Wanting to create something different and never before seen, Yggdrasil Gaming provided us with Avatars Gateway Guardians, a futuristic-looking game with no traditional reels. It has 3 wheels, each one with 6 to 8 parts, providing 6 to 8 possible winning ways. If you are tired of classic slot games and want to try something new, this is the game to choose from.
It is safe to say that the provider really impressed with this release. From the design to the grid layout, they created something completely unique. It might not sit well with everyone, just because it streams away from any traditional game quite a bit. The players who are up for trying something new will appreciate the idea.
Even the theme of this game is great, taking the player to some sort of avatar kingdom. Some floating rocks and lit up tombstones can be seen with fog everywhere making the scene even more mysterious. The reels are the centerpiece that looks like a round colorful shrine. The soundtrack is calming as well as mysterious contributing to the theme a lot.
The symbols are just as interesting and have a very detailed designed. The lower value ones include 3 different colored stones and the higher value ones include our 4 avatar guardians. The red one is the most paid one awarding 40 times the stake for a match of 3. The game also offers us a free spins symbol that appears as its own logo.
With the low amount of paylines, one would not assume that this was in fact a highly volatile game. The betting range is quite wide as well with the minimum bet set at 0, 10, and the maximum at 200 coins per spin. The payouts will satisfy as well and you will get the chance to win up to 2,525 times the stake. The game has a 96,30% RTP which is around the average and acceptable.
With a design like this one, this game is bound to have some amazing features as well. There are not that many of them, but no more is needed in this case. As already mentioned, there are no classic reels in play, but wheels that rotate independently on every spin. Winning combinations are made when the player aligns the same symbol in one of the 6 spaces on the circle.
While playing you will see a highlighted section called the hot spot. Once a winning combination occurs within it the Multiplier Wheel feature is triggered. The multiplier begins at 1x and can increase all the way up to 101x. It stops growing once a hand symbol appears.
The game also offers us a Free Spins feature that is triggered when the player lands 3 free spins symbols anywhere on the reels. This will award 10 free spins and the playing area will increase from 6 spaces up to 8. Depending on how many triggering symbols were in the hot spot the player gets a different amount awarded for the duration of the free spins. For 0, 1, 2, or 3 you will be awarded 2, 4, 6, or 8 hot spots. This will raise your chances of hitting a higher multiplier.
This is a very unique release in every way there is, which will be much appreciated by many players out there. The way the reels or better say wheels are spun is the most unusual part, but therefore the game offers us some great opportunities we otherwise might not have. The game is visually great and most importantly pays very well.