Thor, the Mighty Avenger, is a Playtech powered video slot released on December 2012 much to the amazement of fans. The release was hugely anticipated not only due to the popularity of the comic Thor, but also due to the success of previous Marvel themed games by Playtech.
Like expected, Thor-the Mighty Avenger borrows a lot from the comic and the movie. The game imagery includes all the famous characters of the movies either as symbols of play or in the video animations that characterize the slot game.
The game is a story on Thor journey through the land of Asgard in search of favors from the 9 worlds controlled by Laufey, Heimdall, and the Frost Giants. He must overpower the enemies of his father’s kingdom and tame his jealous brother Loki.
If you have never played this game, brace yourself for amazing images of Thor (of course), his father Odin and Brother Loki, Sif the girlfriend and Heimdall the gatekeeper. Several other warriors of Asgard also feature in this game alongside traditional symbols of 9, 10, K, Q, J and A. But the symbols that should really get you happy are Thor himself and the Gatekeeper.
Thor, the Mighty Avenger, is a five-reel, 30 pay lines slot with three different modes to choose from. By default, the game is in Asgard mode while the other two modes are accessed through a feature called Rainbow Bridge. Remember the bridge that connects the kingdom to the bridge?
In Asgard mode, also referred to as the base game, the wild symbols appear to be stacked on the second and the fourth reel. Well, when a stacked wild shows on the second reel, the Thunderstorm Respin feature is activated. This feature freezes the reel (covered in wilds), and the player is awarded one re-spin.
You thought that was good enough? If you have stacked wilds in the fourth reel, you activate the Lightening Free Spin Feature. The Magic Thor Hammer rewards you with 2-5 wilds on the reels and one re-spin. This is a better deal than the Thunderstorm feature since the 4 or 5 wild symbols mean you have a potential of bigger wins.
The Thunderstorm re-spins and Lightening Free spin features are just the tips of the iceberg. The real deal is the Rainbow Bridge feature that guarantees big wins. Rainbow Bridge is activated by having Heimdall symbols on the third (middle) reel. Remember the Rainbow Bridge feature unlocks the two other modes that are played on a unique set of reels.
On the single set of reels, you are carried to another screen where you have a choice between 2 orbs that award the following:
Jutenheim Free Games feature
In this feature, you get successive free spins until the Heimdall symbol appears on your third reel. That is until the wild symbol appears on the middle reel. When the Laufey symbol appears on the screen, it acts like an additional wild which freezes winnings when Thor appears in reel three. The Thor symbol is held for subsequent spins unless the Laufey Symbol rewards you with a better winning amount.
Earth Free Games feature
Like in the previous feature, you get successive spins until the Heimdall symbols appear on the third reel (to trigger the Rainbow Bridge feature). In this mode, the destroyer symbol will be a darling as it blows fire on the reels when it appears on reel five. Any symbol that catches fire will continue burning for the next four spins with a two times multiplier enforced for any win. This is one lucrative feature that you would not want to miss.
Thor, the Mighty Avenger, also enjoys the amazingly gorgeous graphics that define Playtech slots. On top of that, it has cool animations and video grabs from the original movie. The game also features customization options such as ‘Fast Play’ and Mute sound among other features.
You can bet anything between 30 cents and as much as £600 (quite something in local currency). Like any other Playtech slot, you get a chance to win one of the four progressive jackpots that run into millions of shillings. With the numerous bonuses and free spins, it is very easy to hit the jackpot on this game.