Set to the backdrop of the beautiful city of the Norse gods, this Asgardian Stones mobile slot will surprise gamblers, but maybe not in the way you expect.
This NetEntertainment phone slot is stunning – we haven’t been this impressed with graphics in a while.
The latter is going to be the big nemesis to Asgardian Stones because the comparisons are impossible to ignore.
If you come in expecting Gonzo’s Quest 2.0, you are going to be disappointed; which may be why this Asgardian Stones slot review didn’t rate higher.
This is not a high variance slot machine, at best it’s around medium, but with still decent 2,000 times your bet top win.
You get the avalanche feature like in Gonzo but instead of getting an increasing multiplier on each win, you only get it when colossal symbols show up.
No. No they won’t. And this the main problem. We are used to getting multipliers just for getting a win, and not just for Gonzo: we are talking about all the copies like Jungle Jim El Dorado by Microgaming, Birds on a Wire by Thunderkick, or Wizard of Gems by Play’n GO.
And we get that NetEnt is trying to do something different, but after 200 spins and your biggest win is around 40x your bet, and you still haven’t gotten any free spins…
You start to long for the Amazon Jungles and switch.
So whilst it didn’t fire all our cylinders, you can’t deny that NetEnt is trying to do something fun and different here.
The colossal symbols, when they do show up, are fun to watch as they light up the multipliers up to 4x your bet.
And the free spins, when they do show up, can be very rewarding with those colossal wilds.
It’s a little slow at times but set against such a beautiful world, you might give it just enough of your time to hit the bonus features.
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|Mobile Slot released||February 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.69% / 96.31%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 1.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 200|
|Free spins||5 to 15 Free Spins / More Colossal Symbols|
|Bonus rounds||Wild, Multipliers, Avalanche reels, Colossal Crush, Colossal Symbols|
Wilds: The 'w' is the wild symbol and replaces all other symbols over this 20 payline video slot.
Avalanche Feature: A fun and popular game feature, the symbols fall into position on the reels instead of spinning.
When a winning combination is created, these explode and disappear, leaving space for more symbol to avalanche down from above.
If you want to see a good twist on this, Finn and The Swirly Spin slot has an interesting take on it.
Colossal Symbols: All symbols except the wilds can appear on screen as either a 2x2 or 3x3 version of themselves.
If part of a winning combo, the whole symbol is removed, not just the symbols that were on one of the 20 paylines; leaving extra space for more symbols to tumble down from above.
Colossal Crush Feature and Multipliers: After the first avalanche, a colossal symbol may land on the reels and start 'crushing' the symbols below it in order to make space for the colossal.
Every 'crush' (or line of symbols) it destroys increases the multiplier from 2x, to 3x, to 4x.
However, just because you have a crush, doesn't mean you'll get winning symbols on a payline and that hard to catch multiplier is quickly wasted.
Bonus Wheel Feature: The bonus wheel is a 3x3 colossal symbol that hides instant cash wins and free spins.
It can show in its entirety, in which case you win 3 out of the 8 slices of pie on the wheel, or it can show only partially, meaning you only win one or two slices of the pie... or nothing at all.
The bonus wheel spins, and if it lands on a visible prize, you win that prize. The most you can win is around 36 times your bet in instant cash, though about 5x is more likely.
You can trigger either 5, 10, or 15 free spins - though (again) 5 is more likely.
Free Spins: If you manage to catch at least one of the free spin pie slices in the bonus wheel, you'll trigger (hopefully) 5 free spins.
The reason why these are exciting is that there are more colossal symbols, meaning more chances of catching that colossal crush multiplier.
Not just that, but the wild can now also be a colossal symbol, like in the low variance Spinata Grande slot, leading to (potentially) far bigger wins.
Once you get over the fact that the multipliers are not the main event here, the collapsing colossal symbols are, there's an easy charm to this Asgardian Stones slot on mobile.
Mostly that's help with a terrific theme and sounds that make you feel like you could be on the cusp of meeting these mythical features.
However, this is a slow NetEnt slot game, and despite a decent 2,000 times your bet top win can feel like hard work at times.
We are not sure who this online game is for exactly; high limit slot players who enjoy a slow burner (but don't know about Gonzo?) or beginners who have the cash to spare and just like the view... maybe?
If you're not sure where you fall in all that, we'd also recommend Gem Rocks slot by Yggdrasil, released in the same week, but a lot less confused about what it's trying to be.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: December 28, 2020 - Rating