The Falcon Huntress
Travel to the Mongolian Plateau for an encounter with The Falcon Huntress on the slot from Thunderkick. Believed to be dating back more than three millennia, hunting with falcons is deeply rooted in Mongolian tradition and culture. So much, that the falcon became the symbolic bird of ancient Mongol tribes. Thunderkick is paying homage to the warriors and is bringing a huntress to a set of slot reels with wild substitutions, randomly expanding symbols and a free spins round with guaranteed expansions that can lead to wins of up to 10,052 times your bet.
The Falcon Huntress is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 9 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for two to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. You can join the huntress on desktop or mobile from 0.10 to 100 credits per spin. The game has high volatility with an RTP of 96.10%.
The entrance to a traditional Mongolian yurt serves as the fitting frame to an intricate game window. Samples of Mongolian weaving craftsmanship are rolled out in front of the reels with small squares being used as the canvas for the pay symbols. The huntress and her majestic falcon dominate the reels while a typical Mongolian soundtrack adds to the authenticity of the design.
The pay symbols start at the low end with the card royals from 10 through to A, awarding 10x to 15x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by feathers, falcon eggs, falcon decorations called Ayak baus and the huntress herself. Hit five on a line to win 50x to 500x your stake. The majestic falcon is the wild and scatter symbol, substituting for all pay symbols and triggering the free spins feature when minimum three land on a spin.
The Falcon Huntress Slot Features
The game is highly volatile as it can lead to wins of up to 5,000 times your bet in the base game and up to 10,052 times in the free spins round. Thus, the base game can be quite the balance drainer while many of the bonus rounds will end with a lowish payout. But once the falcon is up and flying, the big payouts will just keep coming.
Core to the gameplay is the Expanding Win mechanic, and that applies to the main game and bonus round. In the former, it can trigger randomly whenever a win lands on a spin. After the initial win is paid, the winning symbols bar the wild will expand and award wins for each covered pay line. Worth noting is that the wild will never expand no matter whether it is part of the combo. In the example above, a 3OAK 10s landed, which was then first paid before the 10s expanded and covered all nine available pay lines with a 3OAK win. The sum of both is paid before the next spin starts.
Hitting three or more falcon scatters anywhere on the reels in one spin will trigger 10 Free Spins, which can be indefinitely retriggered. Plus, a coin win of 2x, 20x or 200x is awarded for three, four and five scatters respectively. During the feature, all wins will expands according to the rules as in the base game.
Paying homage to the ancient culture of falcon hunting is no easy task but Thunderkick did a stellar job in creating a highly volatile slot that comes with ample features and win potential to do justice to the majestic birds and their masters. At the most, you can pocket a huge 10,052 times your bet, although training a wild falcon might be an easier undertaking than achieving that win.