Lightning rarely strikes twice, but it looks like thunder definitely has. Following up on the immensely popular Thunderstruck, Microgaming has come up with a sequel. You’ve probably heard of the unwritten law that sequels are rarely as good as the original. Well, in this case, we have an exception to the rule.
The Gods Are Back
Thunderstruck II follows on from the original slot that featured all the great Viking Gods. This time around the slot has definitely moved a notch up in terms of visual execution and gameplay. Everything is bigger, brighter and more rewarding.
Welcome to Norse Mythology
One thing you can definitely expect with this video slot is that there will be generous amounts of lightning and thunder, as the Norse legends make their way onto the screen. You have the great king, Odin; his evil son, Loki; and Thor, the great superhero. You also have the radiant Valkyrie appearing on the reels. The game’s background resembles an epic aquamarine stone that has ancient carvings on it. The reels feature the iconic gods with the usual symbols from 9 to Ace.
The visual design provides a stunning platform to the gameplay.
Win Like the Gods
Microgaming has stayed true to its theme by offering a wide variety of bonus features. Each god represents a specific feature. All that you have to do is pray to the skies and hope to land one of the gods on screen.
Thundestruck II doesn’t just give away the big rewards. The slot has built an interesting gameplay around the big bonus features. The first thing that you need to do is land three of Thor’s hammers on the screen. This will then unlock the series of bonus features called the Great Halls of Spins. Here, you will come face to face with the benevolent gods who will reward you in one way or another. Take Odin, for example. He will reward you with free spins and multipliers in the form of his ravens. Then there’s Thor, who will reward you the most with 25 free spins and 5x multipliers.
Bigger and Better
Thunderstruck II is definitely an upgrade on the original. It was time for a revamp on the original and the sequel brings the thunder while staying well within the setup that made it such a success the first time around.