Yggdrasil: The Tree of Life is the title of a unique mobile pokies Australia game from Microgaming. This slot contains 5 reels and 243 ways to win in place of standard slot game paylines. The game’s All Pays feature works in conjunction with these 243 ways to win, paying out symbol combinations in both directions on the reels. Yggdrasil is based on the Norse Tree of Life with the same name, which was mentioned in various ancient Norse manuscripts and mythological writings.
The main bonus feature of the Yggdrasil online slot is its themed Yggdrasil Bonus feature, which contains 3 separate levels. It is guaranteed that players will advance to the bonus game’s final level once it has been activated.
Game Graphics and Themes
Yggdrasil is set against a striking backdrop split into two halves. The first half depicts a starry evening sky, while the second shows a deep orange sunrise scene. Dominating the game screen is the tree Yggdrasil itself, which forms the reels of the game as well. The tree’s roots extend downwards to create the pay table, which appears as though it is buried with the roots underground. The graphics of Yggdrasil are detailed and opulently coloured, and feature a number of forest-dwelling creatures and some intricate Norse carvings to add to the theme.
On the Reels of Yggdrasil
On the reels of the Yggdrasil slot are a variety of animals, including symbols of deer, eagles, squirrels and snakes. There is also a fierce-looking Norse warrior who features as the game’s wild symbol, and playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A in a Norse carving style are also included.
The eagle symbol is Yggdrasil’s highest paying symbol, and will award a jackpot of 15,000 credits when 5 of these eagle symbols appear on an activated payline.
The Norse warrior character serves as the Yggdrasil wild symbol. This Norse warrior wild symbol can substitute all other symbols in the game to create winning combinations, with the exception of the scatter symbol.
The ‘Yggdrasil’ game logo is the scatter symbol in the Yggdrasil online slot game. Landing 3 or more of these scatter symbols anywhere on the reels will trigger the Yggdrasil Bonus feature.
Yggdrasil Bonus Feature
The Yggdrasil Bonus feature contains 3 separate levels which are played in a similar way. Once players have triggered this feature by landing 3 or more scatter symbols during the base game, they will begin at the first level of the bonus game, the Roots level. Players must choose from 10 symbols to reveal hidden cash prize amounts until the ‘Next’ symbol is revealed. This will advance players to the Trunk level, and then to the Branches level, which is the final level of the Yggdrasil Bonus feature.
The Trunk and Branches levels play out in the same way the Roots level does, with players being required to choose from 10 symbols. In the final branches level, players will reveal a ‘Collect’ symbol, which will return them to the Yggdrasil base game with the accumulated cash prizes won during the bonus feature.