Developer Pragmatic Play has announced the launch of its latest video slot, Gates Of Valhalla.
The brand new Norse mythology-based slot sees players journey to the mythical realm of Asgard, where riches and plenty of surprises await. Gates Of Valhalla uses a 5×5 layout with 10 paylines, and it has an RTP of 96.46% with high volatility, which means you’re more likely to make infrequent large wins over regular small ones.
Gates Of Valhalla requires a bet of between £0.20 and £100 per spin, and its symbols include stone totems of Odin, Thor, and Freya, as well as the traditional playing card suits, a Wild symbol, and an icy Free Spins symbol too.
Pragmatic Play’s Gates Of Valhalla slot comes with a slew of special features, including Wild symbols that substitute for all symbols except for Free Spins symbols. In addition, there are Free Spins symbols that trigger the Free Spins mode but do not explode during Tumbles.
The game also has a Tumble mechanic, in which winning symbols are paid and removed from the reels. They are then replaced by new symbols that fall from the top of the reels, and if these new symbols form a win, they are paid and removed, and the feature repeats until no new wins are made.
During Tumbles, Wild symbols do not explode. Instead, they move into a random position anywhere on the reels if they have space to do so. If there is no space, the Wild symbols remain in place. After moving, a Multiplier is applied to the Wild symbol and its winning combinations is increased by 1x for each subsequent winning combination with which it’s involved. The Multiplier has a limit of 5x, after which it explodes and Tumbles normally.
Landing three Free Spins symbols trigger the Free Spins feature, with 15, 12 or 10 spins depending on the number of symbols triggered. During the feature, a Multiplier applies to the total win of all Tumbles, starting at 1x and increasing with each Tumble by one point. Landing three more Free Spins symbols trigger 10 more spins with no limits.
Finally, the Gates Of Valhalla slot allows you to purchase entry into the Free Spins mode at 100x your total bet.
Yossi Barzely, the Chief Business Development Officer at Pragmatic Play, said in a statement: “Norse-inspired games have become a real staple of our portfolio over the past 12 months, so it was only a matter of time before we returned to the genre.
“Gates Of Valhalla features great graphics, absorbing sounds, and top mechanics – all of which combine to create a truly immersive experience for all players.”
The game is the latest title from Pragmatic Play and follows from previous 2022 releases Rock Vegas, Gold Party, Wild Depths, and Magician’s Secrets. It also comes after the studio expanded its live casino catalogue with new tables for its Baccarat and Speed Baccarat games.