THUNDERSTRUCK Pokie Review

Thunderstruck

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Quick facts

Slot Type: Video
House Edge: 4%
Min/Max Bet: 0.18 / 90.00
Software Provider: Microgaming
Jackpot Amount: 150,000
Slot Volatility: Medium/High
Free Spins: Yes
# of Reels: 5
Coin Range: 0.18 - 90.00
Bonus Rounds: Yes
# of Paylines: 9
Jackpot Type: Non-progressive
Wild-Reel or Symbol: Symbol
Scatter: Yes

Introduction

A pokie series so popular it has its own fansite(s), the first edition of Thunderstruck has aged surprisingly well. Originally published in 2004, the game is as popular as ever, and players are still regularly hitting jackpots into the hundreds of thousands with Thor and his motley crue.

Although most of the Thunderstruck review team had played the pokie before, we were all excited to have the chance to get to go back and spin on this famous slot one more time, evidence to just how well it has held up (even on mobile without an app).

Rating breakdown

While keeping in mind that the game is an older one, Thunderstruck earned solid scores in all categories (some being higher than even more ‘modern’ pokies).

Features:
8
Jackpots & Bonus Games:
8
Graphics and Sound:
7
Ease-of-use and Gameplay:
9
Payout:
9
Compatibility With Mobile Devices:
9
Fun & Excitement:
8

Why Play This Pokie

  • Wins during free spins are multiplied by 3x
  • Gamble feature lets you quickly double any real cash win
  • Retro feel will make you nostalgic for the days of the Masters of Universe cartoon
  • Thor wild doubles all wins and substitutes for all non-scatter symbols

Detailed review

10/10

Jackpot & Bonus Games

The main feature in Thunderstruck is the 15 free spins that are awarded by showing three or more scatter symbols (rams). All wins during these free spins are tripled, and you can even activate more free games during your free games. While during our review of Thunderstruck it could seem like quite a while in between these free game series, it's nevertheless incredibly exciting knowing that just one win can pay off a big amount of real money.

The game’s base game jackpot is 10,000 (earned by landing five wilds at once), but within the bonus feature that figure rises to around 150,000 coins.

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10/10

Mobile play

Especially since it was made before apps were even a thing, it’s possible to play Thunderstruck directly in your smartphone or tablet’s mobile browser. Our Thunderstruck online pokies review team actually prefers that, as well as these features about the mobile version of the game:

  • All the same free spin and multiplier bonuses as on PC
  • Interface is optimized to fit all kinds of mobile devices
  • Runs on smooth, award-winning Microgaming software
  • Graphics, while a little dated-looking on PC, are perfect for simple mobile play
  • Simple gameplay makes it a perfect pokie for casual players

Why THUNDERSTRUCK Is Worth Playing

Younger pokie players will more than likely be familiar with the famous Thunderstruck II pokie. What they might not be familiar with is the original title that was the inspiration for the super successful sequel.
While this isn't exactly a case of the original being better, Thunderstruck, like Thor himself, can still more than hold its ground after a long test of time. After going back and playing the legendary title during our review of Thunderstruck, we have no doubt it's a title that casual Aussie players will appreciate.

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  • Base game jackpot of 10,000 coins
  • Three ram scatter symbols grants you 15 free spins
  • Low limits make it a great choice for budget players
  • Wins during free spins are tripled
  • Gamble feature lets you go double or nothing on any real cash win
  • Thor subs in for all symbols (except scatter) and doubles wins