Yesterday we wrote about Yggdrasil’s upcoming release Gem Rocks, which just like this one is a falling symbols type slot. As it so happens they’re both due for release on the exact same date and we’re quite sure which one people will be playing…
We’re just going to state the obvious here first. Visually, this is one of the most stunning games we’ve seen in the iGaming industry in a long time. Our jaws literally dropped to the ground when we first opened the slot. But there are many amazing looking games out there that performs horribly and you can’t build a long lasting love on looks alone.
Asgardian Stones Introduction
The story of the game centers around nordic mythology, which the name Asgard also suggests, as well as the runes that can be seen on screen.
Asgardian Stones is slot with 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 fixed paylines. Just like Gonzo’s Quest, it’s played with symbols falling into position instead of using spinning reels. Symbols in winning combinations explode (disappear) and are replaced by a set of new symbols, which will hopefully results in further wins. Wins are payed out if 3 or more symbols of the same kind, in consecutive columns starting from left, lands on a payline.
The RTP of the game is 96.31%.
Asgardian Stones Symbols
There are 9 symbols in the game not counting the bonus wheel. 5 of these are premium symbols and are made out of stone faces of various colors, with the red (orange?) one being the top boss. The low value symbols are made out of the classic letters A, K and Q. There is also a Wild symbol which substitute for all symbols, except the Bonus Wheel.
Asgardian Stones Features
All the symbols can also randomly appear as a Colossal version, both in the main game and the bonus. The Wild symbol however, can only appear as Colossal in the bonus. Colossal symbols are made out of 2×2 or 3×3 blocks and may or many not be displayed in full, depending on how they land on the reels. Sadly, it is not possible to have 2 or more Colossal symbols at the same time.
These are basically colossal symbols that have the power to crush the symbols beneath them, something that happens randomly. For every row crushed (if there is a previous win with the Colossal Crush), a multiplier is added going from x2 to x4. This has potential to result in some decent wins in the main game.
Bonus Wheel Feature
The Bonus Wheel is a symbol block of 3×3 symbols that can land on the last 3 reels only, in both the main game and bonus. It may land fully or partially visable in the play area which means only a few of the 8 sections on the wheel may be visable. To better explain how the wheel works we need to show a picture of the Bonus Wheel.
As can be seen, there are 3 sections with 5 free spins and the rest of the sections are made out of coin wins. The sections landing in the active fields (within the yellow area) are the prizes that will be awarded to the player. This means, for example, that a player can start the bonus with a maximum of 15 free spins, but can also miss the bonus to be awarded with coin wins instead.
The great thing with the bonus is that the Wild symbol appears as a colossal symbol. If a colossal wild is part of a win, it will be split up into 1×1 wild symbols. The bonus wheel can be reactivated a maximum of 3 times in the free spins, and activate a maximum of 25 additional spins in total.
Asgardian Stones Conclusion
As mentioned in the beginning of this review, the graphics are incredible and NetEnt have really done a great job with this game. The production really is spectacular and stands out from the rest.The game play is smooth and we could not find any annoyances which could ruin the experience.
We’re not entierly sure about the max win potential of this game but it’s a medium volatile slot lacking big potential. Compared to Gonzo’s Quest, which is a similar playing game from NetEnt, it doesn’t really hold up. Main game just doesn’t seem to give good enough returns which can be very frustrating, and the bonus is over before it started when awarded only 5 spins.
We believe Asgardian Stones has some potential however to become a popular slot amongst players and casino streamers as it is visually stunning to look at, as well has having a bunch of interesting features which keeps the game alive.
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