Hall of Gods Slots
Slots based on Norse legends are nothing new. In fact, some of them have become the most popular slot games online. The Hall of Gods slot from Net Entertainment does things slightly differently. On the surface this looks like a simple, though professionally produced 5 reel, 20 win-line video slot. When you look closer, you’ll see that there are 3 different jackpots attached to this game. The largest of these is one of the big NetEnt progressives. At the time of writing there was more than 2 million Euros in the pool.
You’ll find a very detailed overview of the NetEnt Hall of Gods slot in this review. First of all the game-play, payouts and bet sizes are covered. After that I have focused on the bonus features of this game. Finally, my summary and final thoughts on this slot can be found.
How to play the Hall of Gods Slot
The 20 pay lines are fixed in this game, which means you don’t get to select the number of lines to play. Instead you can change the coin size, and the ‘level’ which is the number of coins per line. You can choose between 1 and 5 coins and between 1c and 50c coin value. This gives a range of 20c for the smallest spin amount, through to $50 for the biggest. You’ll be able to find this game in Euros and British pounds too – in addition to other currencies at some casinos.
Symbols are the usual Norse-god subjects. These include Loki, Freya, and Odin – along with Thor and (separately) his famous hammer. There are a lot of other more general symbols too, including a ring and a chest. Of the regular wins, Odin gives you the biggest payouts. 5 of this god nets you a cool 4000 coins, Thor comes second with 2000 coins and Freya 3rd with 1500.
There are wild symbols in this game in the form of a dragon. If one of these lands anywhere on reels 2, 3 or 4 then it will expand to cover the entire reel. This often gives you multiple wins – especially if you are lucky enough to get more than 1 of them at a time.
Scatter symbols take the form of a crow, and will give you between 10 and 20 free spins, for 3, 4 or 5 of them. The remaining symbol is a picture of Thor’s hammer smashing a shield. If you hit 3 of these then you will activate the bonus game which could win you one of the 3 jackpot amounts – including the huge progressive.
Hall of Gods Slot Bonus Rounds
The free spins round is relatively straightforward in this game. You’ll get 10 spins for 3 scatters, 15 for 4 and 20 spins for 5 anywhere on the reels. There is no multiplier during the free-spins round, though the wins can still add up nicely. If you get more scatter symbols in 3, 4 or 5 combinations during your free spins, then the round is retriggered.
Three of Thor’s hammers get you a bonus with bigger potential. You’ll be taken to a new screen where the spaces for the reels are covered with shields. You move the hammer with your mouse and break the shields. Each will reveal a number, or a sign indicating one of the jackpots. The idea is that you keep smashing the shields until you have 3 matching wins – at which point this is what you’ll win. The graphics do feel a little aged and clunky, however the anticipation of a potentially very big win more than makes up for this.
Hall of Gods Summary
This is by no means the latest big thing in slots innovation or technology. Hall of Gods was one of the earlier NetEnt titles and it shows its age. Having said that, there are enough interesting features, like expanding wilds, free spins and the bonus round, to keep you fully entertained while you play.
Hall of Gods is a higher variance slot. Two factors come into play with this. First there are a lot of different symbols in play, which means that the smaller wins are less frequent than many other games. Second, there is a very large progressive jackpot. Naturally this money comes from your play, with part of the coins you spin with contributing to the pool.
All-in all this is a solid slot, which has made many lucky players rich over the years. It makes a great change from some of the more graphically rich NetEnt slots, yet maintains that hallmark of professionalism with smooth game-play (at least in the main game). If you enjoy competing for a potentially life changing jackpot, then this slot can hold own among the crowded niche of Norse God slot games.