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The wombat says: As you all know, we are big fans of Norse God-inspired slots here at Wombat Towers and this release from NetEnt has got us donning our horned helmets and wielding our axes quicker than you can say ‘big old orange beards’.
In Norse mythology, Valhalla (from Old Norse Valhöll meaning hall of the slain) is a majestic, and frankly ruddy enormous hall located in Asgard, ruled over by the uber god Odin. It’s also the heavenly home to the bravest of Norse warriors who died have in the bloodiest of battles.
Asgardian Stones slot is set in this mythical world ruled by powerful gods – and if you get on the right side of them, they might just grant you access to their kingdom and some seriously colossal wins! The whole vibe reminds us of Forbidden Throne with a few NetEnt tricks and treats sprinkled over: it’s a winning design.
Look and Feel
As you’d imagine Wombat fans, there’s an epic feel to the design here – and the graphics are better than top notch, even better than the Spin Sorceress scratch which is a design off the same page.
The reels are made up of stones (or ancient runes, we’re not too sure to be honest) which have Viking God faces carved into them that hover above a magical blue glowing thingy. In the background you’ll find there’s a golden city shining in the distance with a load of rocks and neon-lit runes in the foreground. The soundtrack is both mystical and rousing all at once…
Asgardian Stones slot has 5 reels with 3 rows and 20 paylines and is brought to us from those crazy swedes NetEnt, those slot hipsters behind the Lost Relics slot (that one has 5 rows), Guns n Roses ad whole lot more.
This game uses the Avalanche feature, meaning you can win multiple times from every spin. Basically instead of spinning on the reels, when winning symbols land, they will explode and are replaced by new icons that drop in from above (with a satisfying crunch sound). This continues until no more wins are created. Remember Gonzo’s Quest? Well it’s very similar.
Your symbols on the reels include Q, K & A as your low-paying icons, plus the ancient stones carved in the likeness of 5 different Nordic gods as your high value symbols (which not sure which ones mind, but they mostly have moustaches).
The wild symbol in Asgardian Stones is the big W symbol and will do the usual job of substituting for all other symbols on the reels except for the Bonus Wheel icon.
That’s right, your ears do not deceive you. Instead of a Scatter, there is a 3×3 Bonus Wheel symbol that will land on the 3 rightmost reels. Not only will it set off the Free Spins feature, but it will pay you out some cheeky cash prizes too. Hurrah!
Bonus Features and Extras
The Colossal symbols are the big blocks of 2×2 and 3×3 that will help you make more winning combos. These mega icons crush all the other symbols they fall on making them explode which results in bigger payouts – as each Colossal win also has a multiplier of 1x to 4x attached to it (check out the rocky meter thing at the left of the reels). The feature continues until the Colossal symbol lands at the bottom of the screen, or until there are no more empty places underneath it.
Free Spins Bonus Wheel
The Bonus Wheel appears when the 3×3 bonus wheel symbols lands on reels 3, 4 or 5. Next, the Bonus Wheel will spin and reveal a cash prize that can pay out as much as 36x your stake – or you’ll win up to 25 free spins. Both of which sound pretty good to us…
During the free spins, a colossal Wild symbol will split into 1×1 wilds boosting your wins even more! Basically the Wilds explode and are replaced by new symbols – and if you don’t get a winning spin they’ll remain sticky on the reels until you do get one. What a nice bunch those Norse Gods are. Oh, and one more thing: The Bonus Wheel can also be retriggered.
By Thor’s hammer, Asgardian Stones is awesome! We love the original game play and the graphics make this slot totally immersive. But best of all are the opportunities on offer for scooping up some very large wins indeed.
In fact, this wombat managed to get his paws on a €105.00 payout from a €0.05 bet – and that was just in the base game with the Colossal Crush feature. Basically, saying it’s lucrative doesn’t even cut it! We simply cannot fault this game, so get playing it immediately.