Asgardian Stones slots
The Nordic mythology around deities like Odin or Thor and their homeland Asgard has fascinated mankind for centuries and serves as a model for Marvel comics and blockbusters like Thor. The current NetEnt new release “Asgardian Stones”, freshly released on February 22, 2018, addresses this scenario.
Avalanche function, bonus wheel, free spins and crush features paired with a decent payout rate are the features of the new slot and promises lots of divine entertainment. Was the topic well implemented? Are the features entertaining? We will answer these and some other questions in the following test. As usual with tests of NetEnt slots with us, you can play the game free of charge and without registration with us.
Asgardian Stones slot review
Let’s start with the sober facts: The slot has three rows, five reels and 20 fixed paylines. You cannot change the number of bet lines, but you can set both the bet level and the coin value. This allows you to play the slot with 20 cents per spin. The maximum stake per spin is 200€, which should satisfy the high rollers among you. According to the manufacturer, the return to player value (RTP), i.e. the theoretical probability of winning, is a respectable 96.31 percent.
The implementation of the mystical scenario is at the usual high NetEnt level. In addition to powerful sound effects, the visual appearance is also convincing and ensures an atmospheric gaming experience. The background is the hometown of the Arsenic dynasty of gods – Asgard. The five rollers, on which the rune-like symbols are located, float above a body of water. Unlike most slots, the reels are not rotated, but the symbols fall down from above into the reel option. NetEnt fans know this feature from Slot Gonzo’s Quest, for example.
Asgardian Stones bonus spins
Already the main game of Asgardian Stones contains two great features with the Avalanche function and the Colossal symbols. The avalanche function starts with a payline. All symbols involved in the winning line explode, remaining symbols slide down on the reels, and new symbols fill the vacancies. This creates more winning opportunities without new spin. Only if there is no new winning line does the spin end. The Colossal symbols are oversized variants of the runes in the game. These symbols can be up to 3×3 squares in size and increase your chances of winning accordingly. Depending on the position on the roller, the Colossal symbols are displayed either completely or only in parts.
Avalanche and Colossal features already offer plenty of fun. But Asgardian Stones can offer some more special features. First of all, there is the wild symbol, which can replace all other symbols except the bonus wheel. In free spins, the Wild symbol may also appear as a Colossal symbol and occupy 3×3 squares.
- The Colossal Crush function can be triggered after the first Avalanche. Colossal symbols must always land on the symbols directly below them. If a Colossal symbol lands on a row that has gaps in it due to a winning line, it destroys all the symbols in the incomplete row. This happens until the Colossal symbol lands on a complete row. For each destroyed row, the win multiplier displayed on the left side of the screen increases. The maximum multiplier is x4 and will be used for the next win evaluation. This is then reset to x1.
- The Bonus Wheel offers direct winnings as well as the opportunity to receive Free Spins. The Bonus Wheel is a symbol block of 3×3 fields and can only appear on the last 3 reels. Like the Colossal symbols, the wheel can be partially or fully displayed depending on the roll position. The wheel stops as soon as all Avalanches and win ratings are over. The bonus wheel has a total of eight winning fields, three of which are evaluated. Unlike regular symbols, the wheel does not explode after the prize is awarded, so no new Avalanche is triggered.
- This inevitably leads us to the last special feature, the Free Spins. Three of the eight fields of the bonus wheel have 5 free spins each. Depending on the position of the wheel, you can win 0, 5, 10 or 15 free spins. During Free Spins, the Bonus Wheel can be reactivated up to three times and can deliver a maximum of 25 additional Free Spins. As mentioned above, the Wild symbol may also appear as a Colossal symbol during free spins. If the Wild Colossal is part of a winning line, it does not explode completely. It breaks into individual small wilds that are scored for the next Avalanche.
Asgardian Stones RTP is 96.31%
Asgardian Stones mobile slot
NetEnt’s slots are not only known for their high entertainment value, but also for their excellent mobile implementation. This also applies to the mobile version of Asgardian Stones for smartphones and tablets. On Android, iPhone, iPad or Windows Phone you can play with the Nordic deities without any loss of quality. The mobile control is typical for NetEnt and does not actually require any further explanation.
HeySlots verdict: Asgardian Stones from NetEnt is good
With Asgardian Stones NetEnt has again delivered a great slot. An atmospheric gaming experience with good graphics and chic animations. A good odds ratio, varied functions as well as a bonus wheel and free spins round off the offer. We had a lot of fun testing and are convinced that you will be thrilled too. Therefore we award a rare 90s rating. But the best thing to do is to try the slot right here!