Odin’s Wild Hunt Bonus Ways
Travel to the far North for an encounter with mighty deities on the slot from High Flyer Games powered by Relax Gaming. Odin’s Wild Hunt Bonus Ways is the second creation to benefit from their proprietary game engine with six dynamic reels and up to 262,144 ways to win. Your journey into Norse mythology comes with wild substitutions, cascading symbols, explosive wins, reel expansion mechanics, symbol upgrades and a free spins round that can lead to wins of up to 6,149 ways to win.
The game will available on 21st October 2020 as an exclusive pre-release at Videoslots Casino. It will go global across the Relax Gaming network on 28th October.
|Deposit Bonus||100% up to £200 OR 11 Cash Spins|
|No Deposit Offer|
|Bonus available||Valid until further notice|
|Time to meet requirements||60 days|
|Max bet size||50% of bonus, max £20|
|Deposit bonus||No limits|
|No deposit max cashout||N/A|
|Deposit Bonus||35 X Bonus|
|Free spins||No wagering|
Odin’s Wild Hunt Bonus Ways is a cascading video slot with six dynamic reels and 3 to 8 rows, creating anything from 729 to 262,144 ways to win. Pays are awarded for two to six matching symbols landing on adjacent reels from left to right only. You can face the mighty Norse god on desktop, tablet or mobile from 0.20 to 20 credits per spin. The game has high volatility (4/5) with an RTP of 96.567% and a hit frequency of 30%.
After descending deep down into a gem mine on the first Bonus Ways slot, we are now heading to the Norse lands, or better said the godly realms of Valhalla. Odin and his animal companions dominate on the reels together with the mighty hammer of his son Thor, all on a frameless game window in front of a sprawling waterfall. A mostly heroic soundtrack rounds of the slot design.
The pay symbols start at the low end with card royals from 10 through to A, awarding 0.50x to 0.75x your bet for a single six of a kind. They are followed by Odin’s spiritual animal companions – owl, raven, wolf, his eight-legged steed Sleipnir and the mighty God himself. Hit six across the reels to win 1.25x to 2.50x your stake. A gold-plated icon marked with the word itself is the wild symbol, appearing on reels two to five and performing to the usual substitution duties. A Norse drinking horn is the scatter while a bundle of Thor’s hammer serves as the expansion symbol.
Odin’s Wild Hunt Bonus Ways Slot Features
Releasing a second Bonus Ways slot within a matter of weeks shows that High Flyer Games is on a quest to impress. That is always welcome when the games are well-designed and entertaining with ample features as well as capable of giving us those suspenseful rollercoaster rides to big wins. Dynamite Mine Explosion Bonus Ways ticked most of the boxes which made us look forward to what else the folks at the Australian studio would cook up in their slot kitchen.
If you have played Diamond Mine Explosion Bonus Ways, then you got already a good grasp about the mechanics at work. However, while the studio kept the same game engine, it did not simply produce a clone and instead chose to make a few twists to the gameplay that will see Odin’s Wild Hunt Bonus Ways stand by its own.
Let’s first take a look at what has not changed. The default 6×3 game grid with 729 ways is again the starting point of every round with the potential to increase dynamically up to a 6×8 size with 262,144 ways. The Bonus Ways mechanic will come into play whenever Thor’s Hammer symbols land on any reel at any time during a spin sequence. They will again explode before the win evaluation, revealing a random pay symbol hidden behind them as well as adding 1-3 symbols to the reel they landed on. Revealed symbols can be any from the paytable including wilds and scatters. Thor’s Hammers can appear repeatedly within a single spin, up until all reels have reached their maximum height of 8 symbols, equating to 261,144 ways to win. Any and all expansions reset between spins.
The second part that remained unchanged is the cascading symbol mechanic. It will trigger after any win and after any potential Bonus Ways expansion, shattering all symbols that were part of the combo and tumbling new ones into place. The process is repeated as long as new wins land after a cascade.
Same same so far, right? Well, hold on as here comes the twist that can make all the difference in the base game and free spins – the Symbol Upgrade mechanic. While spinning the reels keep an eye on the bar on top of the reels. It displays the four medium-value symbols – horse, wolf, raven and owl. Every winning cascade within the same spin will upgrade one symbol to the top-paying Odin, starting with the horse. Hitting four winning cascades in a row will see you having only royals, wilds, scatters and Odin symbols on the reels, the perfect moment to hit big wins.
Having three, four, five or six drinking horn scatters in view at the end of a spin sequence will award 8, 15, 20 and 25 Free Spins respectively as well as a coin win worth 5x, 10x, 50x and 100x your total bet. Indefinite retriggers are available with the same combinations as well as +5 free spins for two scatters. During the feature, more Thor’s Hammer symbols are added to the reels, providing more chances to expand the grid to its full size.
Admittedly, High Flyer Games actually has flown under my radar (pun intended) until recently when I reviewed Dynamite Mine Explosion Bonus Ways. And they are back in just a short few days with a second creation built around their proprietary game engine. Having played both slots for hours in demo mode revealed quite a few commonalities as well as ample differences. The symbol upgrades is a good addition to their second title as it provides the extra potential to score wins with the top symbol. Plus, Odin’s Wild Hunt is slightly more volatile than its sibling, scoring a solid 4/5 instead of 3-4/5.
Small improvements could be made to both, such as slightly crisper graphics or a display for the currently active bet ways. While I am a math nerd and usually good at calculating numbers, I had a tough time keeping track after a few expansions, especially because the amount of added symbols varies frequently. Overall, I enjoyed playing both games and that is in my view the most important part. Scored a nice 674x bet win during my relatively short test run of a few hours, clearly showing that Odin’s Wild Hunt Bonus Ways has potential.