Odin and the Valkyries Await in Guardians of Valhalla Slot
Mead, daily battles you can’t die from, and an all-you-can-eat boar buffet: Valhalla sounds like our kinda place! The Hall of the Slain was home to the bravest mushroom-munching mayhem makers and it’s also the setting for the latest Viking-themed game, Guardians of Valhalla slot.
An idyllic setting for some serious money-making
Let’s take a look at the design of this game. We have sweeping mountains, lush forests, and a tranquil river flowing through the middle of it all.
The soundtrack is of chirping birds with some instruments plinking away; it’s all very chilled and totally at odds with what we expected. You see, Valhalla is the hall of slain warriors. It’s a place roofed with shields, where the heroes fight every day and get trashed on mead and it’s a testosterone-laden dudes-of-yore fantasy.
What we’ve got in Guardians of Valhalla slot is not that at all. Oh well.
Right, enough of the stats; let’s get into playing this game and see what we come up with.
The Scatter symbol is the one-eyed Odin. These symbols pay on any position on the reels and it breaks down like this:
- 5 Scatters – 200x your bet
- 4 Scatters – 25x your bet
- 3 Scatters – 5x your bet
- 2 Scatters – 2x your bet.
Now if you manage to get 3 Odin Scatters on the reels, then you’ll be in the Free Spins bonus feature. You’ll get 10 free games and all of the prizes will be x2. If you’re a grammar nazi like us, then do try to ignore Zillion Games’ copywriter’s version of “prizes”…
Next up is the second important symbol and that’s the Expanding Wild Valkyrie. She substitutes for all of the symbols except the Odin Scatter, and because she expands, that means more opportunities to win.
Will the RTP “rune” your chances of a big win? We say no!
So that’s all there is to this game. It’s not complex, as you can see, but it’s nice to look at and the simplicity translates well to mobile devices. Speaking of which though, if you’re viewing it in vertical mode on your phone, then unfortunately the controls kinda overshadow the grid.
So when it comes to evaluating this game, it does fall down in terms of the RTP, which is below the accepted average. The fact that it has a medium volatility will be fine for some players, and there’s nothing wrong with the top prize.
Despite the volatility and RTP, we actually managed to land a Big Win fairly early on which came as a bit of a surprise. The rest of the time though, it can be a little mundane. But hey, each to their own – there will be players for whom this is exactly what they’re looking for and there’s really not much to complain about. It’s as decent an offering as you’ll find.