The Avatars: Gateway Guardians slot is produced by Yggdrasil Gaming. Yggdrasil Gaming take their name from Norse mythology, emphasising their Scandinavian roots. The Yggdrasil is a magical tree where dragons lived and Odin sacrificed himself. Yggdrasil Gaming have quickly established themselves as a consistent developer of quality slots. They lease their games out to casinos using other platforms as a bolt on package. Yggdrasil Gaming publish the Return to Player/House Edge of their slots games within the game help file. The House Edge of Lucky Avatars: Gateway Guardians is 3.7%.
Avatars: Gateway Guardians doesn’t use reels, instead the grid is a circle made up of 6 sections, with each section divided into 3 parts. Essentially this means there are 6 paylines and you are looking to match 3 identical symbols within the 3 parts of any section. There is also a highlighted section, which will award a multiplier if you can land 3 matching symbols in it.
This slot is science fiction, with the Avatars mentioned in the title a race of ancient aliens who guard the gateaway to their own galaxy. There is a combination of old meets new, with the suggestion that the Avatars are both more spiritual and scientifically advanced than we are. The colours used are blues, purples and pinks.
Wild – There are no Wild symbols in this slot.
Free Spins – You need to land 3 Free Spin symbols anywhere on the grid to trigger the feature. You more you land in the highlighted section the more highlighted sections will be available in the Free Spins.
Hot Spot – At the top of the grid there is a highlighted section, called a Hot Spot. If you can land 3 matching symbols in it then you will trigger a multiplier that can be as a high as 101x the bet.
Free Spins – If you trigger the Free Spins you will be given 10 in total and you will play on a grid with 8 sections instead of 6. There will be a minimum of 2 Hot Spots, but if you land Free Spins in the Hot Spot section on your triggering spin then there will be more Hot Spots. 1 symbol in the Hot Spot section gets you 4 Hot Spots; 2 gets you 6 and if all 3 parts of the Hot Spot are filled with Free Spins symbols then every section will become a Hot Spot in the Free Spins.
Avatars: Gateway Guardians is a stunning looking slot that plays using a grid formation that I have not seen before. I like the unusual circular grid and I really like the Hot Spot feature. Whilst this is an unusual slot it is still relatively simple, something that makes for a great combination. The house edge is offering good value for money too.