Of all the providers widely available, you can usually be sure you'll be treated to a release from Play'n GO at least once a month, often more regularly. With hundreds of releases within their catalogue, it would be fair to assume the team have more or less got it locked down when it comes to creating games, being responsible for some of the most popular releases including Reactoonz and Book of Dead. What is quite interesting is that Play'n GO don't really have a niche when it comes to mechanics – with an array of grid games, book games, regular 5×3 games and ways to win games under their belt. Tales of Asgard Loki's Fortune is the latter, offering players up to 100,000 ways to win if things really go in your favour. Highly (8/10) volatile, wins up to 20,000x bet are on offer in this release, with RTP values between 84.20% and 96.20%.
Visually, things are ornate, dark and expensive looking, with Loki sitting to the right of the reels atop a throne in what is presumably his home. Audios are more or less suitably heroic, building a kind of tension that will be great when things are going well, but may be a bit annoying at other times, alongside sometimes hearing cries from Loki himself.
Tales of Asgard Loki's Fortune Base Features
Taking place across 5 reels, each reel has 5 symbols on it by default. Wins are formed by matching at least 3 symbols on consecutive reels, beginning at the leftmost reel, for a total of 3,125 ways to win – although thanks to Loki Wilds working alongside mystery symbols, this can increase as high as 100,000 ways to win. Symbols available begin with the lower paying green, purple, blue and red gems, awarding players wins of 0.1x bet for 3 of kind matches, up to 0.3x bet for 5 of a kind. At the mid-level, green phoenixes and purple wolves pay between 0.2 and 0.5x bet for win matches between 3 and 5 of a kind, whilst blue horses and red serpents award 0.3x wins for 3 of a kind, up to 0.6x bet for 5 of a kind. Moving into the premium end and we have two greek gods, blue and red in colour. Landing 3 of a kind will award 0.4 and o.6x bet, respectively, with this value increasing to between 1 and 2x bet respectively. Finally, Loki's are wild, awarding 2x bet for 5 of a kind, and substituting for all symbols except mystery symbols and Scatters, represented by emeralds.
Really the main feature of Tales of Asgard Loki’s Fortune comes in the form of mystery symbols, which can land in any position on the reels. Unless you’ve got the right combination, these will just be empty tiles – inactive on the reels. If, however, a Loki Wild also lands in view, all mystery symbols will reveal the same symbol. Mystery symbols can be single, revealing one symbol, or can be split, revealing two symbols, and cannot reveal Wilds or Scatters.
Alongside this, if a full screen of mystery symbols lands they will all reveal the same symbol, and you’ll be laughing your way to the withdrawal kiosk.
On any spin, Loki can get things moving in the right direction with Loki’s Mischief, doing one of 3 things:
- Adding Wilds: Adds 1-3 wilds to the reels.
- Adding Scatters: Adds 2 scatters, increasing the chance of triggering free spins.
- Splitting Mystery Symbols: Splits all mystery symbols.
Tales of Asgard Loki's Fortune Bonus
Landing 3, 4 or 5 emerald Scatters triggers 8, 12 or 20 free spins, respectively. More Loki Wilds and mystery symbols are added to the reels during free spins, for an increased chance of revealing mystery symbols, and things play out the same way as during the base game.
The feature cannot retrigger.
Tales of Asgard Loki’s Fortune is a simple game, but simple as it may be it can still produce wins up to 20,000x bet. Throughout the experience on demo play some nice wins did land, although an improvement could have been to add a multiplier if a second Loki Wild lands on the reels for some added excitement.
Whether you're in the base game or in free spins, it's all about the mystery symbols, which are landing frequently. Loki's Mischief isn't too rare a feature, so it's not uncommon to have mystery symbols split or wilds added to the reels, but if you're in the market for a game that makes your head spin with excitement this probably won't be the one for you. There's nothing wrong with, but comparatively to other releases with a long list of base and bonus round features, it seems – tame? Maybe not in potential, but in playing experience.
Statistics are decent, with high volatility – although this is high at 8/10, so just edging into that top end, and up to 100,000 ways to win. RTP as default is 96.20%, but as with all Play'n GO releases there are different settings as low as 84.20%, so it's worth checking. Overall, not a bad edition to the catalogue, but I don't expect this release to tackle the same ground the likes of Reactoonz did.
*The screenshots taken of games reviewed on this site are taken from Demo Play, as reviews are often written before games are released for real play.