Thunderstruck® Wild Lightning

Thunderstruck® Wild Lightning online slot

Source: Microgaming

There can be no denying the popularity of Microgaming’s original Thunderstruck or its smash sequel, Thunderstruck II. Both of these online casino games have stood the test of time, and continue to do an excellent job of transporting players into the icy realms of Norse mythology, where they’re able to get acquainted with some of the pantheon’s most decorated gods and goddesses.

Now, in collaboration with Stormcraft Studios, Microgaming is proud to present the Thunderstruck® Wild Lightning slot, with phenomenal graphics and thrilling features. This title is available to play at JackpotCity (which we will discuss in more detail below), whether on mobile device such as smartphone or tablet, or at home on the PC or laptop. We take a closer look in this in-depth review and offer players some insight into what they can expect to find when firing up Thunderstruck® Wild Lightning.

Gameplay Basics

The Thunderstruck® Wild Lightning online casino game makes use of 5 reels and 4 rows, as well as a very decent 40 paylines. While the betting range of this title is somewhat modest, starting from as little as 0.20 credits and maxing out at just 16.00, there is enough going on here to keep even the high rollers entertained. The game has 4 jackpot totals displayed on the left-hand side of the screen, namely Mini, Minor, Major and Mega, the key to which we will explain below.

As a recent release, this title has been optimised to run smoothly on all manner of devices, from smartphones and tablets to PCs and laptops – with no compromise in quality or gameplay, no matter how small the screen.

Symbols And Features

The symbols you will meet across the reels of Thunderstruck® Wild Lightning have all been meticulously designed and fit perfectly well with the theme. Thor himself is Wild, and he has the power to appear stacked across an entire reel and take the place of all other symbols (except the Scatter and/or Thunderball symbols). The other high value symbols are denoted by what looks like beautifully designed elemental representations of the different worlds of Norse mythology, including Jotunheim, Vanaheim, Alfheim, Svartalfheim and Nidavellir. The lower values are represented by the card royals A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9, all of which have been designed to look like runes.

The electric-looking orbs are Thunderball symbols, and they will land on all reels and have the power to award their associated jackpot prizes during the Link&Win™ feature, which is triggered when 6 or more of them land anywhere on the grid. Any Thunderball symbols that land will stay in place, leaving the other positions open to spin independently, allowing for more of these balls to land in their spot. Additional ball symbols will unlock more rows, and should you manage to land a Thunderball in every spot on the grid, you’ll stand to claim the coveted Major jackpot amount.

Thor’s hammer is the Scatter, and landing 3 of it anywhere on the reels will give players a choice of not one, but five different Free Spins options: Jotunheim, Vanaheim, Alfheim, Nidavellir and Svartalfheim, with all of them having different spin amounts with different Multipliers. The Svartalfheim Spins come with a Wildstorm feature, which has the power to turn up to 5 reels completely Wild.

The titular Wild Lightning feature happens when a Wild lands anywhere on reels 2, 3 and 4 during Free Spins. The Wild that triggers the feature activates that symbol position, and when another Wild lands there, it will expand to cover the reel and be Wild for that spin. It may sound confusing, but when the game is in play, it will all make sense.


Microgaming has been in the industry of online casino games creation since 1994, and continues to garner a healthy worldwide following thanks to their exceptional releases, Thunderstruck® Wild Lightning included. Every now and again, this developer teams up with other, smaller studios (such as Stormcraft) to bring players from around the world exciting and entertaining games, whether they’re slot games, table games or something else in between.

Where To Play

We recommend checking out the Thunderstruck® Wild Lightning online slot game at JackpotCity. Our online casino has been in the business of entertaining players from as far back as 1998. With a generous welcome bonus for all new players, the fun starts at the very beginning. There are hundreds of thrilling gaming titles to be enjoyed here, and while entertainment is a top priority, it is the safety and integrity of the players that comes first. JackpotCity is a licensed and registered operation, with only the most tried and trusted names in online banking on offer. On top of that, we offer on-hand customer support 24/7, mobile compatibility and more.

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