Lightning Horseman Slot Review & Free Play

Theme of the Game

Inspired by a bone-chilling medieval folk tale about Headless Horseman, the Lightning Box version of the story is ready to compete with any other interpretation of the legend, including the Sleepy Hollow movie and Disney’s Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.

Players familiar with the “Legend of the Sleepy Hollow” will easily recognise all the characters from the narrative: Ichabod, the cowardly and superstitious schoolmaster, his love interest Katrina, and the Headless Horseman himself, suspected of abducting poor Ichabod and spiriting him away to the realms of the unknown. Other symbols include the Treasure Chest, Ominous Raven, Lighting Bolt, The Old Bridge and the low-value A, K, Q, and J.


Lightning Box is a gaming software provider founded in 2004 by a team of mathematicians with extensive industry experience. The company specialises in game design for land-based and online platforms and designs the math models for other companies (IGT, Aristocrat…).

Some of their top releases include Lost Temple, Dolphin Gold, Serengeti Diamonds, Heart of Africa, Super Happy Fortune Cat, Mild Rockers, etc. Apart from supplying the games, the developer is fully equipped to facilitate the integration process and offer full support to their partnering operators.

How to Play It

Lightning Horseman has 5 reels, 40 fixed paylines, and 4 different Jackpots (Grand, Major, Minor, and Mini) that can be randomly triggered.

The minimum bet across all lines is $0.40 and the maximum amount that one can wager on a single spin is $50. Betting levels are increased manually, using the game command arrows to the left or by clicking the middle Max Bet button.

Pressing your bets will also increase the amount of the four Jackpots and while the Grand Jackpot can only be unlocked once, the rest of the Jackpots don’t come with a triggering limit. Scatter is the only symbol that pays both ways and at least 6 of Lightning Bolt must land on the reels for the slot’s bonus feature to be unlocked.

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Special Features

Lightning Respin will be initiated when 3-13 Lightning Bolts Scatter icons appear on the reels, awarding 3 extra spins. All the symbols in the Scatter combination that activated the bonus feature will remain frozen on their positions until the spins are in progress.

If additional Scatters land on the reels, new spins will be added to the total count and the extra Scatters will also stay locked on their landing spots. Once the spins expire, the positions with the Lightning Bolts will be flipped to reveal cash prizes.

If the total of 15 Lightning Bolts is collected during the Respins, Flippin’ Retrigger feature will be activated, and all the Scatters will be flipped again. Every position with the Lightning Bolt generates a prize and the players win all of the rewards displayed on the screen.

The Lightning Jackpots can be won during the bonus features and the higher stakes will increase both the Jackpot amount and the chance of triggering one of the four prizes.

Maximum Payouts

Lightning Horseman is a medium to high variance game, with 95.52 RTP percentage and $62,500 payout potential if the player is fortunate enough to land the Grand Jackpot amount while playing on max bets.

Even if you never hit the Grand prize, the base game and bonus features can also offer pretty decent payouts, especially considering the fact that Major (up to $6,250), Minor (up to $1,250), and Mini (up to $125) Jackpots can be triggered more than once.

The combination of 6 Wild icons increases the player’s bet by x600, which can produce $30,000 on the max bet of $50, and additional cash prizes can also be won during the bonus features for every Lightning Bolt that lands your way.


The visual features of Lightning Box slots look very outdated, and the company seems to be falling behind their competition.

Although the payout potential and bonus features are promising, the Lightning Respin feature is not easy to trigger and you can easily lose patience waiting for the respins to be initiated.

What strikes as odd is that Lightning Box designers are set in their ways and although their slots are clearly in need of a makeover, for some reason, their every next slot looks just as old-fashioned as the previous one.

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