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I rarely get my socks knocked off these days, as I've seen so many slots that they seem to run together many times. Still, there are the occasional times where I see something that really wows me. The Nordic Heroes slot from IGT provided me with one of those rare wow moments. The game is perhaps the most visually impressive I've ever seen from the developer, and the feature set is fantastic as well, making this slot one of the "must play" titles of recent times.
Nordic Heroes is a 5 reel, 30 payline slot that is based up in the Nordic regions of Europe. The game is visually stunning, and includes reel symbols that change depending on which Nordic legend you pick as your hero: the female Nordic goddess Thora who is strong with a bow, or the male Ragnar who wields a mean spiked hammer. The choice is mere personal preference though as the payout table does not change even though the symbols you see do.
Features in the game include wild symbols, scatters, free spins, free spins, and a level up system that includes an array of battles and challenges for players to participate in, and a bunch of achievements to unlock. Several of the achievement awards permanently increase the payout percentage of the game which is a nice reward for loyal players of the game. This brings a lot of excellent replay ability to the game, which can leave you coming back for more even after extended sessions.
During the game you will fight battles against foes depending on your chosen hero. Thora fights wild wolves, boar and a black clad assassin, while Ragnar takes on a giant crab, Kraken, and a sea serpent. The battles are resolved by spins of the reels, and should you win them you will win free spin rewards with bonus multiplier wilds appearing on the reels depending on how well you did in battle.
If you're looking for an excellent game with far more depth and features than your average slot machine, you should definitely check out Nordic Heroes. The game has a ton of depth and its general bonus features are fantastic. The game is also visually stunning, and marks a new age for IGT's online slots, which have improved rapidly since they were first ported online several years ago. You should definitely check this game out if you have the chance: you won't regret it.