Borrowing its name from the mythical ash World Tree considered sacred in Norse mythology this Malta-based gaming consortium has built its business on the scratching, picking or matching of numbers. Yggdrasil Gaming’s lottery platform powers a live lottery draw from Malta that carries a juicy €2.5 million minimum progressive jackpot. Under the guidance of Swedish gaming veteran Fredrik Elmqvist Yggdrasil acquired its Malta gaming license in 2013 and launched a suite of 19 unique RNG lottery games behind its NUMB3R L0V3RS concept. A Yggdrasil Gaming lottery product is engineered to appeal to the casual punter as well as the experienced high-rolling gambler.
Video scratch games like A Cool Million, Holiday Cash and King for a Day brought Yggdrasil Gaming into popular online casinos such as Leo Vegas, Vera & John, Casino Noir, Cherry Casino, Lucky 31 and more. The scratch games were followed into the online gaming market by lively animated 3D Video Keno games like the Egyptian-flavoured Beaming Canines, Medusa Eyes of Fire, the Aztec-inspired Precious Anuran and Siamese Serpents set in a nest of Chinese dragons and an Instant Lotto game based on Lotto7Express. Before its first year was out in November of 2013 the Maltese gamers stepped into the video slots market with Jokerizer, an amusement-themed five-reel, ten-payline game developed in lockstep with leading Norwegian online casino SpilleAutomater.
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Jokerizer energizes the gameplay with lively animation and screen-popping graphics. The soundtrack integral to the action would be a calling card for future Yggdrasil games. The Mystery Scatter feature and a Jokerizer mode stuffed with Mystery Wins are the main draws for gamers in Jokerizer that strikes a balance between familiar slot symbols and innovative playing style.
Next up for Yggdrasil was Winterberries, a high-variance vide slot that play out across five reels with 25 paylines. Players chase free spins with frozen symbols that stick to the reels for more potential wins and prize multipliers. A key element of the game is its theme music based on a high-stepping Finnish polka that keeps the action moving.
In Robotnik a mechanical being takes to the galaxy amidst ten space rock symbols in an adventure of wilds and free spins across five reels and four rows with 40 ways to win. Fruitoids repeats the space theme but with colourful mutated fruits. It is cold out in the great beyond and when a winning line is scored the galactic fruits freeze while the game spins again with even bigger awards in play.
In Pyrons the normal spinning reels are given a rest and the heat-fused symbols drop down onto the reels at random. Winning combinations explode the symbols to free space for replacements and trigger higher and higher multipliers up to a bank-busting 20X. In Reef Run the undersea waters churn with free spins – up to an award of 60. During a free spins session the multiplier increase each time a symbol is used again for a win with the possible return reaching twenty time the original stake.
Magic Mushrooms casts its spell in a diamond-shaped window hovering above an enchanted sea-green meadow. The unique configuration allows for twenty paylines each from the left or the right and features wild symbols, free spins and random multiplier wilds. A spreading wild engulfs the meadow to bring more potential ins. Like most Yggdrasil Gaming video slots the music themes and ambient sounds are basic to the game-playing package.
The number-loving gamers as Yggdrasil have made an impressive initial run with its collection of jackpot games, lotto games, video keno and video scratch cards. The small suite of video slots games it has assembled so far matches those standards. As yet the Yggdrasil family of online games does not extend to table games or progressive slots.