Return to the battlefields of Ragnarok in the fourth entry of the Thunderstruck series with Thunderstruck Stormchaser, the latest slot machine to come out of South African developers Thunderstruck Studios.
Thunderstruck Stormchaser comes fully equipped with many of the series’ much-loved special features, including but not limited to free spins, Rolling Reels, and Wild Storm. This slot is also expected to feature the now iconic Link&Win feature, which was first introduced to the slots world by the series in 2021 and is now considered one of the best features on the market thanks to it being one of the easiest mechanics to pick up and play.
While not much is known about the specifics of this new slot ahead of its release, we do know that it will feature 5 reels and 1,024 pay lines. In terms of betting, things are pretty standard with the min bet being $0.20 and the maximum bet topping out at $25 for a maximum payout of x10,000. With an RTP of 96.10%, this is a slot machine with a lot of potential for players on all budgets. However, the special features of this beautiful slot machine are where its’ real winning potential lies.
Special Symbols that Unlock Big Wins
Link&Win is a mechanic built around a respin that is triggered by a player landing at least three special symbols on the reels. Triggering this effect will give players additional respins with the number of respins resetting with each additional special symbol to land on the reels. Sticking to the reels after landing, these special symbols unlock the ability for players to land a jackpot and a big win.
Adding to the fun is the newest mechanic to be introduced to the series, called Multi-Chase™, which can see players being awarded multipliers from x2 to x20. Also available is the ever-popular free spin feature, activated through collecting scatters, with a minimum of three scatter symbols needed to activate the Wheel. The number of scatters you land determines what prizes you can win on the Wheel, with five scatters giving you access prizes like 25 free spins and even an initial multiplier of up to 10x. Finally, Stormchaser sees the return of the Wildstorm feature, which can release reel-sized wilds to reels one through five, maximizing your chances of winning big in a single run.
Theme and Design
Featuring a rich color palette, haunting sound design, and some gorgeous animation, Thunderstruck Stormchaser sees players take on the role of Thor, son of Asgard, as he attempts to earn his place on the throne. Following on from the adventures of Thunderstruck Wild Lightning, Stormchaser follows Thor as he heads back to the battlefields of Ragnarok to retrieve the sacred spear Gungnir, which was lost in Ragnarok during one of Odin’s previous adventures.
If he can restore the spear to his father, Thor will finally be able to claim his rightful place on the throne of Asgard. Unfortunately for Thor, Thyra, Goddess of Wildstorms, has learned of his quest and is determined to stand in his way. With the power to summon Wildstorms in both the base and Free Spins mode of Stormchaser, Thyra is sure to bring trouble to the reels on every spin.
History of Thunderstruck Stormchaser
Created by the team of slot enthusiasts at Thunderstruck Studios, who are owned by the behemoth online slot game publisher, Microgaming, Thunderstruck Stormchaser has a lot to live up to. Stormchaser’s predecessor, Wild Lightning, not only picked up several awards thanks to its stellar design, but it was also the slot to introduce players to the Link&Win feature, which is now regarded as one of the biggest respin features in online slots. But more about that later.
While it is hard to judge a slot machine before it is available to play, based on what we have seen in teasers and media released by the passionate team at Thunderstruck Studios, this slot is sure to bring new life and depth to an already iconic slot machine series. Featuring updated graphics, inspiring audio, a whole new set of features, and some beloved old ones, Thunderstruck Stormchaser looks set to take the world by storm once it is released.