The Age of the Gods Norse: Book of Dwarves slot is played using a 5 reel, 5 row game grid that offers 50 paylines. To create a winning combination, you’ll need to land 3 or more of the same symbol or wild across a payline starting from reel 1.
You can play this slot at stake levels of between 10p and £50 per spin. Adjust bet sizes using the + and – keys next to the Total Bet button. Autoplay allows you to set up to 100 autospins if required. There is also a Turbo Mode for quicker spins. Everything here is clear and easy to follow. The 2 latter extras are not available in the UK though.
The Age of the Gods Norse: Book of Dwarves RTP is 95.22% including the jackpot contribution (it’s 94.11% without). The volatility is high with the bigger wins coming from the free spins.
Prizes of up to 10,000 x your total stake are up for grabs during the free spins round. The progressive jackpots can offer a lot more though.
Like the other slots in the Age of the Gods Norse series, there’s a high spec look to the visuals in the Age of the Gods Norse: Book of Dwarves slot. With Norse mythology theme and set within a mighty mountain range with the Dwarf castle in the background, Playtech has spared no expensive with the design.
The symbols are very nicely drawn and packed full of detail. There’s a sweeping orchestral score playing while you spin which could come straight out of an adventure movie. The characters remind me of the Dwarf race that inhabit Middle-Earth in the Lord of the Rings films.
The reels are made up of lower value rune stone symbols and more 5 more rewarding Dwarves. You have the Ranger Dwarf, Wizard Dwarf, Forge Dwarf, Coin Dwarf and Dwarf King. The best of the quintet is the Dwarf King which pays 0.4, 0.6 or 2 x your total stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline.
There’s also a W wild symbol that pays 1, 3 or 10 x your total bet when landing 3, 4 or 5 in combination. It also substitutes for all symbols except the Book of Dwarves scatter.
Produced with HTML5 technology, Age of the Gods Norse: Book of Dwarves is available to play on all devices including mobiles, tablets, PCs and laptops. Individually, the symbols are all superbly drawn but they are rather similar, and it can look a little cluttered if you’re using a small screen device. I recommend you play this fantasy inspired title on a desktop device.
The gameplay in the Age of the Gods Norse: Book of Dwarves slot is simple. With 2 bonus features, the main feature is the free spins round. It has the potential to be a good one though thanks to the expanding symbols element which can create some big clusters of matching symbols with rewards to match. You also have the small matter of the progressive jackpots.
The Book of Dwarves Free Games feature is triggered by landing 3 or more scatter symbols on the same spin. Before the feature starts, a symbol is chosen from the book. This will be the special expanding symbol. This symbol will expand into a 3×3 symbol when it appears. You’ll then begin your initial haul of 10 free spins.
Each time you land a scatter symbol during the feature, it’s collected in a meter. When the meter is full, you’ll advance to the next level. A new level awards extra free spins and activates another expanding symbol. There are 4 levels in total:
If you land more than 1 expanding symbol on the same free spin, the lower value symbols transform into the higher value one and the expansion then takes place. Landing 3 scatters on the same free spin results in a retrigger. You’ll get another 10, 5, 4 or 3 free spins depending on which level you’re currently playing in. The number of free spins you can play with is unlimited.
Book of Dwarves is part of the Age of the Gods Norse Jackpot Network. The prizes here can trigger at random, via the Age of the Gods Norse Jackpot feature, on any spin. You can see how much they are currently worth in the meters above the reels.
The Ultimate Jackpot is by far the most rewarding. Guaranteed to pay at least €100,000, the actual jackpot is £356,655.69.