In 2010, Microgaming released a longed-for sequel to Thunderstruck, one of the most playable games ever. The new slot was named Thunderstruck II. Unlike the original first version, the second edition is based on a 243 ways to win model. The mythology-themed slot features wilds, scatters, four free spins modes and a stunning non-progressive 2.4M-coin jackpot that can be hit in a bonus feature. Thunderstruck II invites you to a fantastic adventure to Midgard, the home of Norse gods who will share their divine riches with the luckiest gamblers.
Thunderstruck is a 243 ways to win slot with five reels and three rows. The highest number of coins you can bet is 10, and a coin denomination runs from $0.01 to $0.25. Hence, it is easy to calculate that the maximum wager per spin reaches $75. Like in other all-ways slots, there are no paylines with a pre-determined pattern to bet on, so you have only two aforementioned options to tailor your bet to your bankroll. The minimum bet per spin amounts to $0.3, which is a good wager for low rollers.
You’ll come across the symbols related to a Norse pantheon of gods; these include Loki, Odin, Valkyrie and Thor. Character symbols are supplemented by traditional playing card letters and numbers from nine through ace. The amount of the first jackpot paid out by regular symbols is 500 coins, for five Thor images landed on all the five reels. This seemingly low returns are compensated by a plethora of bonus features that have a great winning potential.
The Thunderstruck II logo is the slot’s wild that can substitute for all icons, other than scatters and bonus symbols. Five wilds occurred on adjacent reels award the top jackpot of x1000 times your bet. Furthermore, a wild doubles the payout when used as a substitute.
This is a randomly activated feature that morphs one to five reels into wilds. With this bonus extra triggered, get ready to line your pockets.
The Thor’s Hammer marked with the word ‘Bonus’ is a scatter that pays out scatter wins for 2 to 5 of them landed in any position. The max award is x200 times a bet for five Hammer symbols. In addition, 3+ scatters trigger the Great Hall of Spins feature where you stand the chance (surely, a very small) to win over $2 million.
The Great Hall of Spins is a four-tiered bonus round where new bonus features get unlocked as you enter the Great Hall a certain number of times.
If you trigger the free spins feature for the first and up to the fourth time in your gaming session, you are given the Valkyrie bonus with 10 retriggerable free spins at a x5 multiplier.
After the fifth trigger, you get the Loki bonus with 15 free spins and the Wild Magic feature. During the bonus round the Wild Magic icon may land on the third reel and turn a random number of symbols into wilds.
After the tenth trigger, you get the Odin feature that incorporates 20 free games and the Raven bonus. Here symbols may transform into x2 or x3 multipliers at random.
After the 15th trigger, you unlock the Thor feature with 25 free games and Rolling Reels (or cascading reels as some slot producers call it). As you get two and more winning spins consecutively, a multiplier keeps growing stepwise up to x5.
If you have a liking for Norse mythology, this feature-packed slot delivered by Microgaming is for you. Thunderstrucks II has stunning high-paying free spins with extra bonuses attached to them, including Microgaming’s branded Rolling Reels.