If you like big epic themed slots like Cleopatra and Thunderstruck II, you´ll love IGT´s Nordic Heroes slot which is beautifully put together (with some of the finest graphics and animations we have seen in an online slot) and that will entertain the socks off you. Slots designers can´t design enough of these fantasy games, or so it seems. The Nordic gods theme is proving very popular with designers and players alike.
If we have one reservation, it´s that Nordic Heroes is pretty complex, even more so than the bonus fest that you’ll see over on the Bridesmaids slot machine. There are different characters and realm to play for which you unlock after successful battles in the Battle Bonus zone (the free spins round). Basically, you need to earn your stripes in this slot, and if you do, the multipliers and the pay outs increase.
It´s worth persisting with, though.
Nordic Heroes Slot Review
The Nordic Heroes slot is a fixed 30 pay-line 5 reel video slot with lots of bonus games and a Mystery Multiplier Reel. You´ll start off playing as Thora- a beautiful elf that does battle with wolves and ferocious boars in the free spins (Battle Bonus) round.
The more times she fights, the more battle scared you become and you will start to move up levels in the game (the first is Wanderer, then it goes Traveller, Explorer, Adventurer, Defender, Slayer, Hero and Champion). As you become more powerful, you unlock different characters in the game which opens up bigger pay outs and multipliers in the various free spins rounds.
Your aim needs to be to get into the Battle Bonus free spins round for the big money. You can also net some nice wins in the base games, with wilds landing you 1500x your line bet, for example.
Battle Bonus- the Features
You’ll need 3 Battle Bonus scatters anywhere across the reels to trigger this. You can land these on reels 1,3 and 5. Once you are in the bonus round, you´ll get free spins as long as your character is healthy- after every spin she´ll fight a beast and you´ll be able to see the outcome of each fight on the “Health Bars”. There´s all sorts of free spin and multiplier bonus variations in this round such as the Sea of Glory bonus, the Dark Elf battle, and so on. It will depend on which character and realm you are playing
If you defeat 3 monsters, you´ll earn between 1 and 10 Victory Spins at the end of the bonus. You´ll need to fight a rabid wolf, a fearsome wild boar and an evil archer.
If it sounds complicated, that´s because it is! We´d recommend having a good old play on our free demo. Once you are comfortable with the game play, then try betting for real.
The flip side of this is that this is an incredibly entertaining and intricate game. You won´t get bored quickly paying this one (especially if you make it into the bonus rounds).
Nordic Heroes is a medium variance slot. You should see the wins ticking over fairly frequently. That said, you need to make sure that you have enough budget to get into the free spins round, as this is where the real action is. Make sure you are covered for at least 50 spins in your budget, preferably make that 100 (make sure you set your bet amount sensibly according to the maximum amount that you want to lose on the game).
Nordic Heroes has a Wild symbol, like any self respecting slot. Actually, there are 2xWild and 4xWild symbols as well (these show up in the Battle Bonus)- you could say that you are spoilt for wilds in this game. There´s also a “Multiplier Mystery Reel” which can trigger after any base game win (except a Battle Bonus win). Depending on your level, you will get a super charged win up to 30x if this kicks in.
A real entertainer- this IGT slot is beautifully designed, and if you like your fantasy slots, you will love it. Just make sure you have enough budget to give yourself a good shot of getting into the Battle Bonus round.