As part of the Marvel Slots range from PlayTech, the Thor slot is tied in with the movie of the same name. This is an excellent 5-reel video slot game which has advanced features including 3 ‘modes’ of play and several different bonus rounds too. There have been many attempts at slots based on the Norse myths, and once you try PlayTech’s Thor you quickly see that none have come close to matching this game in terms of quality.
First of all below you will find the basic setup, wins and bet sizes of the Thor slot explained. After that I have described the bonus features in detail, and covered the Marvel progressive Jackpot too. At the end of the page is my overview and thoughts on how this fits with the rest of the Marvel slots range.
How To Play Thor Slots
The game starts with a brilliant trailer taken from the film to warm you up while you are waiting for it to load. You are then taken to the reels where there is a fantasy type background scene. The reels feature characters from the film. Playing cards 10 thorough Ace make up the smallest wins, with up to 100 coins for 5 Aces or Kings. Odin, Loki and the Gatekeeper also appear – these pay more with up to 1000 coins for 5 Odin symbols. The biggest regular win is for 5 Thor symbols, which is 5000 coins. Thor acts as the wild in this game, substituting for any symbol except for the Scatter (the gatekeeper).
Thor expands to cover the reel when landing on the 2nd reel, and triggers an additional respin to allow you to accumulate some more wins. If he lands on the 4th reel he throws his hammer, which scatters 5 wilds randomly across the reels. There is a rule that no other feature can be activated during this in-reel special feature.
Thor slot is played on 5 reels with 30 fixed pay lines covering 3 rows. The minimum coin denomination per line is 1c and the maximum is £20, which means that you can bet from £0.30 right up to a staggering £600 per spin.
This game can be played in 3 different modes but the base game is played in the Asgard mode and the other 2 modes can be activated if you trigger the Rainbow Bridge feature.
Thor Slot Game Bonus Features
The three game modes mentioned earlier are activated when the Hammer symbol covers the middle reel. You will then be taken to the Rainbow Bridge where you will meet the Gatekeeper. When you get to the Rainbow Bridge there are 2 orbs for you to choose from and these will reveal your next destination. One of the orbs will teleport you to Earth and the other will take you to Jotunheim – the land of the frost giants. If you are arriving back from Earth Free Games or Jotunheim Free Games Heimdall will teleport you back to Earth or one of the other free games where you will get more spins.
The reels in the free games are different to the reels in the main game. Reels 1, 3 and 5 only have 2 rows and reels 2 and 4 have the normal 3 rows. Thor appears on all of the reels and he appears stacked or single on reel 3. Only Heimdall and Thor appear on reel 3. There are also extra wilds on the reels during the free games.
The free game can run infinitely until Heimdall covers all of reel 3 after which you will be transported back to the Rainbow Bridge and then teleported back to Asgard which is the main game or one of the other free games continuing with additional free spins.
Another feature during the free games is the Wild Laufey feature. If Laufey appears as part of any winning combination, the combination is frozen for the next spin and this means that you are guaranteed the same win again or may even improve.
The final exciting feature in the free games is the Scorching Multiplier Feature. This symbol is represented by Destroyer and will only appear on reel 5 during the Earth Feature Game. When Destroyer appears on reel 5 he burns fire on 2 to 6 random symbols and those symbols remain on fire for up to 4 spins. Depending on how many winning symbols are burning will mean a multiplier of any winning combination. Multipliers can be 2x, 4x, 8x or even 16x.
Thor Slot Summary
Thor is an entertaining game and it has been well thought out to offer the player maximum entertainment as well as potentially big wins. The free spins round in this slot is particularly enjoyable and is varied enough to keep you interested even after playing it a few times. One more feature of this slot is the chance to win one of the Marvel slots progressive jackpots, which are triggered at random.
This is one of my favorite games in the PlayTech Marvel range. The balance between regular slots play and the bonuses is excellent – and those wins from the feature round have the potential to be large.