Thunderstruck 2 Pokie
Thunderstruck 2 Pokie BackgroundThunderstruck 2 is the long-anticipated sequel to one of the most successful video pokies of all time. Developed by Microgaming, the first instalment was released in 2004 and quickly became a hit with players. The audio visual elements were first rate while the game-play, although relatively simple, was tweaked just enough to keep things interesting for both new and seasoned gamers. Originally available as a download, it eventually made the successful transition to browsers and in the process, acquired a whole new audience. At ICE 2010 in London, Microgaming announced the launch of its sequel, promising improved graphics, better pay-outs and more features.
Pokie FeaturesVisually, Thunderstruck 2 is indeed an improvement over its predecessor. While the granite-like background and game buttons are fairly understated, it’s the reel symbols that really jump out at you. They’re beautifully drawn and include a variety of Norse symbols including a Viking ship, Thor’s hammer and Asgard itself. It’s a shame that the developers rely on the laughably overused playing card reel symbols. Nevertheless, they too are well designed and look as if they’ve been carved out of stone. The game itself features five-reels and a generous 243 pay-lines. While you can play with up to 300 coins at once, the small 1000 coin jackpot takes the edge of this to some degree. The pay-table for Thunderstruck 2 is as follows:
|Thunderstruck II||1000 coins||200 coins||75 coins|
|Thor||500 coins||100 coins||30 coins|
|Odin||450 coins||100 coins||30 coins|
|Loki||400 coins||80 coins||20 coins|
|Valkyrie||350 coins||80 coins||20 coins|
|Asgard||300 coins||60 coins||15 coins|
|Viking Boat||250 coins||60 coins||15 coins|
|A||150 coins||20 coins||10 coins|
|K||150 coins||20 coins||10 coins|
|Q||125 coins||15 coins||7 coins|
|J||125 coins||15 coins||7 coins|
|10||100 coins||10 coins||5 coins|
|9||100 coins||10 coins||5 coins|
|Hammer Bonus||200 coins||20 coins||2 coins||1 coin|
Thunderstruck 2 Pokie
- Jackpot Win 2,400,000 Coins
- Scatter Symbol Yes
- Volatility Medium
- Wild Symbol Yes
- RTP 96.65%
- Quick Spin Yes
- Bet Value 30-300 coins
- Max Bet 300 coins
The Thunderstruck 2 bonus game, known as the Great Hall of Spins, is triggered by the appearance of three or more bonus hammer icons. There are actually four bonus games in all, of which three can be unlocked if you can trigger the Great Hall of Spins Bonus game a certain number of times.
Each bonus game offers Thunderstruck 2 free spins as well as an extra bonus feature. The bonus games are related to each character and are:
- Valkyrie Bonus Game
- Loki Bonus Game
- Odin Bonus Game
- Thor Bonus Game
The Valkyrie bonus game is permanently unlocked and awards 10 free spins. All wins are multiplied by five during free spins which can be re-triggered by landing three or more Thor Hammers. These are then added to the total number of free spins.
The Loki bonus game can be accessed by activating the Great Hall of Spins game five times and will immediately award you 15 free spins. During this bonus round, if a Wild Magic symbol appears on reel three, as many as 14 regular symbols are substituted for wilds.
The Odin bonus round is triggered when you activate the Great Hall of Spins Bonus 10 times. You’ll be rewarded with 20 free spins and any win will activate the Wild Raven bonus feature; this is where random symbols are converted into wild multipliers. In addition, you’ll be granted a multiplier of up to x6 if the pay-out contains a wild card.
The Thor bonus feature gets unlocked when the Great Hall of Spins Bonus has been triggered at least 15 times and will award you with 25 free spins. All wins activate the potentially lucrative Rolling Reels feature. In this, all symbols explode, leaving icons which award two times the total bet.