Play Thunderstruck Online Casino Slots for Free or Real Money
If ever there was a lengend of a slot online, it has to be the Thunderstruck game. This game was released online by Microgaming for the USA market originally. Then, the game moved into Las Vegas.
Microgaming team has took it upon themselves to bring us a new interpretation of the legend of Thor, the Norse deity who had a lot on his plate – fighting the giants and being in charge with thunders, lightnings, fertility and protection of the human kind.
With Thunderstruck, the developer took a more comic-book like approach, placing the accent on the warrior God himself and his mighty Hammer, known for its power to both destroy and bring back to life.
With Thor as the Wild icon, Thunderstruck also introduces references to other important parts of the mythology surrounding Thor: Rams as Scatter icons, War Horn, Lightning, Hammer, The Castle...
Thunderstruck is played with the maximum of 9 lines and 5 coins per line. The coin value and the number of lines is adjusted using the commands on the bottom of the game screen: - and + for the coin value and Select Lines/Coins for the number of active lines and coins per payline.
Max Bet tab is also available and selecting the option will activate all the lines with the max number of coins, but keeping the previously selected coin denomination. When all the betting components are pressed, the maximum bet comes up to $45 and the expected return to player percentage is 96.1%.
The slot can be played in two modes, Expert and Regular. Choosing the first option will simplify the game while the Expert mode introduces an extra, Auto Play option with sessions of 5 and 10 uninterrupted spins. The feature will end and the player will be returned to regular spinning mode when Auto Play spins expire or after the player stops the session manually.
The combination of 3 to 5 Scatter Rams can trigger up to 15 Free Spins, during which the winnings will be multiplied by x3. The feature can be re-activated if the new set of Ram symbols should appear on the reels and another session of 15 spins will be then be set into motion.
Wild of the game is Thor and any combination completed with this symbol with be doubled. As always, Scatter symbols cannot be replaced by any other icon, since they are the ones activating the bonus rounds.
Every successful spin will present the player with the option of collecting the winning or gambling with the won amount using the Gamble feature; select the latter and you will be transferred to a different screen, where the colour or the suit of the card facing down will need to be guessed in order to increase the winning (double or quadruple it). Choose incorrectly, and the won amount will be lost and you will be returned to the base game screen.
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Strong and weak points of Thunderstruck slot
The payout potential of Thunderstruck is amazing which is usually when flags are being raised and most players assume that the combinations awarding the highest payouts are impossible to land. This is not the case with Thunderstruck and one can expect a fairly decent amount of Hammer and Handle icon combinations to land.
Considering the theme however, we would not mind a few extra bonus features, such as additional Wilds or maybe even more Nordic mythology inspired bonus games, but if we were to be perfectly honest, Thunderstruck is fine just the way it is.
Nothing less was expected from Microgaming, the developer that started to climb to the top of the gambling industry with the very first game that they launched. Every single element fits the picture perfectly and Thunderstruck is a fun and profitable slot that will definitely give you a run for your money.