Thunderstruck slot - Free Play - Game Review
Thunderstruck is one of the most popular slots we’ve seen released from Microgaming, and while it’s been slightly overshadowed by the follow-up game – Thunderstruck II – the original remains a popular choice for players, and for many, it’s become somewhat of a go-too slot!
Now, the reasons why we’ll cover in this post – so let’s begun by taking a look at the slot and how it looks!
The first thing you’ll notice about Thunderstruck is that the game operates using a cartoon-y like manner, and this is shown mainly through the symbols found on the reels.
For example, the lower-paying symbols are all traditional playing card symbols, including Ten, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace – nothing too special there – but the game specific symbols are all designed to look in-line with the Norse theme found in the rest of the game, and this includes Thor’s House, Thor’s Hammer, a Helmet, a Mighty Warrior, and there’s also a wild symbol, which takes the form of Thor himself.
You’ll also notice a Ram on the reels, and this is the games scatter symbol, which we’ll cover within the following section.
There’s just the one feature to be found within Thunderstruck, and this is triggered by landing three, four, or five of the scatter symbols anywhere in view.
Once you manage to do so, you’ll be awarded 15 free-spins, which begin to play out immediately.
Now, during the free-spins, there’s not a whole lot going on – but something you will notice, is that any wins you manage to make during the free-spins round are subject to a 3X multiplier – and this – of course – gives you a much better chance of hitting a big win and coming away from the free-spins bonus with a tidy profit!
Other than the free-spins bonus-round, there’s not a lot going on, but it’s also worth pointing out that any wins during the main base-game – that use the Thor wild symbol – will be doubled, essentially applying a 2X multiplier to it.
Pros: The 3X multiplier allows for tremendous wins during the free-spins bonus-round, so it’s well-worth trying to aim for!
Cons: If you’re used to the newly-updated Thunderstruck II, you may be disappointed to learn that the original Thunderstruck isn’t built using the 243-ways-to-win format, using only 9 pay-lines, instead.