Back in 2004, the first Thunderstruck game was released, and became one of the most popular online slot games. Now, Microgamingâ€™s follow up, Thunderstruck 2, has completely overshadowed its predecessor. With beautiful, atmospheric graphics, soundtrack and animations, Thunderstruck 2 is a winner, not least because it offers you a whopping 243 ways to win.
Thunderstruck 2 has 5 reels, with the aforementioned maximum 243 ways to win. At the base level, the game plays much like any other - you spin and hope for a match. Where Thunderstruck 2 mixes things up is the number of different winning combinations you can have, meaning that even when youâ€™re not winning big, you still get a steady trickle back in to keep you interested.
The one thing Thunderstruck 2 has in abundance is features. First comes the wildcard, which is also a win doubler as well as a substitute. On top of this comes the Wildstorm feature, which strikes randomly - and atmospherically - turning up to 5 reels into wild cards. This can turn any combination into a big win. On top of this is the Bonus Hammer. If you manage to gain 3, 4 or 5 bonus hammers in the reels, you will go to the Great Hall of Spins for the opportunity to win big with many special features.
Special Features & Conclusion
The first 5 times you make it to the Great Hall of Spins, you will receive the Valkyrie bonus. This bonus gives you 10 free spins, as well as multiplying all wins by 5x. From your 5th visit, you will get the Loki bonus, which offers 15 free spins and the wild magic feature, which randomly turns symbols into additional substitutes. After Loki comes Odin, which offers 20 free spins and the wild raven feature, which turns symbols into 2x and 3x multipliers â€“ if they both land on the same symbol, it will becoming a massive 6x multiplier. Last comes the god of thunder himself, Thor, after 15 bonuses. Thor offers you 25 free spins and the rolling reels feature, which increases the multiplier by up to 5x with consecutive wins.
All in all, Thunderstruck is an immersive slot game, with great features to keep your interest. The theme is well thought out and enacted, and the game is well designed and implemented. Even though it is complicated, the game remembers your bonuses and displays them for you to keep track of. All in all a fantastic slot.