Thor Infinity Reels
Thor Infinity Reels Slot Review (ReelPlay) – It’s Hammer Time!
ReelPlay continues to attempt to make “Infinity Reels” the new “Megaways” and with it, their latest offering of the thrilling, Thor Infinity Reels Slot.
Observing newer game developer’s trying to establish themselves in the online slots market is actually, quite rewarding. The release of platforms like HTML5 has meant that your standard hit-and-hold slots no longer cut the mustard for a new, younger generation of online slots players. ReelPlay is one of the brands who are targeting this sector hard. For that, the company also received the Einstein Award for the best innovation in slots in 2020. Thor Infinity Reels has been released on the back of the success of other Infinity Reels titles, such as Odin (Thor’s father), Tiki, Giza and El Dorado.
The game packs a punch, with theoretically unlimited expanding reels, an OK-ish 96.2% RTP (rising to 96.6% in the bonus rounds), high volatility and the stunning theatre that ReelPlay is now becoming so well known for with their games.
You can already play Thor Infinity Reels at LeoVegas or wait till the full release on 15 February 2021.
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Thor Infinity Reels Features
Thor is not only the son of Odin but is also often referred to as a warrior god. Armoured with his trusty Mjolnir hammer, you need to fight your way through this game in what turns out to be quite the battle. As soon as you land, you get a sense that all is not well. The murky backdrop with human remains and discarded weapons suggest that Thor is in the middle of doing what he does best, protecting humanity.
Everything from the intense soundtrack to the high-contrast visuals adds atmosphere to the game and create a stunning looking slot. The link to the Infinity Reels feature sees plenty of moving parts and keeps the game feeling very fresh over long periods. The only niggle is the gameplay on mobile, which is not best suited to the increase in reels. When the game starts with its smaller 3×3 grid, all is well, but it can get a little lost, especially as you chase down those bonus rounds needing as many as 8 additional reels to trigger.
Games start from as little as 20c a spin, working their way up to $25 for max bets. With this, you get a max win of 6,055x your stake. Compared to the likes of Odin, this is way down, with a max win of 20,000x in that game. In fact, this is the lowest max win multiplier of any of the Infinity Reels titles.
That aside, the gameplay of Thor Infinity Reels is one of the standout features. It’s a high volatility game, so it won’t suit everyone, but it does average around 3.64 spins per hit, which is pretty good.
We’ve spoken a lot about Infinity Reels, but let’s just take a minute to explain how they work.
Thor begins as a pretty basic looking 3×3 grid. Once the game starts you need to get a winning combination which has to be completed by the furthest right reel. When this happens, an extra reel will be added to the right. It’s important to point out that unlike MegaWays Infinity Reels series, all symbols pay as scatters, so the winning combos don’t need to be adjacent.
This new reel then spins and again, if a symbol that improves the winning combination lands, the game will add another reel. This can continue for – as the name would suggest – an infinite number of times until a reel fails to improve the winning combination.
One of the biggest lures of the Infinity Reels is that of the bonus that comes with it. You need to get 12 or more reels in play before a prize of 888x the stake amount for that spin will land.
This is one of the most lucrative spots in the game and it certainly adds to the excitement as the reels grow. The game moves pretty quick, which means that tracking is not all that easy. Ideally, Thor would clatter his Mjolnir on the RNG and ask it chill out a little. He is a man of the people, after all!
Multipliers are going to be what we like to call your maintenance symbols. These are the ones that aren’t going to get you rich anytime soon for the most part but are essential to keep things ticking.
All multipliers will start at 1 and then increase by 1 with every new reel that is added. No upper limit on these means that they can add up, but you need to go on a bit of a run to make some real coin from these features.
Jackpot Respins Bonus
Thor’s Mjolnir (hammer) is the main scatter symbol for the game and with it, comes some pretty big multipliers and (fixed) jackpots to boot. You’re going to need 6 of these bad boys to trigger the re-spins round and it’s here where life with this Greek God starts to get a little more interesting. Players of their MegaWays games like Hypernova, Big Bucks Bandits and Atlantis will remember.
For the bonus, the player is awarded 3 free re-spins. Hammers are held as the board starts to spin freely and create a huge number of winning outs. Each time the reels spin and reveal one or more hammer symbols, the re-spins reset to 3. Fill up any reel to unlock an extra reel. This is where all the work early doors of getting multiple reels in play starts to pay off. The more reels, the more scatters you have, meaning the more winning combinations can be made.
This is without doubt the best part of the game. Each of the hammers comes in a different colour of red, green, blue or gold and with that, a different multiplier attached (1x-100x), including the jackpot ones: 10x, 50x, 250x and 2,000x your stake amount.
There is no gamble feature at the end like you get with Giza or El Dorado, but then again, there are no Free Spins in this game.
Thor also includes a buy bonus, which allows players to enter the bonus round at a cost of 100x the total stake amount. This works in much the same way as in their Giza slot, allowing you to bypass the main game and shoot straight for the starts. The fact that it costs 25x bet more than the Giza tells of the higher volatility of the jackpot bonus compared to the Free Spins.
Infinity Reels technology shows off the power of the modern online slot game. Thor is one of those games that is a fairly tried and tested theme, but with this, comes a whole new spin on how the game works. ReelPlay is undoubtedly benefitting from their recent ties with game developer Yggdrasil and just from the design and aesthetics alone, will be recognisable to those Yggdrasil die herds (if there is such a thing).
An obvious comparison for us before this review was that of the ReelPlay’s Odin game. Not only is he Thor’s father, but it also uses the same Infinity Reels software. However, the games are quite different and this is mainly down to the use of Megaways on the part of Odin, which creates a very different dynamic.
As a standalone slot, Thor scores well. It’s a handsome slot, has a nice balance of RTP and volatility, pays out decent jackpot amounts and as we have mentioned, we are big fans of slot innovations such as Infinity Reels. The only negative is that the size of the jackpots and max wins could be higher. There are other games in the series that, when stripped back, offer similar gameplay with bigger jackpots.
However, we can’t leave this review on a negative, as that wouldn’t do Thor Infinity Reels justice. If you’re on the lookout for a stylish, highly volatile, endearing and addictive online slot, this will hammer home the excitement nicely.
Good luck with the 15th reel!
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