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Valhalla Saga Thunder of Thor slot REVIEW

Valhalla Saga Thunder of Thor ReviewAlthough their debut release, Savanna Roar, didn’t offer anything revolutionary, it was still a decent enough effort both visually, featurewise and with regards to potential. We see a brighter future for Jelly than many other developers in the Yggdrasil YGS Master program, not least since they’ve follow-up their somewhat “safe” debut slot with an innovative and solid norse mythology installment called Valhalla Saga: Thunder of Thor.

Audiovisually, we were quite pleased with what’s on offer here, and Thor’s infamous hammer, Mjolnir, plays a central role. The Thunder of Thor multiplier wilds feature can strike at any time, awarding payouts up to 10,000x your stake at best. The PowerLinks™ feature keeps you guessing until the end in the bonus round, as this is when the different level frames reveal their prizes. With boosted up frames it can be a thrilling reveal, awarding up to 1,000x per position.

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Valhalla Saga: Thunder of Thor Features

The regular symbols pay between 10 and 25 x your stake for 5-oak wins, and the mean looking viking warrior is the top-tier symbol. Mjolnir Wilds can land to step in for all regular pay symbols, and this helps complete winning combos. The wild holds no value of its own, however.

In addition, the wilds can land with multiplier values when the random Thunder of Thor feature is triggered. You will then be awarded with a random amount of wilds with multipliers of x2, x5, x10, x50 or x100 attached. A win is not guaranteed however, but the feature can lead to very decent base game payouts on a good day.

You need 5+ scatters anywhere in view to trigger the Free Games PowerLinks™ feature. Landing only 4 scatters can sometimes trigger a Bonus Respin, and this can basically help you land the 5th scatter you need to get into the bonus round.

You get 5 free spins either way, and the triggering positions are framed as special ‘reel zones’ that are guaranteed to award payouts when the feature ends. Each new scatter you land in a reel zone will increase the value of the coming prize, and scatters landing in non-framed position adds a new framed reel zone. Here is an overview of what to expect from this PowerLinks feature:

Wooden frame (1 scatter) - pays 1x to 5x per zone.

Bronze frame (2 scatters) - pays 10x to 25x per zone (the latter is the Mini Jackpot).

Silver frame (3 scatters) - pays 30x to 100x per zone (the latter is the Minor Jackpot).

Gold frame (4 scatters) - pays 125x to 250x per zone (the latter is the Major Jackpot).

Fire frame (5 scatters) - pays 400x to 1,000x per zone (the latter is the Mega Jackpot).

Non-UK players can click the Buy Bonus button on the left-hand side, if available, and purchasing the feature will set you back 60x your stake. This guarantees 5+ scatters on the spin that follows, and each purchase comes with a decent “discount” since you’re guaranteed to win something from at least the 5+ triggering frames.

The 200 Spins Valhalla Saga: Thunder of Thor Experience

You get to see a few smaller base game wins, before we purchase the PowerLinks Bonus Round at 0:45 into the 1:38-minute highlights video. The feature doesn’t take all that long to play out with only 5 spins, and you can see for yourself how we fared by hitting the play button below.

Review Summary

We criticized YGS Master, Jelly, for playing it a bit too safe in their African-themed debut release, so it’s pleasing to see that they’ve come up with a somewhat innovative and trademarked feature in Valhalla Saga: Thunder of Thor. We are, of course, referring to the PowerLinks™ bonus round, where upgrading position frames is key to both larger prizes and even jackpots up to 1,000x your stake.

The randomly triggered Thunder of Thor multiplier wild feature helps balance things out, as it can crack the 10,000x potential during base game play on a very good day. Without it, however, the single spin max win is 500x your stake. Upgrading frames can lead to nail-biting reveal moments as the feature ends, and 60x your stake seems like a very reasonable bonus buy price. Not least given the fact that you’ll usually win back at least a decent portion of it, if not more.

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Wild Hammer Megaways - is a Norse viking gods installment from iSoftBet, and it plays out on 6 reels with a top sliding reel and up to 117,649 megaways. Matching symbols below the top reel turn wild via the Wild Match feature, and the progressive multiplier bonus round comes with 4 options for payouts up to 50,000x your stake.

North Storm - is a norse mythology Gonzo-mechanic inspired effort from Rabcat, and it comes with a cascading wins multiplier up to x4 in the base game. It can go as high as x8 in the bonus round however, and this can lead to payouts up to 20,000x your stake.

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Valhalla Saga Thunder of Thor Slot FAQsWhat is the RTP of Valhalla Saga: Thunder of Thor?

The 95.9 % Return to Player is more or less the industry average.

How volatile is Valhalla Saga: Thunder of Thor?

This is a highly volatile installment from Jelly, and you can therefore expect fluctuations on your bankroll.

What is the biggest win possible?

You can win up to 10,000x your stake in both the game’s features (random multiplier wilds and bonus round), but 500x is the most you can hope for from a regular spin.

How does the Thunder of Thor feature work?

It triggers at random times in the base game, and this gives you multiplier wilds up to x100.

Is there a free spins mode in Valhalla Saga: Thunder of Thor?

Yes, you get 5 PowerLinks™ free spins, and the triggering 5+ scatter positions get a wooden frame. These frames can be upgraded to bronze, silver, gold and fire by landing more scatters, and they reveal a prize up to x1,000 per frame when the feature ends. You can also get extra frames by landing new scatters in non-framed positions.

Can I play Valhalla Saga: Thunder of Thor slot for free?

Yes, you can test the free Valhalla Saga: Thunder of Thor demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). Up there, you’ll also find casinos our scan has confirmed to carry this title.

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