Thunderstruck II is the sequel of the highly successful and high paying slot machine that was released back in 2003, Thunderstruck. After the great success of the game and its Northern mythology theme, Microgaming was encouraged to follow it up with this amazing sequel that is higher paying, more fun and more innovative. It simply takes the gaming experiences to a whole new level of fun and excitement. It has enhanced visuals, high quality audio effects and a great set of outstanding features and larger than life game characters.
The game has three symbols’ rows that form the five thunderous reels of the game on which 243 ways to win are spread. This means that the payouts are no longer constricted to a small number of paylines. This means that the symbols will simply need to appear aligned from the left to the right anywhere on the spinning reels in order to form a payout, there are up to 243 different winning combos that would allow players to earn great awards.
The game has an unmatched set of bonuses including the thunderous and high paying Wild Storm bonus feature as well as Thor, the god of thunder who can turn the entire reels into WILD symbols in order to form amazing payouts.
How to play Thunderstruck II
The game has the format and the interface of most new and innovative slot machines. There are two game modes, the Normal mode and the Expert mode. The difference between the two modes is the existence of the Auto Play settings.
Whether players are on the Normal mode or the Expert Mode, they will use the same button to begin the game, which is the “Spin button” which is located at the far right under the reels in the control panel.
Spinning the game without going through the different betting options will mean that players have placed the default bet which is equal 0.3 credits.
If players win a payout, its amount will appear on top of the Spin button.
The betting options that players can go through to specify their wager include the coin value, where players will click on the + and the – signs to specify the value they want. These values are 0.01, 0.02 and 0.05. They will then go through the other betting option, the number of coins which varies between 1 and 10 coins.
The minimum number of coins needed to activate the 243 ways is 30 coins, so the minimum bet is 0.3 and the biggest bet is equal 15 credits. Players wishing to place the biggest bet can simply click on Max Bet.
Symbols that are a part of a winning combo will flash on and off on the reels, the amount of the pays can be viewed at the paytable of the game. The paytable can be opened by clicking on the “View Pays” button on the left bottom side of the reels. The paytable will also reveal to players all of the secrets of the game, the special symbols, the bonus rounds and everything they need to know about the game and its ways to win.
The Wild icon of the game is the thunderous logo of the game “Thunderstruck II”. This symbol will not only substitute for other non-bonus symbols as it will also double any payouts it creates by filling in for other symbols.
The game has plenty of free spin bonus rounds that are available to players through the Chamber of Spins bonus as well as the Wild Storm feature.
Free Spins in Thunderstruck II
There isn’t one single free spins bonus round like most video slots, there are multiple ones. They are all found at the Chamber of Spins, and judging from its name, there are a lot of free spins waiting for players.
Players can enter the chamber upon getting three Thor Hammer symbols anywhere on the game’s reels. This will give players entry into the lucrative chamber. Players will unlock more features that are named after the main characters of the game, with every character, players will earn more spins with high paying features. Once players trigger the bonus round and earn the first entry, they will earn 10 free spins on the slot with a multiplier of 5x. Free spins can be re-triggered during this bonus round. Once players trigger the Chamber of Secrets for the 5th time, they will be able to choose Loki who can give them 15 spins that come with the Wild Magic. Players who earn 10 entries will be able to choose the Odin bonus round which will give them 20 spins with the Wild Raven feature. Lastly, when players trigger the Chamber of Spins 15 times, they will earn 25 spins with the Rolling Reels feature that come with an increasing multiplier.
The Wild Storm Feature
Apart from the lucrative wild symbol, there is a special wild feature that is called the Wild Storm. The wild storm will hit the reels hard and fast, and most importantly of all, at random. When the Wild Storm hits the reels, it will start striking lightening on certain reels turning them into wild ones, which will certainly help players form combos right and left.
The Wild Magic and the Wild Raven Bonus Features
These two bonus features are activated alongside the free spins that players can earn from the Chamber of Spins. The Wild Magic feature is earned with the Loki free spins. The Wild Magic symbol will only land on the middle reel during these free spins, when that happens, it will start magically changing symbols wild.
The other bonus feature, the wild raven is triggered through the Odin bonus round. Odin’s ravens will randomly turn symbols into 2x and 3x multipliers. Players can earn a 6x multiplier if two of Odin’s ravens land on the reels.
Advanced Autoplay Features
The Auto Play options enables players to choose the amount of spins and a wager so they can kick back while they watch the reels spin. They can pick from 5 up to 500 spins. They can also choose to stop the spins when the wins reach a certain amount or just make the reels spin until they decide to stop it.
Game Settings Options
The game has a few game setting that control the ambience and the gaming experience. These options including the speed of the game by ticking on the Quickspin, the choice to show the bets and the payouts in credits or coins and lastly, switching off and on all sounds.
Additional Information About Thunderstruck II
The game has the Player Achievement feature. Any wins that are earned during the game play are saved and tracked and can be shown to players in the paytable, it appears in the form of gold highlights. This way, players can enjoy the challenge as they try to complete the entire payout table to turn it all to gold.
The game has a payout rate of 96.65%.