In many ways, the 2010 year has not been what Microgaming was expecting. Considering that this year was going to be the year that they released their first branded slot machine in the form of the highly successful Lord of the Rings trilogy, the relative lack of proliferation of new games from this brand has disappointed many people.
However, May 2010 will bring a new release from Microgaming that could very well be the most anticipated slot machine sequel in the history of the online gaming industry. Considering how many different games get released every year in that industry, this is certainly saying quite a bit.
The slot machine is called Thunderstruck II and as the name implies it is the sequel to Thunderstruck, an online video slot machine that was released onto the marketplace by Microgaming in 2003. This game featured Norse mythology at its finest and was able to inspire many players to greatness both in terms of their results and in terms of giving them a new appreciation for the beauty of thematic engineering within online video slot machines.
It is hoped that Thunderstruck II will have a similar effect and although it is often difficult for a sequel to live up to an excellent first installment, it is also the case that Thunderstruck II has improved graphics and many new godlike symbols on the reels of its slots. This slot machine will also feature the new 243 winning combination paradigm that Microgaming has introduced in many of its recent releases, giving players the chance to truly experience the full range of god symbols for Thunderstruck II in a way that was probably not that possible for the first slot machine to bear the same name.
Previews of the slot machine are already being offered at high-profile Microgaming casinos and so far reception has been positive. The graphical quality combined with the sounds introduced by Microgaming in this machine seems to have blown away many of the first people to see this machine in action. However, only time will tell if this sequel can live up to the amazing results of the first Thunderstruck online video slot machine.