Thunderstruck 2 slot - Free Play - Game Review
If you played the early Thunderstruck video slot, you likely already know what to expect from Microgaming’s follow-up; Thunderstruck II – and while there are quite a few differences between the two games, the general theme and ethos remains similar, and you will see exactly what the game’s about, within this slot.
The first difference you’ll notice between the two games, is that the new game uses a 243-ways-to-win format, eradicating the need to look out for any pay-lines or anything like that.
The 243-ways-to-win format ensures that you only need to land one symbol on the first three, four, or five consecutive reels in order to secure a win – it doesn’t matter where they land!
The next change, is the graphical improvements seen within the game; this is mainly delivered in the form of the symbol graphics, and you’ll also see a number of different symbols on the reels.
Now, the low-value ones are still traditional playing card symbols, including Ten, Jack, Queen, King, and Ace – but the higher-paying ones include symbolism like Thor, Thor’s Hammer, a Viking Long ship, and the three other Nordic Gods; Valkyrie, Odin, and Loki.
The game’s scatter symbol is also different, and in this new version, it appears as Thor’s Hammer; landing three, four, or five of them anywhere in view will trigger the free-spins bonus-round.
There’s a couple of features you can expect to see inside Thunderstruck II, and the first is called the wild storm bonus. This is a randomly-triggered bonus and can appear on any spin during the main base-game. When it triggers, you’ll see between one and five reels turned into wild reels, ensuring HUGE win potential!
Now, the main bonus-round is triggered by landing three, four, or five of the scatter symbols anywhere in view, and once you do so you’ll enter the Great Hall of Spin. This has four bonuses, which are unlocked the more you play – and the first bonus, the Valkyrie free-spins – gives you 10 free-spins, all subject to a 5X multiplier.
Next is the Odin spins, which sees a random wild spread from the third reel across the screen, and the third bonus-round is the Odin bonus-round, which sees wild multipliers added to the reels.
The fourth and final bonus is a rolling reels feature, and if you pick this option, you’ll find that each time you get a win, the symbols involved with that win disappear, with new symbols dropping down to take their place. A multiplier increases with each symbol-drop-down.
All of the free-spins can be re-triggered, and in order to do this you simply need to land another three, four, or five of the Thor’s Hammer scatter symbols anywhere in view.
Pros: The five different bonuses offer tremendous enjoyment – and the wild storm bonus really can pay huge – and sometimes even higher than 3,000X your total stake!
Cons: The game is quite volatile, so do be sure to go into the game with a healthy balance, and to play at a spin-stake you can afford!