There is something unusual about the color scheme in Gates of Valhalla by Pragmatic Play, and it has to do with the very colorful symbols placed on the dark stone tiles. It almost gives you a fruit slot vibe at first, and it was a bit of an acquired taste for us, to be honest. The game itself is simple enough, with a base game centered around the roaming wilds Tumbling Win Progressive Multiplier feature.
We didn’t really see the gate to Valhalla anywhere, but Thor’s hammer, Mjölnir, sits firmly on the right side of the 5×5 grid. When the bonus round is triggered, an impressive thunderstorm is unleashed, giving you a dramatic animated backdrop as the feature plays out with a global progressive win multiplier. This way you are most likely to crack the 10,000x win cap , and this comes with a pretty decent probability of 1 in 5,524,862 .
Gates of Valhalla Slot Bonus Features
The premium symbols pay between 10 and 75 times your bet for 5 matches, and you win anywhere as long as 3+ matching symbols land vertically or horizontally next to each other. The Golden Lion wild substitutes for all payout symbols to complete winning combinations. The Tumble feature removes all winning symbols from the grid, allowing new and/or existing symbols to drop down to fill in the gaps. This process repeats as long as you win.
The Golden Lion wild symbol is not removed by the Tumble feature. Instead, it moves to a random new position as part of a win, and this is called the Roaming Wild feature . The wild multiplier increases by +1 per move in the same tumble sequence , up to a maximum of x5 . When the wild multiplier is exhausted and part of a win, it explodes and is removed with the winning symbols. Wild multiplier values are added if more than one is part of the same win.
The bonus round is triggered when you land 3, 4 or 5 scatters in the same fall sequence, and this awards 10, 12 or 15 free spins respectively . A global win multiplier increases all wins and increases by +1 per fall . This progressive multiplier does not reset during the feature and you can retrigger the bonus round indefinitely by landing 3+ scatters.
Players outside the UK and all eligible people can use the buy free spins feature . You will then have to pay 100x your bet, and this guarantees at least 3 scatters on the following spin. The bonus round is organically triggered every 351 spins on average. The RTP increases to 96.6% when you buy the bonus round.
The 200 Spins Gates of Valhalla Slot Experience
You’ll see a lengthy tumble roaming multiplier wild sequence that gave us a decent win in the base game, before we buy the bonus round at 1:06 in the 4-minute highlights video. See for yourself how we fared by clicking the play button below.
The roaming progressive multiplier wilds are triggered quite often and combine very well with the pay anywhere system. While we have seen more visually appealing and atmospheric sequels in the Norse mythology genre, Gates of Valhalla is still worth a try. The base game is kept interesting with occasional long fall sequences and wandering wilds, and can also lead to decent payouts.
The above is entertaining enough that you won’t miss the bonus round too much, which is good since it comes with a somewhat rare hit rate of 1 in 351 spins. The progressive global win multiplier that comes into play increases the total amount of your fall sequence, which can lead to payouts of up to 10,000 times your bet if the Norse gods are on your side. Overall, a simple and effective game that is slightly above average for this genre.
Roaming Progressive Multiplier Wilds
FS with global progressive multiplier
10,000x potential (probability 1 in ~5.5 million)
Watch out for adjustable RTP ranges
FS hit rate is 1 in 351 spins
Gates of Valhalla Slot FAQs
What is the return to player of Gates of Valhalla?
The highest RTP of 96.46% is slightly above average, but keep in mind that this version comes with adjustable RTP ranges.
How volatile is Gates of Valhalla?
This is a very volatile game from Pragmatic Play, and you can therefore expect a bumpy ride.
What is the biggest possible win?
You can win up to 10,000 times your stake in Gates of Valhalla, and the maximum win probability is 1 in 5,524,862.
How does the Roaming Wild feature work?
The Golden Lion wild becomes a roaming wild when it is part of a win and moves to a new position when the wild multiplier is increased by +1 per spin.
Is there a free spins mode in Gates of Valhalla?
Yes, you get up to 15 free spins to start with, and each fall increases the global progressive non-resetting win multiplier by +1.
How many winning ways are available?
You play in this game with 10 ways to win, and you win when 3 to 5 matching symbols are lined up horizontally or vertically anywhere on the 5×5 grid.