Gates Of Valhalla
Moving wilds with multiplier bonuses in the standard game
Bonus round where every win increases your multiplier!
Option to buy the bonus round
Inconsistent theme with no real direction
Pragmatic Play is known for taking thrilling slot ideas everyone loves and squeezing every last bit of quality out of them. Gates of Valhalla takes that well-trodden Norse Mythology theme and stamps it onto a large 5x5 cascading slot.
Unlike the Gibraltar-based developer’s usual games, this title has a bit of an identity crisis. Part of the design is epic with snowy mountains and Thor’s hammer Mjolnir crackling with lightning. However, you’ll feel as if you’re playing on a fruit machine at other times. Bright and colorful warrior symbols fall alongside crystal card suits. We can’t tell you what relation crystal card suits had to Norse mythology, but the whole design of the slot is a little confusing.
Finding three or more free spin scatter symbols triggers a bonus round of free spins. With every win you get during the free spins, the multiplier applied to your whole winnings goes up by one. Thanks to the tumble feature, symbols disappear, and new ones fall into place when you win. Ultimately, this means you can knock your multiplier up a couple of times with just one spin!
The wild symbols are ‘Roaming,’ meaning when you hit a win with a wild, it doesn’t tumble away. Instead, it moves to a random new spot, creating new opportunities for wins as the symbols fall into place.
With a $100 max bet and a high level of volatility, this slot is suited for those high rollers willing to brave the cold patiently. The max payout of 10,000x the max bet may make that wait rewarding.
Those that don’t want to wait can pay 100x their stake and buy the bonus round, which has the best chance of paying big prizes as the RTP increases to 96.60%. Maybe Mjolnir will bring you luck, and you’ll win some payouts worthy of Valhalla!