Following on from their original 2003 hit, Thunderstruck 2 is Microgaming’s 2010 sequel and has become even more popular than the original. The game builds upon the themes established in the first version of the game and successfully combines both straightforward gaming action with some innovative bonus features. Players can enjoy high quality visuals and sound effects in a style that is reminiscent of the fantasy fiction genre, with a soundtrack that evokes the Norse mythology theme extremely well. The Great Hall of Spins bonus feature is the Thunderstruck 2 slots highlight and ensures high levels of player engagement.
How to play
Thunderstruck 2 is a 5 reel, 243 ways to win video pokie that offers players six different coin sizes – 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.25 – and with 30 ‘lines’ in play on every spin, plus the option to play between 1 – 10 coins per line, the maximum bet is between $3 – $75. Wins pay left to right and are multiplied by the line bet, except scatter wins which are multiples of the total bet.
- Wild symbol is the Thunderstruck II logo
- Wild symbols substitutes for all other symbols, except the scatter
- When wild symbol substitutes, wins are multiplied 2x
- Scatter symbol is Thor’s Hammer
- 3x, 4x or 5x scatter symbols anywhere on the reels triggers the Great Hall of Spins bonus feature
- 5x Thunderstruck II wild symbols = up to 10,000 coins (up to $2,500)
- 5x Thor symbols = up to 5000 coins (up to $1,250)
- 5x Odin symbols = up to 4500 coins (up to $1,125)
- 5x Loki symbols = up to 4000 coins (up to $1,000)
- 5x Thor’s Hammer scatter symbols = up to 6000 coins (up to $1,500)
Randomly triggered during base play, the Wildstorm Feature turns up to 5 reels wild. The jackpot for hitting 5x wild reels is 2,400,000 coins ($600,000 when betting the max).
At A Glance
- Slot Type: video slot
- Jackpot Type: none
- Bonus Game: yes
- Scatter: yes
- Free Spins: yes
The Great Hall of Spins bonus feature
Triggered by hitting 3x, 4x or 5x scatter symbols anywhere on the reels, the Great Hall of Spins is a progressive bonus feature where the number of free spins available to be won increases the more times the bonus is triggered.
Once the bonus begins, players are taken to a separate screen showing the entrances to four different Halls, each of which has its own character and distinct gameplay. Each hall can only be entered once the bonus has been triggered a set number of times:
Valkyrie can be entered when the bonus has been triggered once; players are awarded 10x free spins with a 5x multiplier.
Loki can be entered when the bonus has been triggered five times; players are awarded 15x free spins with the Magic Wild feature in play. When the Wild Magic symbol appears on reel 3, it randomly transforms other symbols into wilds.
Odin can be entered when the bonus has been triggered ten times; players are awarded 20x free spins with the Wild Raven feature in play. Ravens appear and randomly land on symbols in winning spins, turning them into 2x or 3x multipliers (multiplier is 6x if both ravens land)
Thor can be entered when the bonus has been triggered fifteen times; players are awarded 25x free spins with the Rolling Reels feature in play. Symbols in winning spins ‘explode’ and disappear to be replaced by new symbols, and if another winning combination occurs, the process is repeated. This continues until no winning combinations are on the reels. Each time a win features Rolling Reels, the multiplier increases (up to a maximum of 5x).
Thunderstruck 2 slot is a low-volatility game that offers both one enormous jackpot prize alongside a good range of medium-sized payouts, with wins featuring the wild symbol doubled during base play.
The maximum jackpot on Thunderstruck II is 2,400,000 coins (up to $600,000 when betting the max), awarded when all five reels turn wild during the Wildstorm feature.
Significant wins during base play include up to 6000 coins (up to $1,500 when betting the max) for hitting 5x scatter symbols, and up to 10,000 coins (up to $2,500) for hitting 5x wild symbols when betting maximum coin size and number.
The Thunderstruck 2 slot has remained one of Microgaming’s most popular games due to the progressive nature of the bonus feature, where players can earn greater rewards the more times they play the free spins bonus round, combined with the otherwise straightforward gameplay. The symbols and images from Norse mythology are all extremely well realised and so visually the game is also highly engaging.