Thunderstruck is to pokie machines what the Rolling Stones are to classic rock music: a true timeless classic that never grows old. Thunderstruck was one of the first online pokies that really showed online gamblers from all over the world that you do not need to visit a brick and mortar casino in order to have fun gambling.
Thunderstruck was released by Microgaming in 2004, in a time when online casinos were still in their infancy. Netent was just slowly starting to establish themselves and the big pokie developers such as WMS, IGT and Aristocrat were focussing a full 100 percent on the (then) more lucrative offline gaming market.
Microgaming took full advantage of the immense opportunities that were almost laid out before them and released a number of classic and hugely popular pokies. The rest is, as they say, history.
Thunderstruck was by far their most successful online pokie. It has (the then standard) 9 win lines, a traditional free spins bonus and a detailed and nicely designed Nordic Mythology theme. You can still find Thunderstruck in the top 10 list of favourite pokies at every Microgaming casino. No small feat, but not entirely unexpected, as Thunderstruck still has a lot going for it. It has a good return to player of 96.0% and demonstrates a perfect balance of winning, excitement and fun.
With the right ingredients, a pokie does not need hundreds of pay lines. high tech animations and intricate storylines. Thunderstruck is simple, cool and kick ass.
Thunderstruck pokie features
The number of win lines can be manually adjusted at Thunderstruck. The minimum number of pay lines is 1 and the maximum is 9. Most players will always play the maximum number of pay lines, something that we recommend as well.
Then, by choosing your coin value and the number of coins you want to stake, the amount per spin is determined. The minimum bet per spin is $0.01, the maximum bet is $45 per spin.
The Nordic Mythology theme shines through in the symbols – lightning bolts, Thor’s hammer and the horn are some of the symbols, next to the traditional 9, 10, B, J, Q, K and A symbols thrown into the mix.
The Thor symbol is Wild and doubles all winnings. Due to the low number of pay lines and the medium variance of this pokie, 5 of a kind payouts are generally high, especially when the 2x wild multiplier comes into play.
Thunderstruck bonus feature
When three or more scattered Ram symbols appear, you have won 15 free spins at a 3x multiplier. Free spins can be retriggered during the bonus game, giving you extra credits (up to 1,500 x your bet) and even more free spins. This bonus feature, although simple and straightforward, offers a lot of excitement – a super big win is waiting around the corner with every free spin and huge wins have been documented.
Our final review of the Thunderstruck pokie
Thunderstruck is an older online pokie without too many bells and whistles but is tremendously enjoyable. Graphically and technically it might be showing its age a bit but don’t let that put you off – Thunderstruck is still one of the best online pokies around, pleasing both new and experienced pokie players.
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