Thunderstruck II is one of the most popular games among all online slots. Loved for its high winning potential and exciting special features, it’s a firm favourite among thousands of players. You can try it out for free here at Slots Temple. From gaming giants Microgaming, Thunderstruck II has a huge following and it’s not hard to see why. The free spins feature is, simply put, one of the most exciting out there. There are five different free spins features to choose from, although you’ll have to unlock them all, one by one. The winning potential is incredible, and even smaller bets can lead to some huge cash payouts if you’re lucky. There is also a base game special feature that pops up from time to time, boosting your balance by even more!
While Thunderstruck II might not look like the most modern slots game when you first open it, you’ll soon be drawn into its huge win potential and exciting gameplay!
Theme and Graphics
Thunderstruck II is much darker and dramatic in appearance than the original game. It’s set against a dark steel-grey background edged with Nordic design borders that appear to have been engraved into the metal. The background of the reels is the same colour as the game background, and the low paying symbols are all set against the same background. This makes the picture symbols really stand out as they are complete squares of colour, while the lower paying symbols somewhat blend into the background.
The game’s music is dark and brooding and wouldn’t sound out of place in a Hollywood blockbuster about Viking gods. It’s fairly relaxing and subtle and won’t distract from your gameplay; having said that, it’s fairly atmospheric and fits in well with the epic game that this has become. When you hit the spin button, there’s a sound similar to a gong being struck. As the reels stop in position, you’ll hear a gentle thud as they slot into place.
If you land any bonus scatter symbols, they are accompanied by the sound of metal striking something to add to the drama. The lower paying symbols trigger a low key victory tune when they land in a winning combo, while the higher paying symbols get their own special piece of music whenever they form a winning combination.
You’ll find several famous Nordic gods across the reels when you play Thunderstruck II. Odin, Thor, Loki and Valkyrie are all present. Other picture symbols include a ship and Thor’s home. The game’s wild is the Thunderstruck II logo, which you’ll be hoping to see a lot of as it can trigger some huge wins. The game’s bonus symbol is Thor’s hammer, and three or more of these unlock the Great Hall of Spins. The rest of the game’s symbols are standard playing card symbols: 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King and Ace. These obviously pay out less than the more lucrative picture symbols.
How to Play
It’s very simple to play Thunderstruck II and you don’t need to have any knowledge of slots games or how they work in order to get started. In order to play, all you have to do is check the bet amount is to your satisfaction and click the spin button. This will set the reels in motions and hopefully start you on your path to winning.
To change your bet, simply used the plus and minus buttons displayed underneath the coin amount. You can then change the number of coins you bet. This is a fixed payline game with 243 ways to win, so you will not be able to change the number of paylines you bet on. All you’ll have to worry about is the coin size and the number of coins. Once you’re happy with the total bet - displayed under the Bet wording - hit spin and get going. You can bet anywhere from 1 - 10 coins, going up in increments of one.
If you want to bet the maximum available amount, hit the Bet Max button. This will automatically set your bet size to the maximum number of coins. It will not change your actual coins size, however, so you won’t be landed with a massive bet as long as your coin size isn’t set too high. Avoid pressing this button though unless you are sure you want to bet 10 coins of whatever size coin you are currently using.
There are 243 ways to win and these 243 ways are always active. There is no way to increase or decrease the number of paylines or win ways. All the payout tables will display the prizes in coins rather than your own currency so you need to bear in mind your coin size when you’re trying to work out the wins for different combos.
If you are lucky enough to land a multiple winning combo, featuring different symbols, you will be paid out for each combo. If you land a multiple winning combo with more than one win from the same symbol, only the highest winning combo for that symbol will be paid out. If the winning symbol appears on two or more pay ways, you will receive a payout for each combo.
Thunderstruck II has a total of four free spins games. These are accessed from the Great Hall of Spins feature, which is triggered when you land three or more bonus hammer symbols anywhere across the reels. If you are lucky enough to trigger the Great Hall of Spins feature five times, a new free spins game will be opened up and you’ll be able to select this in future free spins sessions. All scatter and bonus wins are added to your regular wins. If you trigger the free spins games, your original bet amount from the base game will be the amount any winnings from the free spins sessions are calculated on.:
The Valkyrie bonus game
This is the first of the four free spins games and the only one you will be able to play at first. Once you have triggered the free spins feature five times, the second game will be unlocked. In the Valkyrie game, you will get 10 free spins. Free spins can be retriggered during the free spins game by landing three or more bonus hammer symbols anywhere on the reels. Any wins you land during the Valkyrie game will be multiplied by five. As you can imagine, this free game has huge winning potential and it’s possible to scoop some seriously impressive payouts if the reels go your way.
The Loki bonus game
This is the second of the free spins games and will be unlocked and made available to you once you have triggered the free spins feature five times. When this game is unlocked, you will be able to choose between the Valkyrie and Loki free spins games.
The Loki game awards you a total of 15 free spins - that’s five more than the Valkyrie game. However, this game does not feature a multiplier like Valkyrie does. In the Loki game, you will instead see the Wild Magic symbol. This special symbol appears on reel four - the central reel - in random spins. If you’re lucky enough to land this special symbol, up to 14 regular symbols will also turn wild! This can lead to some huge wins, making this a very lucrative free spins game. The Wild Magic symbol pays out at the same rates as the base game wild symbol but without the multiplier associated with the base game. You can retrigger free spins by landing two or more bonus hammer symbols on the reels during the Loki feature.
