One of Microgaming’s most popular creations is Thunderstruck, which spawned a sequel that proved to be even more popular. Ever keen to cash in on that sort of popularity when it is at its strongest, Microgaming created Adventure Palace, which is very similar in many ways and was launched a couple of years ago, not too long before Thunderstruck II.
But how does this pokie, available on Adventure Palace, compare to the one it was based on, and what does it offer hardened pokie players like us and our readers?
The elephant symbol is the one to look out for on this pokie. This is a wild symbol, and one that doubles your winnings. What’s more, if you land 5 of them in a single payline then you will get 10,000x your line bet in return. This means that even if you’re staking the minimum bet, discussed below, then you’re still going to be in for a big windfall.
The graphics are not great on Adventure Palace, but the aesthetic is very similar to Thunderstruck, even if the symbols are not. The quality of those graphics are not perfect either, someway between those of Thunderstruck and Thunderstruck II — better than the former but not as good as the latter.
There is a wide betting range on Adventure Palace, beginning at just $0.09 per spin and going all of the way to $90 per spin. This is down to the fact that there are 9 paylines, with the minimum being $0.01 per line and the maximum being $10.
There is a free spins round on this pokie, returning 15 free spins when you land the jungle scatter symbol. This round is a little more generous than the base game and you will get more wins on average, but don’t expect to win big here.
Although similar to Thunderstruck, Adventure Palace lacks the polished edge that makes the aforementioned game so popular. The wins are also a little small for our liking. This is not a terrible game, there are just better options out there, particularly on the Microgaming software.