Pragmatic Play slot release: North Guardians

Valhalla calls in North Guardians™, as Vikings battle in the midst of a blizzard across a 5×5 game grid. With axes, shields and Viking warrior symbols in play on the reels, players should prepare for a clash. Wild patterns can be unlocked and placed within the game to create huge wins for the player up to a maximum of 5,000x!

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Nothing can go wrong on the watch of the fierce North Guardians, the latest Pragmatic Play slot demo in the provider’s slot collection! Loaded with Free Spins and a 5,000x the bet max win, the online slot is bound to provide the ultimate Norse adventure on a 5×5 reel setup where 50 paylines are available!

Matching the two halves of the same symbol, that are moving around the reels, unlocks the Wild Patterns, which are chosen by the wheel on the right. This way, you can play with Wild symbols arranged in the pattern shown on the wheel, or you can level up to a random level, where you have the chance to form patterns with more Wilds!

Answer the Norse calling and protect the northern border together with other guardians in our North Guardians Slot Review to ensure the safety of the Norse lands! If you’re into Norse-slots, check out our slots tournaments free with this theme, available on Social Tournaments.

Pragmatic Play has chosen a Viking theme to drive the action and has presented rather nicely. There’s nothing revolutionary about the audio-visuals, yet everything from the carved framed game grid to the glowing braziers to the snowy outdoor scene has a satisfying Viking feel. You won’t find hordes of berserkers piling into the action, but the two characters who do show up are charismatic enough on their own to carry the game.

North Guardians is a highly volatile slot played over a 5×5 aligned grid with 50 fixed paylines. The RTP can chop and change depending on operators’ settings, so if you’re looking for the most benevolent version, that would be the 96.38% one. Interestingly, buying free spins slashes the return value down a notch to 96.29%. Base bets begin at 50 p/c per spin before rising to a maximum of £/€100 a pop.

Eleven regular pay symbols appear on the reels, all paying left to right in adjacent reels from the leftmost side. Low-value symbols are represented by five runic objects, worth a very precise 0.48 to 0.8 times the stake, then come mid-value axes, horseshoes, horns, and coins worth 1.2 to 3.6 times the stake for five of a kind. Lastly, the two premium symbols are a female and male Viking, paying 6-10 times the stake for five of a kind. What looks like Odin is the wild, which lands in any position to replace regular pay symbols. Landing five wilds on a line triggers a payout of 15x the bet.

Free Spins

Hitting 3, 4, or 5 scatter symbols awards 5 free spins plus a cash win of 2x, 10x, or 100x the bet, respectively. In the bonus round, the Wild Pattern Wheel is active on every single spin. The wheel starts on level 1, and following a Level Up result, it does not reset. Also, when progressing to Levels 2, 3, or 4, players get +2 additional free spins each time. When reaching the fifth level, +1 free spin is awarded.

Buy Free Spins

Where this option presents itself, players may instantly trigger the main feature by hitting the bonus buy button. The cost for this is 100 times the total bet, and has mentioned earlier, doing so slightly lowers RTP by 0.11%.

RTP & Volatility: 96.38%

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