Who doesn’t love a good old battle between Heaven and Hell? Especially when those battles are played out across 6 reels, 100 paylines and a Free Spins feature that can see us bag up to 25 free spins. And the bragging rights from an epic battle of angels and demons. NetEnt, the Swedish gaming developer that brought us such epic online slots clashes as Asgardian Stones and Warlords: Crystals of Power, is behind Archangels: Salvation so we can expect top-notch game-play, superb graphics and multiple bonus features. Heavenly.
Designed specifically for NetEnt’s award-winning Touch™ mobile platform. Archangels: Salvation nevertheless plays out just as superbly as an online slot. 100 paylines mean rows of symbols. Lots of them. 12 rows of game symbols make up our six reels, giving us a tall game-board. The two Archangels set to do battle hover either side of our reels, with a scantily clad lady Archangel flapping her wings and brandishing her glimmering sword on the left and a fiery, horned sword-wielding Demon looking intently on from the right.
Not only do these two heroes/anti-heroes engage in what look like biblical battles when we enjoy epic wins. But they also appear as top-paying stacked game symbols, heralded by stacked reels of fire before they reveal themselves to us (not in that way). Various Crests of good and evil weigh in as medium-paying symbols with angular Card Suits propping up this battle as our low-paying symbols. 2×2 Lion Wilds substitute for all symbols except Scatters, and appear as single Wilds only during the Heaven and Hell features. Heller good.
Two rows at the top and bottom are surrounded by blue and orange crackling energy. These are our Hot Spots, delivering the Heaven and Hell features when a 2×2 Wild lands in either zone. The Heaven feature sees our Archangel send up to four full stacks of Wilds down onto the reels, randomly completing winning combos. The Demon to the right of our reels hurls individual fireballs onto the reels to transform into singleton Wilds when the Hell feature activates. Either feature can re-trigger if we land any Wild or part of a Wild in the Hot Spot areas, sending additional Wilds onto the reels to prolong this cataclysmic adventure.
We trigger the Archangels: Salvation Free Spins feature when we land between three-six stacked Scatters anywhere across the reels. They trigger 10, 15, 20 and 25 free spins respectively. We don’t enjoy any additional free spins multipliers but Archangels: Salvation does sweeten our bonus spins by increasing the Hot Spot zones to three rows rather than two.
With an online slot based on the battle between Heaven and Hell, NetEnt has set its sights on the highest possible targets. And with superb effects. The graphics are reminiscent of modern console adventures so are sure to appeal to gamers of all kinds, while the bonuses are reminiscent of top-level online slots, so feature junkies will be happy. Overall, Archangels: Salvation ticks a lot of boxes, and is sure to be found on many slots fans’ screens as long as good and evil do battle.