Blown Away seem to be inspired by the Robinson Crusoe theme. You will be taken on the seashore on a sunny day but instead of human characters, you will play with animals. The slot is cute and includes free spins with multipliers and respins.
Blown Away was released on the 21st of February 2020 by Lightning Box. It is colourful, includes rewarding modifiers and random events. Its graphics are in cartoon style with animals and is set around the sea. You will have fun with tornados, cows, penguins and other animals that trigger special boosters.
Blow Away uses the 5 reels on 3 rows math model and offers 25 pay-lines, which reward left to right only. You can play it with wagers from 25p to £200 on mobile and desktop devices. The game has medium volatility and a return to player of 95.70%.
Blow Away includes two kinds of wild symbols and a scatter with its payout for 2 or more symbols. There is a Tornado Respin feature, which can trigger both in the base game and free spins. It removes one low-value symbol per tornado symbol and rewards with a free respin. The free games are 10 and include multiplier boost that can reach 7x if you have more luck. The max win per free spin is 904.4 times your bet up to £180,880.
Taking place on the coast of the sea, the grid is semi-transparent. It reveals leaves and greenery behind and around the playing area. The 5×3 setup includes card symbols decorated with waves. The various animals are medium and high-paying symbols. There are white birds, monkeys, green lizards, penguin couples. The walrus is one of the wild symbols, the other is the tornado.
Ship scatters triggers the free game and during them, cows will take part in the rounds. They may be caught in the swirl, which will benefit you with a multiplier. The card royals are displayed on the right of the grid and a multiplier is attached to its left. The free spins are set over the sea and have a darker mode. On the left are displayed the cow symbols with the multiplier. The images are colourful, animated and not very precise, but look good.
The pay-table includes 6 lower-paying card symbols, 2 medium-value ones and 2 premiums. There is a scatter and 2 wilds. The 9, 10 and J card pay 0.20, 0.80 and 2.80 times your stake for 3, 4 and 5 symbols on a line. The Q, K and A return 0.40x, 1.20x and 3.20x stake for 3, 4 and 5 matching ones on a pay-line.
The medium-value symbols are 2 animals. The two penguins and white bird pay equally – 3, 4 and 5 symbols give you 1, 1.60 and 4.80 times your bet. The lizard with the glasses is one of the premiums and 2, 3, 4 and 5 of it on a pay-line return 0.20, 1, 2 and 6 times your stake.
The most rewarding symbol is the monkey; land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of it in a spin to win 0.40, 1.20, 2.60 and 10 times your stake. There are 2 types of wild symbols in the game. The Walrus Wild substitutes for all other symbols except scatters and tornado symbols. The second one is the Tornado Wild, which also has a substituting function. It won’t play for the scatter only and you can see it on reel 5.
One of the extra features is the Tornado Respin. The feature activates when you land a tornado wild symbol on reel 5. You win one respin. During it, one card royal of the lowest-paying symbols gets removed from the screen. The removal starts with the lowermost symbol – 9, continues with 10 and etc. This feature is active in the base game and free spins. You win one free respin for each tornado wild you have landed. The respins increase with every new instance of this symbol that appears on the screen. Each tornado leaves you with one fewer card symbol.
The scatter is the ship symbol with the ‘BONUS’ inscription on it. Landing 3, 4 or 5 of this symbol on the same spin triggers 10 Free Games. It has a payout of its own too – 2, 3, 4 and 5 scatters grant 0.04, 0.20, 1 and 6 times your stake.
So, besides 10 free spins, you will be paid 0.20, 1 or 6 times your stake for 3, 4 or 5 scatters respectively. You can land the scatter in the base game only and it pays in any direction. You cannot retrigger the free spins.
If you get a tornado wild during free spins and a cow gets caught in it, this increases the multiplier by 1x. If the cow escapes, you won’t win the multiplier boost. The multiplier increases with each new cow caught in the tornado. It can reach 7x at the most when 6 tornados have landed and 6 cows have been caught inside them.
This also means 6 respins as landing a tornado wild symbol in free spins, as usual, triggers a respin. The latter can be with or without a multiplier depending on the behaviour of the cow. If the tornado lands on the last free spin, you get a respin after the last free spin.
Lightning Box tends to offer games with high winning potential. Eagle Sun is an example of this with 56,000x stake max win. Blown Away is in the medium level of volatility. It is suitable for gamers with smaller and larger bankrolls. Thanks to the multipliers during free spins, you can win over 900 times your stake per free spin. Other slots with a similar theme are Triple Twister, Barnyard Twister and Hurrycash.