Thunderstruck: The Most Powerful Slots Game

Online pokies aficionados have been enthusiastically playing Thunderstruck since it was introduced in 2004.  Now Thunderstruck mobile pokies is available on most mobile devices.  Thunderstruck mobile pokies is a 5 reel slots game with 9 paylines.  You can play Thunderstruck 5 reel mobile pokies in either download or flash.  Some players prefer flash but most prefer to download this 5 reel slot machine out of the Middle Ages. The mood of the game is the powerful north of Europe when the Norsemen fought and ruled.  The graphics reflect Microgaming’s attention to detail in setting a mood.  One aspect stands out: the symbols are drawn to be close to our line of vision.  This makes them appear larger than life.

Two Awesome Weapons

The physical symbols all denote physical strength.  A thick, muscular hand holds the staff.  We see only the fingers, wrist, and forearm of the hand and just a small portion of the staff.  A blow from this weapon would have caused severe injury, for sure.  But the staff is not the most awesomely powerful weapon in Thunderstruck mobile pokies!  The hammer is a three-dimensional rectangular block of steel.  Its function was primarily to break rocks, ice, and heads.  The motif of broken rocks is employed in the background for the number and royal symbols.  Large chunks of broken rocks are emblazoned with 9 through ace.  We can all thank the Norse gods of mythology that no symbol represents a broken head!

The horn is apparently made of gold or gold plated steel.  We can only imagine the general sounding the horn to call his troops into battle.  The sound of hundreds of horses trained for battle roaring across the landscape to carry the brave soldiers as they fight for king and country is captured in the background sound during the free spins bonus round.

All Hail Thor: Heroic Warrior

We see the raw and rugged visage of Thor himself.  We see only Thor’s head and face.  His head bears the heavy helmet that soldiers wore in that time.  His shoulder is armored but we don’t see the rest of his body; our imagination must suffice.

Thor is the Wild symbol.  He substitutes for every symbol except the Scatter.  When Thor helps you achieve a win, the win is doubled and the fierce northern wind blows through Thor’s full golden beard.  Despite the strong wind, Thor’s facial expression doesn’t change.  He remains stoic and stern.  This is certainly no leprechaun story unfolding!

If five Thors come up in a winning line, you get a bonus of 10,000 coins!

The King’s Domain

Thunderstruck mobile pokies is more about the soldier and his weapons than about the king himself.  The king is represented by his massive castle.  We see the drawbridge that leads to the castle.  It reminds us of a time when the king could lift the bridge and isolate himself with his advisers to plan the next battle.

Lightning Struck before Thunderstruck

There is also a lightning symbol.  Lightning strikes when you achieve a win using this symbol.

The Rams

Two mature rams, each with a gold coin dangling from a golden necklace, appear together and comprise the Scatter symbol.  The Scatters win in all positions, unlike the other symbols which win from left to right.  Two Scatters double your win.  If your luck is as powerful as Thor and you get five Scatters, your winning is multiplied 500 times!  Lightning strikes when two Scatters come up.  But the big lightning strike occurs when three or more Scatters appear.  In that case, you get 15 free spins with a 3x multiplier.  Since the Wild has a 2x multiplier, a win from a free spin with the help of a Thor symbol carries a 6x multiplier!  The free spins can be retriggered if three Scatters come up again during a free spin!

Gamble Option

Thunderstruck mobile pokies has a standard gamble feature with a twist.  After every win, you will be offered the chance to gamble.  By correctly choosing the color of a single card you can double your win and by correctly guessing the suit of the card, you can quadruple your win.  The twist is that you will also be offered the chance to gamble after your free spins!  As free spins wins are multiplied, this would be quite a gamble indeed! 

The Contrast Between Ancient and Modern Power

When you play Thunderstruck mobile pokies, you will be struck by this amazing anomaly.  Thunderstruck represents the power and strength that people needed in a time gone by just to survive.  Today we talk about powerful computer software for mobile.  In contrast to the heavy armor, the thick castle walls, the steel hammer strong enough to shatter rock, and the wooden staff useful as a walking stick or as a weapon, in today’s world we need ever more powerful software just to get by!