The story of the Thunderstruck branded slot games began almost 18 years ago with the launch of the original, the sequel Thunderstruck II ended up taking the industry by storm back in 2010 and now 11 years later Stormcraft Studios are ready to reveal the next chapter in the Thunderstruck Saga, with Thunderstruck Wild Lightning! Set to release on the 27/07/2021 the game will launch with an RTP of 96.10% a high volatility and a max win off 15,000x here we will take a look at all the information available for this much anticipated release documenting its 5 different bonuses along with its Link and Win feature providng first look pictures and videos before giving our overall Genius Gambling Review and Rating.
The base game of Thunderstruck Wild Lightning will be set across 5x4 reels and feature low paying symbols ranging from 9 to Ace with the higher paying symbols being portrayed as different Norse style rune stones. Thor will also feature on the reels acting as a wild substituting for all symbols except the scatter symbols this will hopefully allow for easier wins for the player. The Thor wild can also carry a multiplier turning these wins into even bigger hits.
Link And Win Feature
The link and win feature in Thunderstruck Wild Lightning is unlocked by landing 6 or more Thunderball symbols on the reels during one spin with progress being tracked in the bottom left of the screen as shown above. Each thunderball carries a instant cash prize which will be won upon triggering the Link and win feature. Three respins are then awarded on a new game grid with only Thunderball symbols in play if one of these lands it is locked into place and the three respins are reset again. Land 15, 20, 25 or 30 Thunderball symbols and the size of the grid expands to 5, 6, 7 or 8 rows high. The Thunderballs also contain different jackpot sizes there are as follows
Mini Jackpot - 25x
Minor Jackpot - 50x
Major Jackpot - 150x
Mega Jackpot - 15,000x
Free Spins Bonus
Awarded by landing three hammer symbols in the base game the bonus works in a similar style to Thunderstruck II with each successive bonus win progressing you one step along to unlock different style bonus games these are as follows.
Jotunheim Free Spins - (unlocked after 1 bonus) awards 15 free spins with all wilds in play having a multiplier attached these can be 2x 3x or 5x and can be retriggered giving up to 30 free spins
Vanaheim Free Spins (unlocked after 5+ bonuses) awards 12 free spins with all wilds in play having a multiplier attached these can be 2x, 4x or 6x. and can be retriggered giving up to 24 spins in total
Alfheim Free Spins (unlocked after 10+ bonuses) awards 9 free spins with all wilds in play having a multiplier attached these can be 3x, 5x or 8x and can be retiriggered up to18 spins in total
Nidavellir Free Spins (unlocked after 15+ bonuses) awards 6 spins with all wilds in play having a multiplier attached these can be 5x, 8x or 12x and can be retriggered up to 12 spins in total
Svartalfheim Free Spins (unlocked once for every 20 scatters collected) awards just 1 free spin but will trigger the wild storm feature which can turn all reels into wild reels unlocking them all will award an instant 8000x!
Genius Gambling Review
Stormcraft Studios have again made an impressive slot that the god of thunder himself would be proud of. The games theme and soundtrack are second to non with the multiple bonus rounds keeping the overall game exciting throughout. One of the only draw backs of Thunderstruck wild lightning is that the base game can feel a little weak but that is only in comparison to the impressive bonus features. We did at time find the Free Spins feature quite difficult to land but we never experienced much of a loss in our balance and when we did eventually land the bonus they more than made up for it with their multiple engaging features. Overall we give Thunderstuck Wild Lightning our Genius Gambling Rating of 7.5 out of 10 and look forward to its release on the 27/07/2021 below we have included a video documenting some of our time with the game and its bonuses.