STORMFORGED SLOT REVIEW
Behold the clash of ice and fire! Stormforged is a 5-reel and 14 payline online slot from Hacksaw Gaming with a Norse mythology theme. The game features Portals to Muspelheim Wild Symbols, 2 Bonus Games; Surtur’s Vengeance and Warriors of the Storm, and a Bonus Buy Feature.
Stormforged Slot Symbols
Symbols on the reels include low-pay card royals – J, Q, K, A, medium-pay swords, axes, helmets, and high-pay rams, ravens, and wolves. There are also 3 special symbols; a Wild symbol (W), a Hand of Surtur symbol (flaming claw), and a Frost Sword symbol (sword). All special symbols substitute for all other symbols on the reels.
Portals to Muspelheim
When the Hand of Surtur symbol lands and activates, it rips downward to the bottom of the reel and creates a Portal to Muspelheim. The Portal acts as Wild and substitutes for all other paying symbols. The Hand of Surtur only activates if the created Portal would be part of or create at least one winning combination.
When the Hand of Surtur rips through a Wild symbol, it reveals a Multiplier value that applies to the whole Portal, affecting any winning lines that pass through it. If the winning line is affected by more than one Multiplier, the Multipliers first add together and then apply to the win. The Portal Multiplier values range between 2x and 200x.
If the Hand of Surtur rips through a Treasure Chest symbol, it shatters and awards its contents as an Extra Cash Prize. The Treasure Chest Cash Prize values are 5x, 10x, 15x, 20x, 25x, 50x, 75x, 100x, 150x, 200x, 250x, 500x, 750x, 1000x, 1500x, 2000x, and 2500x the bet. If the Hand of Surtur rips through both a Wild and a Treasure Chest at the same time, the Multiplier from the Wild will also apply to the Cash Prize from the Treasure Chest.
Surtur’s Vengeance Bonus
Landing 3 or more Surtur Scatter symbols on the reels triggers the Surtur’s Vengeance Bonus with Free Spins.
* 3 Surtur Scatters award 10 Free Spins.
* 4 Surtur Scatters award 12 Free Spins.
* 5 Surtur Scatters award 14 Free Spins.
The first Wild symbol that lands in view during Free Spins will become sticky until the end of the feature. If there are any Wilds present on the reels when the Bonus is awarded, they are carried over from the base game into the Bonus and become sticky. Each reel can have only one sticky Wild symbol.
When a Frost Sword symbol activates, it will trigger a Portal to Midgard. During Portal to Midgard, an icy sword will slice down to the bottom of the reel and breaks any Wilds or Treasure Chests on its path. The Frost Sword symbol activates only if the created Portal would be a part of or create at least one winning combination. Landing 2, 3, 4, or 5 additional Surtur symbols simultaneously awards 2, 4, 6, or 8 Extra Free Spins, respectively.
Warriors of the Storm Bonus
Landing 3 or more Viking Scatters on the reels triggers the Warriors of the Storm Bonus with Free Spins.
* 3 Viking Scatters award 10 Free Spins.
* 4 Viking Scatters award 12 Free Spins.
* 5 Viking Scatters award 14 Free Spins.
When the Hammer of Thor symbol lands in view, it will forge the reel it landed on into a Storm Reel. The Storm Reel is a Full Wild Reel and persists until the end of the Bonus. On each spin, all Storm Reels reveal either a Viking Warrior or a raging Storm. Three different warriors can appear in each Storm Reel – Rogue, Shieldmaiden, and Berserker. Warriors reveal a Multiplier value that applies to Storm Reel and affects any winning lines that pass through it. If a winning line contains more than one Multiplier, the Multipliers first add together and then apply to the win.
* The Rogue – 2x, 3x, 4x, and 5x.
* The Shieldmaiden – 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x, and 10x.
* The Berserker – 15x, 20x, 25x, 50x, 100x, and 200x.
When the Storm Reel is filled with Storm, it will be a Wild symbol during a current spin and move one step to the left at the start of the next spin. The moving Storm Reel also pushes other Storm Reels in its way to the left. The reels won’t move if there is no space they can move into. Landing 2, 3, 4, or 5 additional Viking Scatters awards 2, 4, 6, or 8 Extra Free Spins, respectively.
Bonus Buy Feature
You can instantly trigger the Free Spins feature(s) from the base game by pressing the ‘Buy Bonus’ button. There are 6 feature options to choose from:
* BonusHunt FeatureSpins | 3x the bet – Each spin is 5 times more likely to trigger a Bonus Game. The RTP is 96.27%.
* 2 Hands of Surtur FeatureSpins | 20x the bet – Each spin guarantees that at least 2 Hands of Surtur symbols land. The RTP is 96.35%.
* 3 Hands of Surtur FeatureSpins | 50x the bet – Each spin guarantees that at least 3 Hands of Surtur symbols land. The RTP is 96.43%.
* Surtur’s Vengeance | 100x the bet – Triggers minimum of 10 Free Spins with expanding Wild Portals and Sticky Wilds. The RTP is 96.24%.
* Surtur’s Fury | 200x the bet – Triggers the Surtur’s Vengeance Bonus with at least 1 Sticky Wild and a minimum of 12 Free Spins. The RTP is 96.29%.
* Warriors of the Storm | 200x the bet – Triggers at least 10 Warriors of the Storm Free Spins with Persistent Wild Storm Reels. The RTP is 96.34%.
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