ALL ABOUT RING OF ODIN SLOT
Avid slots fans will know how thrilling some of the Norse slots can be. From absolute classics like Microgaming’s Thunderstruck II, to more recent titles like Red Tiger’s Thor’s Lightning or ELK Studio’s ambitious and fantastic Valkyrie slot from 2019. There are many to choose from, mainly characterized by epic scenes, often high variance, and usually feature-rich. Scandanavia’s Play n Go have been on a rich run of form for some time now, with a series of quality high risk slots, and Ring of Odin is another great addition to their catalogue. The game is built around the character of Odin, a towering figure in Norse mythology, known for being the God of Wisdom amongst other things. The power comes to the player in this game through Odin’s Ring, a trinket called Draupnir, that has magical properties of its own.
The gameplay is simple and decent sessions will hinge largely on triggering the two free spins features, one of which comes with a multiplier of up to 9x.
GAME SET-UP, SYMBOLS AND GRAPHICS
Ring of Odin is a 5 reel and 3 row slot with just 10 fixed paylines, paying out for three identical symbols on positions on a payline from left to right. The Norse mythology theme inspires an atmospheric game, with a rocky-landscape backdrop bathed in an orange glow. The God Odin stands either side of the reels. The low value symbols are represented by rune stones – red, blue, green and purple. The higher value symbols are drawn from Norse tales too – wolves, ravens, horses, and Odin’s magic Spear. Five on the spear will give you 50x your stake.
Odin himself represents the wild symbol and as well as subbing for all others he also pays out 50x for five on a payline. There are also Odin’s Eye scatters that are required to trigger free spins – more on that in a moment.
This is a high variance slot, and rated at 7/10 on Play n Go’s own scale, so be ready for many dry spins before you see any wins of any magnitude and choose your stake accordingly. If you prefer more low risk slots play then you might want to look elsewhere or play in demo mode instead. RTP on Ring of Odin is a respectable 96.2%.
GAMEPLAY AND FEATURES
The features in Ring of Odin are all built around free spins and re-spins.
Odin’s magic ring is part of the mythology of this character. When the ring lands in the middle of the reels, the symbol to land within it is chosen as significant for the re-spin that follows …
Following the Odin’s Ring event, the ring multiplies NINE times across reels 2, 3 and 4. IF after your re-spin the significant symbol lands within ANY of the rings, so it triggers a Drupnir Re-Spin. With NINE ring spaces available, you can earn up to NINE Re-Spins here.
When Drupnir Re-Spins are taking place, so the middle nine positions are all taken up by the significant symbol that first launched the Drupnir Spins. A 9×9 MEGA SYMBOL!
Multiplier Free Spins
IF the Odin’s Eye scatter happens to be the significant symbol in the feature above, and it then lands in the nine rings it will trigger the Multiplier Free Spins feature. The size of the multiplier applied to wins during the free spins round will depend on how many scatters land in the rings, from 1x to 9x. There are four multiplier free spins awarded as a base level, and an additional spin for every scatter.
Foresight Free Spins
There is also this free spins feature that comes with landing three Odin’s Eye scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5 during the base game. Here you get FOUR plays, and on EACH one Odin’s Eye will trigger. During the free spins each scatter that appears on the reels will add one more play to your total.
Odin’s Eye is another excellent release from a slot studio in fine form right now. The gameplay, whilst appearing tricky at first glance, is actually pretty simple to understand once you get going. To win big you’re going to need to enter the Multiplier Free Spins round by landing the scatter in the nine rings. If you can build up a decent number of spins here and start with a large enough multiplier, then its possible to start dreaming of that 5,000x top payout. Top fun.