With so many online pokie providers churning out unimaginative retreads of the same game, it is refreshing to come across Nordic Heroes from the International Game Technology group. This is a 5 reel game with 30 pay-lines, but despite a rather familiar theme, it sets itself apart from the pack thanks to innovative gameplay and great design.
We are transported to a mythical Norse setting, where you take the role of elven heroine Thora in a game which takes its inspiration from the Dungeons and Dragons adventure games.
Similarly to those types of games, are brought on a quest to find treasure and will need to defeat various foes along the way. You are also able to progress in this game, as the further you advance the more characters, and special features are unlocked.
The graphics and symbols featured in this pokie are appropriate to the theme, with the regular gameplay featuring coin, arrow, and animal symbols. Once you get to the battle bonus rounds you can unlock all sorts of different features, not to mention big cash prizes.
About This Game
Coins Range:0.01 To 0.50
Fee Spins/Multiplier Better:Up To 10 FS/x20
Wild Symbol: the flaming wild symbol can substitute for any of the regular symbols, and when three of these appear in a pay line you can earn 1,500 times your stake. Roaming Wild symbols in the Battle Bonus rounds can multiply winnings as you progress, and these can also substitute for Scatter symbols.
Mystery Multiplier: after any spin which does not trigger the bonus round, you may be fortunate enough to trigger the mystery multiplier instead. When your character is at levels 1 to 5 this multiplier can increase your winnings by a maximum of 20 times. As you progress through the levels the multiplier maximum will increase to 30 times your winnings.
Battle Symbols: when you see three sets of crossed swords on the first, third and fifth reels then prepare yourself to do battle with an array of malevolent opponents. Your character is set against up to three enemies, and you must try to defeat them to win up to ten free Victory Spins rounds to increase your winnings.
As you defeat more opponents you gain experience points, which can allow you to move up the levels of the game, allowing you to unlock new features of the game and permanently increase your payback opportunities.
Level Up Features
Starting as the character Thora, you earn more experience by defeating your enemies in the Battle section of the game. You will unlock a new character (Ragnar) in level 3 of the game, and also various weapons to assist in your battles.
New realms will also be revealed as your level advances from Wanderer all the way up to Champion, and you can gain valuable permanent payback boosts in the form of special weapons and increased mystery multiplier limits. In other words, the more you play, the greater the cash prizes on offer.
Nordic Heroes is a role-playing title that will keep pokie fans coming back for more. If you are thirsting for a game which offers more than simply spinning the reels then you will love this offering from IGT.
The unlockable content offers different layers of game-play, and although it is a low to medium variance game the mystery multiplier feature means that big wins are only ever a spin away.