Thunderstruck Wild Lightning Review
In 2003, Microgaming released a slot that shocked the world (literally) with the original Thunderstruck. It followed Thor on his adventures and gave players the chance to win big.
It's no surprise that they brought back the slot in 2020 with Thunderstruck II - but they still weren't satisfied with the quality they released. Fast forward to 2021 and you have the rebooted Thunderstruck Wild Lightning.
Developed by Stormcraft Studios and published by Microgaming, Thunderstruck Wild Lightning is a mythical slot that plays on 5-reels with 40 fixed paylines. Unlike the other slots in the series, this one uses the Link&Win feature to award players on one of the four different fixed jackpots.
There are even five different free spins options to be unlocked in this epic slot - so step into the lightning and see if you have what it takes to go head to head with the God of thunder.
The background is set amongst the cosmos with a blue ethereal backdrop. To the left of the reels, there are the four different jackpots along with the Link&Win bar and the Wildstorm bar.
Now, the reels themself contain different runes with the traditional playing card symbols on along with Thor and many objects from the lore including his infamous hammer named Mjölnir. Thor looks better than ever in this slot and even animates when you land on his character - which adds a whole other level to the slot. During the free spins round, he even stands at the side and adds his own flair by cheering.
Perhaps the most exciting thing is being able to decide on your music. You can choose from The Beginning, Destiny, Destiny - Score, Heroes of the Storm and Heroes of the Storm - Score! It's literally up to you on which epic track you want and they are all grand in scale. It's clear that loads of effort went into this slot and it pays off tremendously!
The gameplay remains entirely traditional in terms of spinning and paylines - it's the Link&Win that is different but similar to other systems such as Pragmatic Play's Hold and Spin. All you need to know is that you retrigger spins by landing the right symbols on the reels - in this case, it's the Thunderball symbols.
All the relevant gameplay menus are to the right of the reels with the spin button in the middle. The bet level, autospin and all other buttons can be found on this menu as well.
The aim of this slot is the unlock the Mega jackpot through Link&Win for the biggest payout of 15,000x your stake. This is a decent amount - especially considering the RTP of 96.10% and the high volatility level. Expect less frequent payouts but they will be higher than average when they do payout.
Thunderstruck Wild Lightning is a huge improvement on the series and is an amazing slot on its own. It looks incredible and there is so much detail in this slot that deserves praise. The developers have created something that is brilliant and looks exactly like a modern online slot should.
Even the gameplay is fantastic and the win potential is a solid amount that should make players happy. Mythical slots are oversaturated at the moment - but this is one not to miss, so definitely give Thunderstruck Wild Lightning a spin!