|Company Name||Thunderkick AB|
|Address||Vasagatan 11, 111 20 Stockholm, Sweden|
Thunderkick is a Swedish game development company that has been creating state-of-the-art slots since its inception in 2012. This privately held company has grown to over 50 employees with offices in Sweden and Malta. Thunderkick still does development in-house and states that the team is focused on staying independent and having fun.
The Thunderkick slot catalog boasts over 40 titles and regularly releases new titles. It develops its games in HTML5 for easy gameplay across all devices and platforms, and its slots boast crisp graphics, rich animations, a variety of different bonus features, and an emphasis on high-volatility games.
The company provides an exceptional degree of transparency around its games by making the game details, specification sheets, overview videos, and free play versions of all Thunderkick slots publicly available.
Thunderkick holds licenses from the U.K. Gambling Commission (License: 041752-R-321094-007) and the Malta Gaming Authority (License: MGA/B2B/248/2013)
Casinos with Thunderkick Games
Thunderkick slots are available at a wide variety of online gambling sites in both unregulated and regulated markets worldwide such as Sweden, the UK, Canada and New Zealand. Examples of Thunderkick casinos include Dreamz, Betmaster, Cobra, Mr Bit, Slotnite, FortuneClock, Chilli Spins, Crazy Fox, WooCasino, Twin, Tsars, and Duxcasino.
Slots by Thunderkick maintain a high standard of graphics and creativity while offering players a broad range of diverse themes, reel/payline configurations, and bonus features.
Examples of Thunderkick slot themes:
- Esqueleto Explosivo – Celebrate with a Day Of The Dead festival theme.
- Arcader – Pixelated fruit machine reels rock this slot with a throwback ‘80s arcade game vibe.
- Full Moon Romance – It’s a romantic date for spins at a ‘50s-style drive-in movie theater.
- Turning Totems – Spin tribal totem poles to reveal different totem faces and bonus features.
- 1429 Uncharted Seas – Set sail on an exploratory voyage, complete with stylized old parchment maps, as well as sea creatures and constellations from another era.
- Magicious – A magician and his assistant that work their magic on the reels that pays two ways.
- Well of Wonders – A wishing well is filled with floating symbols instead of reels, and a magical fairy awards special features.
Thunderkick has also started to release follow-up games for some of its most popular titles, including Esqueleto Explosivo 2 and Pink Elephants 2. These v2.0 games closely resemble the styles and features of the original games, and they offer new and enhanced features.
Thunderkick is also developing its first special game series—Beat The Beast. Each of the five games in the series features a different beast to beat, including a sphinx in Beat The Beast: Mighty Sphinx and a kraken in Beat The Beast: Kraken’s Lair. The games are classic-style slots, amped up with slick graphics as well as current animations and features. The company promotes them as high-volatility slots for “brave” players.
Carnival Queen – It’s Mardi Gras time with parties in the streets of New Orleans in this vibrant slot game played on six reels with 4,096 pay ways. Bonus features include avalanche (dropping) symbols and multipliers that increase by one (x1) each time the symbols drop after a new winning combination hits.
A free spins bonus game offers up retriggers and multipliers that don’t reset. When no new winning combinations have dropped, wild symbols clear a path so new symbols can drop, and gameplay can continue. This high-volatility game offers a 96.1% RTP.
Esqueleto Explosivo 2 – A follow-up game to Esqueleto Explosivo, this v2.0 title also features Esqueleto Explosiv’s stylized Day Of The Dead theme and skeleton mariachi band. Day Of The Dead skull symbols drop onto the vibrant reels and are replaced by new symbols after winning combinations hit.
Five reels with 99 connecting pay ways offer bonus features like “Mucho Multipliers,” with multiplier values up to x32 and “Explosivo Wilds,” which are wild symbols that explode all of the adjacent symbols so that new symbols can replace them. A free spins bonus game is played on a different set of reels with several different ways to win extra free spins and an increasing multiplier that can reach up to x64. The volatility level is high, and the RTP is 96.13%
Esqueleto Explosivo – Thunderkick’s original Day Of The Dead-themed game offers some similar features, like avalanche (dropping) symbols, Mucho Multipliers, and Explosivo Wilds. There are only 17 paylines (compared to 99 pay ways in v2.0), and there are no bonus game options. The volatility level is low, and the RTP is 96.0%.
The Thunderkick slots catalog includes a wide variety of bonus features ranging from basic wild symbols to increasing multipliers and advanced feature bonus games. While some Thunderkick titles share similar features, there is enough variety and diversity among the slots that the games don’t feel overly formulaic. The lack of jackpot options could be a turn-off for jackpot players, however.
Examples of bonus features in Thunderkick slots:
- Win two ways (2 Pay Ways)
- Dropping symbols
- Free spins with retriggers
- Increasing multipliers
- Mystery games
- Mystery symbols
- Bonus meter games
- Scatter wilds
- Expanding wilds
- Sticky symbols
- Bonus game variables
- Floating symbols
RTP: The Return-to-Player (RTP) values for most Thunderkick games are average in the 96% range. However, some games like Fruit Warp and Toki Time come with RTP values in the 97% range.
Volatility: Thunderkick puts most of the slot games in its portfolio at a high volatility level and markets some games, like the Beat The Beast series, as high-volatility games for brave players.
A few of Thunderkick’s slots offer medium- and low-volatility options, like Tiki Time (medium volatility) and Esqueleto Explosivo (low volatility).
RTP And Volatility Levels – Examples:
- Sword of Khans: 95.3% RTP, high volatility
- Esqueleto Explosivo 2: 96.1% RTP, high volatility
- Beat The Beast – Mighty Sphinx: 96.14% RTP, high volatility
- Beat The Beast – Kraken’s Lair: 96.12% RTP, high volatility
- Pink Elephants 2: 96.13% RTP, high volatility
- Birds on a Wire: 96.0% RTP, high volatility
- Frog Grog: 96.1% RTP, high volatility
- Divine Lotus: 96.14% RTP, high volatility
- Fruit Warp: 97.00% RTP, high volatility
- Toki Time: 97.01% RTP, medium volatility
- Esqueleto Explosivo: 96.00% RTP, low volatility
Thunderkick states that the company was founded in 2012 by “a couple of guys” in Stockholm who decided to blaze their own unique trail in the world of online slots. However, Thunderkick does not publicly share who those founding members were and what the history of the company has been since its inception.
Jan Lunde is currently the CEO and Commercial Director of Thunderkick. Before joining Thunderkick in 2015, Jan was a Senior Account Manager at NetEnt.
Viktor Johansson has served as Thunderkick’s Head of Slot Games since joining the company in 2016. Prior to joining Thunderkick, Viktor spent eight years at Betsson in several roles, including B2B Casino Coordinator Manager and Product Expert.
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