Thunderstruck Slots

ThunderstruckThunderstruck is a Microgaming slot machine which is themed around the most popular Norse god, Thor. It’s been a popular topic in the last decade, with multiple slot machines covering it, thanks for the most part to the comic books that became movies and which had this topic, though they’ve turned this god into a sort of superhero. The design of Thunderstruck is somewhat dated, but it’s pleasant to look at anyway, with a cartoon style used for the symbols which I enjoyed.

An older game, it comes with only 9 paylines on its 5 reels. It has impressive prizes, reaching $50,000, and it brings free spins, multipliers, scatters and wilds.

Features of Thunderstruck

All the features offered in Thunderstruck are very typical ones, including wild symbols, scatters, free spins and multipliers.

Thor himself is in the role of the wild and he will both award prizes and help you create other combinations by substituting for symbols that are missing. Like it happens in all games where this feature is present, it will only be of use to you when it appears in the spot where it’s needed, so you shouldn’t expect it to help you every single time when it appears. If it does land where it is needed, the wild will apply a 2x multiplier to the win value if it contributed to it. Thor is also the kind of symbol that can form a combo by landing two to five icons together on a line. The symbol pays up to 10,000x when this happens.

The Ram symbol is also often found on the reels of the game, and the best thing about it is that it does not form regular combinations. Instead, it creates its combos out of scattered symbols, which don’t have to be on the same line. Having two to five Rams on the reels will trigger payouts of 2x to 500x the bet value.

Free Games Feature

The free spins offered in Thunderstruck are triggered with 3 or more Ram scatters present on the 5 reels. Your reward will be 15 free spins and tripled prizes for the duration of the feature. Activating the free spins again is possible, as long as you have another 3+ Rams present in one of the rounds.


Betting options and jackpots

The game has only 9 lines, but it allows you to place wagers of up to $5 on each one, so you can go up to $45 total. The line wagers are composed of up to 5 coins, where you get to use denominations of up to $1. The minimum is at only $0.01 per coin.

Since the game rewards players with jackpots of 10,000x, you can expect a $50,000 prize if you play it at the maximum line bet.

Design and symbols

The design might look like it’s taken from an older style cartoon, but that doesn’t make it unpleasant to use. It’s actually quite fun, the vintage cartoon look being rather inviting in a game like this. The playing cards are present unfortunately, and they all look about the same, with gold letters on a stone background, so there isn’t enough variety on the reels when they take over many of the available positions.


Symbols: Thor (10,000x, wild), Rams (scatter, 500x the bet), Thor’s Hammer (750x), Hand (750x), Asgard (400x), Lightning (250x), Horn (250x), Ace (125x), King (125x), Queen (100x), Jack (100x), 10 (100x) and 9 (100x).

Is It Worth Playing?

It’s an older game, and it shows, but its 10,000x top prize is a pretty good reason to give it a shot, if you feel like your luck is up to it.

The Thunderstruck slot machine is offered through the Microgaming platform, so if you want to play it for real or just to practice, look out for casinos that use it.