The hilarious trolls are back on the slot from Yggdrasil Gaming. For Trolls Bridge 2, they build a better castle with stone walls and more fortifications that are protecting their treasures inside. Colossal symbols, random win multipliers, a Golden Cauldron bonus game and a free spins round with extra features will see you storming the castle for wins of up to 2,500 times your stake.
Trolls Bridge II is a video slot with five reels, four rows and 25 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols from left to right only. You can encounter the trolls on desktop or mobile from 0.10 to 100 credits per spin. Activating the Golden Bet will increase the cost to between 0.14 and 140 credits per spin. The game has medium volatility with a default RTP of 96.10% while using the Golden Bet will increase that to 96.70%.
The trolls have been busy fortifying their new stone castle with sharpened wooden logs and extra high walls. The drawbridge leading to the castle is still in front of the game window, which is held on the wooden gate. The four trolls look even more menacing and can appear now randomly in up to 2×4 sizes. A harrowing soundtrack is the main audio, minutely synchronized to the events on the reels.
Open the game to find at the low end the four card suits, followed by the four hilarious troll characters at the high end. Pays for a single five of a kind range from 1.75x – 10x bet. The game has four Wild symbols, one regular appearing in both, the base game and Free Spins and three that are features that can be picked in the Free Spins. The bonus symbol is a golden cauldron appearing on reel 5 only. Scatters are an icon with a skull and marked with the words “Free Spins”.
Yggdrasil went to great length to keep the hilarious character of the original Trolls Bridge slot and most of the features that made it such a success with players. This means that fans will know very well what to expect, however, the studio also prepared some new surprises.
Before starting your gaming session, you will have to decide whether to activate the Golden Bet. This can be switched off or back on after any spin in the base game. It will increase the cost per spin by 40% and will allow you one additional pick for the extra features in the Free Spins. The minimum number of modifiers will thus be increased from three to four when the round is triggered by just three scatters.
While we are not big fans of extra bet options, we have to admit that for this game the Golden Bet makes sense as the one additional modifier can have quite an impact on the result of the free spins round.
Carried over from the original, the most common base game feature you will encounter is still the Bonus Stone. It will trigger randomly after a winning spin and throw a large stone at the reels to unveil a multiplier from x2 to x5 for the win from the current spin.
The Colossal Troll Feature can trigger randomly on any spin in the base game and free spins. One of the four trolls will appear from the gate as a 2×4 mega symbol covering two entire reels to provide extra win potential. The feature can have a rather big impact in the free spins round.
The Golden Cauldron bonus game is awarded when the cauldron symbol lands on reel five in the base game. The cauldron will jump into the middle of the screen to reveal your prize, which can be 50 to 1,250 coins or 5, 7 and 10 Free Spins with 3, 4 and 5 feature picks respectively.
Three or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels will trigger the Free Spins mode. Alternatively, it can be awarded in the Golden Cauldron bonus game. The drawbridge will come down and the gate to the castle is opening to bring you to a wall with 18 skulls, each hiding one extra feature for the free spins round.
Based on the amount of scatters the game will award 5, 7 or 10 Free Spins with 3, 4 or 5 picks plus 1 additional pick if the Golden Bet was activated. The maximum amount you can pick are eight from 18 extra features. They are:
You can now make your picks from the 18 skulls to unveil the modifiers and feature that can significantly improve your chances to hit big wins. The round will start once all picks have been made. The most desirable combination is to pick the 2×2 troll symbol and the same troll as wild symbol plus another wild and the x2 win multiplier. The free spins cannot be retriggered, so make your choice wisely.
We are always wary of sequels to popular slots as there is always the chance that the developers will create something under par of the original. Well, in this case, we are pleased to see that Yggdrasil actually improved the gameplay with extra features, meaner trolls and bolder graphics. The overall win potential should peak around 2,500 times your bet, however, we see Trolls Bridge 2 as a game that can deliver regular wins in the 100x to 500x range.