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Thunderstruck II, a slot you can play for hours.

Thunderstruck II is the sequel to the very popular and critically acclaimed Thunderstruck video slot. If you have had the pleasure to play the original Thunderstruck, you know just how good it was and what it had to offer.

Now, you may be thinking that sequels are usually worse than the originals. Caddyshack 2, Clerks 2, Every Fast and Furious sequel and pretty much every other sequel ever made never lived up to the original. With the exception being Hot Shots Part Duex. Perhaps the only good thing Charlie Sheen has brought into this world.

I’ll say it right now, Thunderstruck II does not live up to the original. It actually surpasses it!

MicroGaming has outdone themselves once again that’s for sure. They have their share of flops in this business, but they hit the nail on the head with this one.

Thunderstruck II sticks to the original theme of mythology and Norse gods. It may seem like an ordinary slot, but it separates itself from the rest of the pack and even its predecessor in many ways, the first example is the absence of pay lines. Instead, Thunderstruck uses 243 ways to make a winning combination. That’s about 200 more than most standard slots you can find.

There’s also more than 1 bonus game; 5 unique bonus features in all. Each awarding you something righteous and heavenly. I tried my best to use a Godly pun, but I’m not that good.

Other unique features include a tiered bonus system that makes you unlock special bonuses. This is rather annoying at times, but also what made the game addictive for me. I didn’t want to stop playing since the really big bonuses are in this unlocked stage. A smart implementation of a bonus round if I may say.

And if you’re worried that the intensive graphics and features won’t translate over to mobile, or even flash gaming; you’ll be pleased to know that Thunderstruck II works on both platforms quite well. It may go a little slower than other slots due to its resource intense programing, but this is only a minor flaw in an otherwise flawless slot.

Slot summary

Game type Video Slot
Software provider Microgaming
Autoplay Option Yes
Slot reels / paylines 5 Reels / 243 Ways to Win
Coins range 0.01 – 0.05
Min/Max bet 0.30 / 15
Max win 2.5 Million Coins
Free spins 25 Free Spins / Varying Multipliers
Bonus rounds 4 Free Spins Bonuses & Random Wild Storm feature
House edge 4%
Slot volatility Medium

Thunderstruck II explained

If you like a slot that is rich in bonuses, Thunderstruck II is it. As I mentioned before, the need to unlock some of these bonuses is both anxiety filled, yet adds tons of replay value to the game.

There are so many bonuses in this slot, I’m really not sure where to start. Let’s just dive right I guess and start with some of the important symbols to wet your whistle.

Wilds

The Thunderstruck II logo serves as the wild symbol. All wins are doubled when a win is made using the wild symbol.

Thors Hammer

Thor’s Hammer is one of the most powerful and symbolic icons known to man. In Thunderstruck II it will unlock all of the bonus rounds. It’s basically the scatter symbol in the game. Three or more will start you on the journey to finding Thor and his bonuses.

Great Hall of Spins

The bonus feature is technically called “The Great Hall of Spins.” There are 4 levels, each with more to offer. Each level is unlocked by triggering the bonus round a certain number of times.

Valkyrie

Valkyrie is the first goddess you will encounter. Her bonus is unlocked the first time you trigger a bonus round. She rewards you with 10 free spins and a 5x multiplier. Free spins can be re-triggered. Not to mention she’s rather cute.

Loki

The sinister Loki who isn’t sure if he’s good, bad or just a bad friend is the second feature. He is unlocked after you trigger the bonus feature 5 times. You get 15 free spins and a Wild Magic Feature that randomly transforms symbols into a wild.

Up to 4 extra free spins can be won if Thor’s Hammer lands on the reels during this bonus round.

Odin

Trigger the bonus round 10 times to unlock Odin. He awards you 20 free spins and the Wild Raven Feature. The wild Raven feature will have Odin’s Ravens randomly turn symbols into multipliers. Either a 2x, or 3x multiplier is most common. If both birds land on a symbol, it turns into a 6x multiplier.

Thor

Finally there is Thor. Triggering the bonus round 15 times unlocks his bonus. You get 25 free spins with rolling reels and multipliers. The rolling reels will make winning combinations. And for each consecutive win, you are awarded a multiplier. It starts at 2x and can get up to 5x with 5 consecutive winning spins.

In game bonus features

The bonus features may sound confusing at first, but they really are pretty simple. There’s a nice little progress bar that will even keep track of how many time you have triggered the bonus round.

Along with all of the unlockable bonuses, there’s also a Wildstorm feature. This is where the major win of 2.4 million coins usually happens. There’s no rhyme or reason to it, as it happens at random. But when it does happen, it turns an entire reel wild. In fact, it can turn all 5 reels wild giving you nothing but wild symbols.

Final Thoughts

Thunderstruck II needs no real explanation. Simply hearing the name should invoke a feeling of excitement. Thunderstruck II does not stray from the original and most will say it enhances the experience.
The big win of 2.5 million coins was reason enough for me to try Thunderstruck II. But I found that the rest of the game play was one of the more pleasurable times I had playing slots.  The soundtrack is mesmerizing and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside while I’m racking up epic wins of godly proportions.