Online Casinos & Games
Thunderkick has a very simple approach to their industry which is reflected in their slogan, “We are Thunderkick and we make games.” This aptly describes who they are and what they do but what it doesn’t state is that their games are so incredibly good that even though they have only been in business since 2011, they are fast becoming one of the most recognized names in the online casino industry. The reason for their early success is partly due to the founding members who have years of experience in this industry and according to reports, many of them used to be employed at software giant NetEnt before deciding to start their own company. The result of course, is Thunderkick.
As can be seen when you have a look through their library, they are not in the business of pumping out great numbers of video slots. In fact at the time of writing they only have 15 games in total in their arsenal. However, the quality of each and every one of their games is unquestionable and as such many of them became instant classics upon launch. A quick look at their creations and it’s obvious that they are serious about what they do and will do whatever it takes to ensure their future in this industry.
The primary goal in their game designs is to be as innovative as possible and as such you will find some of the strangest yet most entertaining themes in their games. Thus far they’ve only worked at producing slot games but each one of those have gained a cult following during their short time online. Thunderkick is currently located in Stockholm, Sweden with a gaming license as awarded by the gaming authorities in Malta. Thunderkick’s games can already be found in some of the best-known casinos in the world, including Mr Green Casino, Unibet and Vera and John Casino.
Thunderkick Games, Features and Services
As mentioned, Thunderkick’s efforts thus far only stretched out to slot game development and for that they have 15 impeccable slot games to show. Their games scream quality and are known for being unique in both design and gameplay. All of their games are completely developed in house which allows them to ensure the quality of each title, in fact they put so much effort into each game that months may go by between title releases. To make their games easily accessible, they use Flash and HTML5 as development tools which means their games can be played online without needing to be downloaded first. They also use 3D accelerated graphics compared to pre-rendered clips which reduces the game sizes and increases performance.
Here are a few descriptions of some of Thunderkick’s most popular games:
The first game we look at is also Thunderkick’s first and possibly best known game, Esqueleto Explosivo. In this game you’ll take part in the Mexican festival of the dead, which is much more entertaining when you do it the Thunderkick way. The skeletal characters all form part of a mariachi band who serenade you throughout the gameplay with a range of joyful instruments. The game features rolling reels, also sometimes called cascading reels. When a player gets a winning line in this game, the symbols that form part of that line disappear, or in this case explode, to let the symbols above them drop down. This leaves a few spots to be filled with new symbols which subsequently drop down. This event functions as a free spin of sorts and could potentially create another winning line. If that’s the case then the feature will repeat until no more wins are found. In addition to the rolling reels feature, Esqueleto Explosivo also features an increasing winnings multiplier each time the reels roll over. While the first winning line will only pay out the regular amount, any following payouts grow from 2x all the way to 32x, however the multiplier resets when the payouts stop.
Next up is Bork the Berzerker, the valiant barbarian on a quest to rescue his damsel from numerous dangerous monsters. Bork is not only a valuable symbol but also the wild and may expand to fill entire reels Each time he forms part of a winning line players will be treated of a short clip of him defeating one of the monsters. Along with the expanding wilds, the game also comes with a free spin feature.
In a strange turn of events, Thunderkick took a step back from the weirdness and released Sunny Scoops. This is a 3 reel slot with the symbols being represented by scoops of ice cream. This is a simple slot-machine with a simple theme but it’s also strangely entertaining. The video slot features a spinning wheel which appears to award various prizes whenever three of the same coloured scoops are found on the same cone. Players will also be treated to multipliers and free spins which can result in amazing winnings.