It’s not uncommon to see trolls featured in online video slots but, having chosen an already exploited theme, Yggdrasil has found a way to make their Troll’s Bridge different to all others. Getting lucky with free spins that incorporate a Pick & Click feature might result with a win of up to 10,000 coins.
The 5x3 reel area fashioned like a wooden drawbridge hides the trolls’ castle perched high upon the hill. Winning combos are formed over 20 fixed paylines which pay from left to right. With the coin bet ranging from €0.01 to €5, players can choose to stake between €0.20 and €100 per spin. The game comes complete with a limitless Autoplay alternative and an option to stop it on a single win of the chosen value, when cash increases or decreases by a certain amount or when the free spins round is triggered.
High-paying symbols are depicted as 4 different Troll characters and low pays delivered by 4 appropriately styled card suit icons. Bonus Pot and Bonus Stone appear only during the base game, the first landing exclusive on the 5th reel and the other triggered randomly. There are four types of Wilds, each of which substitutes for all regular symbols. Regular Wild appears both in the base game and free spins mode while the other three are all Feature picks and will only show while you’re spinning on the house. Random Wild appears on each free spin, sticky Wild will only land on reels 2-4, and Troll Wild replaces one type of Troll.
Free Spin symbols need to make multiple appearances in order to launch the bonus round. Land 3 and you’ll get 6 free spins with 3 features, 4 will award 8 spins with 4 features, and 5 triggering icons will activate 10 spins with 5 features. The player is offered to choose among 18 pickable cards to select features to be applied during free spins.
The list of Feature picks includes 2-3 additional free spins, 1-2 random Wilds on each spin, 1 sticky Wild on the middle position of reels 2, 3 or 4, one Troll turning into Wild icon, one Troll becoming super-stacked, and x2 multiplier on all wins. One can make Golden Bet by investing extra 5 coins per spin and thus get an additional Feature pick in free spins mode.
Look out for Bonus Pot symbol as it can pay up to 1,000 coins and award up to 10 free spins accompanied by features. Having won spins, the player is taken to the trolls’ castle to pick their feature and then watch them generate substantial wins while reels spin on their own. Randomly triggered Bonus Stone awards multipliers of 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x on winning spins and pays 100-1,000 coins on losing ones.
Troll’s Bridge is a fun-to-play video slot with lovely graphics, cute animations and a fairy-tale type of tune playing in the background. It’s a medium variance game that offers an average return to player (96.3% when playing a Golden Bet and 96.0% without it). Base game wins are relatively modest until one gets lucky enough to see Bonus Pot or trigger Bonus Stone, but the big bucks are won during the free spins mode with multiple features. It may be worth investing additional 5 coins to get an additional Feature pick and hopefully stumble upon one of the more generous extras. Players may also appreciate the Brag option that enables sharing of a particularly successful round via Facebook or Twitter.