Thunderstruck II is a great game that is still popular with players even though it was released way back in 2010. And this explains Microgaming’s decision to link it up to the famous Mega Moolah progressive jackpot network.
Just like the original game, Thunderstruck II Mega Moolah is played on a grid of 5x3 with a total of 243 active paylines. In fact, if, like myself, you're a fan of the original, you'll be happy to hear that nothing at all has changed in the gameplay. Except for adding the chance to trigger the Mega Moolah progressive jackpot round.
Apart from that, you'll still see stone-carved 9 to Ace card ranks, followed by a Viking ship, Valhalla, a Valkyrie, Loki, Odin, and Thor on the reels as regular symbols. The tremendous progressive Free Spins rounds are also here, and the betting level is the same, between 0.30 and 15.00 per spin.
The game's logo acts as the Wild and does more than just stand in for other paying symbols to form wins. It also doubles any win it is involved in. And if that's not enough, the Wild gives its own payouts for combinations, starting at 2.5 x the bet for three up to 33.33 x for five.
The game's Scatter is Mjolnir, Thor's hammer. It will trigger the bonus round with three or more and is also the most valuable symbol in the game, giving a payout of 1 x the bet for just 2 and increasing with every additional scatter in view up to 200 x the bet for five.
The random Wildstorm feature can turn up 5 reels completely Wild when it strikes at random in the base game.
Three or more Scatters give the player access to the Great Hall of Spins. This is actually a progressive Free Spins round presided over by a Valkyrie and three Norse gods, Loki, Odin, and Thor.
The first time the round is triggered, the Valkyrie awards 10 Free Spins with a win multiplier of x 5. But after every five triggers, the player moves up a level, through each of the gods in turn. And they all award more Free Spins with more rewarding features. During these rounds, players benefit from Wild Magic symbols, Wild Ravens awarding multipliers, and Rolling Reels with increasing multipliers after a win.
The Mega Moolah bonus round is triggered by collecting progressive trigger coins. These can land attached to symbols anywhere on the reels, and fly off to the left. You can also see information about how much each of the four progressive jackpots is currently worth on the left of the grid.
Thunderstruck II is still a great game after all these years and doesn't lose anything by being linked into the Mega Moolah network. Just keep in mind it is still a high-volatility game, so always set a loss limit before playing. And if you enjoy this, why not try some of Microgaming's other slots at Gala Casino like 9 Pots of Gold, Aztec Falls and Cash 'N Riches Megaways. Good Luck!