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Journey to Asgard and join the mighty Thor in Wild Hammer Megaways from iSoftBet, where storms are imminent and wins of up to 50,000x are possible!
The allure that comes with Norse Mythology tells a timeless story of the gods Thor, Loki, Odin and Freya, and the ferocity of their stories manifests into compelling tales in many forms of entertainment. Slots are no exception, and more than a fair few providers have utilised the mighty God of Thunder in their own way.
iSoftBet has been very impressive of late with their Megaways titles. The twisted tale series like Morgana Megaways, Queen of Wonderland Megaways and Moriarty Megaways brings you into a popular world from a villains point of view, and even Royale with Cheese Megaways impressed with its mouth-watering Build a Burger Feature.
This time we’re experiencing their newest slot through the eyes of the gods, but can other-worldly wins follow?
iSoftBet has done brilliantly with a theme that portrays the image of Asgard in a beautiful way
One look at the background will be more than enough for you to conclude that we’re no longer in the realm of mortals and seeing the changes that come to life when you trigger Free Spins further proves it with unearthly rainbow lakes and transcendental mists highlighted by the sunshine that illuminates Asgard.
Asgardian Statues on either side of the reels and the design of the border really accentuates the Norse connection here, and the divine soundtrack sits very well with a design centred around the deities.
iSoftBet has proved that they’re very skilful when it comes to slot design. The artwork is always top-notch and immersive, and their meticulous attention to detail doesn’t go unnoticed.
When you’re playing an iSoftBet slot you can always count on them considering the budgets of all players with many extensive betting options to choose from.
The lowest option here is £/€0.20 per spin, and the highest option is £/€20 per spin. The highest option may be a far cry away from what you might see in some other slots, but for a Megaways Slot, it’s pretty perfect as a maximum figure.
Despite this slot being centred around the God of Thunder Thor, his father has beaten him as the top symbol in Wild Hammer Megaways. In order of highest paying to lowest paying, these are Odin, Thor, Freya, Loki and Fenrir.
The lowest paying symbols are your standard A, K, Q, J & 10, and there’s a Wild symbol that substitutes for all symbols except for the Scatter.
iSoftBet has been known to tinker with Big Time Gaming’s Megaways mechanic now and then, offering varying different forms of gameplay.
In Wild Hammer Megaways, they’ve opted for what could be considered the ‘purest’ version of Megaways with up to 117,649 ways to win and cascading symbols.
To form a win, you’ll need at least 2 Odin symbols or 3 of any other symbol to connect from left to right on adjacent reels, starting from the left-most reel. Winning symbols will disappear, causing new symbols to fall into their places, which may create further winning combinations.
Wild Hammer Megaways also has a Top Tracker, which you’ll be more than familiar with if you’re a seasoned Megaways player.
This Top Tracker serves to deliver symbols onto the reel from right to left, and any winning combinations here also disappear, causing any remaining symbols to slide to the left. iSoftBet has done something interesting using the Top Tracker in Wild Hammer Megaways in the form of the Wild Hammer Match Feature.
The Top Tracker covers reels 2-5 and can house 4 symbols in total.
Should 2 or more symbols on the Top Tracker match, then the Wild Hammer Match Feature is triggered. The triggering symbols turn into Wilds, and any instances of the same symbol on the reels below them also turn Wild.
This is a great added feature and it adds significant potential, and it becomes even more useful in the Free Spins.
4x Bonus Symbols anywhere in view trigger the Free Spins in Wild Hammer Megaways, and before the round commences you’ll get a choice on which Free Spins setup you choose.
The volatility is really yours to choose here. Start with more spins and a lower multiplier or go all-in with less spins and a higher multiplier for a chance at the bigger hits, but beware as Free Spins can’t re-trigger.
The Free Spins here are your pretty standard with an unlimited multiplier that grows by +1 with every cascade.
The Wild Hammer Match here will be significant compared to the Base Game with an active multiplier. Initial thoughts about Wild Hammer Megaways was how relatable it is to Pragmatic Play’s Power of Thor Megaways. The premise isn’t too far removed, but they’re different enough, and we’d say that this feature triggers much more often than the double hammer feature in Power of Thor.
Those within jurisdictions that allow Bonus Buy options will be able to jump straight into the action for the cost of 75x your stake. A fairly reasonable price considering that most are 100x as standard.
iSoftBet have always been impressive with their Megaways portfolio. The Twisted Tale series brings something different every time, and slots like Royale with Cheese Megaways does enough to entertain with its wacky theme alone.
Wild Hammer Megaways is much more conventional, but the fun-factor and potential are definitely there. 50,000x win capabilities make Wild Hammer Megaways as formidable as Thor himself, and a hit frequency of 28.1% indicates that roughly every 1 in 3-4 spins will be a hit.
The RTP for Wild Hammer Megaways is a little bit below average at 95.78%. A little bit surprising considering that it’s a Megaways Slot, but not a dealbreaker by any means.
The real shining feature of Wild Hammer Megaways is the Wild Match Feature. Without it, you’d have your bog-standard Megaways game, but with it, you’ve got something that has the potential to produce very interesting gameplay and great wins.
Is Wild Hammer Megaways the best of iSoftBet? Not really. We can name a handful of Megaways Slots that does better in grabbing your attention, but it’s definitely not bad by any means.