Riches of Midgard: Land and Expand Slot Review
Playable on all mobile devices, Riches of Midgard: Land and Expand is a 3×3 reel and 9 payline slot from NetEnt which by the Norse gods plan will transform into a 3×7 online slot with 29 paylines.The game’s unique reel setup featuring the Land and Expand function and the Hot Spot Reels, combined with the popular Norse mythology theme, suggest some thrilling spinning action and that’s what we’ll talk about in our slot review.
|SLOT FEATURES||Hot Spot Reels, Free Spins, Respins, Expanding Symbols|
|RELEASE DATE||15 December 2020|
|SLOT TYPE||Video Slot|
|REELS, ROWS, PAYLINES||3 Reels, 3-7 Rows, 9-27 Paylines|
|BET LEVELS||£0.10 – £200|
|MAXIMUM WIN||435x Your Stake|
|RETURN TO PLAYER||96.03%|
Riches of Midgard: Land and Expand Bonus Features
Featuring the innovative Hot Spot Reels, free spins and NetEnt’s Land and Expand function, the game comes together to provide some intriguing gameplay. You start playing on a 3×3 grid with 9 paylines but can end up spinning a 3×7 reel and a 27 playline slot that pays up to 435x per spin in the free spins round.
Hot Spot Reels
This game is all about the unique Hot Spot Reels. These have been done before in the developer’s previous releases, but have never stepped outside of the main playing field before.
In Riches of Midgard: Land and Expand, you’ll see them dangling to the left and to the right of the main 3×3 board. They’ll spin together with the main grid but won’t contribute toward the winning combinations. Instead, their aim here is to activate a respin which are quite frequent, and you can do it by matching two symbols on both hot spots and two more on the central grid. At this stage, the Land and Expand feature kicks in and all triggering symbols will expand to fill their respective reels and stick for a respin.
Wilds only appear during the free spins round so don’t go looking for them in the base game. These wild logos appear on the left hot spot reel only and match all other paying symbols that appear to the right hot reel throughout the bonus round.
The hammer of Thor steps in as the game’s scatter and activates the free spins round when 3 mighty hammers hit the unusual reels.
Landing 3 scatters initiates the game’s free spins round and awards 8 free spins + an extra row. What this means is that during the free spins round, any additional scatter landing on reel 3 will award an extra 2 free spins and your 3×3 grid will gain 1 extra row at the top or bottom of the main playfield. So the more scatters you land, the higher you playfield gets, up to 7 rows high, which will remain active for the duration of the bonus round.
Also, during the free spins game, you’ll have the all paying and wild symbols land on the Hot Spot Reels making it that much easier to trigger the Land and Expand feature.
Riches of Midgard: Land and Expand Jackpot
As we look into the potential max win here, this is where the excitement starts to wear off. There is no jackpot to speak of here, nor are there any godly wins. The max win you can get for all your efforts is a petty 435x your stake.
RTP and Volatility
If you’re feeling a bit flat about the max potential, maybe the key stats will cheer you up a little. The 96% RTP is good and so is medium volatility which will allow you to get something out of these uncharacteristically penny-pinching Norse gods on a fairly regular basis.
Where to Play Riches of Midgard: Land and Expand
Riches of Midgard: Land and Expand on Mobile
Symbols land and expand as effectively on your mobile as they do on the desktop and there’s just enough space for the two hot spot reels to appear on either side of the main reels. Play it on whatever phone you are currently using, it works well on both Android and iOS.