If you land two bonus symbols, you’ll receive an extra free spin. Two bonus symbols will land you two extra spins, three will get you three spins, and four hammer symbols will reward you with an impressive four extra free spins, all with the special Wild Magic symbol popping up at random.
The Odin bonus game
This is the third of the free spins games and will be unlocked when you have entered the Great Hall of Spins 10 times. When this game is unlocked, you will be able to choose between the Valkyrie, Loki and Odin bonus games each time you trigger a free spins session. The Odin game rewards you with an incredible 20 free spins. The special feature in this game is the Wild Raven symbol. It transforms symbols at random into wild multipliers. You will receive up to a 6x multiplier on winning spins, paving the way for some fantastic prizes. Unlike the previous free spins games, it is not possible to retrigger the free spins if you are playing the Odin game.
The Thor bonus game
Last but not least is the Thor game. This game is unlocked when you trigger the free spins session 15 times. The Thor game is the fourth free spins game, and by the time this is unlocked, you will be able to choose from all four games each time you enter the Great Hall of Spins. The Thor game rewards you with an incredible 25 free spins and has a special Rolling Reels feature. All winning symbols will be removed if they form part of a winning combo - after you’ve received your payout of course. Once the winning combos have been removed, the symbols above those symbols shift downwards and fill the empty spaces. If you receive further winning combos, the entire process will be repeated. This leads to some great wins if you’re lucky and can really add on to the 25 free spins you already have by giving you plenty of extra chances to build up your bankroll.
During the Thor game, you will receive a multiplier for every Rolling Reel. This multiplier increases by one with each consecutive win, up to a maximum of 5x. When the Rolling Reel feature ends and no more wins are created, the multiplier will go back to 1x in time for the next spin.
As with the Odin game, it is not possible to retrigger the free spins while you’re playing the Thor game.
Wild Storm Bonus
As well as the Great Hall of Spins, there is another thrilling special feature that pops up at random while you’re playing the base game. The Wild Storm bonus game can be triggered on any spin, meaning you will never know when it might appear! You’ll know when this special feature is starting up though, as the entire screen will appear to darken slightly, and dramatic storm clouds will appear across the top of the reels! This really is a thrilling feature and it’s made all the more exciting by never knowing when it could crop up. It could be triggered on any spin, making each game thrilling.
You’ll see the words Wild Storm at the top of the screen as the feature launches and up to five reels will be made into special wild reels. The entire set of reels will become wilds, and up to all five - the number of reels affected will vary and is determined at random - will become huge expanded wilds. This can be an extremely lucrative feature, especially if you’re lucky enough to have several reels turn wild at once.
The scatter symbol and the regular wild symbol will not appear during the Wild Storm feature, so you won’t be able to trigger free games during this feature, or receive any bet multipliers.
Other games like Thunderstruck II
If you’ve enjoyed playing Thunderstruck II but fancy a change and are looking for similar games, the following list might help you.
This is the game Thunderstruck II was launched as a sequel to and has a similar feel, but far fewer paylines and special features. You can read more about this game at the start of this article. Many casinos - although by no means all - that offer Thunderstruck II will also offer Thunderstruck, and vice versa.
This game has a very different theme from Thunderstruck II, but the gameplay and special features are similar, as are the sound effects. It is based on a glamorous and attractive looking young vampire, and definitely has a feel of the Twilight series of movies about it. You’ll notice the paylines are similar to those of Thunderstruck II, and wilds act in the same way, as do the game’s scatters. You will also notice there is a randomly triggered special wild feature that works in the same way as Thunderstruck II's Wild Storm feature. When it comes to free spins, they are triggered by three or more bonus symbols, just like the entrance to the Great Hall of Spins. You will receive a choice of four different free spins games, all with different numbers of spins and different special features and retriggering rules. Immortal Romance is a cult favourite among gamers, much like Thunderstruck II, and if you love one, the chances are you’ll enjoy the other as well.
Game of Thrones
Another game from the same developers, this also has a feel of Thunderstruck II. It has 243 paylines and has some great special features. The scatter symbol rewards you with a cash prize when you land two or more, and three or more will trigger the free spins. As with Thunderstruck II and Immortal Romance, you will have several free spins games to choose from. The main difference here is that in Game of Thrones, you will have access to all of the free spins games from the start. There is no need to unlock the games here so you can choose which one you like the look of right away. While the game is obviously based on the books and hugely successful TV series of the same name, you certainly do not need to be a fan of either in order to enjoy this exciting slots game.
Lara Croft Temples and Tombs
Lara Croft Temples and Tomb is yet another thrilling Microgaming-powered online slot. Like Thunderstruck II, the game has a 243 ways to win format that offers players plenty of generous winning potential whenever they spin the reels. The game also comes equipped with Rolling Reels, which allow you to trigger multiple winning combinations on a single spin, as winning symbols are removed and replaced with new ones. As this happens, you earn multipliers that increase with each roll. The game also has a generous free spins round and three jackpots attached to it.
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|Slot Name:||Thunderstruck II|
|Min Bet (all lines covered):||0.3|
|Features:||Bonus Game , Wild Symbol , Scatter Symbol , Multiplier , Free Spins , Medium volatility , 5 Reels|
|Themes:||Action & Adventure , Mythology , Gods|