Dare to enter Valhalla for an encounter with the mighty Norse gods on the slot from Novomatic. Asgard’s Thunder will take you to the otherworldly realm where Thor, Odin, Freya and other deities are reigning supreme. Thor’s Hammer will randomly hit the reels for extra wilds while a free spins rounds where premiums turned into wilds can lead to wins of up to 2,000 times your bet on a single spin.
Asgard’s Thunder is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 20 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for two to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. You can enter Valhalla on desktop or mobile from 0.20 to 40 credits per spin. The game has medium variance with an RTP of 95.19%.
The graphics and animations are rather elaborate considering Novomatic’s history of rudimentary designs. You’ll be entering Valhalla when loading the game with a green valley surrounded by rugged mountains. Eternal flames blazing the reels from the bottom while a suspenseful and epic soundtrack provides the main audio.
The pay symbols start at the low end with the card royals from 9 through to A, awarding 5x to 7.5x your bet for a single five of a kind. The premium symbols are ancient vases, Cornucopia horns, treasure chests and Thor himself. Hit five on a line to win 12.5x to 50x your stake.
Thor’s Hammer is the wild symbol, appearing on all reels and substituting for all regular symbols. It is also the top payer with 100x your bet when five land on a line. The Hand of Thor (fist holding a lightning bolt) acts as the scatter with minimum three needed to trigger the free spins.
Most games with a Norse theme deliver intense gaming sessions with earth-shattering lightning bolts and forceful hammer strikes. On Asgard’s Thunder, you’ll get plenty of both as Thor’s Hammer can strike randomly on any spin in the base game and free spins to transform one or more symbols into wilds for the current spin.
The big win potential though is clearly in the bonus feature. Hitting three, four or five Hand of Thor scatters on adjacent reels starting from the left will trigger eight Free Spins, which can be indefinitely retriggered. You will also get a coin win of 2x, 10x and 100x your bet respectively. During the feature, the four premium symbols are replaced with Thor’s Hammer wilds.
Asgard’s Thunder is not your usual high-volatility Novomatic slot, it is a rather tame affair which is slightly disappointing considering the theme. But it plays well and the features trigger often enough to have a chance to hit some sizeable wins. Don’t expect anything in the Book of Ra region though.