Thor: The Mighty Avenger is Playtech’s latest adaptation of a Marvel icon to slot machines. Read on and we’re sure you’ll agree that the features on this release are superb.
Our reviewers particularly enjoyed Thor for the attention to detail given to the Marvel universe – you will be glad to learn that Playtech didn’t skimp on their research to come up with a coherent package of visuals, characters, and symbols that would earn the respect of even the most committed comic geeks.
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|Release Date||April 2016|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Platform||Android App, iPhone App, Browser|
|Return to Player (RTP)||96.5%|
|Slot Reels/ Paylines||5 reels/ 30 paylines|
|Min/ Max Bets||30p – £60|
|Free Spins||Up to 8 free spins|
|Features||Free Spins, Wild Stacks, Rainbow Bridge|
|Pros||Amazing theme, high frequency feature triggers|
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Thor has 5 reels, 30 paylines, and a generous collection of thematically consistent jackpots and winning combinations. Wagers start from as low as 30p and go all the way up to £60. The progressive jackpots feature allows you to stack up your winnings – more so than in other games that don’t include this feature. Thor also has numerous free spin bonus features which you can unlock in exchange for unlimited free spins and higher bet multipliers.
Thor is all about the different modes you can choose to alter the dynamics of the game. When you enter the Jackpot round, there are four modes to choose from, in order of increasing risk and reward: Power Jackpot, Extra Power Jackpot, Super Power Jackpot and Ultimate Power Jackpot.
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On par with the various modes to customise your gameplay, Thor is really all about the coherence of how bits and pieces of the Marvel universe are embedded throughout the game, making the usual metaphorical switches, buttons and levers found on all slot machines just that bit more appealing to your sense of imagination.
Let’s talk about the characters, wilds and unlockable features. If you are not a fan of the comic universe, and know little more about Thor than his hammer, we think you’ll still enjoy the game. The game incorporates the storyline of the similarly-named movie: Thor is on a mission to the land of Asgard to acquire his fortunes from the 9 worlds, ruled over by Heimdall, the Frost Giants, and Laufey. The emblems of these rulers make up the symbols you’ll be hoping to collect on the reels.
In the base level (the Asgard mode), wild symbols are stacked on reels 2 and 4. If you stack the wilds on the second reel, you’ll trigger the Thunderstorm Respin feature, which temporarily covers the second reel in wild symbols and awards one re-spin on it. If you stack wilds on the fourth reel, you’ll trigger the Lightning Free Spin feature, which will put anywhere between 2 and 5 wilds on the reels with, again, one re-spin. Re-spins of reels enveloped in wilds make for a few pretty exciting spins.
But we’re not done with free spins – you’re in for more. The Jutenheim Free Games feature allows you to have infinite free spins until you trigger the Rainbow Bridge feature. Throughout this infinite span of free spins, only wild and Heimdall symbols appear on the middle third reel.
The real prize is the Laufey symbol, which serves as an extra wild and freezes winning combinations if you have the Thor wild on the third reel, and will hold it in place until such time when an even better winning combination. This is quite literally a win-win situation.
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You wouldn’t expect anything subpar from Playtech, and this is no exception. Thor is a superb game and Playtech have kept themselves on top with a strong stable of Marvel-based slots. The free spins are exhilarating, the sound of combo bells constantly ringing adds to the excitement of winning, and the graphics and animations are brilliant.
The most unique feature has got to be the way the game allows you to hold reels stationary, swapping the whole reel for one covered in wilds, and free spins. It makes for such a rewarding feeling. Combo, multiplier, and winning strike – are a few words that express this feeling.
The universe and heavy-stacked rewards built into Thor puts it apart from other games. What earns our top praise this time is how well Playtech have imbued the familiar slot machine in the Marvel universe.
Thor is a classic roll-out from Playtech – extravagant use of rich context to set the scene for the action. With the latest movie release of Captain America: Civil War, the debut of this slot game seems all the more exciting. We look forward to more thematic releases from Playtech, hopefully a DC release to complement their already-strong portfolio of Marvel-based games.