This 5-reel pokie from Microgaming is about Thor, a powerful Norse god who wielded a powerful thunderbolt hammer, fought giants and battered monsters. Symbols in the pokie create a remarkable mythological atmosphere and depict the things that everyone who knows Scandinavian culture should find familiar. Feature-wise, you will strongly benefit from 15 free spins where all wins get tripled. Besides, a wild Thor will share his divine treasures with you and add a $50,000 jackpot to your balance. Thunderstruck offers utmost entertainment for those who like vivid graphics, mythology-themed pokies and big wins.
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Thunderstruck is played over 9 paylines and the symbols used in the pokie include low-paying playing cards and themed symbols. Playing cards (9 to A) fit the theme perfectly since they look as if made of liquid gold. They award x2 to x125 for five of a kind if they line up on adjacent reels left to right. The pictures that are associated with the theme are a horn, a thunderbolt, Valhalla castle, and Thor’s hand holding the mountain-crashing hammer. The overall appearance of pokie visuals is relatively simple since the game was published in 2006. However, Thunderstruck became a hugely popular pokie thanks to its excellent payouts.
Bet options and payouts
Almost every player will find the pokie suitable for his budget. Apart from selectable paylines, there are two options that you can change in order to change a bet cost. By clicking “+” and “-“ buttons, a coin denomination goes up or down in the range from $0.01 and $1. If this is not enough for your betting habits, you can increase the amount of coins (1–5) and thus place a stake starting at $0.09 up to $45 per spin.
Payouts granted by regular symbols vary between x2 and x750 a line bet. Poker cards pay lower than other symbols, with the maximum prize being $625 for hitting five Aces. The most generous themed symbols that award up to $3750 are two pictures depicting different parts of Thor’s hammer.
Thor wearing a legendary winged helmet is a wild that helps all regular images form winning combinations. Hitting it at a proper place gives you a wonderful chance to score big. Alongside its ability to substitute, the wild Thor provides two advantages:
1) It doubles payouts when substituting
2) It can complete combinations of its own. If you roll up at least 2 wilds on an active line, the mighty god awards x10. And if five of these images emerge on a row, you will win a stupendous jackpot worth $50,000 if you play at the max stake.
Scatter and free spins
The symbol that displays two goats pulling Thor’s chariot is a scatter (they are titled as “Rams” in the pokie pay chart). Its key distinction from regular symbols is that two or more of them pay out in any position and they do not need to appear exactly on a payline. Two to five scatters that come onto the reels award x2 to x500 a total bet. This makes it the second beneficial symbol in the pokie as the max scatter prize reaches $20,000. Three or more scatters unlock access to 15 free spins, during which all wins are tripled.
After a winning round in the main game, you can gamble the amount you have won by clicking the Gamble button. This opens a new screen where you are to pick a red/black color or one of the four card suits. A correct prediction of the color or suit will double or quadruple the gamble amount.