Lightning Link Slots

Lightning Link Slots

Aristocrat is one of the biggest brand names in the game manufacturing industry. Their offline slots are some of the most popular machines in the business. The design of the ‘Lightning Link’ slot is superb. Aristocrat designed the slot machine to have frequent wins, high quality visual effects and progressive jackpots.

Lightning Links currently includes 8 different games, including Tiki Fire, Happy Lantern, High Stakes, Heart Throb and more. Unfortunately, you can play them only at brick and mortar casinos IRL. Nevertheless, there are many Aristocrat online slots that you can play for free or for real money.

Quick Facts

Software: Aristocrat   Reels: 5
Paylines: 25-50      Coin value: $0.01 – $0.10
Wild: Yes                 Scatter: Yes
Free Spins: Yes       Bonus Game: Yes
Multiplier: No         Gamble: No


There are four different themes and they are each visually impressive. Happy Lantern has a traditional Chinese design, while Sahara Gold takes you to the hot desert. If you want to cool down from that heat, we recommend the Magic Pearl, which is set deep under the sea. Last but not least, there is High Stakes Las Vegas. It brings the atmosphere of the gambling capital of the world.


The original 4 Lightning Link slots have one thing in common. They all feature a 5×3 layout. The coin denomination depends on the number of pay-lines punters decide to play with. It is possible to play with 50 pay-lines if you decide to use the $0.01 or $0.02 coin denomination, while 25 pay-lines are available for gamers who play with the $0.05 and $0.10 coin denomination. The maximum possible wager is 500 coins in the 50 pay-line themes, while 250 coins is the max bet when you play with 25 pay-lines.

Winning combinations are formed from left to right. Starting from the left reel, players will need at least three matching symbols on an active pay-line to land a payout. Lightning Link is available to U.S. slots players.

Lightning Link Slots Bonus FeaturesLightning Link Slot Machine

Lightning Link offers two exciting additional features; free spins and a progressive jackpot bonus. Depending on the theme, gold coins or pearls may appear during the base game, revealing different coin values or one of three possible progressive jackpots: Mini, Minor or Major.

Three or more gold coins/pearls will reward you with the amount displayed on them, while giving you three free spins. The coins that triggered the feature will remain locked on the position, while the reels start spinning again. If one or more gold coins are landed during these three spins, you will get three more freebies and repeat the action. This happens every time punters land a gold coin. The goal is to fill all the cells with gold coins, because then you will get the ‘Grand Jackpot’.

If you don’t manage to fill all the cells, do not worry! You will still win big. The values displayed on the coins will pour down in to your balance. You might even end up winning one of the progressive jackpots.

The free spins feature is triggered once players land three ‘Scatter’ symbols on the reels. Spinners will get 6 freebies from this. The three central reels will turn into a colossal 3×3 reel, carrying only one colossal symbol. So, if you land a symbol on the first reel that matches the colossal symbol on the central reel, you are guaranteed 25-50 four-of-a-kinds, depending on the system you have chosen.

New Lightning Link slots, such as the Raging Bull, have another feature. The hold & spin feature is part of the overall movement towards skill based games, which gives players more control. It allows you to control the risk/reward level of the game. But does it increase your winning odds? Not necessarily, but we think it increases the fun.

The Verdict

Lightning Link is a big success, and we know why. The exceptional graphics and custom soundtracks are top notch though out all four themes. The slots reward players often. Winning combinations happen on a regular basis.

As for the additional features, they offer more more good reasons to choose these slots. Players are generously rewarded with the progressive jackpot bonus and the free spins feature.

Lightning Link Slots was last modified: July 22nd, 2021 by Mark Cesley