Fortunes of Asgard is the 2nd release from Bla Bla Bla Studios and Microgaming and comes with 5 reels and 20 paylines – with a Norse mythology theme, it can be played from 20p to £10 a spin across desktop, mobile and tablet devices. Featuring Thor and Hellia, it comes with 2 base game features where you’ll benefit from vertical Thor wild reels and sticky Hellia wild symbols. There’s also a Free Spins feature where you can get up to 25 free spins with both Thor and Hellia wilds in play.
Visually, Fortunes of Asgard is superb – it combines strong graphics from 2 classic characters (Thor and Hellia) who take each other on. It takes place in Asgard and has a very grand feel to it – symbols on the reels include A, K, Q, J and 10 playing cards, shields, magical books, Mjolnir hammers, Hellia and Thor themselves. There’s also a lightning bolt wild which replaces all symbols bar the bonus and scatter symbols – it also pays out 50 times your stake for 5 across a payline.
In terms of bonus features, it has a few – there are 2 in the base game with only 1 of them active at any time during the base game. You can choose which feature you wish to activate which then remains active until your choose to switch it or until the Free Spins feature is activated – here’s a look at them both:
Thor feature – this is triggered when the Mjolnir Hammer symbol lands horizontally adjacent to the Thor symbol. The who strip where the Thor symbol is located transforms into a wild reel.
Hellia feature – this is played when a Magical Book symbol lands horizontally adjacent to the Hellia symbol. The Hellia symbol then transforms into a wild symbol and remains sticky for your next spin.
Fortunes of Asgard also comes with a Pick Bonus feature which is played when you get 3 Bonus symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 simultaneously – you then need to pick from a selection of galaxies. Each pick will give you a cash prize – you carry on picking until you reveal the Collect pick. In total, there’s up to 39 times your stake to be won.
The main attraction is the Free Spins feature which is played when you get 3 or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels – 3, 4 or 5 scatters will give you 10, 15 or 25 free spins respectively. More importantly, both Thor and Hellia features come into play meaning you can benefit from wild reels and sticky wilds on every single free spin.
There is where the biggest wins will come from as you can win an impressive 250.5 times your total stake on every free spin with a total of 6,262.5 times your stake if you play 25 free spins. I found Fortunes of Asgard to be a medium variance title which looks fantastic and has a good range of bonus features. I suggest you take a look at the other Bla Bla Bla Studios/Microgaming title which is Empress of the Jade Sword which is equally impressive.