The highly anticipated sequel to the amazing Thunderstruck II slot has arrived!
Casumo Casino has recently added the new Thunderstruck Wild Lightning Slot to their casino, published by Microgaming. This is an iconic slot that has been developed by Stormcraft Studios being pitched as the sequel to the successful Thunderstruck II video slot, which is a BIG claim!
Certainly, the production value is high on this slot release with realistic 3D graphics and new innovative game mechanics along with original game music that even has its own Spotify Playlist.
It has been many years since the original Thunderstruck and Thunderstruck 2 slots were released. Both were extremely popular in their day, and a lot has changed in the online slot world in terms of what attracts players, so making a new slot in this iconic series live up to the hype is always going to be a tough task to fulfil.
We want a mix of nostalgia reminding us of the predecessors and some fresh new features and huge win capabilities that modern slots offer, but retaining that certain style the original slot has.
Thunderstruck Slot Overview
In Thunderstruck Wild Lightning, we again “Join Thor the new ascended ruler of Asgard, on an epic quest to retrieve the lost World Stones”.
The slot has done away with the old 243-way payline structure and opted for a 5×4 reel layout using 40 fixed paylines.
In addition, in the base game, we now have Multiplier Wilds with 2x and 5x values randomly being applied to wins, helping to produce some nice base game hits that keep the gameplay interesting.
Thor’s Mighty Hammer is the Scatter symbol and remains in the game. Landing 3 Scatter symbols signal the start of your adventure into one of the 5 unique free spins rounds. The more volatile free spin bonus rounds must be unlocked just like in the original Thunderstruck II slot by triggering the bonus feature multiple times.
Stake size can be configured from as little as £0.20 up to a maximum bet of £16, and there are various sliders for coin sizes and amounts, giving you great customisation of bet sizes.
The new Thunderstruck has been optimised for both desktop and mobile gameplay. The slot is fully responsive, with all key features being repositioned perfectly for mobile play.
Link & Win Feature
A new addition to the base game is the electric blue Thunderball symbols which are part of the LINK & WIN feature. In essence, it’s a simple re-spin mechanic bonus feature with cash prizes, but this can also can trigger a variety of stake based jackpots that go up to a staggering 15,000x!
You start with 3 Re-Spins, landing any further Thunderballs resets this spin counter. If you manage to collect enough of these symbols, further tiers unlock, giving you additional spaces to land more Thunderballs. Fill this board up completely, and you are looking at a Mega Jackpot win!
The iconic Wildstorm Feature has been altered in this release to be a collection based unlock. Rather than occurring randomly in the base game, you now need to fill up a Wildstrom Meter (20 x 2 Scatters) before this Wild Reel mechanic becomes available as a Free Spins Bonus option (more detail on how this works later!)
The good news is that 5 Full Wild Reels is still a possibility on this slot, however rare it may be to trigger the good news is that it is still possible!
Base Game Features Summary
- 5×4 Reels, 40 Fixed Paylines
- 3 or more Scatters in the base game triggers the Free Spins selection
- 5 Free Spins features are available to unlock with varying volatility options
- Collect 20 2x Scatter symbols to unlock a Wildstrom Free Spin
- 6 or more Thunderball symbols trigger the feature in the base game
- Fill all reel positions in the Link and Win bonus round to win the 15,000x Mega Jackpot
Gameplay and Special Features