Thunderstruck II Pokie Review

Thunderstruck II

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Quick facts

Slot Type: Video
House Edge: 4%
Min/Max Bet: .30 / 15.00
Software Provider: Microgaming
Jackpot Amount: Varies
Slot Volatility: Medium
Free Spins: Yes
# of Reels: 5
Coin Range: 0.01 - 0.25
Bonus Rounds: Yes
# of Paylines: 243
Jackpot Type: Non-progressive
Wild-Reel or Symbol: Both
Scatter: Yes


Online gaming software leader Microgaming must have realized they were on to something after they released its original Thunderstruck pokie back in 2004. That successful pokie, while not without its flaws, clued its makers into what people wanted more of (and which essentially became Thunderstruck II).

Those ‘mores’ were more features, more ways to win, and more mega jackpots, all of which the second game in the series has, and then some. Even though it’s a few years old now, T2 was and is an instant slot classic that is still receiving an incredible amount of players (some of which are still winning those incredibly-sized jackpots). Read on in our review of Thunderstruck II to see why this pokie has become somewhat of a phenomenon in the online casino community.

Rating breakdown

With its video game-esque look and feel, high mobile compatibility (no apps needed), and ridiculous amount of bonus features and high payouts, we couldn’t help give anything but near-perfect scores in every category during our Thunderstruck II online pokies review.

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Why Play This Pokie

  • Earn and unlock different achievements that pay out more and more real money
  • No app needed to begin playing instantly on smartphones and tablets
  • Over 243 ways to win!
  • High average return to player rate around 96%

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Jackpot & Bonus Games

The real money in Thunderstruck II is not won in those base symbols, though. That comes from entering the Great Hall of Spins, which you do by landing three or more hammers on one spin. The first time you enter, you will be granted 15 free spins with a 5x multiplier, however that will only grow as you enter the Hall and more and more. The amount of times you enter is tracked in the paytable, and every five times you do so you will unlock a free spin mini-feature with a different one of the game’s four gods:

Valkyrie Free Spin Bonus (first Hall of Spins visit): Fifteen free spins with a 5x multiplier

Loki Free Spin Bonus (5 visits): Fifteen free spins during which random reel symbols are turned into wilds

Odin Free Spin Bonus (10 visits): Twenty free spins, during which wins are randomly awarded a multiplier anywhere from 2x-6x

Thor Free Spin Bonus (15 visits): Twenty-five free games that include rolling reels and bet multipliers that increase with every consecutive win

It depends somewhat on your online casino (if that’s where you’re playing Thunderstruck II), but the jackpot amount has regularly reached into millions of dollars. The highest fixed game jackpot is 1000 coins (for five-of-a-kind wilds).

Thunderstruck II current jackpot

AU $121,500


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Mobile play

Thunderstruck II is so beautiful a game and has so much going on that it can run a little slow on older mobile devices. However, most of the devices our Thunderstruck II online pokies review team tested this pokie on ran exceptionally well. Also of note on mobile was:

  • All the same great features you’ll find if you were to play on a computer
  • Graphics and sound so vivid you’d think you were playing a some kind of video game app
  • Optimized play that fills your screen on just about any mobile device
  • Easy-to-use interface that makes changing your bet or checking your progress easy
  • Free spins somehow feel even more exciting when you are playing on the go from your smartphone

Why Thunderstruck II Is Worth Playing

Perhaps the Street Fighter II of online pokies, the sequel to Thunderstruck improved on the already-solid original in every way, cementing itself as one of the greatest and most popular pokies of all time.

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  • Massive jackpots that will make you feel like a Norse god
  • Hall of Free spins earns you more free games every time you enter
  • Dynamic paytable tracks your achievements as you progress
  • Each free spin bonus comes with special bonuses and multipliers
  • Progress saves so you can leave the game and later pick up where you left off
  • Low house edge (around 4%)