The wombat says: we love a Nordic themed slot here at Wombat Towers, and the Thunderstruck 2 slot has got to be the best Viking-legend game out there. It really has stood the test of time against newer Norse slots like the Asgardian Stones slot and Valhalla.
Yup, we’ve got the whole lot of them here at Wombat Casino!
As you’d probably imagine this game is similar to the original Thunderstruck, but the main difference between the two is that the sequel ThunderStruck II slot is much heavier on the bonus features. More on all of those extras later.
There’s a third game now, by the way: Wild Lightning by Stormcraft. That’s good as well, but if I was pushed I’d say that my favourite is the second game.
Look and Feel
The 3D animations on Thunderstruck 2 are fantastic and paved the way for newer games like the Poseidon Megaways slot. Sadly those one armed bandit fruit machines with the lemons and cherries just don’t cut it these days!
It’s all about cinematic soundtracks and Pixar sharp graphics.
Thunderstruck 2 Game Play
Thunderstruck 2 remains of our favourite slot games of all time here at Wombat Towers. It comes with 5 reels, 3 rows and is a 243 Ways to Win release like other Microgaming titles such as the Bikini Party slot.
Other Ways to Win games you might want to take a look at include the newer Lost Vegas slot (a blood thirsty zombie game) and the Playboy slot.
243 Ways to Win this means is that here are no pay-lines here. Instead you can land your wins by matching symbols on any neighbouring rows going from left to right of the reels.
Your symbols on the reels include: a Viking longship, the home of the Gods (Valhalla), plus Valkyrie, Loki, Odin and Thor. These are joined by the standard playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K & A that make up your lower value symbols.
Thor’s hammer is the scatter symbol in this slot and the Thunderstruck II logo symbol is wild in this game. It will do the usual job of standing in for all symbols on the reels except for Thor’s hammer icon to make up extra winning combos for you.
And there’s more more good news. If the Wild symbol does manage to substitute for a win, your payout is doubled.
The sound effects all add to the ambience. When 2 of those Mjölnirs thud in (his hammers), and you are waiting for the third, this game really gets your pulse racing and the adrenaline flowing.
Wild Symbols and Wildstorm
The Wildstorm feature is a randomly activated bonus that really spices things up.
Wildstorm can turn up to 5 reels wild and, as you can imagine, when this hits, you are in for a good payout.
The only downside is that you cannot trigger the free spins during Wildstorm.
Great Hall of Spins and Bonus Features
Let’s talk free spins shall we? If you are going to make some money in this slot, then the feature to aim for is the free spins round, called the Great Hall of Spins.
To trigger this, you’ll need to land at least 3 of Thor’s hammers. You’ll hear them drop in with a resounding “Thunk!”
If you get in to the Great Hall of Spins more than once, you will start to unlock new bonus features. This bonus is multi-level meaning it unlocks more features the longer you play and the higher you progress.
As Thor himself says, “Multiple Entries into the Great Hall of Spins Will Sequentially Unlock Further Bonus Features”. In a Norwegian accent of course.
There are 4 separate bonus levels in Thunderstruck 2, which is one of the reasons that we like the game so much.
A Valkyrie is a Norse goddess , and the most famous Valkyrie is Freyja. There she is to the left with her knee high boots on.
Valkyries traditionally decide who dies in battle, but in the Thunderstruck 2 slot, the Nordic goddess in the Valkyrie Bonus will give you 10 free spins plus a highly generous 5x multiplier on any of your wins.
In the Valkyrie bonus, you can re-trigger the free spins, which happens to be one of our favourite features. To do it you’ll need to land another 3x or more of Thor’s Scatter hammers.
Loki is the mischievous God of Norse legends.
Once you have hit the 5th trigger of the bonus round (or 5 Valkyrie levels), you’ll have the option of launching the Loki Bonus which translates into 15 free spins with a Wild Magic Feature, another neat feature that adds some spice to this level.
The Wild Magic symbol may appear on the middle reel and this symbol will randomly turn other symbols into extra wilds.
