The first Thunderstruck was one of these slots which has definitely left an impression on the minds of players. It is still nowadays considered by some to be one of the best slot machines of all time. 7 years after the first release of this masterpiece, Microgaming decided to release a new episode of the series called Thunderstruck 2.
As far as graphics and the soundtrack are concerned
When you start the game, one thing becomes obvious: the graphic artists from Microgaming are not joking around. Even though the first Thunderstruck now appears a wee bit old fashioned now, its sequel is truly astonishing. Its hand-painted graphics are really amazing. Its soundtrack is also great. With its excellent symphonic music, it plunges you into the Nordic Middle-Ages and its airs of mythology.
243 ways to win
Rather classical at first, the Thunderstruck 2 slot machine offers 5 reels. On the other hand, it does not really offer payment lines, as it pays out for any combination formed from left to right. During each spin, the entire screen is taken into account. Therefore this game offers no less than 243 ways to win, as in Ghost Pirates by Netent.
In order to win major amounts, you can count on 2 special symbols: a Wild and a Scatter. This slot machine also offers an original feature called Wildstorm. On top of this, it offers you the possibility to win up to 4 different types of free spins with its great hall of spins feature.
The range of possible bets
Even though Thunderstruck 2 leaves you no choice in the number of activated payment lines, you can still choose the value of the currency you use. The following values are at your disposal: 0,01, 0,02, 0,05 $/£/€. You can also bet from 1 to 10 coins per spin. The range of bets extends from 0,30 to 15 $/£/€ per spin, which is not very wide. It should however be enough for most players.
The symbol inscribed Thunderstruck 2 is Wild. It can replace the other items, except for the Scatter, in order to form winning combinations. It then doubles the amount you win. If you manage to get 3, 4 or 5 Wilds, you win respectively 75, 200 or 1.000 coins.
The symbol depicting Thor\'s hammer is a Scatter. It gives you money as soon as you get it 2, 3, 4 or 5 times anywhere on the screen. You then win respectively 1, 2, 20 or 200 coins. On top of this, if you get it at least three times on the reels, you also win free spins.
The great hall of spins
If you get at least 3 Scatters anywhere on the reels, you trigger a feature called the great hall of spins, which offers you to win free spins. Each time, you also win an extra point. Every time you get 5 points, you activate a new god which offers new options for your free spins. You can also choose a god you had already unblocked. In total, this slot machine offers 4 gods: [list][*]Valkyrie who offers 10 re-triggerable free spins with a x5 multiplier.[/*][*]Loki, who offers you 15 free spins without a multiplier. Instead of this, you get a magic Wild on the third reel. When it appears, it transforms other symbols into Wilds. On top of this, if you get 2, 3, 4 ou 5 Scatters, vous empochez respectivementyou win respectively 1, 2, 3 or 4 extra free spins.[/*][*]Odin, who offers you 20 free spins. The amounts you win are randomly multiplied by 2, 3 or 6.[/*][*]Thor, who allows you to win 25 free spins with the rolling reels feature which resembles in every way the tumbling reels feature in Gonzo\'s Quest by Netent. During these free spins, when you form a winning combination, its symbols disappear and the ones above them replace them. You obtain a new combination which can also make you win. If it does, you go a step further on the scale of multipliers which offers x2, x3, x4 and x5.[/*][/list]
The Wildstorm feature
A 3D character who looks like Thor can randomly appear on your screen. If you are lucky enough to see him, it means the Wildstorm feature has just started. During this feature, the Norse God of thunder will transform 1 to 5 reels into Wilds. This slot machine offers so many ways to win that this Wildstorm feature is sure to make you win huge amounts.
Long-awaited by all the fans of the first one, the Thunderstruck 2 slot machine is no disappointment. On top of its graphics and soundtrack, it also offers the main strength of the first one, that is, free spins. With the great hall of spins feature, this video slot allows you to choose between different options, all more interesting than the next, for your free spins. On the other hand, because of its 243 ways of winning, the variance is slightly lower than the first issue of Thunderstruck. It is nevertheless possible to win very decent amounts, thanks to the Wildstorm feature among other things.