What do big beards, ravens, temples in the sky and big ol’ trees have in common? They are all featured in the Norse legends, that’s what! Talking of Scandies, have you played the Thunderstruck Stormchaser slot by Stormcraft Studios? It has big boots to fill – the ones you wear when you play Thunderstruck 2 I mean.
Thunderstruck Stormchaser Multi-Chase is a five-reel, four-row online slot game with 1,024 Ways to Win. Now, that is not as many as the Cygnus 3 slot, but it is pretty punchy for a Thunderstruck game.
It is the latest instalment in the Thunderstruck series,developed by Stormcraf Studios and distributed by Games Global. In this episode, Thor is searching high and low for Gungnir, which is his father Odin’s sacred spear.
Help him control his wild sister, Thyra, the goddess of Wildstorms, and there could be a 10,000x win up for grabs. Multipliers nudge up on Rolling Reels, and they never reset in the bonus feature.
The game is set in the realm of Asgard, and it features Norse gods and symbols, such as Thor, Thyra, and the tree of life: Yggdrasil.
Look and Feel
Thunderstruck Stormchaser is a visually stunning game. The graphics are crisp and colourful, and the animations are smooth and fluid. It’s a very immersive game thanks to the atmospheric sound effects and the epic soundtrack. The gods aren’t as clean cut as you’ll see on the Age of the Gods slot but that’s Viking for you.
It’s a big Wombat’s thumbs up from us, non-opposable, naturally.
Gameplay and Slot Mechanics
The gameplay in Thunderstruck Stormchaser is simple but engaging. Spin the reels and line up matching symbols to win. Thor is the high-value symbol and is wild. Then it’s Freya, the ravens, the throne, Asgaard, the tree of life and what looks like the crypt in Asgaard, although I can’t be sure as it is a bit dim in my burrow as I write this.
These trigger every win. Winning symbols disappear and new symbols roll into their place. This can result in multiple consecutive wins. Rolling Reels feature in both the base game and the free spins round.
This game is big on Multipliers. We like!
Multiplier symbols can appear anywhere in the base game and the free spins round. These can trigger a win multiplier of 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x, 10x, 15x or even 20x.
The sum of the displayed multipliers is added and applied to the total win at the end of a spin.
The game features several bonus features, including:
This feature can randomly trigger during the base game, and it will turn one to five reels wild. you can win up to 10,000x your bet on this feature.
This is my favourite feature in Thunderstruck II so I’m a Happy Wombat to see this built into the game.
This feature is triggered when you land three or more scatter symbols on the reels. You will be awarded from seven to twelve free spins, with multipliers that range from 1x to 6x.
It’s all decided on the Free Spins Wheel.
Also, Wildstorm Tokens are distributed at random when the feature kicks off.
Free Spins Wheel Details
Land three scatters to trigger the following values:
Starting free spins: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.
Starting multipliers: 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x.
Land four scatters to trigger the following values:
Starting free spins: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.
Starting multipliers: 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x, 8x, 9x.
Land five scatters to trigger the following values:
Starting free spins: 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 25.
Starting multipliers: 5x, 6x, 8x, 9x, 10x, 12x.
Thor can boost multipliers by a random amount.
Land Three or more scatters to trigger an additional five free spins.
The total multiplier is applied to all wins for the duration of the feature when a multiplier is on the screen.
Starter multipliers are visible at the start of the feature
The sum of the displayed multipliers are added to the total multiplier at the end of a spin
The bonus features in Thunderstruck Stormchaser are what set the game apart. The Wildstorm feature can lead to some decent wins, and the free spins with increasing multipliers are entertaining and keep the excitement levels high.
In some jurisdictions (not the UK) you buy into the feature.
You can set off the bonus feature by buying three, four or five scatters. This will set you back 50x your current bet
You may not be able to do this above a certain bet level.
How Does Stormchaser Compare to Earlier Thunderstruck Slot Releases?
Thunderstruck Stormchaser is a great addition to the range. The graphics are slick, the gameplay is engaging, and the bonus features can be rewarding. The game is pretty volatile though, so be careful. Be prepared for some dry spells.
The Thunderstruck Stormchaser slot is a great option for fans of the Norse Legends. Just watch the high volatility.
We love seeing the Wildstorm feature back in action, and the multiplier action is great in this game. Hats off to Stormchaser!
Wombat Score: 4.8/5
Even though it’s volatile, we are giving it a high score for the return of Wildstorm and all of that Multiplier action on the Rolling Reels!