In this round, if you land 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x more hammers during your spins you will get 1, 2, 3 or 4 additional free spins respectively.
Let’s talk about the Odin Bonus shall we?
Odin is one of the most important characters in the Norse legends- the ruler of Asgard and a fully signed up member of the Æsir (Norse Pantheon).
And in the Thunderstruck II slot, he’ll be on hand to grant you wins after the 10th trigger of the bonus rounds (or 5 Loki levels).
The Odin Bonus will give you 20x free spins with a Wild Raven Bonus. This interesting extra has ravens swooping onto the reels which randomly turn other symbols into 2x, 3x or 4x multipliers.
Keep your eyes peeled for 2x ravens, as you might just see a 6x multiplier.
And last, but not least, comes Thor of course. It’s Thor’s hammer (the Mjöllnir) that you’ll need to enter into the Great Hall of Spins in the first place.
Thor is the son of Odin and Jörd ( a female giant in case you were wondering).
You will be able to launch the Thor bonus after 15 triggers of the bonus feature (or 15 Loki levels). Thor comes with 25 free spins with Rolling Reels as an added extra.
After a win, the winning symbols vanish into thin air, and the symbols above drop into their place, enabling you to notch up successive wins if your luck is in (this is a similar mechanic to avalanche symbols in Gonzo’s Quest).
Plus, after each win, the multiplier will go up from 2x to 3x to 4x to 5x.
Play Thunderstruck 2 on Mobile
You can play Thunderstruck II as a free demo game on your mobile, tablet, laptop or desktop once you have signed up and done the age check at Wombat Casino. That is the case for most of our Microgaming slots.
Thunderstruck II slot looks great on all the newest devices that you’ll find on the market including the latest iPhones, Samsung and Google Pixel mobile phones as well as on all tablets.
That’s about it! Take the demo for a spin, claim your bonus and play this excellent game for real. It’s entertainment of the highest order!
Thunderstruck 2 is a medium variance slot, which means you’ll find some decent wins in the base game. With a return to player rate of 96% to 97%, it compares favourably to other slots.
FYI wombat fans: the Free Spins can be pretty hard to trigger but when you do, they can be lucrative.
About the developer
Microgaming were one of the first online slot makers, and have been around since 1994 which is when they introduced the first ever online casino.
Fast forward 4 years, and the slot wizards turned their hands to making slots (the first being Cash Splash) -and they haven’t looked back. Since then, these UK based games masters have gone on to release some of this wombat’s favourite online slots including the HBO hit Game of Thrones slot, blockbuster inspired game Jurassic World and underwater themed Mermaid’s Millions.
And they keep on releasing new games every month. These days, they tend to team up with smaller studios like Just for the Win and that is resulting in some very innovative games.
Thunderstruck 2 Conclusion
We love the Thunderstruck 2 slot! We don’t give many games top marks, but this was an easy one to score, especially as it plays so well on a mobile.
It gets the nod from us, not only for its rich Nordic Legends theme, but also for the outstanding graphics and game-play that have stood the test of time.
Thunderstruck 2 slot might have been out for a while, but it was a real trail-blazer when it was first launched and we reckon it still cuts the mustard.
Wombat Score: 5/5
It’s a must-play.
Thunderstruck II FAQs
- How many Thunderstruck Games are There?
This is the second game, after the original release (Thunderstruck). There is also a new game called Thunderstruck Wild Lightning which has been developed with Stormcraft Studios.
- What is the Scatter Symbol?
Thor´s Hammer is the Scatter Symbol. Also known as Mjölnir, known in Norse myths as one of the most feared and powerful weapons in the worl. When Thor uses it he can level mountains. That short handle was due to a mistake when it was forged.
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- Can I play Thunderstruck II for Free at Wombat Casino?
Yes you can! You just need to register first and then you will have access to all of our games, as long as you are over 18 years of age.
- Who cut Odin's hair on the Thunderstruck 2 slot?
I don’t know, some guy in Norway I think, but that has to be the slickest centre parting I have ever seen.