Wed, Feb 27, 2:35am by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:28pm
A Fantasy Pokie with Role Playing and an Ever-Expanding Storyline
Head to any casino, whether live or online, and you might find a range of fantasy themed games. However, none are as expansive as Nordic Heroes. This IGT designed pokie takes you on a journey where you’ll gain experience points, move through levels and play alongside a range of different characters. You’ll enter into battle too, hoping that victory will yield its own reward. Start your adventure in the Forest of Fortune, and make your way to the Sea of Glory, enjoying many encounters along the way.
Great Reasons to Play Nordic Heroes
Nordic Heroes is almost like a fantasy story, where new adventures await at every turn:
At the start of the game you’ll be at the ‘Wanderer’ level, but as you gain experience points, you’ll move through ‘Traveller’, ‘Explorer’, ‘Adventurer’, ‘Defender’, ‘Slayer’, ‘Hero’ and finally champion. Each level brings with it additional rewards and therefore permanently increasing your potential payback.
To move through these levels, you’ll gain experience points every time you enter into the ‘battle bonus’ (below). Reach level 3 at 2,000 experience points and you will unlock new character ‘Ragnar’, giving you the option to play as either Thora and Ragnar throughout the rest of the game. On reaching level 5 you’ll unlock the ‘Sea of Glory’ realm enabling you to traverse the high seas, with the ability of moving from the sea back to the ‘Forest of Fortune’ at any time.
At any time during the base game you might be lucky enough to land the mystery multiplier reel. The appearance of this reel will immediately multiply your pay out, with the range of multipliers increasing as you move through the levels. Entering levels 6 and 7 will unlock 25x and 30x multiplier reels – these the largest boosts of all.
To enter the ‘Battle Bonus’ feature you’ll need to land the ‘Battle’ symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5. This is effectively a free spins bonus feature which will continue until the battle is over. You’ll be cheering on your chosen character of Thora or Ragnar against a foe.
After every free spin the battle reel will spin revealing symbols that ‘do damage’, ‘protect against damage’ or ‘stun’. You’ll keep spinning until your character defeats three monsters (and earns experience points in doing so) or your character is defeated. If you character wins, you’ll earn between 1 and 10 ‘victory’ spins, based on the character, the realm and the number of spins it took to defeat the final monster.
Throughout the feature you can enjoy a series of scatter wins based on new ‘forest’ or ‘sea’ based creatures.
One of the best aspects of this game are the changing range of symbols based on the character you are playing with. Thora plays alongside arrow and hawk symbols, while Ragnar mode features a Thor-like metal hammer and a steely wolf looking at out at you.
The highest paying symbol in the game is the wild pays 1,500 coins for the maximum five in a row, as well as substituting for any other symbol. Both Thora and Ragnar are the highest paying of the standard symbols.
Throughout your time at the reels you’ll enjoy a movie-style soundtrack adding atmosphere and tension into every spin. The various modes and realms make for a game with an ever-changing look, with new symbols, realms and adventures taking place throughout. The game is rich in colour throughout and it’s clear IGT have spent a lot of time in designing this ever-changing feature-filled pokie.
Nordic Heroes is so much more than a pokie. The game is an adventure, which expands as you move through level after level, with the reel spinning being just a part of the game. If you do plan to embark on this adventure, make sure you have some time, because this is certainly not a quick-play pokie. However, once you get into it, you’ll want to make it all the way to the end – becoming a champion!