Hacksaw Gaming has become both a well-known and popular game provider for everyone who plays slots at Betsafe Casino. Over the past few years they have fascinated us with stunning slots full of exciting features. On March 30th, they launched Stormforged, a brand-new slot machine that takes you through icy landscapes and fiery bonuses.
Midgard is where most of the game takes place. It is a cold and inhospitable landscape with mountains, snow, and ice. Players get a glimpse of how resilient the Vikings had to be to survive in such an environment. In contrast to the cold Midgard, Muspelheim is a scorching realm that represents fire and is guarded by the fire giant Surtur with his flaming sword.
Play Stormforged on Betsafe Casino
Stormforged is, of course, available here at Betsafe, as well as all the other spinning titles from Hacksaw Gaming. We are especially proud that the world’s first max-win on stream on Stormforged (12,500x the stake) was played here with us at Betsafe Casino. The game round occurred on the same day the slot was launched, and the moment was immortalized on video by the casino enthusiasts at Kongebonus.
Norse mythology is more popular than ever, and it is especially being used for all it is worth in the entertainment industry. Ancient Scandinavian culture contains many timeless and universal themes, such as the conflict between good and evil, fate and free will, and man’s place in the universe. This means that mythology still resonates with modern audiences. Hacksaw Gaming has continued this with the Stormforged slot machine, which appears as a masterpiece of production.
How to play Stormforged
The Stormforged game is packed with surprises all the way from the base game to the most exclusive bonus round. In this icy realm, we find expanding wild symbols, treasure chests, Surtur’s burning hand, multipliers, and 2 free spin features. In the well-known Hacksaw style, the volatility is extreme, and a mega-win can strike at any time. Both in the base game and in the two bonus rounds.
The base game in Stormforged consists of 5 reels with 14 fixed paylines. Winning combinations are formed when three or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the far left reel.
The minimum bet available here is €0.10 per spin, and the most you can bet is €100 per spin, with many other options between the two. Stormforged has a theoretical RTP (Return to Player) of 96.41% and a maximum win of 12,500x the stake.
Regarding symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol is the wolf, followed by the bird, ram, helmet, axe, and swords. Low-paying symbols are the standard ace, king, queen, and jack. Wild symbols replace all high and low-paying symbols in the paytable.
In the base game, Surtur’s burning hand can appear at any time and turn into an expanding wild symbol if it is part of a winning combination. The hand will grab any regular wild symbols that may be below on the same reel, and these will turn into a random multiplier between 2x and 200x. If you are lucky and grab an underlying treasure chest, an instant prize that varies between 5x to an insane 2,500x will hit. This feature does not depend on a winning combination to be triggered.
The game has two different free spin bonus rounds, and each bonus contains new exciting special features. This creates an interesting dynamic between the two extremes of ice and fire and reflects both the different realms in Norse mythology and the game’s varying gaming experience.
Surtur’s Vengeance Bonus Feature
To trigger this bonus feature, you must land at least 3 Surtur scatters in the base game. The first wild symbol that lands on each reel becomes sticky until the feature ends.
Any wild symbols on the reels from the base game when the free spins were triggered are transferred and become sticky. However, each reel can only have one sticky wild symbol.
When the Ice symbol is activated, a Portal to Midgard is created. This is symbolized by a sword cutting to the bottom of the reel and absorbing any wild symbols or treasure chests in its path. This is where the really big wins lie, as both wilds and treasure chests will trigger random multipliers.
Warriors of the Storm Bonus Feature
The absolute wildest bonus feature on Stormforged is activated when you land at least 3 blue Viking scatters. In this bonus round, Thor’s hammer is the surprise element.
The Hammer symbol transforms the reel it landed on into a storm reel for the remainder of the feature. Storm reels are wild symbols that cover the entire reel and replace any payment symbol. On each spin, Storm Reels reveal either a Storm or a Viking Warrior, which in turn will display a random multiplier value from 2x to 200x.