Hall of Gods ReviewReal time jackpot size: £1,860,034.05 Show Jackpot History
Hall of Gods was released in 2010, making it an old but hardly ancient example of a progressive jackpot slot. Like many of the older progressive jackpots, it owes its longevity to the fact that it pays out extremely large jackpot amounts – at least if you are lucky enough to win them.
Since the game first went live it has made 15 millionaires from mega jackpot wins, with the largest prize of just under €8 million being paid out to a Norwegian winner in 2015.
In fact, maybe it is a coincidence for a game themed after the Norse gods, but the four highest jackpots in the game’s history have been won by Norwegian or Swedish players.
- Game Manufacturer: NetEnt
- Payout Percentage: 95.5 %
- Jackpot: 215700
- Slots: 5
- Volatility: Medium
- Publish Date: 2012
- Bet: 0.2 - 50
- Paylines: 20
- Row Count: 3
- Mobile Version: Yes
Hall of Gods is a 20 pay-line game played on a standard 5 x 3 sized set of reels. This is a medium variance game with a theoretical return to player of 95.5%. What this means in plain English is that you can expect reasonably regular wins as you play and a fair chance of a profit.
This 2010 game allows bets from 0.20 coins all the way up to 50.00 if you are feeling brave. Of course the main attraction is the massive jackpot which can be triggered if you reveal the right symbols, but more of that later.
How to Play
As you might expect from a slot game that is getting up there in years, you are unlikely to be blown away by the graphics in evidence here. The major paying symbols in the base game represent some of the greatest Norse gods: Odin, Thor, Freya, Loki and Idun.
The smaller value symbols are items which feature in mythic tales such as a ring, hammer, pendant, axe and chest filled with fruit. Find at least 2 of the four highest value symbols (or 3 of the others) on a pay-line and you win a cash prize.
Choose your bet level and hit the spin button to get started. If you prefer, you can choose the Autoplay option which allows up to a thousand consecutive spins if you really want to mount a full-on assault on those jackpots.
You can even take a look at a preview of the jackpot bonus game by clicking the ‘feature preview’ button. Look out for the dragon wild symbol which replaces all normal symbols. It expands to cover all of reels 2, 3 or 4 if it features in a winning line.
Special Features and Bonus Games
The Scatter symbol used in Hall of Gods is a rather ominous-looking one, but in fact it represents good news for players. The symbol shows Odin’s ravens (Huginn and Muninn) who according to legend would fly all over the world bringing news back to their master.
Here the news they are bringing is good – at least if you can find 3 or more of them anywhere on the reels at the same time. There are 10 free spins on offer if 3 raven scatter symbols are revealed, 15 if you find 4 scatters and 20 if all five show up at the same time.
The good news keeps coming, as any wins you manage during those free spins will be multiplied by three to make for a fruitful bonus round. It is possible to re-trigger the free spins if you find three or more raven symbols during those free spin rounds.
Hall of Gods Jackpot
A game about the mighty Norse gods deserves a suitably awe-inspiring jackpot, and Hall of Gods certainly delivers on that score. This is one of the biggest online slot jackpots out there, with the mega jackpot averaging €5.9 million.
In fact there are three different levels of jackpot to play for here: the mini, midi and mega versions of the prize. While the mini jackpot is measured in hundreds (maybe thousands if you’re lucky), the midi runs into tens of thousands and the mega jackpot can reliably be expected to deliver multi-millions.
In order to unlock the jackpot game, you must find three bonus symbols on reels 3, 4 and 5. You will easily recognise this symbol as the mighty hammer of Thor, smashing into a shield.
If you are lucky enough to find three of these, you will be taken to a new screen displaying 15 shields. Keep picking these shields until you reveal a 3-of-a-kind prize of either a cash award or one of the three jackpots.
Whichever prize you have won will be added to your balance and you will return to the main game. Just to whet your appetite, the current record for the Hall of Gods mega jackpot stands at a very impressive €7,820,888.
Unlike some of the large progressive jackpot games, Hall of Gods from NetEnt is good fun even during the base game. Sure, the graphics are not exactly state-of-the-art, but that doesn’t detract too much from the fun.
The expanding wilds are a nice touch and the free spin rounds provide the opportunity to make a nice profit. And best of all, there is the prospect of that elusive jackpot making an appearance.
This game has made 15 millionaires to date, and perhaps you will become the newest member of that exclusive club.