Launched in 2004, Thunderstruck is one of the original Microgaming developed slots to do well online. As you will see in our Thunderstruck slot review, this is the pokie which spawned a successful franchise for Microgaming (based on the sequel, the Thunderstruck 2 slot), although it now appears aged, there is a lot of life left in the Thunderstruck slot machine.
Unlike the Thunderstruck II pokie, the original Thunderstruck pokie features just 5 reels and 9 paylines. Players can alter those paylines as they see fit, and choose to wager between 1 and 5 coins per line. Coin values range from AU$0.01 up to AU$2.00, so wagers range from a floor of AU$0.01 per line per spin, up to AU$90.00 per spin at its ceiling.
Thor is the best paying symbol in the game, and although it is worth far less than the top prize if you were playing a Thunderstruck 2, you can still win a respectable 10,000 coins by lining up 5 such symbols on a payline. Thunderstruck II slots also come with a big selection of added features to help you win, but in this pokie, you are going to be relying on the standard paying symbols to do the job for you.
When you decide to play the game, you will notice that there are two special symbols present across the reels. The first of these is the wild symbol, and it appears in the shape of Thor. The thunder god can substitute any symbols you require it to, as well as doubling the value of all wins in which it appears.
The rams appear as scatter icons. Players who land 2, 3, 4, or 5 such symbols on the reels can win 2x, 5x, 20x, or 500x their total bet. Land 3 or more scatters on the reels to trigger the singular bonus in the pokie.
Once the free spins bonus round begins, players will be treated to a total of 15 free games. Unusually for a Microgaming developed video slot, there is no multiplier attached to the winnings of this bonus round.