Few slots are as notable or famed as Microgaming’s Thunderstruck II slot. This slot is the sequel to an already popular Norse mythology game and is far more expressive, expansive, and exciting than its predecessor. Thunderstruck II was one of Microgaming’s first 243 ways to win slots, and one of the first to feature randomly triggered bonuses, as well as the Hall of Spins style bonus game.
Look and feel
Thunderstruck II is a major improvement on the original game. Microgaming ditched the standard setup for something far more thematic in terms of look, feel and design of the reels and wagering menu. The aura of the game sucks you in then, presenting you with what is easily the bar setter when it comes to Norse mythology slot machine games.
The imagery in the game includes Valhalla, Loki, Valkyrie, Odin, and, of course, Thor as well as his mighty hammer, Mjölnir. Everything you would expect to find in such a slot is there, and given that Thunderstruck II is over 5 years old, is still looks the part.
As is always the case with Microgaming’s 243 ways to win slots, players cannot adjust the paylines. However, given that there are 243 paylines in the slot, wagers are as cheap as chips. Coin sizes of 1p up to 25p can be opted for, and players are at liberty to stake up to 10 coins per line. Expect minimum and maximum wagers of just 30p to £75 respectively in this slot.
The Thunderstruck II logo is a wild, and it can substitute for all other icons save for Mjölnir. Thor’s Hammer is a scatter, and it can trigger a Great Hall of Spins when 3 or more appear on the reels in any positions. At any point in the game, a Wildstorm feature may be randomly triggered that can turn up to 5 entire reels wild.
As for the Great Hall of Spins free spins bonus, the more times you trigger the feature, the better the bonuses get. Enter once to unlock the Valkyrie bonus, which promises 10 spins with 5x multipliers on wins. Enter 5 times to bag Loki’s bonus of 15 spins with Wild Magic random wilds on the central reel.
Enter a tenth time snap up Odin’s 20 spins with Wild Raven random multiplier features. Lastly, enter the Great Hall of Spins a fifteenth time to land 25 spins with Thor’s special Rolling Reels format, which sees consecutive wins bag additional multipliers worth up to 5x the normal rate of pay.