High Spec Design
The design here in Age of Asgard is impressive. The reels are set against the backdrop of a wintry Viking village. The action takes place on 2 sets of reels. The top features ‘good’ symbols, the bottom ‘bad’. Each set includes playing card style rune stones and 3 higher paying character symbols. These spin in stacked formation. The 2 sets of reels spin independently of each other.
Nudging Wilds & Respin feature
As well as the standard wild, look out for special character wild symbols. Like the high value character symbols these spin in stacked formation. Land a wild and it nudges to fill the whole of the reel. Land a fully stacked wild and it locks in position and awards a respin in the Respin feature. If another wild lands, the process is repeated. Fill all 5 reels with wilds in the base game you’ll receive a payout of 960 times your stake. Do this in either of the free spins features for a 1,200 times stake payout.
Land 2 fully extended wilds on top of each other on both sets of reels on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Clash feature. This fires off up to 4 single wilds. If these land on character symbols, they expand and turn the whole reel wild for free respins and bigger wins.
Free Spins feature
Land 3 free spins symbols on one set of reels and enter the Free Spins feature where you’ll receive 10 free spins. These take place on a 5 reel, 6 row machine that offers 50 paylines. You’ll only see symbols from that set of reels. Look out here for 6-high super wilds. These can nudge to turn entire reels wild. Fill a whole reel with a wild and you’ll trigger a Clash as well as being awarded a respin.
Ragnarok Free Spins feature
20 free spins are awarded if you land 6 free spin scatters across the 2 sets of reels. Known as the Ragnarok Free Spins feature, these take place on a 5x6 machine with 50 paylines. All the low value rune stone symbols are removed from play during this round. Here the Super Wilds always nudge to fill the reels, award a clash and deliver a respin.
The Randomizer feature triggers if you land 5 scatters on the same spin. This can upgrade a standard free spins trigger into the Ragnarok Free Spins feature. Alternatively, it can award and instant cash prize of 50 times your stake.
A Norse Epic
We’ve seen plenty of Norse sagas over recent months. Few have the epic quality found in Age of Asgard. The visuals here are superbly done backed by a fantastic orchestral score. Yggdrasil Gaming has packed plenty of variety and innovation into the gameplay. The nudging wilds spice up the base game but it’s the free spins rounds, especially Ragnarok, where the best opportunities arise – you can win up to 2,444 times your stake on each free spin. If you enjoy the Norse theme, then Age of Asgard is a must play slot game.