For centuries frogs and toads have been associated with witches and witchcraft, and it is a well-known fact that no witch’s potion could be made without some body part of a frog.
The Frog Grog slot takes spinners to a mysterious and a bit spooky shack where a witch is preparing a potion so strong that it can help you win outstanding payouts, up to 1,616 times the triggering bet.
The most important fact to remember is that gamers need to mix up proper ingredients for the strongest potion, so take the book of spells, put the witch hat on, get on those shelves and choose between moth wings, eyeballs, flowers, hair of a witch, hearts, and, of course, a frog, to create a genuine potion that will make your wildest desires come to life.
Even though Thunderkick is rather new on the market, being established in 2012, the company from Stockholm was formed by ex-members of Net Entertainment, meaning that they have years of experience in online gambling industry.
The creators of Birds on a Wire, Sunny Scoops and Esqueleto Explosivo have been busy little bees of late, offering new products like Babushkas, Sunset Delight, Spectra and the latest Frog Grog, which is supposed to be their Halloween special.
How To Play It
Before you start brewing your potions, you will need a short introduction on how to operate this witch shack. First chose the appropriate bet, which goes from $0.10 to $100, and you are ready for mixing ingredients up.
The reels are interestingly represented as shelves on which the symbols drop in the form of potion ingredients, and you will choose between Moth Wings, Flowers, Hearts, Eyeballs and two types of potion bottles.
Thanks to Dropping Symbols, the symbols that form a winning combination will drop from the shelves making room for new ones to take their place and possibly form a new winning combination.
What is interesting about Frog Grog is that it is the first Thunderkick product that offers 23 paylines. The highest paying symbol is the Moth Wings, offering 10 times the triggering stake for five of a kind.
The Frog represents a Wild that substitutes for every other symbol and offers some pretty neat additional features that we will explain in detail in the following section.
We already mentioned the Dropping Symbols feature, where the winning symbols fall into the pot, making room on the shelves for new symbols that can also create a winning combination. This feature is tied with Multipliers, meaning that every time you get a winning combination and every time the symbols fall, the multiplier increases.
You start with an x1 multiplier, the first winning combination increases the multiplier by 1, and you can also get x3, x5 and x7 multipliers, but to do so, you need to land consecutive winning combinations.
Wild Frog is a very interesting addition to the story. Not only that it functions as a Wild, it will also use the power of its fiery burp to remove all symbols on the same row and reel, making room for new symbols that could form additional winning combinations. Only other frogs can resist the burp power.
Once blue smoke emerges from the pot, gamers will be awarded a Mystery Game, which is triggered randomly. This means that all symbols except the Moth Wings, the Flower and the Frog will be removed from the shelves, rewarding gamers with wins according to the paytable.
With a proper mix of symbols and multipliers, the magic potion you are cooking up may reward you with some insane payouts, the highest being 1,616 times the triggering bet, meaning that you could win up to $161,600, provided you placed the maximum bet of $100.
Look for the Moth Wings, since they pay the most, x10 the triggering bet for the maximum combo, while five Flower symbols will multiply your bet by 6.
Even though you will get an opportunity to mix up various kinds of magical potions, or grogs, in the Frog Grog slot, the truth is there is nothing magical about the 2016 release, because of the lack of special features.
If this is Thunderkick’s Halloween special, we are afraid that spinners would rather go trick-or-treating than spend their time playing this slot, since it gets a bit boring very quickly.
The visuals are exceptional, this has to be said, while the Dropping Reels and Multipliers could definitely fill your pot with cash, but when it comes to action, Mystery Game is simply not enough, and it all comes down to spinning reels, waiting for the frog to burp, or for the blue smoke to emerge from the pot.
This can be amusing once or twice, but we don’t see many spinners playing the Thunderkick product on a longer run.