At Belle Rock Entertainment, we love excellent online casinos and entertaining games. The subject of this review is the electrifying Thunderstruck, and it’s amongst the best online slots ever produced. Despite all the other new releases, players still come back to this game time and time again. The reason is not just the smooth graphics or the big Norse god who presides over every game – it’s also because Thunderstruck can deliver some of the most rewarding payouts possible, again and again.
What’s more, Thunderstruck may be a classic, but it’s also been optimised across all compatible desktop, tablet and mobile devices – keeping it fresh and exciting for players at virtual casinos featuring titles by Microgaming, such as the stellar River Belle Casino. Let’s see what Thunderstruck has to offer, whether one is playing from home or on the go.
Going Mobile – Going Places
It's no big secret that huge advances in mobile technology have changed the online games market. Years ago, one would have to visit a casino or bar to play a slot machine – as time moved, on many players migrated to the Internet to enjoy their favourite games from the comfort of their own homes. Now, all one needs to do is to take a smartphone out of one’s pocket, whenever, wherever, and ‘hey presto’, instant access to all the best online slots in the casino world are at the tips of one’s fingers.
Thankfully, Thunderstruck, a classic game, is now available on many top smartphone platforms. That means the Thunderstruck mobile slot is reviving this fun-packed game for users of 21st-century technology. It's still just as generous, with as many chances to possibly win big – but now it also comes on a smaller screen and in a more convenient format.
Theme, Soundtrack and Symbols
The Thunderstruck mobile slot is a game that features a Viking and Norse mythology theme – complimented by classic visuals and an arcade-style soundtrack that brings a sense of nostalgia to the entertainment. There are 5 reels and 9 paylines, keeping the action simple but highly enjoyable.
Regular reel icons include a bolt of lightning, a hunting horn, Thor’s hand, Mjölner (Thor’s famous hammer) and Thruthvanger Castle, Thor’s home on Asgard. Players may just see Thor pop up now and then with his hammer to change their fortune. As the Wild symbol, Thor appears with his hair blowing majestically, plus can stand in for any icon, except the Scatter, to complete many more winning combinations than would otherwise be possible. Each win that he is a part of also gets a 2x Multiplier, making them even more rewarding. Another important symbol is the Scatter, represented by the ram, and necessary for activating the popular Free Spins feature.
Free Spins and Gamble Features
Players will really want to see the Ram Scatter symbol lining up on the reels. Match 3 in any of the reels and players can get 15 Free Spins, which all include a generous Multiplier that can triple one’s winnings.
For players who want an even bigger shot of adrenaline, the Gamble feature can be activated after each successful spin. This allows them to try and double or quadruple their win by correctly predicting the colour or suit of a randomly generated playing card. If the player guesses incorrectly, they relinquish their winnings, but if they’re right their payouts will be even more worthy of the gods. This tantalising potential payout is hard to ignore, and thrill-seeking players will find it offers the perfect way to round off a session of spinning the Thunderstruck reels.
Thunderstruck is another terrific Microgaming slots game. Released in 2006 and still going strong today, it’s considered a genuine classic that’s remained one of the game developer’s most enduringly popular creations. Inspired by the legend of Thor, god of thunder and son of Odin, the king of the gods, Thunderstruck has a theme popular with players, but with quite basic graphics, as it was released many years ago. That said, we think its simplicity only adds to the charm of a game that can still compare favourably with more recent Norse slots like Age of the Gods Norse: Book of Dwarves™.
Thunderstruck paved the way for Nordic mythology themed games. Yes, it may look a little dated, but that hasn’t stopped it from remaining a favourite amongst players at River Belle and other casinos offering titles by Microgaming. Its massive success has resulted in an equally popular sequel, Thunderstruck II, which carries on the adventures of the mighty Thor.
Is Thunderstruck hard to play?
Thunderstruck is an online mobile slot that’s simple to understand and play. It comes with 5 reels, 3 rows and 9 paylines, and is suitable for beginners as well as experienced players. All wins pay left to right, apart from Scatters which pay any direction. The game also comes with Wild and Scatter symbols, plus two features – Free Spins and Gamble. Below the reels, players will find buttons to select lines, coins, maximum bet and, of course, spin.
What is the Thunderstruck max win?
The most a player can possibly win during the base game is 10,000 times their total stake. But during the Free Spins feature, the 3x Multiplier comes into play and that can lead to a win of 30,000 times the player’s stake per spin if the reels start filling up with Wild symbols.
Does Thunderstruck have bonus features?
Yes. Landing 3, 4 or 5 Scatter symbols will activate the Free Spins feature, where all wins inside of this bonus feature are tripled. The game also has a Gamble feature, which is made available after a win. Players then have the option to click/tap on the Gamble button to activate the feature where they’ll get the chance to possibly double or quadruple their wins. Once active, players must select the correct colour or suit of a hidden card. Choosing the correct colour (red or black) doubles the player’s winnings, while choosing the correct suit (heart, diamond, club, or spade) will quadruple the player’s winnings. If the choice turns out to be incorrect, the player will forfeit their winnings. Players can gamble their winnings until their gamble limit has been reached.
Are there any Thunderstruck Free Spins?
Yes. Players can activate the Free Spins feature with 15 Free Spins by landing 3, 4 or 5 Scatter symbols. A further 15 Free Spins can be activated again during the feature, leading to a possible total of 30 Free Spins.
What is the theme of this casino game?
The theme of Thunderstruck is the world of Vikings and Norse mythology. It is specifically inspired by the god of thunder, Thor. In Thunderstruck he rules over his realm with an electric gaze, steel fist, and a mighty hammer.