Microgaming To Release Thunderstruck 3, Wild Lightning
Thunderstruck may well be the most known non-progressive online slot that Microgaming has ever released. The hotly announced Thunderstruck Wild Lightning is a sequel to the successful Thunderstruck II slot that dates back to 2010, but is now also available in the remastered HTML5 format since December of last year. Customary to the theme, the new Thor-themed slot is just as outrageous as the predecessors at their time, featuring the trademarked Link&Win mechanic and a jackpot feature with a fixed 15,000x bet maximum payout. The highly anticipated slot is coming to Microgaming casinos on 27 July 2021. Here’s a brief overview of its features.
The 40-line and 5-reel setup makes for a modest foundation, which is the exact opposite of the game's user interface. It now has all sorts of displays, reminding players of the new features and possible wins, and even a soundtrack library to switch to your favourite tune when the game gets going. On the reels we see a new set of regular symbols, including a Thor Wild that can be stacked and comes with a multiplier of x2 or x5. Together with a Scatter, these two special symbols are the most valuable.
Just like in the earlier days, the Wild Lightning version of the epic slot series comes with a set of Free Spins. Triggered with Scatters, players will be presented with up to four bonuses, but just like previously, each can be unlocked only after it's been played a certain number of times. The only difference between the features is in their risk/reward ratio, but all of them have an element of surprise in the form of the Wild Lightning Feature. If the features get triggered through a collectable Wildstorm feature, however, then they will receive a further boost that can make up to five reels wild at the same time. Should be noted that Thunderstruck Wild Lightning is played with high variance throughout and a 96.10% RTP, which is the same as the original, 2003-released Thunderstuck.
Last but not least, the Link&Win feature means that it's jackpot bonus time. When triggered, the slot will cinematically transform into a symbol locking game. One of those symbols can be the Mini (25x), Minor (50x) or Major Jackpot (150x). Fill all empty positions with Thunderball symbols to unlock the Mega Jackpot that pays out exactly 15,000x!
With all that being said, there is plenty to discover in the new game, for both the fans and casual gamblers. With lots of moving parts and striking features to boot, it’s bound to attract attention one way or the other. However, whether all this is going to stick with players is to be seen. Remember that you can give it a go for yourself from the 27th July at the latest.