NetEnt’s Viking Battle With Microgaming

Norse mythology is still a hot topic in the world of slots. It’s been a hot topic in other forms of media too, especially with the success of Thor: Ragnarok and the Vikings TV show. But Thor isn’t a stranger to slots, he’s been the hero for years and is still revered on Microgaming’s Thunderstruck II slot, one of the most played Norse-themed slots ever. But NetEnt brings the battle to Asgard with its Asgardian Stones slot, released earlier this year.

Ruling The Nordic Runes

NetEnt released its Asgardian Stones slot with guns a-blazing. Or should that be lightning bolts a-flashing? Impressive visuals featuring the halls of Asgard and ancient runes as the main symbols bring NetEnt’s Viking charge right to our reels. There are 2×2 and 3×3 Colossal Symbols on the reels which smash away to form winning combinations and trigger the Colossal Crush, bringing added multipliers to our winning belts. Add Free Spins and a Bonus Wheel and there are plenty of bonus features to keep us spinning.

But then we come to Microgaming’s Thunderstruck II. Building on the success of its predecessor, Thunderstruck, this five reel, 243 Ways to Win takes us to the gates of Valhalla. We see Odin, Thor, Loki and Valkyrie on the reels and of course, the famous Great Hall of Spins. The more we play, the more each character rewards us. For instance, the first four times we trigger the round we trigger the Valkyrie bonus – 10 free spins and a 5x multiplier. By 15 we get Thor’s gift – 25 free spins with Rolling Reels. Thunderous.

The Viking Champion?

It’s difficult to judge between these two slots. Thunderstruck II rewards us the more we play with the Great Hall of Spins. Add the 243 Ways to Win and the famous Norse characters and it’s no wonder that this Viking slot is still so popular. Asgardian Stones is a nice take on Norse myth and is definitely one to play. We just wish there was a bit more Thor action. He’s Thor-ly missed.

By | 2018-06-15T13:42:56+00:00 June 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments