The original Thunderstruck was received so well, that the release of the sequel was just a matter of time. In Thunderstruck 2 Microgaming did a great job at keeping the same theme and style, while introducing new gameplay features.
Also, they realized that there are more interesting symbols than goats (look up our Thunderstruck review) to put into a slot about Nordic mythology. In additions to Thor, here you’ll see other gods (Loki, Odin), Valkyrie, and so on.
Gameplay-wise, the slot has a wild multiplier, randomly-triggered Wildstorm feature, and four different round of free spins to choose from. Oh, and paytable achievements, that paint your paytable gold when you get each combination with every symbol. It doesn’t actually give you anything, it’s just a… well, achievement.
The games has “243 ways to win” structure, meaning that a combination pays when symbols appear on adjacent reels. The game logo symbol is wild, and doubles your win when substituting in a combination. Then there’s the Wildstorm feature, that strikes randomly and turns up to 5 reels into wilds.
When you hit three bonus symbols (Thor’s Hammer) scattered on the reels, you’ll be granted an entrance to The Great Hall of Spins. Initially, you only have one option - the Valkyrie free spins - but the more times you trigger the free spins, the more options you’ll unlock (Loki spins after 5 times, Odin spins after 10, and Thor spins after 15). It doesn’t have to be within one session - the game remembers your progress. Also, this only applies to real money mode, in the demo you can try all the options right from the start. So, what do we have in The Great Hall of Spins?
- Valkyrie: pretty simple - 10 free spins, all wins are multiplied by 5, can be retriggered
- Loki: 15 free spins with WIld Magic feature. Whenever the bonus symbol appears on the third reel, it turns some symbols into additional wilds
- Odin: 20 free spins, where the ravens will occasionally turn random symbols into x2 or x3 wild multipliers. Or x6, if both ravens decide to dive into action
- Thor: 25 spins with Rolling Reels feature and increasing multiplier. Basically, when symbols match into a combination, they pay out and explode, and the symbols above them drop into their place. If this lead to another winning combination - it pays x2 and the exploding and dropping part repeats. This goes on till there are no more wins, and the max multiplier is x5.
The signature feature of Thunderstruck 2 - the Great Hall of Spins - makes you coming back just to unlock all the free spin modes
Thunderstruck 2 slot is nice. While the graphics are not exactly cutting-edge, it still offers a fantastic experience. All thanks to those different free spins modes.
Click here to play Thunderstruck 2 - a sequel done right.