We had a feeling we’d see more of the innovative Wild Pattern modifier that Pragmatic Play introduced in Eye of Cleopatra, but perhaps not anytime soon. In North Guardians, however, it takes a slightly different form, as it’s basically a 5-step wheel that can potentially fill the entire 5×5 grid with Wilds when you reach level 5 higher base game and bonus round potential.
Thus, you won’t see the Wild Pattern modifier as often as in the previous part, which makes the base game a bit more boring and monotonous. However, the excellent audiovisual elements and the solid turbo spin pace help in this regard, and the bonus round is triggered more often in this Viking-themed sequel. As before, you get Wild Patterns on every Bonus Round spin, and the maximum win is capped at 5,000 times your bet.
Features of the North Guardians slot
The mid-level and premium symbols pay out between 1.2 to 10 times your bet for 5-wins, with 2 Vikings being the top tier symbols . The Odin Wild can land anywhere to substitute for normal pay symbols, and it also pays out 15 times your bet for 5 matches.
If you pay close attention, you will discover 2 so-called “marker rectangles” that move among the regular symbols to random positions per spin. When both halves of the rectangle come together to fill a full position, the big wheel on the right side of the regular reels starts spinning .
This wild pattern wheel can either land on Level Up, in which it spins again on the next level, or it provides a wild pattern. This awards a similar pattern of wilds anywhere on the grid, and the 5 possible levels gradually award more and better wild patterns. The absolute best pattern on level 5 fills the entire grid with Wilds.
The bonus round is triggered when you land 3, 4 or 5 scatters anywhere in sight, and this gives you 5 free spins and a scatter payout up front of 2x, 10x and 100x your bet respectively . The Wild Pattern Wheel is active during each free spin and will not reset when you spin up. You also get +3 extra spins for level 2, +2 for level 3 and 4, while level 5 gives you +1 extra spin .
Finally, players outside the UK and anyone living in an eligible jurisdiction can buy the bonus round directly from the ” Buy Free Spins” sign on the left. This will give you back exactly 100x your bet, and the RTP will be lowered by an insignificant amount when you buy the feature. You then get 3+ guaranteed scatters on the following spin, and the bonus round is organically triggered on average once in 191.8 spins.
The 200 Spins North Guardians Slot Experience
You get a good taste of the base game, but we struggled to get the ends of the rectangle to meet, so to speak. Anyway, the bonus round starts at 1:30 in the 3:23 minute highlights video, and you can see for yourself what Wild Pattern Wheel level we reached by clicking the Play button below.
North Guardians could be considered the male counterpart to Pragmatic Play’s most recent Eye of Cleopatra, as the Wild Pattern feature takes center stage in both episodes. The base game is more of a grind in this Norse Mythology release, however, as you get fewer wild pattern triggers that often don’t have much of an impact unless you climb a few levels. Bigger payouts are theoretically possible, though, and a full screen of wilds pays 750x your bet compared to 200x in Eye of Cleopatra.
We like the Wild Pattern Wheel in this game more than the somewhat odd-looking Wild Pattern device in its predecessor, and things heat up considerably if you manage to reach level 4 or 5. This happens more in the bonus round of course, and it’s fun when these random wild patterns are created per free spin. The 5,000x potential has also been bumped up a notch, but the 1 in 1 billion maximum win probability is astronomically worse than the solid 1 in 238,095 probability you get in Eye of Cleopatra.
5-level Wild Pattern Wheel award up to x750.
Bonus round with Wild Pattern on every spin
100x bonus buy (not for UK players)
Win up to 5,000 times your bet
Maximum win probability is 1 in 1 billion
Beware of customizable RTP ranges
North Guardians Slot FAQs
What is the RTP of North Guardians?
The top-notch RTP of North Guardians is a bit above average at 96.38%. However, keep in mind that this version comes with adjustable RTP ranges.
How volatile is North Guardians?
This is a high volatility installment from Pragmatic Play and scores 5 out of 5 on the volatility scale in the game.
What is the biggest possible profit?
You can win up to 5,000 times your bet on North Guardians, and the maximum win probability is 1 in 1,000,000,000.
How does the Wild Pattern Wheel work?
It is triggered when the 2 rectangles moving under the regular symbols meet in the base game, and it is a 5-level wheel that offers wild patterns up to a whole screen full of wilds.
Is there a free spins mode in North Guardians?
Yes, you get 5 free spins initially, and the Wild Pattern Wheel is active on every spin, regardless of what level you have reached. Level ups also award additional free spins.
Can I play North Guardians slot for free?
Yes, you can check out the free demo game of North Guardians at the very top of this page (UK players must confirm age first).