The Riches of Midgard slot online is a fun, easy to play NetEnt game that gives you 3 reels, 9 paylines and lots of mystical surprises.
This is not your normal mobile slot review, mostly because this is not your normal slot machine. What you have here is 3 reels set somewhere in Vikings times, filled with runes and warriors.
It’s a cutesy type of slot theme, and to be honest, it’s not the most impressive design we’ve seen from this creator. But it’s ok, and things certainly liven up in the free spin bonus where you get to play with the whole reel.
What do we mean by that? Well keep reading our Riches of Midgard slot review and find out.
You’ll notice by the side of the 3 reels you have to separate reels spinning with the base game. That right there is what turns this from a classic slot to a video slot.
Those ‘hot spot’ reels are the key to whether you are going to love or hate this Riches of Midgard slot game. Why? Because they create big features.
If you get two of the same symbols on those hot spots, any of the same symbols on the main reels will expand to cover the reel, giving you a chance to make wins on all 9 paylines. Why? Because you only need 2 symbol wins in the base game to create wins with the hot spots.
Why? Because every time you get a scatter in the free spin bonus the reels will increase by 1 and you’ll get +2 free spins.
Sounds good? That’s because it is. You get an extra paylines, and now the hot spots have both low paying and high paying symbols, doubling your chances of expanding symbols on the reels.
The Riches of Midgard: Land and Expand slot free spins are a huge amount of fun – more even than the Dark King Forbidden Riches slot by NetEnt. The problem is that when you look at the numbers thing don’t add up.
Yes, watching the reels expand is fun, but you only get 29 paylines. Yes, the hot spots give you an extra thrill, but they don’t land often with the same symbol. And yes the free spins are great, but you can go 300+ spins without hitting it once.
What you shouldn’t be tempted to do is to buy the free spins. This is a mid variance game, so getting the 80x your bet on the Riches of Midgard bonus games won’t be easy.
In short, fun for a little while, but you’ll have to move on to something a little richer in blood, think the Divine Fortune Megaways slot, in order to leave your casino journey satisfied.
|Mobile Slot released
|Slot reels / paylines
|3 Reels / 9 Paylines
|House edge / RTP
|3.97% / 96.03%
|0.10 / 200
|1250 x your bet
|8 Free Spins / Up to 29 Payline
|Hot Spots, Expanded Symbols, Scatters, Free Spins, Expanded Reels
|Myths & Legends
Hot Spots Re-Spins & Land and Expand Feature: You've got 3 reels, with two additional hot spot reels located on either side of the regular reels. These spin at the same time as the 3 central reels.
If you get matching symbols landing on both Hot Spot reels and at least two regular reels, you'll get the Re-Spin and the Land and Expand feature.
That symbol will now expand to cover the entire reel. You can potentially cover the whole reel with one symbol, but more importantly, if the symbols expand on reels 1 and 3, or 2 and 3, you still get bet line wins.
In the base game, the hot spots only have high paying symbols, in the free spins you can also catch low paying symbols.
Scatter and Free Spins: If you get 3 Scatter symbols on the reels, you activate 8 Free Spins. A scatter during the bonus games awards you with 2 additional free spins, and increase the height of all regular reels by 1, up to a maximum of 7. With more rows means more paylines, up to a total of 29 paylines.
Buy Feature: You can buy the Riches of Midgard Free Spins for 80x your bet.
We had fun playing on this little Riches of Midgard slot on mobile. It's not particularly impressive at first and doesn't match the standard of so many NetEnt slot games, but it's easy on the eye.
But we like the hot spots, and we like the way the reels expand in the free spins to grow from 9 to 29 paylines.
You do have to be a little patient with those hot spots, and a higher top win may have gotten this over the edge to a 4-star slot review.
But that said, this is a very playable casino game that is easy to pick up and spin on any given day. Just don't buy the free spins, as it's rarely worth 80x your bet,
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: April 22, 2021 - Rating