Norse mythology, with the Fortress of Asgard as the epicenter of all the action, remains a rewarding theme for online slot makers. Yggdrasil is also going on that tour with Age of Asgard and they have made a picture of a slot with many unique features.
A double set of reels, expanding wilds, mystery wilds, and respins. Does that sound good, or what? And to top it all off, you can also win the famous Ragnarok free spins, a kind of free spins with an extra turbo on them, with greater chances of winning.
We are usually very fond of the slots from Yggdrasil and were then also very curious about Age of Asgard.
How does the Age of Asgard video slot work?
During the base game, the game is split over two reels, each with 20 paylines and 5 reels with 3 rows of symbols. You always play with both reels activated and you pay a fixed amount per spin: between 0.20 euros and 100 euros per spin. The theoretical payout percentage is not too spectacular: 96.2%. The variance is clearly medium: you can win a maximum of 2,500 x the total bet.
Symbols and Payouts in Age of Asgard.
Two sets of reels in this case also mean two sets of symbols. The top set shows the goddesses, warriors, and monsters (the wilds) and the bottom set shows the male variants of these symbols. The premium symbols are all stacked and the wild symbol substitutes for all symbols except the scatters. Spin a 5-of-a-kind of the high symbols for a prize that is between 4.5 x and 6 x the total bet. The low symbols consist of shields with card symbols on them: with 5 of the same, these are worth between 1 x and 2 x the total bet.
When a wild symbol appears on the screen, it can expand. If that happens, you get a free respin. If two wilds appear directly above each other, they are merged into one large wild. The two sets of reels are also combined and you also get some mystery wilds as a gift.
And to top it all off, you play with 10 extra paylines during the respin.
Free spins bonus
You can activate the free spins bonus in Age of Asgard in three ways:
3 scatters on the first set of reels: 10 normal free spins
3 scatters on the second set of reels: 10 normal free spins
6 scatters on both sets of reels: 20 Ragnarok spins
During the normal spins, the Wild Retrigger rules apply as they are in the base game. However, you always play all free spins on the large set of reels, with all 50 paylines.
The Ragnarok free spins ensure that every wild always expands. That can provide very nice payouts, especially if you manage to spin 2 or even 3 wilds, whether or not with the respins.
Do you spin 5 scatters and miss those coveted Ragnarok spins? Then you get a nice consolation prize: you spin a mini wheel for cash prizes or those Ragnarok spins.
What do we think of Age of Asgard?
Age of Asgard is a beautiful video slot that is full of tension, respins and big wins. Yggdrasil always knows how to come up with something new and that certainly applies to Age of Asgard. The arrangement with the double reels, the expanding wilds, and the sometimes merging of the wilds can create very beautiful things. Both for your balance and on a visual level.