AGE OF ASGARD: DEMO
Eternal feud of Good vs Evil
To look at, Age of Asgard is brilliant (as you’d expect from a Yggdrasil Gaming production). With an epic soundtrack which wouldn’t be out of place in the Vikings television series, you will see snow-capped mountains and Viking statues in the backdrop.
With the reels encases in a wooden hut with warriors either side, you will see there’s a 5×3 reel set at the top and a 5×3 reel set at the bottom. The top reel set has god themed high-value symbols with their own low-value symbols – the bottom reel set has monster-themed high-value symbols with their own low-value symbols. Each reel set has 20 paylines each meaning a total of 40 paylines.
Symbols include 8 low-value runic letters – then there are 6 high-value characters with 3 good ones (represented by female warriors) and 3 evil ones (represented by monsters). The highest value female warrior and monster (the dragon) will give you 0.8, 2 or 6 times your stake for 3, 4 or 5 in combination. The 6 high-value symbols appear 3 symbols tall.
When it comes to wild symbols, there are 2 of them which are also 3 symbols high – you have another female warrior and another monster. As you’d expect, the wilds substitute for all regular symbols mentioned above – they only appear on the 3 middle reels (2, 3 and 4).
These wilds can nudge to occupy an entire reel in battle – if they do this, a single respin is awarded the wild reel locked in position. This is known as the Respin feature. If you land a new full wild on the respin, you will be rewarded with another respin. If you fill all reel positions with sticky wilds, the respins will stop but you’ll win a Ragnarok Big Win of 960 times your stake in the base game and 1,200 times your stake in the Free Spins feature.
When rival wild symbols meet on opposing sides of the same reel, the Clash feature is triggered – this then spawns 2, 3 or 4 smaller wild symbols. When these wilds land on high-value symbols, the whole stacked symbol is covered by random wilds for bigger payouts.
Free Spins feature
You can enter the Free Spins feature by landing 3 free spins symbols on the top reel set – this will give you 10 free spins. If you get 3 free spins symbols on the bottom reel set, you will also trigger the feature with 10 free spins. Depending on where you get 3 free spins symbols, only symbols from the corresponding reel set will appear.
The free spins then take place on a single 5 by 6 reel set with a total of 50 paylines. Both wilds join forces to be 6 symbols high! As in the base game, the wild nudges randomly and triggers the Clash feature if the wild fills the entire reel – when it’s triggered, 4 random wilds can be added to the reels – if the wild is nudged, you’ll get 2 random wilds. Either way, a respin is awarded all full wilds locked in position.
Ragnarok Free Spins feature
Age of Asgard comes with a Ragnarok Free Spins feature – this is played when you land 6 free spins symbols in the base game. Your reward will be 20 free spins. High-value symbols from both reel sets will appear meaning no low-value symbols at all. The 6 high wild always nudges too which gives you respins with sticky wilds in place. If you manage to fill the reels entirely with wilds, you’ll earn a Ragnarok Big Win which is worth 1,200 times your stake.
Then you have the Randomizer feature – this is activated by getting 3 free spins symbols on the top or bottom reel set and 2 free spins symbols on the opposite reel set. The wheel then spins to upgrade the Free Spins feature into the Ragnarok Free Spins feature or give you a consolation prize of 50 times your stake.
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Age of Asgard is 1 of Yggdrasil Gaming’s better slots – and that’s saying something. I love how action-packed it is. You can win big on each base game or free spin due to the clashes and respins. The bigger wins will come in the Ragnarok Free Spins feature as only high-value symbols appear. Earning a Ragnarok Big Win can also be quite lucrative in either the base game or Free Spins feature.
Variance wise, it’s in the middle with potential payouts of up to 2,444 times your stake on each free spin or Ragnarok free spin. An eternal fray with enormous rewards awaits. Do you have what it takes to enter the fiery battle of Ragnarok?