Travel to the godly home of Odin for a dose of Norse mythology on the slot from Yggdrasil Gaming. Age of Asgard is pitting the good versus evil on a dual reel set, each with its own warriors who will fearlessly enter the battle for divine supremacy between Valhalla and Fólkvangr.
Respins with locked expanded wilds, stacked high-value symbols, a Clash feature with random wilds, a Randomizer feature and a free spins round will provide ample opportunities for an intense reel brawl. And, of course, no Norse-themed slot can do without a Ragnarök, the greatest battle of them all with high-value symbols only and 6-symbol tall wilds.
Age of Asgard is a video slot with two reels sets, each in a 5×3 format and 20 fixed pay lines. The total number of pay lines will increase to 50 when the play areas are merged into a 5×6 grid in the free spins. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. You can battle either side on desktop or mobile from 0.20 to 100 credits per spin. The game has medium volatility with an RTP of 96.20%.
A rugged mountain scene covered in snow with living quarters for both sides is in the background of a wooden-framed game window. Statues are scattered around the reels as well as one on each flank. Two eternal flames will end in a blaze during the free spin features. An epic soundtrack provides the fitting audio to the action on the reels.
Each reel set has its own pay symbols. They start on the top (good side) with rune inscriptions on green, yellow, purple and red wooden shields, followed by three warriors with a green, blue and red background. The overall colour tone is darker at the bottom (bad side) with the low-value symbols being the card suits in rune style – clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades – also held on wooden shields. Three ferocious beasts are the high-value symbols. Worth noting is that all premium symbols appear in a 1×3 size at all times. Pays for a single five of a kind range from 2x to 6x your bet, for both play areas.
An icon marked with ‘Free Spins’ is the scatter, appearing on both reel sets. The wild symbols have their own feature which we will explain shortly, nevertheless, they do perform the usual substitution duties and pay 24x your stake when five land on a line.
Get ready for an intense slotting session as the two sides will clash frequently in normal gameplay and in the features. To start it all off, we have a Wild symbol for each reel set, a golden warrior at the top and a golden beast at the bottom, and a Respin feature. The wilds appear in a 1×3 size at all times and landing them only partially in view might see them nudge to cover the entire reel and lock in place for a respin. Landing another wild in full view will turn it sticky too and award another respin.
The battle is heating up if you land a good and an evil wild in full view on directly opposing reels as they will now enter a Clash where they knock each other and spawn two, three or four small wilds. They will be randomly added to the reel sets and should they land on a stacked premium symbol than the entire symbol turns wild.
Brace for the Free Spins battle when you hit three scatters on either play area. The reel sets will merge into a single 5×6 format with 50 pay lines. Only the pay symbols of the side that triggered the free spins will be on the reels during the 10 free spins, which cannot be retriggered. The wilds are now 1×6 symbols tall and landing one in full view will trigger the clash to spawn four random wilds. They can also nudge in full view when they land only partially on a free spin, however, only two random wilds are then awarded. The respins with all full wilds locked in place are then played out as in the base game. A full screen of 1×6 wilds will reward you with 1,200 times your bet.
Prepare for Ragnarök, the mother of all battles, when you hit three scatters in each play area on a single spin. The Randomizer feature will trigger when you land three scatters in one area but only two scatters on the opposite side. A wheel will appear and spin once to either reward you with an upgrade to Ragnarök, grant you a consolation prize of 50x your bet or start the standard 10 free spins.
Ragnarök comes with 20 free spins (no retriggers) on the same merged 5×6 reel set with 50 pay lines. Only the three premium symbols from each play area and merged 1×6 wilds are on the reels throughout the feature. The wilds will now always nudge and trigger the Respins.
Slots from Yggdrasil Gaming are rarely a simple affair and that is no different on Age of Asgard. You will need to see the features play out a few times before all becomes clear. But once you are there, you get intense gameplay with ample features and medium win potential. Not to forget, some staggeringly crisp graphics and stunning animations as well.