Face the Reels
There’s an instant Norse feel to the game board which is framed with wooden rods inscribed with ancient symbols, very reminiscent of Celtic signs. There are 5 reels to play with and an upper limit of 25 paylines although these can be adjusted if you prefer to play on fewer. The betting level can also be customised from the total min bet of 0.25 to the total max bet of 250.00. You will be choosing the amount per payline (0.01 to 10.00) so remember to factor in the multiplication when setting it up! There’s a total bet field as well so you won’t need to work out complex calculations in your head…
You can navigate to the paytable using the “help” button on the main screen and here you’ll find information about the prizes on offer. To get a win you’ll need a match of at least three symbols, moving from left to right on consecutive reels along an active payline. Mjöllnir – Thor’s Hammer – is the wild while Yggdrasil – the tree of life which connects the nine worlds – is the scatter. The maximum RTP offered for those who progress through to the higher levels of the bonus (more about that below) is 97%.
Battles in Asgard
Asgard is the land of plenty, with everything inflated to the max so it’s not a surprise to discover that on this Asgardian game there’s a huge long list of bonus features. Unlocking these extras on the reels all depends on how many runes you can collect. These runes will be awarded randomly after regular wins on the reels but to open the very top level of the bonus feature, you’ll need 30. The first level of the bonus becomes available once you have three scatters and increases as you collect runes.
Landing three scatters will trigger the Thor Free Spins feature. Here you’ll receive 10 free spins and a multiplier of either x2 or x3. However, when you start to collect the runes, that’s when the prizes begin to increase. 15 runes gives you access to Level 2 once you land three scatters. You can pick from either the Thor Free Spins or the Freyr feature. In the latter you’ll have the chance to attack a Fire Giant three times, choosing from five possible targets. Each of the attacks will award you either a multiplier of up to x10 or credits. Thirty runes means you have the ability to pick from either the Thor, Freyr or Odin features. In the Odin bonus there are additional runes added to the reels and these contain either credits or a special game symbol.
The Norse theme, and Thor in particular, is an extremely popular genre for slots, and this has only increased further with the advent of the Marvel films. Thor by Playtech features the actors from the films together with other stills to create a slot with 30 paylines, a progressive jackpot and a bonus feature too. For a more general Norse legends slot, take a look at Treasures of Asgard which includes up to 500 free spins and all of the famous icons that buffs will recognise.
Become a Legend
Step up to stand beside Thor, Odin and Freyr in Ragnarok, the online video slot from Genesis which sees the heroes battling for survival in an end of days theme. A very complex play, although it’s well set out and structured, it’s likely to be far too complex for newbies. This is one game guaranteed to thrill any fans of the Norse genre as well we providing more experienced players with plenty to get stuck into.