Microgaming has a new game to release, and this time they are launching an exclusive slot from BlaBlaBla Studios, Fortunes of Asgard. It’s a game that’s inspired by the mythology of the Nords, with Thor and his hammer being important figures on the game’s reels, along with Hellia.
As for the gameplay style, it’s not that different from other slots, with its 5 reels supporting 20 fixed lines and allowing for wins of up to $500 to be awarded in single combinations. There is a 96.10% RTP that tells you how the game will perform over the course of its entire lifetime, while as features you can get wilds (regular, sticky or expanding), scatters, bonus games and free spins.
Betting and Prizes
For the wager system, the game relies on 20 active lines which accept bets as small as $0.01 each one, or $0.20 total. At the higher end of the range, you can spend $0.50 for one line, or $10 total. It’s not a big range, so a high roller might not have much interest in this game.
There are no huge rewards to be found here, the best combo paying 1,000 coins, which translates into $500 cash at most. The theoretical RTP that was announced for it is 96.10%.
Fortunes of Asgard has a pretty long feature list, better than the average slot in any case. It all starts with a choice that you make as the game starts. You pick a type of special wild feature that you want to trigger in the game. You can have Thor’s expanding wild or Hellia’s sticky wild. In the case of the former, you will need a Mjolnir symbol to appear next to Thor’s symbol, touching horizontally. Thor transforms into an expanding wild in that case, 1x3 reels tall. As for Hellia’s feature, her symbol needs a Magic Book to appear next to her, to help her transform into a sticky wild which remains in that position for one more spin.
Besides the special wilds that may trigger through symbols of certain types ending up next to each other, the game also has a regular wild symbol, the one that you will get more value in the long run. It pays directly by forming wild combinations with up to 1,000 coins in rewards, but it’s also the usual substitute and a lot of wins will be coming your way thanks to its presence in the right spot.
You may trigger as many as 25 free spins with the help of scatter symbols, when three to five are showing on the reels. These free spins are not retriggered, but they have both types of special wilds active, so they are a bit better than the base game spins.
Finally, you can also get into a bonus game here, a picking feature that delivers cash rewards when you choose from the galaxies that are shown on a new screen. The trigger for the feature consists of three scatters, on reels 1, 3 and 5.
Theme & Design
The theme’s basis comes from the Norse mythology. You have the mighty Thor for the main role, while at the opposite end sits Hellia. The two characters have a big influence over the game’s story and features. Other symbols show you magical books or Thor’s hammer, shields, lightning bolts and a standard collection of poker cards.
I think that you will find Fortunes of Asgard to be an enjoyable enough slot machine, but I don’t think that it excels in any one area.