Reel Thunder Slots

Reel-ThunderReel Thunder is the story of a roadhog, a motorcycle riding pig, dressed in leather and wearing a helmet adorned with a spike. It’s a Microgaming slot machine which mixes the motorcycle theme with all kinds of foods that you can expect to find in diners across America. From pancakes, to license plates, bacon and eggs, bike engines or hot dogs, the mix is a bit eclectic, but it works well enough in this case.

9 paylines are used on Reel Thunder’s 5 reels. You get only a scatter symbol and a wild out of it, so it’s hardly an impressive game. As for the big prize, it’s $20,000, and that’s quite low considering that few features are offered.

Features of Reel Thunder

The game doesn’t do much for the player in this area, the features being offered through two symbols, one a wild, the other a scatter. You’re not going to get anything else triggered by them, so the game lacks the bonus games, free spins or multipliers that others offer.

First, the wild symbol, its image being that of a heart with two golden wings. You don’t get paid directly by the wild, it can’t form combinations, but it will act as a replacement for other symbols. Like in every other slot, the wild only helps with new combinations when it lands in positions where it’s needed, so a bit of luck is required as well.

The Bike Engine gets to act as the scatter feature of Reel Thunder. You are going to get paid between 5x and 50x the triggering wager whenever three to five of these symbols are on the reels, so naturally the more you wager, the more you win with its help.

Betting options and jackpots

You can get away with a bet of only $0.25, which is the smallest value of a coin, or you can go as high as $18. Each payline uses a single coin, whose value goes up to $2. With all 9 lines active, you can wager up to $18.

You will get 10,000 coins from the best combo of Reel Thunder, using the Roadhog symbol to award it. You can expect up to $20,000 cash from it.

Design and symbols

There is a simple blue background picture for the area behind the reels. The symbols are all themed, but the collection is split between motorcycle related images and various types of foods that are easy to find while on the road. The hog riding a bike is funny, and the entire game looks like a fun choice.


Symbols: Roadhog (wild, 10,000 coins), Engine (50x bet, scatter), Bike Wheel (1,000 coins), Flaming Bike (900 coins), Cruisin License Plate (800 coins), Speedometer (700 coins), Roadhouse Sign (600 coins), Chili Pepper (300 coins), Hot Dog (120 coins), Eggs and Bacon (70 coins) and Pancakes (50 coins).

Is It Worth Playing?

It’s an unusual theme, but the biker hog is a fun character to look at, so I’ll give it points for the theme. The less fun part is the lack of features, with only two rather basic wilds and scatters being used.

This Reel Thunder slot is offered by all online casinos with Microgaming software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.