Nordic Heroes Slot Machine
Released in 2013 this game joined the many Viking theme games already found in land based casinos and online. However, like they usually do, IGT brought their top game with their version of a Viking story. The story IGT tells with this game is based in a time similar to what is portrayed on the hit TV series Vikings.
This game starts with the player playing as the beautiful elf warrior Thora. She's fighting against the scary monsters of the Nords of legends and she's eventually joined by Ragnar, a warrior.
Nordic Heroes is sure to entertain. With its stellar graphics and theater worthy sound track the player will find herself being transported back to the times of the Viking wars.
Nordic Heroes is a five reel and thirty pay line game, which allows the player to bet on any number of lines they choose. If the player decides to play all thirty pay lines they can place equal bets per line for the best pay out opportunity.
This machine allows the player to use anywhere from one credit to a max of fifty credits on each line. The maximum bet for this game is 1500 credits with a max payout of 1500X. This game also overs a Level Up Plus format. This means that the game has multiple levels of gameplay. The longer you play the higher up you go and as you level up you will reveal new characters to the story.
Although this game doesn't offer a progressive jackpot it makes up for it with all the special features IGT did include. These features include: theme related bonus rounds, extra multipliers, and free spins just to name a few.
The game is played like most others when in normal play mode the standard symbols will pay out when they are in solid chains of three or more. If multiple combinations are formed on different pay lines on the same spin then all the credits are added together and the total amount won is automatically transferred in to the players account.
How to Play
Playing Nordic Heroes is as easy as placing your wager choosing your pay lines and hitting the spin button. However, understanding all the different features can get confusing at times. The first thing to know is that you always bet with 30 coins there is no exception.
The amount used on the line cover can vary from the minimum bet of $1 to the max bet of $100. The betting range for this machine ranges from $30 to $300 which can cause some players to shy away from the game.
As you spin you will not only be looking for solid chains of standard symbols but watching for the wild symbol. This symbol is easy to spot and can be used to sub for any standard symbol to complete a win. This symbol can also take the place of certain creature symbols and bonus features.
This game has a total of eight levels that are distinguished by names such as: Wanderer, Traveler, Explorer, Adventurer, Defender, Slayer, Hero, and Champion. You advance to a new stage once you reach a predefined score. As you level up your character gets stronger and new symbols are unlocked.
This slot offers many different symbols that appear on different levels of the game. These symbols are related to the story the game is portraying.
The main character of the story is an archer and elfen warrior
He is a warrior who appears once you reach level 3 in the game
- Gold Coin
Found when playing either Thora or Ragnar
Found when playing as Thora
Found when Playing as Thora
These symbols are specific to Thora's character
- Fire Arrow
This symbol is unlocked for Thora to use after reaching level 4
- Fire Hammer
This symbol is unlocked for Ragnar to use after reaching Level 4
- Ship Sale
Found when playing as Ragnar after level 3
Found when playing either character
Found when playing as Ragnar
This symbol is specific to Ragnar's character
Found when playing as Ragnar
A wild can't sub for any of the below symbols because they themselves trigger bonus features. These symbols are only found in the base game and are not used at all in the bonus games.
This is a symbol of a wolfs teeth
This is a symbol of a warthog
This is a symbol of a warthog with tusks
- Evil Arrow
This is a symbol of a silver arrow
This symbol is of a boot that allows you to evade all damage it comes in two other versions as well
- Flaming Boots
Very rare similar to the boots symbol just has flames added and also allows the player to evade all damage.
- Spiked Boots
Also very rare and similar to the regular boot just has spikes added to the back it also allows the player to evade all damage.
Symbol of a birds head and wings
Symbols is a blue dragon getting ready to attack
Red octopus with evil looking green eye
This crab is metallic looking and gives a little bit of a creepy feel
This symbol is easy to see since it says Wild
There are symbols with numbers and X's that will increase the players payout
This is a symbol with the word battle over top of two swords crossed over a shield
- Victory Spins
This symbol says victory spins over two crossed swords.
The battle bonus is triggered by having any 3 of the bonus symbols fall on your spin. These symbols will be seen on either reels 1, 3, or 5. In the battle bonus game you spin until your character is out of health. This is different than most slots that only allow you to spin a certain number of times based on the bonus you won.
Your character will be fighting to slay the monster in the bonus battle games. You spin until you character is completely out of health or they beat the monster. This is not the only bonus game this slot offers.
Another of the bonus games available is the Forest of Fortune bonus and unlike the battle bonus game it has a roaming wild that can show up. This symbol can be seen on any of the first four reels during this bonus game.
The Boar battle has an even better wild than the forest of fortune bonus. In this bonus game the player gets a chance to win a multiplier in the amount of 2 X the winnings. This wild will also show up on the first four reels.
Sea of Glory is another battle bonus game a player can find themselves eligible for. This bonus game has a random wild reel on each spin so a player is guaranteed a wild on every spin.
The game also has a multiplier mystery reel. This special feature can be set off during the base game after any win that doesn't trigger a bonus game. In this game the player gets a chance to win a multiplier that will increase their pay out amount for their win up to 20X in the first six levels and can go up to 30X once levels seven and eight have been reached.
This is the special feature most players are hoping they get. Even though most of the bonus games can be very profitable this multiplier reel can make your pay out so much more.
This game can get confusing with all the extra features it has and all the different symbols as the levels change but keep playing before you know it you will have it all figured out.
Base Game Pay Tables
This is an example of how the game pays out for each symbol on the base game without bonuses. This table is based on the player choosing to play as Ragnar
Having 3 wild symbols per spin with pay out 90
Having 4 wild symbols per spin will pay out 300
Having 5 wild symbols per spin will pay out 1500
Having 3 Ragnar symbols will pay 60
Having 4 Ragnar symbols will pay 200
Having 5 Ragnar symbols will pay 1000
Having 3 Hammer symbols will pay 30
Having 4 Hammer symbols will pay 120
Having 5 Hammer symbols will pay 500
Having 3 Wolf symbols will pay 15
Having 4 Wolf symbols will pay 60
Having 5 Wolf symbols will pay 250
Having 3 Shields symbols will pay 10
Having 4 Shields symbols will pay 30
Having 5 Shields symbols will pay 150
Having 3 Sails symbols will pay 10
Having 4 Sails symbols will pay 30
Having 5 Sails symbols will pay 120
- Gold Coin
Having 3 Gold Coins symbols will pay 5
Having 4 Gold Coins symbols will pay 20
Having 5 Gold Coins symbols will pay 100
Having 3 Pegasus symbols will pay 5
Having 4 Pegasus symbols will pay 15
Having 5 Pegasus symbols will pay 100
Nordic Heroes is quite visually appealing. It has wonderful graphics and great music. One thing about this game that is different than most slot games is the option when playing online to change the settings for the resolution, and screen size. This helps when you are playing on a machine that might not be quite up to date.
This game has become much more popular online than in land based casinos. This has led to the game being downloaded to mobile devices along with PC's but this is not the only way to play. You don't have to download the game to play you can find plenty of sites online that have it available.