Thunderstruck II

One of Microgaming’s most popular pokies, Thunderstruck II has achieved cult status since its release in 2010. The game is based on Norse mythology. You will be greeted by Valkyrie, the Nordic goddess who chooses who lives and dies, and also the lover of heroes and mortals. Gracing the halls are also Odin, Loki and Thor, the god of Thunder, whose crashing thunder delivers free spins. With a stash of exciting features like the Great Hall of Spins and Wildstorm, Thunderstruck II is a majestic pokie that will blow your mind.

HOW TO PLAY

Thunderstruck II is a 5 reel and 243 payline pokie. Although there is no progressive jackpot, Thunderstruck II is packed with so many special features and unlockable bonuses that we promise you’ll be on the edge of your seat. Bonus features steadily open up as you play, the Great Hall of Spins is Thunderstruck II’s main and most famous feature. You’ll need at least 3 of Thor’s Hammer symbols to enter the Great Hall, and once you’re in, you’ll find that there are 4 more bonus levels, each hosting one of the Nordic gods’ special features.

As with most pokies, getting started with Thunderstruck II is easy. Choose your coin size, bet per line, paylines you want to bet on and then press the spin button. If you want to kick back a bit, choose the autoplay feature and select the number of spins you want the game to press by itself.

BETS AND PAYOUTS

Minimum coin size in Thunderstruck II is only $0.01, and with 243 ways to win and an array of bonus features, that’s a fairly good opportunity available for cheap. Maximum coin size is $0.25 and you can bet up to 10 coins per line. Min and max bet per spin are $3 and $15 respectively, which means those with a bit more money to play with can also make more daring bets for bigger wins.

Thunderstruck II is a low to medium volatility pokie. This is a great kind of pokie – wins will not be super frequent, but they do happen often enough with all the wilds and scatters. Payouts are big enough but obviously they are not going to be as big as a hit on a progressive jackpot.

At A Glance

  • Bonus Feature: yes
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Free Spins: Yes
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We’ll be honest – Thunderstruck II’s fixed jackpot is rather small at 1,000 coins. However, winnings can go much higher. This video pokie shines through all its wilds and scatters and bonus games that will multiply winnings significantly. The Thunderstruck II logo is not only a wild, but will also double any win — get 5 of those and you can win 10,000 coins, translating to a $500 win. The ultimate win comes when you hit 5 wild reels that leads to a 2.43 million jackpot that can be worth $121,500. It’s not a progressive jackpot payout, but it’s still a very sweet sum of money to pocket.

GRAPHICS AND SOUND EFFECTS

Thunderstruck II is a majestically designed pokie with stone carved letters and a strong visual theme that is fit for the bold Nordic gods. You will be whisked through the landscape of the Norse mythology, with Asgard the city of the gods and Longship featured in the game. The symbols are beautifully animated, with the gorgeous Valkyrie on her white horse, Loki and his fireball, the mighty Thor and his hammer of thunder, and the omniscient Odin with his ravens. The music is mysterious and awe-inspiring, and you wins will be announced with trumpets and crashes of thunder.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Thunderstruck II is most well-known for its multi-level bonus games. Getting 3 or more Thor’s Hammers will gain you entry into the Great Hall of Spins, in which you’ll find each of the Nordic gods occupying special bonus features.

Valkyrie feature: On 1st to 4th feature triggers. Includes 10 free spins with all wins boosted by a 5x multiplier. Free spins can also be triggered within this feature, so stay focused.

Loki feature: From the 5th to 9th triggers. The mischievous Loki brings 15 free spins and Wild Magic, with which the symbols on the middle reel also become wilds.

Odin feature: From the 10th to 14th triggers. Odin, God of the Gods will bring 20 free spins and his Wild Raven. The Raven can transform symbols into 2x or 3x multipliers, and if you get 2 ravens, you’re in for a 6x multiplier.

Thor feature: From the 15th trigger. The god of thunder will bring 25 free spins with Rolling Reels. Pull off some winning spins consecutively and get boosted with 2x, 3x,  4x and 5x multipliers.

The best part about Thunderstruck 2 is that once you’ve unlocked all these levels, you can then choose which feature you want the next time you hit a trigger. The game has a built-in memory and will keep track of your progress – just log back into the casino and it’ll pick up from the level you were at.

There is also a Wildstorm feature that happens randomly, in which you will get one free spin, and potentially 5 wild reels that can land you a huge jackpot.

BOTTOM LINE

Thunderstruck II is one of Microgaming’s most popular video pokies. Its fantasy theme is appealing, based on Norse mythology, featuring the Nordic gods Valkyrie, Loki, Thor and Odin. It’s a low to medium volatility pokie – meaning that payouts are sufficiently frequent. The fixed jackpot is rather small, but Thunderstruck II beats the crowd with its plethora of wilds, scatters and achievement unlocked bonus games that includes more free spins, multipliers and wild reels.