Zoom Basic Information:
Here at CasinoPokier24 we have seen designs for pokies which run the gambit from being inspired from actual historical figures to gaining themes based off future science fiction. Games such as this, games that appear to be based of onomatopoeia are much rarer, as you might expect. Should you Zoom towards this game, or is this a theme worth passing by? Read our review to find out…
This pokie was created by the developers at ThunderKick. Based out of Sweden, Thunderkick are one of the newcomers to the world of online gambling. Starting in 2012, Thunderkick have made it their goal to create games which enhance the the overall player experience of online casinos.These developers claim a focus on quantity, and claim they easily have the skill and vision to match their goals. This game was released on the 20th of July, 2016.
The ThunderKick system is compatible with a great many devices which are capable of running Flash. This means most PCs, Apple computers and tablets, along with a variety of other mobile devices. Check if your device supports flash, if it does you should be able to run games from ThunderKick.
Zoom comes with a total of 64 paylines over 5 reels in a 6×4 formation
- The minimum coins bet are 0.10
- The maximum coins bet are 100.00
- Minimum coin size is static.
- Maximum coins size is static.
- The return to player offered by this game is 96.2%, which is around average.
Zoom is typical of a ThunderKick game in that it does not offer a separate options screen. Instead, nearly everything within this game can be done from the main game screen. The different buttons and their purposes on this screen are as follows:
When toggled this option simply turns on or mutes all game sound.
This option is the 3×3 dot formation button which is located on the lower left of the main game screen. Clicking on this brings up a tab with a cup and a page symbol. Clicking the page will bring the player to a simple list of game rules. By clicking on the cup players will enter a page which details the different symbols, paylines and bonuses.
Clicking on this button brings up a screen where the player can select their bet from a list of 14 different amounts. This is also accomplished by clicking on the ‘1' chip on the play bar.
The button used to spin.
Also on offer from The Epic Journey is the autoplay function. This is accessed by clicking on the smaller spin button the left of the main spin button. When this is clicked the player will be brought to a new screen. On this screen the player is able to select from 10 different autospin quantities. The player can also toggle an option which, when active, stops the autoplays when a feature is won.
Zoom has no apparent basis in any other property. Instead, the aim here seem to be a combination of the simplicity of classic slot games with the features which appear in modern pokies.
Other Features and Bonuses
The wild symbol in this game comes in the form of the above simply wild icon. This can substitute for any symbol except the zoom symbol.
The expanding scatter symbol in Zoom comes in the form of the above zoom icon. This symbol expands into a massive symbol and triggers a respin.
Important to note for the expanding scatter symbol is the division of the reels. If you take a close look at the reels you will notice that they are separated into grids of 2×2. These are the grid section which will be filled if the expanding scatter symbols land within them.
The respin bonus game in Zoom is accessed when the player gains the zoom scatter symbol. Once this symbol appears and lands on a reel it will expand and trigger a respin.
How to Play:
Basic play for Zoom is as simple as a player selecting a betting amount and clicking spin.
Alternatively the player can click on the autoplay button toward the bottom right of the main game page in order to enter the autoplay section. When in this section the player can set an amount of spins to played out automatically. They can also set the ending rule which can be used to stop these free spins.
Overall Design and Usability:
ThunderKick games often include a degree of simplicity in their designs, though few are as simple as Zoom. This is by design, as Zoom is a pokie which has been built from the ground up to appear to both new players and those among us who only have experience playing the simpler real machine pokies. It achieves this look through a clean layout. That is not to say the appearance is poor, in any way, in fact this is a great looking pokie in every area. From background to symbols and animations, the look here is colourful though simple and well defined. This isn't a simple look to pull off, yet ThunderKick have made it look easy.
When it comes to usability, Zoom carries over the simplistic nature of its design. The features included in this game work very well with this design, creating a feel which is even in looks and use. In fact, the only area where we have a problem with this game's usability is the common problem which we have with many pokies – the lack of graphical options. This is because many pokie players are doing so from mobile, older or less powerful devices. These can have issues working with some of the better looking games, so these graphics options would have been a very welcome addition. That said, the rest of the game appears both very reliable and responsive, with no issues arising whatsoever during our testing process.
Where to find it:
ThunderKick may not be as common as the big boys in the business, but they still do very well. Check out the following links for website reviews which offer games from the ThunderKick framework. From here you can decide which casino works for you, and you can jump right in!
A difficult pokie to rate, given what it is going for. This is a very simple game which does not offer much in the way of a complicated bonus structure, but that is entirely by design, so we can hardly fault it for that. This is a pokie which would work best as a stopover for either new players, or those players who come from the work of more simplistic real life pokies. A nice a clean design works together with a reliable game to make Zoom the type of pokie which is perfect for those testing the water. Just note that if you are an intermediate or advanced player then this pokie probably does not offer enough to keep your engaged for long.
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