Sharpen your sword and get ready for war in Yggdrasil’s latest axe-wielding slot title, Of Sabers and Monsters.
Of Sabers and Monsters is a 6×4 reel slot with scatter pays and 4,096 ways to win.
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Low value symbols in the game come in the form of suits from a deck of cards with clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades. These can offer between x0.05 and x0.5 the player’s stake, depending on the amount that land on consecutive reels in one spin.
Next up, medium value symbols are represented by a lute-playing female and a pipe-smoking warrior male. If the right amount of symbols land on consecutive reels then these can offer between x0.15 and x1 the player’s bet.
Sword-wielding females and males in red jewelled hats depict the high value symbols, offering between x0.2 and x1.5.
Wilds can also drop into play, substituting for all aforementioned symbols but not for any bonus symbols.
Finally, bonuses include a blue feather that triggers a random bonus reward if one drops on the board and a free spin stag symbol, which activates a free spins feature when three or more land at once.
Of Sabers and Monsters provides payouts using consecutive scatter wins, meaning they will be provided no matter where they appear on the board as long as identical symbols are on three or more consecutive reels in a cluster.
Landing more than one symbol on the same reel during a winning cluster will multiply the payout by the amount of symbols together on that reel.
With the free spins feature that is triggered by free spin symbols or the blue feather, a number of spins between eight and 20 are initially awarded to the player. Landing additional free spins will award extra free turns.
The middle four reels become enhanced with the Wild Fight mechanic for this mode, with all character symbols landing on reels two, three, four and five going into battle with a monster on every spin. If the character wins the battle, the symbol will turn into a sticky wild for the entirety of the free turns, but more often than not the monster will defeat them.
Each character symbol has a meter with their face on at the side of the board. Landing each character symbol on winning clusters will slowly fill up their representative meter until it reaches 100.
Once a character’s meter has reached 100, the ardent respins feature can be activated. This works similarly to the free spins, however the character with the full meter will be invincible against the monster, guaranteeing a sticky wild.
Once players are awarded free spins they have the opportunity to gamble them in order to win two more free turns.
When doing this, players must try to land a spinning wheel’s marker in a green zone while avoiding the red zone. If they do this unsuccessfully then they will lose all free spins and return to the base game.
If all four character symbols have their meters filled up, then the respins feature will turn into the tempest free spins mode where every character that drops into the middle reels is guaranteed to beat the monster.
Tempest respins is just one of the many features offered by the blue feather if it lands on the reels.
In the base game, this feather can offer instant cash prizes between x4 and x200 the player’s stake, as well as eight to 20 free spins and a shortcut to the tempest free spins.
During the free spins, the blue feathers can offer between x4 and x200 the player’s bet, two to four extra free spins, random wilds placed onto the board and entire reels filled out with wilds.
Furthermore, with the tempest free spins it can only offer between x4 and x200 the bet and two to four extra free turns.
Finally, players have the opportunity to buy the standard free spins mode for x80 their preferred stake and the tempest free spins mode for x500.
WHAT THEY SAY
Stuart McCarthy, Head of Product and Programs at Yggdrasil, stated: “Of Sabers and Monsters brings our much loved ‘battle’ mechanic Wild Fight back to players and for the first time it features on a ways game, with a fantastic theme and huge win potential.
“With our brave Heroes fighting for riches and glory, we’ve sounded the trumpets and all are welcome to take up arms in this epic battle.”
To test your luck with the Of Sabers and Monsters demo, click here.