Thunderstruck Video Slot is to the online casino world like the song Thunderstruck by AC/DC is to the world of rock…epic, legendary and unforgettable.
It’s no wonder then that the original version of the slot which was launched back in 2004 has enjoyed many years of success and has remained a firm player favourite over the years. Earlier this year though, Microgaming announced that it would be releasing a sequel to the original, namely Thunderstruck II Slot and that got tongues wagging… whilst some eagerly awaited the launch, other wondered if it was wise to ever do a follow up on what is decidedly one of the best slots around? Would the new slot live up to its predecessor on any level or would it, like many other sequels fall short and be a complete disappointment, after all the expectations would be exceedingly high.
All those questions were answered with the launch of Thunderstruck 2 and all fears were laid to rest as this game really is out of this world and we dare say, can compete with the original any day of the week.
Thunderstruck 2 Game Screenshot
Thunderstruck 2 remains true to its mythical, Norse mythology theme and features the infamous Thor, god of thunder, as well as Valkyrie, Loki and Odin in a graphical explosion that is completely awe inspiring, especially when the animations spring into life on a win. The game also retains a high screen resolution as well as one of the largest and most coveted jackpots for a single slot game in the history of casinos at a whopping 10 000 coins in the base game and 2 430 000 coins in the Wildstorm Jackpot game (so make sure you ALWAYS play max bet). However, the new game does offer more ways to win with 243 Paylines across 5 reels and increased numbers of Scatters, Wilds, Multipliers, free spins and features and that’s where it really gets interesting…
The Wild Card Logo not only substitutes but also doubles wins and make sure you look out for the Wildstorm feature which triggers randomly during the game and gives you one free spin with the opportunity to hit several wild reels. Another symbol to look out for is Thor’s legendary Hammer which acts as the bonus symbol and when 3 or more are featured, you will be thrust into the Great Hall of Spins bonus game. The more you trigger this feature, the more features are unlocked and the more rewards are up for grabs.
Hall of Free Spins Bonus Feature
On the first trigger you will meet Valkyrie who awards10 free spins at 5x multiplier, once you’ve triggered the game over 5 times the Loki feature will be activated and you’ll receive 15 free spins with a wild magic feature which randomly transforms other symbols into additional wilds. Once the bonus game has been triggered 10 times or more, the Odin feature comes into play and awards you with 20 free spins with a Wild Raven feature which randomly turns symbols into 2x or 3x multipliers (Hit both Ravens and you’ll get a 6x multiplier). And finally, if you’re lucky enough to trigger the bonus more than 15 times, the Thor feature will be activated and you’ll get 25 free spins on the Rolling Reels feature wherein blocks burst and consecutive wins increase the multiplier up to 5x the win.
The really great thing about the game is that it is intelligent and rolls over these consecutive triggers from one game session to another (kind of like it has a game memory card and you can pick up where you left off last time). Another great new aspect is the Paytable Achievements feature which indicates paytable hits in gold so that you can easily monitor your previous game play and winnings.
With all that this game has to offer, it is safe to say that even the harshest critics have been silenced. Thunderstruck 2 is definitely one that will join its predecessor in the slots hall of fame for many years to come. Play it today and you’ll be left feeling…THUNDERSTRUCK all over again!