Asgardian Stones is a 2018 release by NetEnt that is built around Norse mythology, a familiar concept among slot fans. It plays on 5 reels with 3 rows and 20 fixed winning lines. The game starts with a short animated intro showing you what appears to be a lake with Asgard in the distance. Then the originally rendered reel casing emerges from the waters of the lake.
Paytable and Payouts
There are five high paying symbols in Asgardian Stones to keep a close watch on and all of them feature nicely designed Scandinavian gods and goddesses. It is only fitting the developers have selected Odin for the top payer, rewarding spinners with 500x their line stake for five identical symbols.
The second best payer is a goddess represented in green hues, which offers a top prize of 300x the line stake. The god in blue hues returns 150x the line bet while Freya and Thor pay out 120x and 100x, respectively.
The lower value symbols are made of the usual A, K, and Q which result in winnings of 2x to 30x your payline bet. All of these can land on the reels as gigantic symbols that cover 2×2 or even 3×3 grids, further boosting your chances of success.
Extra Features and Symbols of Interest
Asgardian Stones features a gold wild symbol in a blue grid which substitutes all regular icons. As powerful as it is, the wild cannot stand in for the oversized bonus wheel, though. Another cool feature of interest is the Avalanche, otherwise known as cascading or collapsing reels.
When you register a win, the symbols that make for the winning combination explode on the reels and disappear, leaving room for other icons to appear in their positions. This enables players to potentially add up to their profits from the winning combo.
A Colossal Crush can take place when the large blocks of 2×2 and 3×3 symbols land on the reels to replace other icons. Provided there are empty grids underneath, the colossal icon will crush the rows below and boost the multiplier to the left side of the reels by 1x each time it drops down a row until it reaches the maximum of 4x. When the colossal symbol reaches the very bottom of the reels, the combinations are evaluated and wins are multiplied if any matches have occurred.
There is also a Bonus Wheel feature which gets activated when the 3×3 wheel symbol lands partially or in full on reels 3, 4, and 5. This feature can reward you with up to 15 free spins and huge multipliers on your wins, depending on the number of grids it covers on the reels. The wild turns into a colossal symbol during free spins.
Asgardian Stones is a nicely built game when it comes to graphical presentation and gameplay. The original bonus features the developers have woven into the slot further improve the appeal of this NetEnt release. The low to medium volatility renders Asgardian Stones a viable option for all recreational spinners on a budget.