Thunderstruck 2

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Thunderstruck 2The much awaited sequel to the acclaimed and hugely popular Thunderstruck Slot was finally released by Microgaming to their licensees in May 2010, some six years after the original Thunderstruck came out. Well was Thunderstruck 2 worth the wait? A one answer will suffice: YES!

Oh yes, Thunderstruck 2 is a knockout slot and would if Microgaming developed land based slot machines, grace any bricks and mortar casino across the world. Quite simply, Thunderstruck 2 or TS2 is mind blowing and even though it is in my view a fairly low variance slot, the graphics, sound effects, multiple bonus features and even the random bonus in Wildstorm, are superb.

Thunderstruck 2 has raised the benchmark when it comes to online slots for Microgaming and equals anything that Playtech or Wagerworks have produced to date in my opinion and I am a great fan of Playtech and Wagerworks games.

So what makes Thunderstruck 2 such a compelling slot? TS2 is a 5 reel slot that features 243 win or pay lines. Yep, 243 different chances to win on every single spin. Thunderstruck 2 also includes a new feature called Paytable Achievements. These are earned by completing all payouts for each symbol. You unlock each symbol and watch your paytable turn to gold. This feature allows you to keep track of your winnings. However, this is not something I have managed to complete, yet!

The big difference with Thunderstruck 2 is the Great Hall of Spins. You hit 3 or more bonus hammer symbols and you are taken to the bonus round – The Great Hall of Spins. Whereby multiple entries into the Great Hall of Spins will sequentially unluck further bonus features. With the player then being able to choose between a variety of free spins rounds to play upon unlocking this feature. These include the following:

  • Valkyrie – 10 free spins with all wins multiplied by 5x.
  • Loki – 15 free spins with the wild magic feature.
  • Odin – 20 free spins with the wild raven feature.
  • Thor – 25 free spins with rolling reels.

Each and every free spins round can be retriggered, but having played Thunderstruck 2 extensively, I would say the payout and variance is pretty much the same across the board.

The last feature on offer is Wildstorm or affectionately known as Shitstorm, as I have hardly won a bean when this has struck. Wildstorm, is a one spin bonus round, which sees lightning and clouds appear over the wheels and Thor comes down in the form of a massive stacked wild. The potential for a multiple stacked wilds is there, but alas personally I have not had such luck, but I have heard from some players who have hit big wins as a result of Wildstorm.

Finally, if you like Thunderstruck 2 then you should really try out another Microgaming slot in the form of Immortal Romance. Very similar in the form of paytable bonuses, random feature and a similar bonus round to the Great Hall of Spins. But with Immortal Romance it is called the Chamber of Spins. Well worth checking out and like TS2 great fun.

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