Thunderstruck, the first title to have this name in Microgaming’s slots collection at least, is a game that’s inspired by the Nordic legends, and by Thor. You have Viking warriors among the symbols, you have lightning bolts coming down from the skies, there are castles, drinking horns and there is Thor’s hammer as well. Wild symbols which have the ability to double prizes, scatter symbols and free games are all part of the action, as is the prize of up to $100,000. The game has a simpler layout, of just 9 lines on 5 reels.
Betting and Prizes
The wager selection includes the choice of up to 9 lines to be used, of 1 to 10 coins to activate each of them, and of coin denominations of up to $1 to give the wager value. You can end up spending $10 for just one line, which means that for 9 lines you can spend $90 for a single spin, though you can go with as little as $0.01 if you want to.
The best payout appears to give you 10,000x back, so you can expect a top prize of $100,000 from the Thunderstruck slot, for the right five symbols forming a combo.
Thunderstruck Slot Features
Thor’s symbol, the only one with a blonde Viking warrior on it, will be the one to deliver you the best prize offered, the one which gives back 10,000x line bet. If you don’t have enough wild symbols arranged in a way that lets them form their own combination, then you will still benefit from their presence, as they can substitute for regular icons and they also double wins obtained that way.
The scatter symbol, showing two Rams, will behave as scatters do, so they may appear anywhere in the game and they can give you prizes of 2x to 500x total wager just based on their total number. At the same time, having 3 or more Rams on the reels gets you 15 free spins, a feature where all the wins are tripled. You might even be able to retrigger the free spins, as long as another set of 3+ Rams will appear scattered around.
Theme & Design
The theme has been done by other developers in the past, so the presence of Thor and his hammer on the reels is nothing unusual at this point, especially since the Nordic legends inspired their own movies in the last decade. The style they’ve chosen here is a cartoon one, a little bit more basic than I like to see. The symbols include Thor, Mjolnir, Rams, a castle, lightning, drinking horns and six poker card icons.
Thunderstruck game was the first slot of the series, and it was so well received and appreciated, that the developer offered a second title as well.