I do love a Nordic slot, 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 games like the Asgardian Stones slot and Valhalla among others. We’ve got the lot here at Wombat!
But Thor’s beard? It’s a bit wispy, isn’t it? Now his dad- he’s got a beard. Odin, you hipster, you!
Beards aside, Thunderstruck II remains one of our favourite slot games of all time. It has just the right mix of features and comes with 243 Ways to Win like other games 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 zombie game) and the Playboy slot. It gets a big paws up 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. This game might have been out for a while, but it was a real trail-blazer when it was first launched. We reckon it still “cuts the mustard”.
The Thunderstruck II symbol is wild and will stand in for all symbols except for the scatter (Thor’s hammer) to make up wins. If the Wild symbol substitutes for a win, the payout is doubled.
All in all, the animations on Thunderstruck 2 are fantastic and paved the way for newer games like the Hot as Hades slot. 3 reel one armed bandits with lemons and cherries on them just don’t cut it these days! Let’s take a look at this beauty in more detail.
The characters in this slot are pretty wild, and the Wildstorm feature is a randomly activated bonus that will really get your heart racing (more on that below).
And then, of course there are the wild symbols- you know the ones that stand in for other symbols to make up wins. These are the Thunderstruck 2 logo symbols which will stand in for all symbols apart from the hammer scatter.
And what’s more, when you make up a win with a Wild symbol, the pay-out is doubled. Thank you Thor, you Norse legend!
There’s also a random feature which we love called Wildstorm which can turn up to 5 reels wild. As you can imagine, when this hits, you are in for a good payout. The game goes nuts!
The only downer is that you cannot trigger free spins during Wildstorm. I suppose that would be too greedy (maybe they’ll do that on the Thunderstruck 3 slot, when’s that coming out I wonder?)
But let’s talk freebies shall we, because if you are going to make some money on this slot, then the real puppy to aim for is the free spins round which is called the Great Hall of Spins. For this, you’ll need to land at least 3 of Thor’s hammers. You’ll hear them drop in with a resounding “Thunk!” Just thinking about it makes my wombat fur stand on end. “If I had a hammer….”
If you get in to the Great Hall of Spins more than once, you will start to unlock new bonus features. As Thor himself says “Multiple Entries into the Great Hall of Spins Will Sequentially Unlock Further Bonus Features. It’s logical, captain”.
4 Bonus Rounds- Great Hall of Spins
There are 4 separate bonus games on Thunderstruck 2, which is one of the reasons that we like the game so much.
Valkyrie The Valkyrie is a Norse goddess who sports an iron bra that would make Madonna raise an eyebrow or two- the most famous Valkyrie is a beautiful blonde called Freyja: there she is to the left flying around with her knee high boots on.
In general, don’t mess with Valkyries as they decide who dies in battle! On the Thunderstruck 2 slot, however, there is no need for you to worry as the nice Nordic goddess over on the Valkyrie Bonus will give you 10 free spins at a multiple of 5x on any wins. Yes please!
In the Valkyrie bonus, you can also re-trigger the free spins which happens to be our favourite feature in a slot. So that gets a big paw from us. You’ll need 3 more of those hammers of course.
Loki Loki is the naughty one in Norse legends- he likes a tipple of mead, and he’s a bit of a ladies man (he sounds a bit like the Wombat.)
He even got Thor to dress up as the bride-to-be of a giant. That didn’t go too well for the giant, as you can imagine.
In the slot, once you have hit the 5th trigger of the bonus feature, you’ll also have the option of choosing the naughty Loki Bonus which is 15 free spins with a Wild Magic Feature. The Wild Magic symbol may appear on the middle reel- this symbol randomly morphs symbols into extra wilds.
Also, in this round, if you get 2,3,4 or 5 more hammers you’ll get 1,2,3 or 4 more free spins.
Odin Let’s talk about Odin shall we? Now he’s got a beard. I can imagine him strutting around Shoreditch in London setting up billion dollar unicorn companies. What’s with that middle parting though?
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).
In the Thunderstruck II slot, he’ll be available to take orders from the 10th trigger of the bonus rounds- choose the Odin Bonus for 20 free spins with a Wild Raven Bonus. The cool thing about this feature is the swooping ravens which randomly turn symbols into 2x, 3x or 4x multipliers.
If you see both ravens, hold on to your seat as you might even get a 6x multiplier. This is one of our favourite features- it looks great! Those ravens give me the heebie jeebies though.
Thor And last, but definitely not least, comes Thor who’s so famous that he’s the star of his own Hollywood blockbuster. Thor is that muscly wispy beardy dude- the one and only Norse god of thunder. It’s Thor’s hammer (the Mjöllnir) that you’ll need to get into the Great Hall of Spins in the first place. Well, you’ll need 3 of them to be precise. Thor is the son of Odin and Jörd, a female giant in case you were wondering.
He’s the Big Daddy bonus in the slot, too- you will be able to choose the Thor bonus after 15 triggers of the bonus feature- (about your beard Thor….)
He comes with 25 free spins with Rolling Reels which can net you win after win on the same spin. 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. After each win, the multiplier goes up from 2x to 3x to 4x to 5x.
After that you are into the standard playing card symbols (A,K,Q,J,10,9) that make up the smaller wins. Oh and there’s also a Viking ship symbol and one that looks like Valhalla- the Great Hall. I guess this is meant to be the Great Hall of Spins.
Thunderstruck 2 Mobile
You can play Thunderstruck 2 as a free demo or in real play on your mobile, tablet, laptop or desktop.
We have optimised this game for most screen sizes, so if you want to Wild Storm on the bus, you can!
With the newest devices on the market like the latest iPhones, Samsung and Google Pixel phones the mobile Thunderstruck 2 slot looks amazing (especially on a phablet or tablet) and plays well.
That’s about it! Take the demo for a spin and then claim your bonus and play this excellent game for real.
It’s entertainment of the highest order!
Wombat Score 5/5
We love it, love it, love it! We don’t give many games top marks, but this was an easy score to award, especially when it also looks so great on a mobile.