Riches of Midgard: Land and Expand by NetEnt is a 3-reel & 3-row online slot with 29 paylines and a 96.03% RTP. Playable on all devices from €0.1 to €200 per spin, Riches of Midgard: Land and Expand is a medium volatility game with a max win capped at 435x your stake.

  • Fun, Cartoon Norse Mythology Theme
  • Respins and Free Spins on a 3x3 Board
  • Low/Medium Volatility Action.

Riches of Midgard: Land and Expand takes a lighter approach to the Norse Mythology theme than other popular slots of the genre such as Play’n GO’s Ring of Odin, NextGen’s Pillars of Asgard, or even NetEnt’s own classic, Hall of Gods. The cartoon design creates a less daunting game scape than the thunderbolts, lightning, and faces of war we’ve become used to. However, we still have the pleasure of greeting the mighty Odin, his Godly offspring Thor, and Thor’s Goddess half-sister, Freya.

Respins and free spins are the order of the day in this fun 3x3 Norse slot from NetEnt

How to win big in Riches of Midgard: Land and Expand – Free Spins

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3 scatter symbols trigger 8 free spins. Land a scatter on reel 3 during free spins for 2 additional free spins, and to open up new rows at the bottom of the reels. The reel set expands to a maximum of 7 rows.

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During free spins more pay lines open up to a maximum of 29 on the fully extended 3x7 board.

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In free spins a wild symbol is added to the left hot spot, where it matches all other symbols (hot spots are explained in special features below).

Special Features

  • Hot Spot Reels & Respins

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To the left and right of the gameboard sit two hotspots the same size as regular symbol spaces which spin with the main reels. They contain the high value regular symbols but are not directly attached to the main reel set. The hot spots generate a respin when:

The symbols in both hotspots match, and the same symbol appears on 2 reels on the main reel set. The symbols in both hotspots match, and the same symbol appear on 3 reels on the main reel set. A wild lands on the left hotspot and at least 2 reels contain the symbol in the right hotspot (the wild is only in play during free spins).

In instances of example 1, the third reel (whichever one doesn’t contain the matching symbol) respins. If the matching symbol lands anywhere on the 3rd reel then all three reels fill with that symbol for a big win after any other wins have been paid. If the third reel does not contain the matching symbol, then only 2 reels fill with the matching symbol and wins are paid on all paylines for a 2 symbol win, regardless of their position on the board.

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For instances of example 2, all reels fill with the matching symbol at the end of the spin, once any other wins have been paid, and a further big win is paid. Depending on how many matching symbols land, the same occurs in instances of example 3.

Look and Feel of Riches of Midgard: Land and Expand

The action takes place among the hills of Midgard, the realm in North Mythology created by Odin where humans live. It’s a simple vista of green hills, the off tree, and misty skies in the distance. The centrepiece is the reel set which takes the form of a large, wooden device with mechanical cogs and chains operating moving parts. If I were to guess I’d say it’s an approximation of a large Viking catapult of sorts. Symbols sit on wooden reels, with the hotspots on similar wooden panels held away from the reels.

Symbols are the standard royals for lows with hams and Viking horns alongside Freya, Thor, and Odin as the highs. Odin is the highest paying symbol, awarding 15x the bet size for 3 across a payline. See below for the full paytable (based on a €1 bet).

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Riches of Midgard: Land and Expand is in many ways a typical NetEnt release. It looks good, it is extremely playable, and it is a rather gentle playing experience. This game will doubtlessly appeal to low variance and recreational players, although probably won’t trouble those looking for a bigger risk to reward ratio. The top win is touted at 435x per spin, and while on its on 435x isn’t anything special, there is no mention of the total allowable max win during free spins, so this may be considerably higher. Good, fun stuff here from NetEnt.

Disclaimer: the game’s RTP and min/max bet may vary depending on operator and jurisdiction. Use our data as a pointer, but always make sure you check the real RTP by locating the help file directly in the game itself once loaded.