Riches of Midgard – Land and Expand is a NetEnt slot that was released in 2020.
The game comes with 3 reels, each 3 symbols high and 9 lines during the base game. And uses classic viking symbols together with standard card symbols.
Next to the normal reels are 2 symbols that will also spin during each spin. These symbols don’t count as winning symbols but do trigger free re-spins. Only high paying symbols and blank symbols appear.
Two of the same symbols on the Hot Spot Reels and two or more of these symbols on the normal reels will trigger this.
All Hot Spot symbols on the normal reels will expand to cover the entire reel and you will receive a free re-spin to collect a third one.
3 scatter symbols will award 8 free spins.
During free spins a scatter symbol landing on reel 3 will add 2 more spins and also add a row above or below the standard reels. Increasing to a maximum of 7 rows in total (when collected 4 scatter symbols in total) and increasing the number of win lines up to 29.
Of course the Hot Spot Reels are also active during free spins and now even feature a wild symbol on one of them that counts for all symbols on the other one.
Riches of Midgard – Land and Expand is a bit of a strange and unique slot game. It starts out as a pretty simple game that is, to be honest, not that interesting. Except for maybe the Hot Spot Reels. But even those aren’t that interesting during normal spins.
But the game really comes alive during the free spins feature. Getting a lot of rows and thus paylines and that getting the Hot Spot re-spins can give some good solid wins. Not the wins you might expect from slots today though, maximum payout for one spin when all rows are in play is 435 times bet. Of course you could hit that more than once.
Because the base game gets a bit samey after a while and the free spins feature is pretty hard to get, this game might not be that appealing. That’s why I’m also not sure if this NetEnt title will appeal to a lot of players.