Which Gods? And for that matter, which halls?
So, here with have the Hall of Gods. But which gods? You can’t move for gods these days, they’re everywhere. And which halls? There everywhere, too. We’ve walked through dozens of halls today and it’s not even lunch time. Well, to put you out of your misery, this game from those smooth operators over at NetEnt channels Norse mythology, so we’re dealing with the likes of Thor and Odin and heading for those hallowed halls of Valhalla.
Hall of Gods isn’t a fresh faced newcomer to the mobile and online slot revolution. Development started on it way back at the dog-end of 2010 and predates other well-known progressive jackpot slots such as Gonzo’s Quest and Mega Fortune.
Yet it doesn’t look terribly dated. It may not be quite as sophisticated or aesthetically advanced as some of the more recently released slots but that’s part of the charm.
Wilds may look scary but are friendly for your bankroll
This is a low-volatility, medium-octane slot with 20 paylines spread over 5 reels. The highest paying characters, with wins paying from left to right are (deep breath): a rather-grand looking Odin (4,000 coins if you manage to bink five of them), a mean looking Thor (4,000 coins), a sexy, aggressive Freya (1500), a sinister Loki (1000) and an understandably wistful, downcast looking Idun who pays the lowest.
In amongst this fine looking bunch are other evocative symbols – a ring, a hammer, a necklace, something that looks like it could cause a nasty cut, and the most iconic Norse symbol of them alll…6 apples in a wooden box.
There are other symbols too. The wild is a fairly terrifying looking sea serpent that expands on reels two, three and four and substitutes for all other symbols.
All other symbols except two, that is. And you’ll want to keep your eyes open for both.
The scatter symbol are Odin’s ravens – Hugin and Munin. Spike three of these for three free spins, if four fly in you’ll get 15 free spins, and five of these birds will send your bankroll soaring with 20 free spins. Land more of these during the free spins and you’ll more until you’re trapped in some glorious free spin dream for what seems like forever but may well not be. Once in the land of the free spins, all wins are multiplied by 3x. Amen to that.
Show me the money
Great, you may well be thinking, BUT HOW DO I GET THIS PROGRESSIVE JACKPOT?
Firstly, let’s just quieten down a bit. Second, it’s not just one progressive jackpot, it’s three: the Mini, the Midi and the Mega. The Mega – and you better be sitting down for this next bit, it’s going to blow your mind – is the largest of the three. To get the feature which can win you one of these jackpots, you’ll want to hit three bonus hammer-and-shield symbols.
Then you’ll be confronted with reels full of shields and a hammer with which to smash them. So go on, smash them, smash them to bits. Match three amounts to win that amount or, preferably, reveal three Mini, Midi or Mega jackpot symbols. In 2015 a Norwegian player did just that: smashed his way through all the shields to €7.8 million.
With the luck of the (Norse) gods, it could be you next.