Anyone who has played slot games before will recognise the star of the show in this one. Thor is arguably the most popular character in the slot game world, and it’s often the case that games are built around him, his personality and the Vikings. It’s a theme that has worked well in the past, and Jelly, in conjunction with Yggdrasil, are aiming to repeat that success once again.
It's always interesting when a couple of iGaming studios work together to produce a slot game. Jelly and Yggdrasil teaming up here certainly adds an element of intrigue to the proceedings.
In many ways, they choose to stick to what they know works with this theme, in particular, giving the game thirty paylines and five reels, which is very much industry standard. Players can also spin the reels from just 0.20, with a maximum stake of 80.00, which means the slot is accessible to everyone too.
Of course, when Thor and the Vikings are in town, the slot has to look the part. And we’re pleased to report that this is certainly the case in Valhalla Saga Thunder of Thor. Yes, you could argue that all these types of slots look similar because they do, but they’re all aiming to deliver Thor and the Vikings authentically, which should be recognised.
Valhalla Saga Thunder of Thor, as eluded to above, is a visually impressive slot. The reels are backed by some sort of Nordic scene that is mist covered, and the reels themselves are loaded with Norse-style icons upon wood, which wouldn’t look out of place on a Viking ship.
Turning to the symbols themselves, the lower payers are playing card icons 10 – A, but they’re designed well enough in line with the theme to give them a pass. There are then theme-related symbols like longships, cups, axes and Thor himself. There are two special icons included, which are, as you will expect, a wild and a scatter.
The features in Valhalla Saga Thunder of Thor begin with one that can strike at random in the base game known as Thunder of Thor. Thunder of Thor is a modifier of sorts, and at any point, it can unleash more wilds with multipliers of up to 100x onto the reels.
The free spins feature is what everyone will undoubtedly want to play in Valhalla Saga Thunder of Thor, but to trigger the bonus round, players will need five or more scatters in view. Five scatters will initially trigger five free spins, but a lot of the action in the feature is determined by the PowerLinks system, where the frame where a scatter landed or lands is highlighted and potentially upgraded by further scatters appearing in the position.
At the end of the free spins, the framed positions will have a multiplier attached, and depending on the type of frame, be it wood, bronze, silver, gold or fire; there is the potential for wins of up to 1,000x, which is the game’s fixed mega jackpot.
There's a lot to like about Valhalla Saga Thunder of Thor, even if you're a player who has played games with a similar theme before. The link-up between Jelly and Yggdrasil is excellent, but the free spins feature stands out, with the chance to win some epic prizes.
David Winter is our in-house casino aficionado with over 10-years experience in the industry. Having written for several major casino groups in the UK and Europe, we are proud to have snagged him for ourselves. He’s been with us for six years now and writes about all our upcoming slots and our casino strategy guides.