Nordic Heroes Slot Review
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How would you like to enter the Nordic woods and see what is hiding there? Jump in with this video slot from IGT (WagerWorks) to meet Thora and Ragnar, and their battle against the various creatures who inhabit the area. This game has 5 reels and 30 pay-lines, with transparent reels set against a fantastic forest backdrop. With really great sounds, incredible wonderful graphics and lucrative winning possibilities, this is a great way to discover the Nordic secrets. Play for free or with real money at certified casinos online.
Theme, characters and environment
It must be said that the gaming experience in this video slot is really great and unique. You will get to meet Thora, the skilled elf archer, and learn what went on amongst the Nordic gods in the ancient times. In the base game there are multipliers up to 30x, and when you start levelling up and unlock new weapons, even more interesting features appear.
Theme and characters
This game offers a choice of two different realms: the Forest of Fortune and the Sea of Glory. Each realm has unique monsters, reel symbols, environments, backdrops and free spins features. Players who want to level up must defeat monsters in the Battle Bonus feature to unlock a new character in a new realm, with new weapons and even higher Mystery Multipliers. Your progress is saved is you can go back to the game without having to start from scratch.
In the base game you often get multipliers from 2x to 30x, and as you start increasing your status and moving through the different realms, you get even better multipliers. With this Mystery Multiplier feature there is a great deal of winnings to be made. If you have played Monopoly Plus for examples, then you have experienced this sort of gameplay before, where you can increase your position by unlocking features. This game offers a total of 7 levels and 4 achievements. In the beginning of the game you play like Thora, and at level three you get to transform into Ragnar.
Environment and atmosphere
When we enter the world of Nordic Heroes it is somehow a magical one, with serene birds singing in the background, lush greenery, vivid flowers and the reel frame is made of steel and wood. As soon as we hit ‘Play’, the adventures soundtrack takes us on a journey. For mobile players Nordic Heroes is a fantastic game to play. It works really smoothly on your mobile device, which means that you can play it whenever, where ever.
Symbols and soundtrack
As you would have hoped, the reels come with really nice Nordic-themed symbols. You have got Thora, an arrow, an eagle, purple mushrooms, berries, silver and bronze coins. The Wild symbol in this ancient game is represented by a circle of fire. Both Thora and Ragnar are blond, fit and on top of their game. When you get a winning combination, you will see subtle but inspired animations that makes this game come alive.
You will hope for the following symbols to show up on your reels:
- The Battle Bonus Symbol with two swords
- The Wild Fire Pit
Music and sound effects
Orchestral and adventurous snippets of sounds, combined with singing birds and very on point sound effects, creates a very engaging and entertaining gaming experience. When the wild is part of a winning combination you see the fire burn, and when two battle bonus symbol lands on the reels there is a hopeful sound that a third might appear.
You can trigger the Battle Bonus by getting at least three of the Battle Bonus symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5. Once you get that, the Free Spins bonus will activate, combined with Battle a Monster feature. At first you will receive an unlimited number of free spins. With each spin your hero and the monster will battle, and each successful hit will reduce the life meter. When the meter runs out, the round will end. In this way you get both winnings and XP points, that you will use later on to level up and complete achievements.
The Battle Bonus feature is triggered when you get the Battle bonus symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 in one spin. Free spins will then keep on coming as long as your character has health. After each free spin, the battle reels spin for the character and current monster. Here the goal is defeat all 3 monsters, which is rewarded with up to 10 Victory Spins. Victory spins include extra wilds and multipliers. If it is the Sea of Glory realm that is chosen, a random Wild Reel is awarded on each spin. Should it be the Forest of Fortune realm, you can benefit from a Roaming Wild symbol. Players that defeat the monster gets to take on another monster. During the Battle Bonus features you can use various weapons to defeat your enemy. How many weapons you have at hand depends on your character, XP progression and how far you have come in the game.
Level Up feature
Nordic Heroes also offers a great Level Up feature, and it is by collecting XP points in the Battle Bonus that you come closer to the next level. The ladder has 8 levels and the further up you come, the better prizes you get. Ragnar gets unlocked when Thora reaches level 3, and when players get to level 5 the Sea of Glory area is unlocked. With each level unlocked, the new abilities to fight monsters is also unlocked.
The Wild symbol is a circle of fire and it can substitute for all symbols except the Battle symbol and the Victory Spins symbol. Get five Wild symbols on an active reel to instantly win 1500 coins.
Pros and cons of the slot
This game really offers fantastic gameplay and lots of interesting features and functions that makes this more than your average video slot. Plenty of thought and time went into developing this game and we really appreciate that, especially since some video slots look like they were whipped together in a week. Nordic Heroes is for players that are looking for something truly special.
- Max win of £100,000
- Wide bet range at 30p – £100
- Unique and interesting game play
- Several bonus games
- Does not have a progressive jackpot
- Low RTP at 93.02%
For more Nordic vibes you can check out Dragon’s Myth, Thor, Viking Fire, Beowulf or Valkyrie Queen. There is also Thunderstruck of course, but we are guessing you already tried that one.