Zoom slot – Thunderkick

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Zoom reviewThe slot design geniuses at Thunderkick have outdone themselves with their newest online video slot – Zoom. Classic, 3-reel slot elements are cleverly blended with innovative, modern Bonus Features. Just released this week, Zoom is turning heads with its RTP of 96,2%, chance to win up to 1500x the Bet, Wild Substitutions and intriguing Massive/Super Massive Symbol Features. Enjoy this vibrant, online slot from home via a desktop or iOS/Android/Windows mobile device.

A Simple Theme Coupled With an Innovative Design

Zoom is a 4-row, 6-reel, 64-fixed payline, online slot loaded with classic slot symbols and plenty of win potential. The reels are framed by a purple background with animated geometric shapes constantly moving across the slot screen. The background changes color with the activation of Massive/Super Massive Symbol Re-spins. Flashing lights zip around the perimeter of the reels on Big, Mega and Ultra wins in celebratory fashion. The music is mellow and nonintrusive with sound effects reminiscent of classic, 3-reel slots. To sum up the graphics and theme as a whole, this online slot comes across as retro with a modern twist.

Values for Balance, Total Win and Bet are listed in cash along the very bottom of Zoom’s game screen. Players can choose a Cash Bet ranging from 10p-£100 at Vera&John. Paytable values are also listed in cash and change as Zoom auto-calculates Total Wins to reflect bet selection.

Mega Win!Zoom’s symbols are classic in nature with Fruits, Bells, 7s and Stars everywhere you look. There are a total of 9 slot symbols. Zoom’s 2 special symbols include a Wild and Zoom Scatter. The Wild can form its own winning combination and can replace any symbol except for the Scatter symbol. The Zoom Scatter is involved in triggering the Massive and Super Massive Re-spin Features. The 7 regular symbols, listed in order of highest to lowest value, include Star, 7, Bell, Grape, Watermelon, Lemon and Cherry.

Zoom gameplay design is rather unique. There are 6 ‘Zoom Areas’ on the 4 x 6 reels that take up a 2 x 2 space. The 64 pay lines show unique winning symbol combo patterns. Gameplay is left to right with the exception of the Scatter symbol. Players must get 3-6 matching symbols to form winning combinations starting from reel 1. Have a look at the Paytable to see all of the different ways to win!

To profit along a single payline, get 3+ Stars, 4+ 7s-Bells, 5+ Grapes-Lemons or 6+ Cherries. The Wild ties with the Star symbol as the highest paying symbol of the game awarding 12.5x the Bet with 6 matching symbols. That said, Stars are arguably more valuable as they can form profitable winning combos with 3-6 matching symbols as opposed to the Wild which can only form a single winning combo on its own. When combined with the Re-spin Features, both Stars and Wilds give Zoom its potential to award up to 1500x the Bet on a single round. With a max Bet selection of £100, that amounts to a healthy £150,000 win.

Special Features

Thunderkick slots offer a simply designed Autoplay. Click the ‘play’ button left of ‘spin’ to choose from 10 options that range from 5-5,000 consecutive spins.
Press ‘stop’ to ‘quick stop’ the reels during regular gameplay only.
Game Settings: toggle sound on/off.

Zoom Bonus Features

Massive SymbolsMassive Symbols and Re-spins: The appearance of a Zoom Scatter symbol on the reels triggers the expansion of a Massive Symbol which occupies an entire 2 x 2 ‘Zoom Area’ and initiates an automatic Re-spin. The Massive Symbol remains fixed in place while the rest of the slot symbols are replaced. Only 1 Zoom symbol remains fixed during a Re-spin, and only 1 Re-spin is triggered despite the appearance of multiple Massive Symbols yielded by a single spin.

Super Massive Symbols: When 4 Massive Symbols or a square of 4 Zoom Scatters are adjacent on the reels, a Super Massive Symbol forms covering a 4 x 4 area. As with Massive Symbols, Super Massive Symbols also trigger a Re-spin.

Summary table Zoom

Software developer Thunderkick
Supported on mobile devices Yes
Release date July 2016
Payout Percentage RTP (?) 96,2%
Volatility / variance (?) Medium/High
Features (?) Massive Symbols (2×2/4×4) and Re-spins
Roles / pay-lines (?) 6 / 64
Min. / Max. bet 10p up to £100
Max. prize 1500x your bet

 

Zoom Your Way to Big, Mega and Ultra Wins!

Zoom is a rush to play with plenty of engaging animations and Massive Symbols to keep it interesting. One of the many things we love about Thunderkick is that they publish stats for their slots so that players know exactly what to expect. The ‘Game Science’ for this online slot reveals a Hit Rate of 27,9% meaning players should see a win about 2.7 times every 10 spins or so. It also reveals Hit Rates for Big Wins (1 in 126 spins), Mega Wins (1 in 532 spins) and Ultra Wins (1 in 1124 spins). As for Bonus Feature Hit Rates, the Zoom Scatter appears quite frequently at a rate of 1 in 5.76 spins, and the Super Massive Symbols form at a rate of 1 in 713 spins. Overall, the stats reflect an entertaining, colorful ride. Fans of slots with classic symbol elements and innovative game design are sure to love this slot which perfectly blends them into one. While Thunderkick is a relatively young company, their slots haven’t failed to impress yet, and are definitely worth a spin.

7.6 -
  • Graphics & Sound 7.5
  • Features 7.9
  • Usability 8
  • Bet Options 7.7
  • Originality 7
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