The Platinum Lightning slots game can be found at casinos using BGaming software.BGaming is one of the newer software developers in the online gaming market. Unlike many of the smaller casino software providers BGaming offer a relatively complete suite of casino games featuring most of the major table games (other than Craps which isn't particularly popular online) and even a Video Poker game. The company is operated by the same team responsible for the SoftSwiss casino platform and Direx N.V. license. BGaming sometimes publish the slots house edge information of their games as standard. Whilst that information was not available on their website we do know that the house edge for Book of Platinum Lightning is 3.7%.
Platinum Lightning is a 5 reel slots game that is 3 symbols high. The game uses standard paylines, with 25 in total, playing from left to right.
Wild – The Wild symbol is the “Long Ship”, which will substitute for all symbols other than Scatters and Bonus symbols. Wild symbols are also the game’s most valuable symbol, with 5 Wilds as part of a winning payline earning you 8888 coins.
Scatters– The “Poseidon” symbol is the game’s Scatter symbol, with 3 or more of them anywhere on the reels in a single spin earning you wins. 3 will earn you 7 coins, 4 will earn you 77 coins and 5 will earn you 777 coins.
Bonus– The “Minotaur” symbol is the game’s Bonus symbol, with 2 of them, one on reel 1 and one on reel 5 earning you 10 Free Spins. During the Free Spins feature reels 1 and 5 will only contain wild symbols, which means the feature cannot be re-triggered.
Gamble – Any time you win you have the chance to try to double up your earnings. When you do this you have to guess the colour of card that is sitting face down. Guess correctly and you will double your earnings, guess incorrectly and you will lose everything. You can gamble as many times as you want to, but as soon as you lose you have to return to the main game.
Platinum Lightning sets its reels out during the time of the Ancient Greeks. Most of the symbols reflect this, from Poseidon, to the minotaur and a Greek long ship. Why Thor makes an appearance is a little beyond me, but I guess the Norse God of Thunder can do what he damn well pleases and if that means hanging out in a warmer, more ancient civilisation, then just who is going to stop him? The game is essentially a very simple one. There are a free spins, wilds and scatters and that is your lot. The game also looks simple. There is almost nothing going on in the background but the symbols are well designed. For a game that focuses on such a grand theme I really was expecting to see more than we get here. The house edge is reasonable, offering decent value for money, which is possibly the high point of this game.