Reel Thunder Slot Guide for Players of Online Casinos

Microgaming gets players’ engines revving with its biker-themed five-reel online slot, Reel Thunder – a simple yet entertaining and humorous game featuring a grunting gang of road hogs on a lazy Sunday run.

The theme of this 25-payline slot is kept up in its fun symbols, which include hot dogs, beer, pancakes and other roadhouse food as well as motorbike parts, a winged heart crossed with exhaust pipes, and the silhouette of the head hog against the backdrop of a blazing orange sunset.

The Reel Thunder Winged Heart Wild

Like most other online slots at, Reel Thunder has a wild symbol – in the form of a red heart with wings crossed by exhaust pipes. In this game, the wild can only land on Reels 2, 3 and 4 but, when it does, it can substitute any other symbol except the scatter to complete winning paylines. Naturally, this makes the winged heart a rather valuable symbol – if indirectly so.

The Reel Thunder wild is probably also the most entertaining of the symbols. That’s because, whenever one is used to complete a winning combination, the heart beats to life and the distinctive opening guitar riff of Steppenwolf’s iconic rock track “Born to be Wild”, from the 1969 film “Easy Rider”, plays – making it easy for players to imagine themselves enjoying a leisurely ride along Route 66.

Free Spins with Scatter Symbols

The only notable Reel Thunder bonus is its free spins feature, which is triggered by the game’s scatter symbol – in this case, a motorbike engine with the word “scatter” scrolled across it. When three or more scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels, the Reel Thunder free spins are unlocked – five, 20 and a staggering 50 free spins respectively for three, four and five scatter symbols.

The scatter symbols have the additional value of paying out regardless of where they appear on the reels – i.e. Reel Thunder scatters don’t have to land on an active payline to pay out as long as there are two or more in a spin. So, although the payout is low at just 50 coins for five scatters in a spin, scatter wins occur much more frequently.

Mobile Versions of Reel Thunder

Reel Thunder may be a fairly traditional slot but it is available on all modern platforms – both online and mobile. Anyone can enjoy Reel Thunder on the move as it is compatible with most mobile operating systems, including iOS, Android and Windows Mobile.

Reel Thunder Betting Options and Jackpots

With a 96.95% average RTP and a sizeable 10 000 coin jackpot, Reel Thunder can be quite a lucrative slot – even for inexperienced players, because it is so simple slot. This top payout occurs when players land five bonus road hog symbols on a single active payline. The next-highest Reel Thunder payout is awarded when five bike wheels land on an active payline and this amounts to 1 000 coins.

Reel Thunder players may only wager a single coin per payline per spin but the options on coin denominations vary extensively, starting at just 0.25 and reaching as high as 10.00 credits. So the maximum wager on a single Reel Thunder spin is 900 credits, which also makes it appealing to more experienced players who prefer the stakes – and the wins – to be a little higher.