reated by Microgaming in partnership with the appropriately named Stormcraft Studios, Thunderstruck Wild Lightning is a follow up to the smash hit Thunderstruck 2, released to celebrate its eleventh anniversary.
Starring an animated Thor and a pulsating soundtrack of rock and roll and ambient sounds, TWL is also crackling with exciting features. There’s 15,000x your total bet up for grabs on a single spin, and there are lots of free spins, jackpots, and new realms to explore.
How to Play Thunderstruck Wild Lightning Slot
It’s a 5x5, 40-payline grid game, with the aim of landing three of a kind (or more). The symbols represent different values (explained below). You can play for as little as 0.20 coins up to 16 coins per spin, just use the arrows to adjust your stake and hit the spin button. You can also use the Autoplay feature to select up to 100 spins.
How to Win Thunderstruck Wild Lightning
Unlike in Thunderstruck 2, there are no longer other Norse gods acting as the high-paying symbols, instead, you have 5 World Stones with payouts ranging from 5x to 25x your bet for matching five. The lower-paying symbols are represented by the traditional 9-A icons, but they are carved into runic stones as opposed to playing cards. These symbols are worth 2x - 3x your stake. For the big wins, however, you will need to trigger at least one of the bonus features, described below.
Special Features & Bonuses
Multiplier Wild Feature
During the base game, landing the Thor Wild will trigger a 2x or 5x multiplier. They may land as stacked wilds to increase your win potential.
You can trigger a free spins round by landing three, four, or five Mjolnir hammer scatters, and you can choose from four sets of free spins, depending on how many times you have triggered each round.
Jotunheim: 15 Free Spins plus any win including a Wild can grant you a 2x, 3x or 5x multiplier.
Vanaheim: Can be chosen once you have triggered at least five Free Spins rounds. 12 Free Spins and wild wins have a 2x, 4x or 6x multiplier. You can retrigger up to 24 Free Spins
Alfheim: Once you have triggered 10 Free Spins rounds. Will grant you 9 Free Spins with wild multipliers ranging from x3 to x8. You can retrigger up to 18 Free Spins
Nidavellier: After you have triggered 15 Free Spins rounds. 6 Free Spins with x5, x18 or x12 wild multipliers
Svartalfheim: You need to collect 20 Scatter pairs in the base game to trigger this one. You will get one Free Spin with a guaranteed trigger of the Wildstorm Feature, which can turn five reels willd
Wild Lightning Feature
Landing a Thor Wild on any of the three central reels during any of the free spins rounds (apart from Svartalfheim) will unlock this epic bonus round. Here, a Wild can expand to cover the whole reel, spawning three more Wilds to increase your chances.
Link and Win Feature
Landing at least six Thunderball symbols (a flaming orb) will trigger this feature, locking into place and granting you three respins, on a new set of reels. If any new Thunderballs land, they will also lock into place and reset to activate more spins. More Thunderballs can be unlocked (up to 30) each with a cash value, until your respins end and your total is calculated.
Thunderball Jackpot Feature
Last, but not least, there are four jackpots that you could potentially get your hands on. These four jackpots are represented by yellow, blue, and turquoise Thunderball symbols, in the Link and Win round. You can land Mini, Minor, or Major jackpots, and if you manage to fill all the positions with Thunderballs, you’ll scoop the Mega Jackpot - 15,000x your bet.
Design & Theme
This is a great-looking game, with the God of Thunder conjuring lightning and displaying other feats of strength and skill as you play. Animated Thor will fold his arms and nod in satisfaction if you score a win, or facepalm when you strikeout. The symbols are all in keeping with the theme and you have a suitably heroic and anthemic playlist to choose from which ties the whole theme together nicely.
RTP & Volatility
The 96.1% RTP is pleasingly above average, but note that the game is highly volatile, with an estimated win rate of approximately 22.92% (one in four or five spins).
There’s a lot going on, with Microgaming and Stormcraft going all out to make the game worth the wait. Some fans of its predecessor may bemoan the lack of other characters, or feel that some of the extra features are superfluous, but there’s no denying it’s an entertaining game. The soundtrack is great, Thor is an engaging character, and there is good potential for some big wins.
Thunderstruck Wild Lightning FAQs
How much can I win on Thunderstruck Wild Lightning?
You can win up to 15,000x your total stake bet playing Thunderstruck Wild Lightning Megaways.
Does the game have free spins?
Yes, the game includes free spins bonus rounds, which alter the music. Please see the relevant section above for more information.
Can I play Thunderstruck Wild Lightning free?
Yes, most casinos will let you play demo versions of most slots available at their online casinos. Some may require you to have an account with them while others won’t insist upon it and will just verify your age.