Thunderstruck II pokie review

Thunderstruck II pokie review

Microgaming have a few fan favourites from their pokies suite, with Thunderstruck considered to be one of the most popular. Featuring a norse mythology theme, which arguably could’ve been the start of the trend for online pokies, and a huge number of bonus features we can see why.

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This title isn’t the first in its league however – it is a sequel from the equally popular title Thunderstruck from Microgaming – and while there’s similarities there’s also improvements. We take a look at the title and explain why so many players are opting for this title out of the hundred available online.

Format of Thunderstruck II

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format of microgamings thunderstruck iiWhile its predecessor features 5 reels and nine paylines, Thunderstruck II sees a 243 ways to win format across 5 reels.

There’s 10 coin sizes available, ranging from 0.01 to 0.25 in size and you spin a minimum of 30 and a maximum of 300. This results in a minimum bet of $0.30 and a maximum bet of $75 per spin.

You can adjust the coin size or play the maximum bet via the buttons below the reels, where you will also find the spin button.

Thunderstruck II has a RTP of 96.6%, with the top payout available of 2.5 million coins.

Thunderstruck II symbols and payouts

view paytable of thunderstruck iiMicrogaming generally use the traditional 9 to A symbols for their low paying values, and they have done so here. They have been designed to appear as if they have been carved into stone adding to the overall theme. You need three of a kind to score a payout with these symbols, however.

The middle and high paying symbols include the ship, castle, the Nordic Goddess known as Valkyrie, and the three Nordic Gods – Thor offers the highest payout out of these options.

There’s additional symbols you need to keep an eye out for including the Wild and Scatter symbols, which are integral to the games bonus features.

The Wild is represented by the game’s logo and pays with a minimum of three of a kind. It also performs the usual function of substituting for all symbols except the Scatter, and a 2x multiplier is applied on Wild wins.

The Scatter symbol is the hammer and three will activate the Great Hall of Spins feature.

You can view the paytable for more information by clicking the ‘View Pays’ button under the reels.

Thunderstruck II multi-level bonuses

free spins on thunderstruck iiThe reason why this pokie is so popular is due to its bonus features, predominantly the multi-level bonus round.

Trigger the multi-level bonus by spinning three Scatter symbols and here you will be show what you can unlock. The first time you trigger the feature you will unlock the Valkyrie Bonus Game where you are awarded 10 free spins with a 5x multiplier.

Every time you unlock the bonus, up to five times, you will unlock this bonus and then after this you will unlock the Loki Bonus Game. Here you are given 15 free spins with the Wild Magic feature where up to 14 symbols can be transformed into Wilds.

You then need to trigger the multi-level bonus at least 10 times to get to the next level, known as the Odin Bonus Game. You will receive 20 free spins with a 6x multiplier and extra Wilds.

Finally, you need to have triggered the bonus round at least 15 times for the top bonus feature known as the Thor Bonus Game to be activated. You will earn 25 free spins here, with an increasing multiplier from 2x to 5x on consecutive wins and Rolling Reels.

There’s also a base game feature to keep your bank balance levelled, known as the Wildstorm Feature which triggers up to five reels turning Wild for huge payouts.

Thunderstruck II audio and graphics

stunning graphics by microgamingThe graphics feature cartoon images, including the Nordic gods Loki, Odin and Thor and goddess Valkyrie all in cartoon. They aren’t 3D, but we aren’t here for BetSoft’s graphics – we’re here for Microgaming’s bonuses.

There’s a soothing, yet magical soundtrack attached and it builds up to create suspense. However, there’s still the mechanical sound of the reels every time you press spin so you may want to mute the title. You can do this by clicking on the speaker.

Our thoughts on Thunderstruck II

Microgaming’s Thunderstruck II is incredibly popular with online slots players – and we can see why. The multi-level bonus adds an interactive element to the game and if you plan to play for a while it can make gameplay more exciting.

For those who only like a few spins of the reels, the first level of the multi-level bonus is quite generous with a 5x multiplier applied, while the randomly activated base feature adds excitement.

We love the mythological theme, and we have a feeling many other providers have tried to base their online slots on this one.