The Thunderstruck 2 slot Legend tells that long, long ago, in ancient times, Microgaming released an online game featuring a mighty hero, who conquered evil with his mighty hammer and won the adoration of slots fans everywhere. The hero was Thor, the game was Thunderstruck, and the year was 2004. OK, so not quite ancient, but it does seem like a long time ago…
Thunderstruck II is bigger and bolder than its predecessor. As befits the follow-up to one of their top titles, Microgaming have produced a game with lavish production values across the board. The game’s soundtrack sets the scene perfectly, with a sweeping orchestral score that wouldn’t seem out of place in a Hollywood blockbuster. When the unique Great Hall of Spins feature is activated, the music picks up the pace and evokes the climactic battle of some silver screen epic.
The game’s artwork is similarly sumptuous. In this instalment, Thor is joined by other familiar figures from Norse legend, such as mischievous Loki and ancient Odin, chief of the Gods. Each character is masterfully illustrated and takes the place of a symbol on the game’s reels. Winning combinations trigger animations: great longboats sail turbulent waters, lightning strikes Thor’s mighty hammer, and Loki stands summoning a ball of magical power. The combined effect of the exceptional visual and audio design creates an enjoyable online slots outing.
This is a game that looks and sounds so good that the developers might be forgiven for slacking a little on the bonuses front, but that’s no concern here, because Thunderstruck II is packed with a multitude and quality of features worthy of the great halls of Valhalla! The game’s logo is a wild symbol and also doubles the value of wins, while a Wildstorm feature can strike randomly to turn up to five reels wild.
The game’s best bonus feature is the Great Hall of Spins, activated any time a player lands three or more hammer icons. Players choose from up to four different heroes, unlocked as they progress in the game, and each hero provides free spins, win multipliers and a number of other unique bonuses. Naturally, the mightiest hero is Thor himself, unlocked by activating the bonus feature fifteen times, who confers a whopping twenty-five free spins with rolling multipliers.
With a cinematic score, beautiful artwork and exciting gameplay, Thunderstruck II is every bit a worthy successor to the original. The unlockable heroes and bonus features add a unique extra dimension of playability to this classic slots experience. Long shall tales be told of its glory in the halls of legend.