Tales of Asgard Freya’s Wedding

(Play'n GO) Slot Review

Tales of Asgard Freya's Wedding slot

Tales of Asgard Freya’s Wedding: Slot Overview

Players, if you’re used to the mighty Thor, flexing his divine muscles, swinging hammers, and cracking heads, here’s a story for you. Well, one interpretation of it. After the giant Thrym nicked Mjolnir one day, he agreed to give it back in exchange for Freya’s hand in marriage. Naturally, she refused, so Heimdall came up with the idea of dressing Thor up as Freya, in a wedding dress, to infiltrate Thrym’s crib, and nick the hammer back. This he did, and when Mjolnir was back in Thor’s hands, the deity got all emotional, then slew Thrym with it, maybe other giants too, depending on who is telling the tale.

It’s an inspired choice of story, and Play’n GO has used it to good effect in Tales of Asgard Freya’s Wedding, a follow on from Tales of Asgard Loki’s Fortune. The action takes place in the cold world of the giants, Jotunheim, on a 5-reel, 30-payline game grid. Like Loki’s Fortune, Play’n GO hasn’t gone overboard with the visuals, going for a cool blue representation of the wedding feast, with things like beer, food, and er, Thor in a wedding dress appearing on the reels, and in the low-key icy background.

What’s also a little low key is the lighter math model and the below-average (for Play’n GO) potential – especially when compared to the big numbers found in Loki’s Fortune. This time, players get a medium volatile machine, rated 6 out of 10, and a variable RTP value topping out at 96.4% – a return value slightly higher than normal in a Play’n GO slot. Tales of Asgard Freya’s Wedding is playable on any device and takes bets of .

Playable from between 30 p/c to £/€90 per spin, 30 fixed paylines are responsible for the slightly unusual stake range, producing wins when at least three matching symbols land across them from the left-hand side. Low/mid-value symbols are made up of four runes, beer mugs, salmon fillets, and big joints of meat worth 1 to 3.5x for a five of a kind win. The three premiums are what looks like Heimdall, Loki, and Thrym. In the base game, five premiums are worth 5 to 10x the bet, rising to 10 to 20x the bet in free spins.

Tales of Asgard Freya’s Wedding: Slot Features

Tales of Asgard Freya's Wedding slot

Wilds

Wilds are central to most of the best moments in Tales of Asgard Freya’s Wedding, appearing in a variety of forms to substitute any pay symbol. In the base game, 1×1 sized ‘Freya’ wilds appear on any reel and are worth up to 50x the bet for five of a kind. On any base game spin, Here Comes Freya may trigger, where an expanded 1×4 sized Freya Wild with an x2 multiplier can appear, guaranteeing a win.

Free Spins

Scatters appear on reels 1, 3, or 5 and landing 3 of them triggers free spins. In free spins, Freya Wilds are replaced by Thor Wilds, and at the start of the bonus round, an expanded Thor Wild symbol starts on reel 5. After each free spin, the expanded wild moves one reel to the left, increasing its multiplier each time by 1, from x1 up to x10.

As long as an expanded Thor Wild is in view on the reels, free spins will continue. When a spin occurs, and no expanded Thor Wild appears, a respin is awarded. If an Expanded Thor Wild lands on the respin, the current multiplier value is carried over, and the feature will continue up to a maximum of 30 free spins.

Tales of Asgard Freya's Wedding slot

Tales of Asgard Freya’s Wedding: Slot Verdict

One of the more humorous Norse sagas gets a relatively light slot to match. Well, it’s a potentially humorous story for all involved except perhaps Thrym, who thought he’d bagged Freya but who ended up copping a walloping from Thor instead. You might have thought those massive shoulders would have given Thor away, yet Thrym was a giant, so maybe we can forgive him for missing that detail. There are a bunch of morals we could take away from this tale, and one put forward is the importance of verifying who is behind the wedding veil before you marry them. Do a robust KYC check on any prospective partner, in other words, because you don’t want to think you’re marrying a princess or prince when you’ve actually ended up with the dragon instead.

As mentioned, Tales of Asgard Freya’s Wedding is one of Play’n GO’s ‘softer’ slots, sitting in the mid-ground in regard to volatility and also potential. Where Loki’s Fortune tipped the scales at 20,000x, Tales of Asgard Freya’s Wedding goes in the other direction by offering a more modest max win figure of 2,500x the total stake. This lower-than-normal total might have been a larger sticking point if Tales of Asgard Freya’s Wedding didn’t have such entertaining subject matter. It also helps that the walking wild/walking wild with progressive multiplier feature is a good one, fits the theme like a charm, and can lead to some elongated bonus rounds should respins prove fruitful.

Tales of Asgard Freya’s Wedding can get a little one dimensional, but it’s a solid dimension and good for a few spins with popcorn for anyone after a Norse themed slot that’s not as brutal as they can be. And hey, whoever thought they’d see Thor on the reels bedecked in a wedding dress clutching a handful of posies?

Good

Tales of Asgard Freya’s Wedding might be one of Play’n GO’s relatively lighter slots, but the amusing subject matter and polished production make it a fun wee diversion.

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