What exactly does it mean to be Thunderstruck? Shaken to your core, perhaps? Struck by thunder? – Although I’m not quite sure how that would work. Well, in the case of the online casino video slot “Thunderstruck”, I wouldn’t go so far to say it’s the same as being awestruck, but at least it’s better than being lightning struck.
As the name entails, Thunderstruck II is the predecessor of a forbearer video slot under the same name. The difference is a higher viewing resolution, player achievements (read further) and that instead of offering five reels and nine paylines of action with a 45 coin max wager, Thunderstruck II gives you 243 ways to win. Sure, that many ways to win is hard to keep up with, but the process is quite simple and is one of the newest innovations with Microgaming casino slots. And who can complain about more ways to win, anyhow?Launched earlier this month, Thunderstruck II has a an ubiquitous amount of scatters, wilds and multipliers – all certainly helping to make more winnings a reality at, not to mention the bonus rounds. In fact, there are four different bonuses, wilds and expanding wilds, 4 different free spin awards, scatter action and 2x to 6x multipliers.
Machine specs are as follows: 10 coin max bet, 30 denomination max wager, a base jackpot of 10,000 coins and a “Wildstorm” bonus jackpot of $2.4 million (one of the four bonuses available). Yes, you heard that right – $2.4 million. Just another small difference between the first and second version of Thunderstruck slot machine.
Identifying the symbols is the first step in understanding how many ways there are to win at Thunderstruck II. Thor’s hammer is the one you want to see the most, for three of them anywhere on the screen grants bonus round entry into the Free Hall of Spins. And every time you enter the Hall of Spins, there is greater opportunity to win even better bonuses. That’s because Thunderstruck II has a new feature called Player Achievements.
Based on your winning track record, Player Achievements gives you extra incentive to stay in the game longer. In the main game, a paytable tracks all of the ways you have won by highlighting it gold. When you (and your bankroll) has encountered all 243 ways to win, the entire paytable will light up and the Viking God Thor will bestow you with Gold status, essentially amounting to more winnings on all future spins. As mentioned, Player Achievements also applies in the bonus rounds.
Great Hall of Spins Bonus Rounds:
For your first five times entering the Great Hall of Spins, you will encounter the Norse Goddess, Valkyrie (who is must say is a true sexpot – too bad I couldn’t encounter her EVERY time). Serving as a 5x multiplier, three more Valkyrie’s in the Great Hall will trigger an additional 10 free spins. The next bonus chamber introduces Loki, the God of Mischief, who is perfectly suited to serve as an expanding wild and benefactor of 15 free spins. Entering the bonus round five more times (10 total) will qualify you to the next bonus chamber, where Odin, the Ruler of Asgard dishes out 20 free spins and up to 6x multipliers. Odin’s ravens – Huginn and Muninn – randomly turn into 2x and 3x multipliers separately, while in conjunction will turn into a 6x multiplier. The last bonus chamber comes after the 15th entry in the Great Hall of Spins, and is manned by Thor himself. Here, you will receive 25 free spins and the Rolling Reels feature, which awards 5x winnings.
Last and greatest of all, Player Achievement Gold Status is achieved after entering the Great Hall of Spins for the fifteenth time.
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