If the January blues have already hit you hard, what with it being cold, being back in work and your new found committment to being ‘healthier’, then count your lucky stars we have some good news for you! An early 2018 treat comes this week in the form of a brand new game preview from NetEnt.
Having already promised us two brand new slots in January, Twin Spin Deluxe and The Phantom’s Curse, the famous software developers aren’t slowing down any time soon and have already released details to their next game, Asgardian Stones, which will launch on the 22nd February. It comes complete with an avalanche feature, colossal symbols, free spins and amazing graphics, naturally. Read on to find out everything you need to know about this fantastic new game ahead of it’s release.
About Asgardian Stones
Turns out, we were right! Asgardian Stones players will be transported to Mount Olympus on a quest to visit Asgard, the home fo the gods. The reels hang against a moody landscape, and symbols on the reels include stone carvings and runic symbols. This gives the game a vibe that’s not too dissimilar to one of NetEnt’s most popular slots ever, Gonzo’s Quest, yet the intense soundtrack gives it an overall more grown up feel.
That being said, Asgardian Stones also shares another feature with Gonzo’s Quest. The symbols fall in from the top of the reels and, when a winning combination is formed, the Avalanche Feature is triggered. This means that the symbols which contributed to the winning combination will explode and disappear, allowing new symbols to take their place. This enables players to win over and over again from a single spin.
Asgardian Stones also comes with Colossal Symbols, much like those found in NetEnt’s brilliant Spinata Grande slot. Colossal versions of any symbol, apart from the wild, can appear at any point in the base game and these can be 2×2 or 3×3 symbols in size. These symbols help you to create winning combinations and can trigger the Colossal Crush feature, which we’ll talk more about later.
Asgardian Stones boasts a generous return to player rate of 96.31% and a maximum win of 2,000x your wager on every spin. Based on these two facts alone, we predict that it will be a medium volatility title which makes it perfect for all sorts of different players.
Asgardian Stones has two separate bonus features, the first of which is the Colossal Crush feature we mentioned above. This is a relatively straightforward feature, which is triggered when a colossal symbol appears on your reels either in the base game or the free spins round. If a colossal symbol doesn’t have the room to appear fully, it can crush extra rows of symbols underneath to give it space. For each row the symbol crushes, players will gain a multiplier, which can increase to a maximum of 4x. This creates plenty of chances to win big and is quite the spectacle.
The second feature in Asgardian Stones is the Bonus Wheel, and players will gain access to this when the Bonus Wheel colossal symbol lands on the last three reels only. The bonus wheel will then spin to reveal a cash prize of up to 5x your stake, and/or free spins. There’s a maximum of 15 free spins to pick up initially, but you can also reactivate the bonus wheel up to 3 times which will allow you to get your hands on further free spins.
The free spins come with the addition of a possible colossal wild symbol. This may appear at any point and if it forms part of a win, it will split into four or nine regular wild symbols. This gives you an increased chance of claiming some big wins from your free spins!
Overall, we think Asgardian Stones will prove to be incredibly popular as it looks amazing and it seems to be packed full of lucrative features. We’re very excited about this release and we think you should be too, so keep an eye out for Asgardian Stones at your favourite online and mobile casinos in February.