Thunder of Thor
Fortune Games® Slots Review of Thunder of Thor Slot Game
Valhalla Saga Thunder of Thor: Slot Overview
You're likely to run into this guy sooner or later if you play online slots for a long time. Thor, or Þórr in Old Norse, is the prototypical man's man, or stereotypical, depending on your perspective. Using his hammer Mjolnir, he batters his way through foes and beasts when he's not drinking and feasting.
It's easy to get caught up in Thor's mystique and feel compelled to drink mead from horn cups, grow a beard, and wear epic clothing. As a result, we were pretty excited to give Valhalla Saga Thunder of Thor a try and were hoping that the game would live up to the legend.
With Jelly's hugely popular Vikings Go' slots, a collaboration between Yggdrasil and the independent software developer, our expectations were further raised. From the start, Valhalla Saga Thunder of Thor received mostly positive reviews.
Featured is a 5-reel, 30-payline game grid in a moody northern vista that could be anywhere from Iceland to Scandinavia - or beyond, since Vikings landed in North America nearly 500 years before Columbus. On one side, Mjolnir sits on the Buy Bonus button, while on the other, lightning crashes down on a rather bleak landscape. So far, everything is going well.
You can play Valhalla Saga Thunder of Thor on any device, with stakes ranging from 20p/c to £/€80. With a theoretical return value of 95.9%, lucky warriors can win a large sum. The larger prizes can be won during bonus rounds that feature jackpots or money symbols.
Starting from the leftmost reel, winning combinations form when three matching symbols land on one of the 30 paylines. Mjolnir is back again, replacing all symbols except the scatter when it lands anywhere on the reels. The Thunder of Thor modifier also adds multipliers to wilds.
Valhalla Saga Thunder of Thor: Slot Features
Thunder of Thor is a random extra which triggers in the base game at any time, while the Thor Free Spins bonus round frames positions on the reels then fills them with money symbols in a feature called PowerLinks.
Thunder of Thor
This modifier may be randomly triggered on any spin. When it activates, it creates wild symbols which are added to the reels, possessing win multipliers of x2, x5, x10, x25, x50, or x100. Thunder of Thor does not guarantee a win, and wild multipliers are only applied once on any win line.
Thor Free Spins
Landing 5 or more scatter symbols triggers the bonus round, where 5 free spins are awarded. Known as PowerLinks, Wooden frames mark the positions where the triggering scatter symbols hit. During the feature, when new scatter symbols land, they also mark positions with wooden frames.
If scatters land in a position that already has a wooden frame, it is upgraded to Bronze, then Silver, Gold, and finally Fire Frame when consecutive scatters land in them. When free spins end, each framed position is filled with a bet multiplier symbol or a jackpot. Depending on the type of frame, these rewards can be:
Wood – 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, or 5x, the bet.
Bronze – 10x, 15x, 20x, or Mini jackpot (25x).
Silver – 30x, 40x, 50x, 75x, or Minor jackpot (100x).
Gold – 125x, 150x, 175x, 200x, or Major jackpot (250x).
Fire – 400x, 500x, 600x, 750x, or Mega jackpot (1,000x).
If players manage to land 4 scatter symbols, a bonus respin may be triggered. This respins the remaining reels to provide a chance for scoring the fifth scatter and activating the bonus.
If possible, you can also buy free spins. This will trigger the free spins game instantly for a cost of 60x the total bet.
Valhalla Saga Thunder of Thor: Slot Verdict
The Valhalla Saga Thunder of Thor proved to be a decent way to spend some time in the grim northern realm without going overboard with mythology.
Players might not get the hit they crave after a full-blown Thor experience. While Yggdrasil's Vikings Go range lacks the personal touch of Power of Thor Megaways and Thunderstruck II, Valhalla Saga Thunder of Thor lacks the in-your-face attitude of, say, Power of Thor Megaways.
What's left? Compared to its competitors, Valhalla Saga Thunder of Thor is an entertaining game, just a bit quieter than most slot games of this type.
It's like one of those Marvel comic books where Thor is portrayed in an introspective mood rather than hurtling through the realms knocking heads off. If you want to get more out of the game than you put into it, that's no problem for players who don't want lightning bolts thrown at them every spin.
It is most likely to occur during the bonus game, where the PowerLinks system plays a role. The way random prize values are placed in frames when the feature ends can be exciting, especially in upgraded positions. Since you don't know what's coming up, it's like unwrapping presents. The feature can turn up the rewards too, capped at 10,000x your stake.
*All values (Bet Levels, Maximum Win, etc.) mentioned in relation to this slot game are subject to change at any time