Nordic Heroes from IGT: Slot Review - our Scandinavian macho-people

With Nordic Heroes, IGT has managed to create one of the most innovative games on the market. This Gaming Revolution slot review outlines the different bonus features of this slot machine, including a great wild reels feature.

Nordic Heroes by IGT reminds a little of Dungeons and Dragons, and that's a good thing!

Special Features

This IGT slot is well-equipped in terms of special features. This slot game comes with a bonus game, which to me in the clear winner! But let’s talk about the base game first. If a player does not trigger the bonus feature, a player gets the chance to be awarded a multiplier. This little extra comes in form of a multiplier reel, which reveals the amount applied and can range from 2 to 30-times a player’s bet.

While this may be some consolation for not entering the bonus game, it is nowhere close to what the bonus game has to offer. This game offers seven levels, which include 4 achievements. First, it’s a player’s task to choose his character – Ragnar or Thora. Next, the player can choose from two worlds; either the Sea of Glory or the Forest of Fortune. Both worlds come with different symbols, background and features, such as different free spins. In the Forest of Fortune game, one of the great features is the roaming wild symbol, whereas the Sea of Glory, players benefit from a random wild reel. In sum, it’s Nordic Heroes’ great interactivity is the stand-out feature in this slot game.

Theme and Graphics

The heavy reliance on green – the reels and rows are transparent and shine in background green – adds to the mystic world of fantastical elves. The symbols depict a Nordic - obviously blonde and beautiful – warrior named Thora, some magic purple mushrooms, and other forest wildlife and plants. The graphics are highly detailed, making Nordic Heroes quite the pleasure to play.

Below the reel, the IGT slot game displays the usual buttons and details we got so used to. These are handy and include auto spin, line bet adjuster, total bet, balance and currently selected lines. These are set against a black background with white-greyish writing, which not only makes for easy readability but also creates a stylish combination. It goes well with another outstanding graphics feature of this IGT slot. Namely, the lightning that strikes the game - a forceful way to celebrate a win!

Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots

As you can imagine, autoplay is nice to have, but this game is far too interactive to really make use of this feature. With that in mind, I tend not to bother. Typically, I tend to choose The Sea of Glory theme for its wild reel, which can be highly profitable in terms of payouts. They simply keep coming and coming, given that the reel keeps substituting and forming winning combinations.

Bets start at 30p/cent a spin and can go up to £/€600 a spin - the latter is far too risky for my taste, and I would imagine, this applies to most player's pockets. As with any game of chance, all can be lost on a single spin. As a result of this, and the game being of medium variance, I suggest to play with bets that suit your funds. Expect the unexpected, and ask yourself how much you can afford to lose.

Our Verdict on Nordic Heroes

This slot is somehow typical of IGT, which tends to include fun and an interactive bonus game. Nordic Heroes reminds of the Monopoly Plus slot game. It impresses with its exciting bonus game, which not only brings fun to game play but can also be highly profitable. With players climbing through levels, the only thing to be careful about with Nordic Heroes is not to get too greedy. If you have bagged a good chunk of cash at an early level, there is no guarantee Nordic Heroes will continue to work to your advantage.