Inspired by Asgard, one of the Nine Realms and the home of the Asgardians in the Norse Mythology, the Asgardian Stones™ slot is offering you an escape to one of the most mysterious places the galaxy has ever known. Get mesmerised by a world that isn’t round and doesn’t spin on its axis and the same goes for the symbols in the Asgardian Stones™ slot thanks to the innovative Avalanche™ feature.
Asgardian Stones™ slot: the source of inspiration
I see the names of upcoming NetEnt slots mentioned before the official announcements, but all I can do at that point is wondering what the video slot will be about. Being a writer, my imagination goes far with some of the names, but a name like Asgardian Stones™ doesn’t leave much space for that. Looking for Asgardian, I’ll automatically end up reading about the Asgardians and the world they’re from called Asgard.
It was still a guess until the above preview video slot appeared on NetEnt’s official YouTube channel. The mystical world Asgard in the background confirmed my suspicions and the fact that the Asgardian Stones™ slot is indeed all about Asgard and the powerful race living on it, recognized by the galaxy as honourable and brave peacekeepers
While Asgard for some reason makes me think of the dance festival Tomorrowland, the internet revealed that Asgard is actually one of the nine realms within the Norse Mythology and home to the Æsir tribe of gods. A great source of inspiration, one that keeps me reading about Norse Mythology, the Nine Worlds, and the Norse Gods.
I simply love this kind of NetEnt slots, inspired by certain subjects. History, science, folklore, and even fantasy are some of the best subjects when it comes to video slots, giving me the opportunity to expand my general knowledge. Over the years, NetEnt, with the help of Google, taught me all about Greek mythology (Divine Fortune™ and Muse™), Norse mythology (Hall of Gods™), Dracula (Dracula™), the four elements (Elements™), the evolution (Evolution™), Egyptian history (Pyramid™), Irish folklore (Finn and the Swirly Spin™ and Golden Shamrock™), Frankenstein (Frankenstein™), the Northern Light (Glow™), Gonzalo Pizarro (Gonzo’s Quest™), Stonehenge (Secrets of the Stones™), Atlantis (Secrets of Atlantis™), Pearl Harbor (Pacific Attack™), steampunk (Steam Tower™), music bands like Guns N’ Roses™, Motorhead™ and Jimi Hendrix™ while many more subjects are ready to be discovered when visiting a NetEnt Casino.
Now I have another chance to become familiar with the cosmology of Norse mythology which includes Asgard as one of the “nine homeworlds” or “nine realms”, all unified by the world tree Yggdrasil which lies at the centre of the Norse cosmos. While Asgard was destroyed during Ragnarök, it will be from the 22nd of February that NetEnt is giving you a chance to access Asgard anyway.
In a distant past, only the bravest warriors could pass through the gates and live among the Gods, but as we know there is always a way through if you believe… Follow your heart and find the way to the realm of the Gods in the Asgardian Stones™ slot. To enter this world of untold riches and power, you need to beat the colossal giant stones carved in the likeness of the old Gods. Will you gain entrance or be denied?
What to expect from the Asgardian Stones™ slot
NetEnt is inviting you to feel the immense power and magic of ancient times as soon as Asgardian Stones™ is available at the NetEnt Casinos on the 22nd of February. If you’re one of the brave warriors able to past the gate, you’ll have the honour to enjoy another great NetEnt game featuring Colossal symbols, a Bonus Wheel, Free Spins, Wild substitutions, and the very popular Avalanche™ feature.
I don’t know much more about the Asgardian Stones™ slot than you know after watching the above preview video, but being a true NetEnt slot encyclopedia, I guess I can try to give you some more information about this upcoming NetEnt slot.
One thing is for sure, it must become a popular game with the Avalanche™ slot feature involved. First introduced in the Gonzo’s Quest™ slot in 2010, the Avalanche™ feature is, in my opinion, the best slot feature ever created by NetEnt. This slot innovation makes sure the symbols fall into position on the reels, replacing the traditional spinning of the reels. If a winning combination appears during a spin, an Avalanche will be activated resulting in all symbols involved in a winning combination to explode, disappear to be replaced by new symbols. This process will be repeated just until no new winning combinations occur on the reels. This slot feature on its own is already enough to keep you captivated while playing the Asgardian Stones™
Another innovation I’ve been respecting since I saw it first in the Spinata Grande™ slot, are the Colossal symbols. I can’t tell if all symbols are available as Colossal symbols or just a few of them, but I do know they bring a lot of spectacle to the reels in the Asgardian Stones™ slot. I can’t say either if they appear for a certain reason or just randomly, but I don’t see any harm done if some aspects of this upcoming NetEnt slot remain unclear.
The same goes for the Colossal symbol in the form of a Bonus Wheel that awards either Free Spins or a bonus win. The more parts of the Bonus Wheel become visible on the reels, the more awards you’ll receive. That’s as far as I can see, but let’s not look further anyway. No doubt that the Asgardian Stones™ slot is going to bring a magical slot game to the NetEnt Casinos from the 22nd of February.