Play’n GO continues to expand the storylines of its online slots, with its latest title and fourth and final release of the month, The Faces of Freya, which is a perfect example of the supplier’s creativity.
The 5-reel, 3-row video slot centered around the Norse goddess of love and fertility, Freya. And while she is one of the preeminent goddesses in Norse mythology, you’ll be hard-pressed to find her in games or other media. The fact that Play’n GO has included her in this title further demonstrates the importance the Swedish developer places on providing players with games that stimulate and that feature a variety of themes and narratives.
A twist on a common theme:
A popular theme in online gaming, most Norse-themed slots draw from more popular characters such as Odin, who happens to be Freya’s husband, and Thor and Loki, who are the goddesses’ son and stepson respectively. Play’n GO has found its share of success with its own Viking Runecraft, which features these deities.
The Växjö-headquartered supplier is skilled at putting a twist on popular ideas and themes and going beyond the offering that is usually represented in the market, allowing players to experience fresh alternatives. For instance, Ring of Odin, Rabbit Hole Riches, and the recently released Lord Merlin & The Lady of the Lake are all titles that have given players a new perspective on what they’re accustomed to.
Sorcery, Love, and War Spins are the focus of the game, which should not come as a surprise as the goddess is famous for her fondness of love and her practice of a type of Norse magic called seidhr, while her husband Odin is, among other things, a war-god. During gameplay, landing three of Freya’s necklace or “Brísingamen,” which serves as a Scatter, on the reels randomly triggers one of three of the spins.
Each of the forces/spins, gives players a different level of ability during the extra spins feature, from symbol upgrades in the Spins of Sorcery to added Wilds in Spins of Love and multipliers in Spins of War, all of which can also be activated during the base game. The scatter feature reveals which “face of Freya” will be received and the exact feature players are getting. In essence, there are three different extra spins features that boost the level of excitement during the player’s session.
Variety is imperative:
Chief Product Officer for Play’n GO, Martin Zettergren feels strongly about variety as he explained in a company press release that it [variety] is “imperative in this industry because players need to be stimulated.”
The CPO added that with so many options to players these days, many still “fall back on the same tropes and ideas.” Zettergren went on to say that variety in Play’n GO‘s themes and narratives, such as a game that is based on a not so popular character, and variety in the game’s features give today’s players something different to anticipate in “a medium that they love.”
The Faces of Freya comes in at 92.6 percent RTP and is available on all devices.