Light & Wonder, Inc. announced the launch of Lightning Eclipse, a Hawaiian-inspired island adventure from specialist slot provider Lightning Box, one of Light & Wonder’s in-house studios.
Lightning Eclipse will initially be exclusively available to leading operator FanDuel in New Jersey, before being released across all markets thereafter.
The 5×3 reel slot builds upon the island theme with coconuts, fire dancers and tropical birds making up the title’s symbols. These are joined by wilds which substitute all other base game symbols making it easier to create a matching combination of winning symbols across the game’s 243 winning ways.
Landing wilds on two or more reels will trigger an upgrade respin, allowing for extra wilds to be landed and the creation of wild reels increasing the winning potential.
The popular Lightning Respin bonus round is available and triggered after landing six or more Lightning Respin symbols. Electricity will highlight random reels, if a Lightning Respin symbol is landed on a highlighted reel the three respins initially awarded are reset. These can contain jackpot prizes and be landed as colossal symbols up to 3×3 in size.
At least three scatters are needed in the base game to trigger the free spins round, with additional scatters awarding extra spins. Here the multiple wild feature is again available, and players can also be awarded the Lightning Respin bonus from within the free spins round.
Lightning Eclipse is available to customers of Light & Wonder’s industry leading OPENGAMING™ platform alongside popular new titles such as RITUAL RESPINS™ and BLOOD AND GOLD™.
Michael Maokhamphiou, Operations Manager at Lightning Box, said: “Exceeding player expectations is one of our core ambitions and with the launch of Lightning Eclipse we will be delivering multiple bonuses, innovative mechanics and highly stylized visuals that we are confident will impress.
“The slot will see the return of our popular Lightning Respin round introducing jackpot prizes that will be a draw for both players and operators alike.”
Rob Procter, VP Game Development at Light & Wonder, said “Offering an immense amount of replayability with Lightning Eclipse, Lightning Box has carefully crafted a slot that has varying features to appeal to a wide audience base whilst providing easy-to-understand, yet surprisingly deep mechanics. By having an additional bonus available within a bonus round, players can expect high volatility and big win potential in this island adventure.”