Valhalla Saga: Thunder of Thor Slot Review

You’ve probably heard it all by now – those stories about the Norsemen and how they gobbled down handfuls of ’shrooms and conquered the known world in their longships.

But did you know that they didn’t wear helmets with horns? Please take note, game studios. Oh, and apparently they were into manscaping coz excavations of their tombs have uncovered tweezers, ear cleaners, and combs.

And while they probably didn’t invent skiing (seems the Russians beat them to it), they developed skis some 6,000 years ago. It’s cloaked in this fascinating theme that we find Valhalla Saga: Thunder of Thor slots from Yggdrasil.

Let’s see how this game fares against the competition.

Gameplay

Game gurus Yggdrasil have planned a trilogy around the rampaging Norsemen theme, and Valhalla Saga: Thunder of Thor slot is the first installment. The subsequent ones will feature the gods Loki and Odin and while there will be a golden thread running through the games, each deity will bring his own flavor to the one he’s featured in.

The 5-reel grid is overlaid on top of a bleak background with Thor’s hammer on the right, and the Buy Bonus mechanism on the left (more of that in a sec). Above the reels are the Mini, Minor, Major, and Mega jackpot elements.

The symbols are beautifully crafted and are comprised of Thor, Viking longboats, axes, golden chalices, along with the usual lesser A, K, Q, J, and 10 symbols.

The Wild is Thor’s Hammer and the Scatter is a golden shield. Unhappily, the game doesn’t look very good on a mobile phone in vertical format. The grid has been pushed up to the top of the screen, and the Buy Bonus element and Spin button take up an inordinate amount of space. Viewing it horizontally is way better.

The game boasts a high volatility which is coupled with a 95.90% RTP. Bet limits range from €0.20 to €20 and the multiplier comes in at 10,000x.

Features

The first feature we’re gonna touch on is called the Hammer of Thor and it can happen on any spin. In this instance, Wild symbols can become Wild Multipliers of up to 100x!

Everybody likes something for nothing, so the game offers Free Spins that are triggered when 5 or more Scatters appear anywhere on the reels and leave an imprint on the screen.

The Free Games round also unleashes the PowerLinks bonus mechanism so when a Scatter lands on a preciously imprinted location, this will boost your payout potential even further. Any wins that happen during Free Spins get revealed at the end of the round and are paid out as a multiple of the original bet.

If you land only 4 Scatters on reels 1-4, you’ll kick off a Bonus Respin – you’ll know it’s happening when Thor’s hammer smashes the slot screen! And there’s still the potential of landing that final, errant Scatter to trigger the Free Spins round.

Lastly, the Buy Bonus feature lets you snag 5 Free Spins with a guaranteed prize at the end of the bonus round.

Performance

There’s nothing to complain about here – the game plays beautifully on any browser or mobile device. I experienced no glitches or interruptions.

Max Win

The max win for Valhalla Saga: Thunder of Thor slot is €200,000.

Conclusion

This game is competing in a highly-saturated arena – Viking-themed games are a dime a dozen. It would take some doing to diminish the competition and my feeling is that Valhalla Saga: Thunder of Thor slot doesn’t quite achieve that end.

Don’t get me wrong; the game is good. It offers a very handsome top prize and the high volatility means you could score big. The RTP is OK, it could be better, and the features are decent. All I’m saying is it’s not going to revolutionize this space.

But if you’re not some annoying, nit-picking reviewer, you won’t be disappointed if you play it.

Slot details

Software: Yggdrasil
Game Type: Video Slots
Paylines: 20
Reels: 5
RTP: 95.90%
Bonus Round: Yes
Progressive: No
Free Spins: Yes
Max Win: €200,000


Published by:
BitStarz, award-winning Bitcoin Casino