Set in the Norse mythological era of powerful gods, legendary heroes and exciting tales, Riches of Midgard: Land and Expand, is a thunderous thrill ride through the fables of old. With tankard of ale in hand, horned helmet atop one’s head and with the luck of Odin, players will enjoy this fun and rewarding slot game from slot designing experts NetEnt. This top of the range game is played on a 3×3 grid with nine pay lines. To win combos, players must match the rugged symbols in matching formations across the board from left to right. Bonus features for Riches of Midgard: Land and Expand include Re-spins, Free Spins, Expanding Symbols and Wilds. Bets for this game range from 10p to £200 per spin. The maximum win is 435x your stake. Riches of Midgard: Land and Expand is a low to medium variance slot from the ancient and mythical land of Midgard, with a return to player percentage of 96.03%.
Graphics and Theme
Midgard is the name for the earthly middle realm in Norse Mythology, as opposed to Asgard which is the realm of the Gods. NetEnt transports players here with a comprehensive approach to design from the visuals of the background to the symbols. The board is cleverly represented as a siege machine, which grinds and clicks as the game progresses. Symbols are a mix of wood encased letters and Norse imagery such as Valkyries and huge war horns as well as Thor’s hammer. The background is a valley somewhere in northern Europe, perhaps Germany. Big wins are illustrated by a fountain of rune embossed coins flying into the air in celebration. The music is a kind of foreboding war anthem designed to increase anticipation and excitement. Free spins are accompanied by huge cracks of lightning and darkness falling over the valley in a dramatic change of scenery.
Most of the bonus features in Riches of Midgard: Land and Expand centre on the Hot Spot Reels feature. These appear to the left and to the right of the main reels. They spin with the regular reels but do not affect normal wins. They are instead used to activate the re-spins and free spins feature in the base game. For the latter, scatters provide players with more ways to win.
The Land and Expand feature is a popular feature which is activated if you manage to match symbols on both Hot Spot reels as well as 2 of the regular reels. Your reward is a free re-spin. All of the triggering symbols on this re-spin expand to cover their respective reels and are also locked in for the re-spin.
Luckily you will get a payout even if the two regular reels are not sitting next to each other. If you manage to get a matching symbol on the last regular real, however, all reels will display the matching symbol, in all of the positions.
One of the most significant symbols to look out for is the Thor’s Hammer symbol. If you land 3 of these symbols in the base game, it will trigger the Free Spins feature, giving you eight free spins.
Land Thor’s Hammer again on reel three during the feature and you will be rewarded with two additional free spins each time this occurs. More importantly, it opens more rows at the top or the bottom of the reels. Each reel can then contain a maximum of 7 rows which gives you a maximum of 29 ways to win.
A wild symbol can also appear during the free spins. A wild that matches with all the other symbols can appear on the left Hot Spot reel. The Land and Expand feature can also be triggered from inside the feature. This can lead to a free re-spin which can consequently lead to a screen full of the same symbol. This potentially means huge wins.
Game How to Play
The NetEnt studio makes setting up and playing Riches of Midgard: Land and Expand easy with a range of betting options provided along the bottom of the screen. Using this menu, players can set the bet per spin and win and loss limits. Once these parameters are set, players may spin the reels. This can be done either by using the manual spin button or by setting up automatic spins. To win, players must match symbols across pay lines from left to right.
Riches of Midgard: Land and Expand on Mobile Play
Riches of Midgard: Land and Expand can be played on all mobile platforms and is optimised for Apple and Android software.