Slot games are big business these days, they’ve gone from a casual amusement in the corner of the pub to a massive online industry, and the budgets have kept up with that pace. Asgardian Stones is the flagship in the latest generation of high budget, spectacular looking slots that changes what we thought was possible in the graphics, design and sound development of a pokie, turning out something that is truly worthy of an AAA video game or a blockbuster movie. But do the fun and prizes match up with the looks? Let’s find out in our Asgardian Stones slot game review.
As the name suggests, the Asgardian Stones slot game is themed around the epic and tragic stories of the Norse gods, mixing the flesh and blood reality with the mystical in a slot whose visuals will simply blow you away. The background of the game depicts the shining halls of Valhalla floating magically above a blasted landscape of jagged rocks and freezing pools, with the other eight realms floating above it, while on the reels themselves the low value symbols are represented by rune carved versions of the 9 – A. The high value symbols, by contrast, are the faces of the gods – recognizable as cute portraits of Freya, Odin, Thor and Frigg. Alongside the visuals, the sound and animations are equally stunning. Blocks explode and fall into place with a real sense of weight, the earth shakes as you play, symbols flash and crack when you generate combos and there is an epic soundtrack in the background throughout.
Asgardian Stones utilizes a traditional layout of five reels and three rows, but also a cascading reels mechanic that destroys the blocks of winning combos and replaces them with new symbols falling from above. This effectively gives you a re-spin after every win, because those new blocks could also form a win, setting off a cascade of wins one after another. There are 20 pay lines to play on, on which you can bet as much as £/$/€100. The large rune stone to the left of the reels is your multiplier, and every consecutive win causes you to move up the scale, so after three wins you could be playing with an awesome 4x multiplier to really give your pay packet a boost! All in all this pokie has an RTP decently above average at 96.31%, and there is more fun in the bonuses to come!
Unlike many of the most modern slots, the majority of the action in Asgardian Stones happens in the main game. There are a couple of cool features like the colossal blocks which have two abilities: The first is that the colossal blocks can appear in any size from 1×1 to 3×3, generating big wins when they randomly land on the reels. The second is that these colossal blocks can land especially hard, crushing the symbols below and awarding an automatic win when they drop in. Finally, the bonus wheel also appears randomly on the reels like a normal symbol, but huge. When it is mostly on the screen it will spin, giving you a two in eight chance of winning a random number of free spins, or a six in eight chance of winning a random cash prize. Even better, the wheel can also land again in the free spins, with a chance of winning a maximum of 25 more.
Asgardian Stones is simply a beautiful slot to look at, and very fun to play with the way it immerses you in the action with fantastic sound and animation. If we were picky we could say that there aren’t all that many features, but with a high paying set of multipliers and a couple of fun bonuses, it really doesn’t matter that much!