Welcome to NetEnt’s Asgardian Stones slot, a fantastical game steeped in ancient legend that calls its player back into Norse mythology- to the home of the gods, deities who are as jealous and dangerous as their human counterparts! It’s got that ancient feel about it like the God of Storms slot, except here we are in the land of big beards and even bigger fjords.
Asgardian Stones has a potentially lucrative avalanche feature which is a real money spinner- each time an avalanche happens you could feel the largess of the gods with multiple wins and there are colossal blessings on the way too!
Look and feel
The reels are set in a steep, deep and rocky fjord, with the sparkling city of Asgard towering behind the reels; it’s a desolate and magical scene. NetEnt have really gone to town with the graphics on this game – if you thought the Red Riding Hood slot was good, wait until you fire this Norse hame up!
On the left of the reels is a floating Asgardian stone, carved with the legend, x2, x3, x4- these are the multipliers that you need to make sure you’re quids in with the heavenly characters at play in this slick slot. We love an innovative slot (like the Gods of Giza slot machine for instance) and this Nordic legends slot pushes all of our buttons!
The graphics of Asgardian Stones are very smart, the quality you’d expect from NetEnt’s stable of games. The background music is ethereal and eerie, setting your nerves on edge- all good preparation for the strange ride you have before you!
Asgardian Stones is a 3 rows, 5 reel and 20 paylines slot game.
Those icons with the highest value are five stone faces with bejewelled heads, these are some of the famed and powerful gods of Norse legend, they include Odin, the literally stony faced king of the gods who has one scary gem encrusted eye and then a crew of two other female and male gods who appear eyes closed (wait until they open!) sculpted in Asgardian stone.
The lower value icons are the Ace, King and Queen of the card deck. All these icons and the heads can appear in a “colossal” form on the reels taking up a 2×2 or even a 3×3 space! Now that really is heavenly!
The game’s Wild is the letter “W” carved in stone, this icon substitutes for all icons except the extra special Bonus Wheel icon which can only land on the last 3 reels.
Set your bet level, hit the spin button and prepare for the mythical magic to begin! Instead of wheel spin, prepare yourself for the clatter of stones falling in an avalanche of Asgardian Stones crashing into the reel spaces- it’s a refreshing difference from a world of “other” slots out there. And there’s more, if you get a winning combo in place icons will smash to be replaced by a new set of icons- giving you more chances of winning- wow those Nordic gods really have blessed this slot!
Gotta be big- let’s go colossal!
After the first spin at random during the base or bonus game, one icon may appear as a colossal icon, taking up a whopping 2×2 or 3×3 space on the reels! If this occurs, the giant icon needs to have a full row of other icons underneath it to hold it up, if there are none or a space due to a win, the big icon will fall down a row, crushing the row of gappy icons and it will keep on falling until it reaches the bottom of the reels. As it does so, for each row it takes out, it gifts you a multiplier, up to a maximum of x4 (check out the rock on the side of the reel for your progress) –just call it a gift from the gods!
Free wheelin’ fun
If you want to get into Asgardian Stones bonus fun then you will need to land the great big Bonus Wheel icon which comes supersized as a 3×3 icon. When all or some of this icon is in view you’ll be able to see that it literally spins – it is a wheel after all! On this generous wheel, up to three segments will light up and you will either come away with a coin win of up to a generous five times your stake or you’ll have collected one or more of the 5 Free Spins symbols which could really add up to lots of free wheelin’ fun.
Keep your eyes peeled for the Wild going crackers too and turning colossal during the feature and then returning to normal size after a win!
This bonus fun can also be re-triggered twice more during the feature giving you more spins and more chances of adding to your piggy bank.
Asgardian Stones is a very original slot game and it comes with all the good looks and creativity that you’d expect from NetEnt’s big budgets and brains. I liked the bonus element of this game and for me the avalanche feature is something that you see rarely, and makes for a fresh way of playing. The colossal icons have a real money-spinning potential. I didn’t make any massive wins on this game and the paytable isn’t the most generous but those wins do add up. I’ll be back for more adventuring with those Nordic deities for some heavenly wins.