins. The first awarded the Purple Bonus Game with a total of 16 spins and a big win of 35.2x the Bet. The second awarded the Yellow Bonus Game with a total of 8 spins and a slightly larger win of 38.9x the Bet. Overall, Flux Main gameplay paid rather low with a few exciting big wins sprinkled in. The Bonus Games awarded most of our profits. The variety of Bonus Games and stunning graphics both helped to keep gameplay entertaining throughout the entire session. Players drawn to high-quality slots with innovative designs should have a look at more Thunderkick slots.
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