Yggdrasil Gaming is a comparatively well-known software provider in the iGaming industry. Founded at the beginning of 2013 by former NetEnt CEO Fredrik Elmqvist, the company was created to produce technologically advanced gameplay that focuses on quality and user experience.
The name of the company refers to Scandinavian Mythology and to the ash tree, home to eagles and dragons. Needless to say, Yggdrasil Gaming has lived up to its name, creating mythology-themed slot games and various themes that has made it a casino household name today.
Yggdrasil games are mobile friendly, good-looking and bursting with innovative features. In addition to original themes, Yggdrasil breathes new life into familiar worlds as well. From deserts of ancient Egypt to stormy seas and fairy castles, Yggdrasil makes the magic happen - with a twist.
Thanks to technological advancements and state-of-the-art visuals, Yggdrasil Gaming and Casinos have been rising through the ranks to become staple player favourites. The games are stunningly designed and come with great attention to detail that rivals that of its competitors.
What makes the games exceptional, however, is the numerous in-game features designed to offer players with a unique experience.
There are no run-of-the-mill features here. You'll still find free spins bonus rounds and multipliers, but Yggdrasil Gaming approaches them from a different angle, making each and every game unique.
Yggdrasil Gaming's portfolio has more than 70 casino games on offer. These range from modern video slots to jackpot games and table games.
When it comes to video slots, you will quickly notice that they are of the highest calibre with plenty of attention to detail going into the graphics and sounds.
Here are some of the best-known games:
Winterberries: This 3D slot game is played out over five reels and 25 paylines. Filled to the brim with colourful wintery images, the graphics are realistic enough, that you might want to reach out and pick a fruit off the reels.
Although it is a fruit-themed slot, it fives the classic game a refreshing makeover.
For starters, every time you hit a winning combination, the winterberries formed from this combo are frozen in place, resulting in a respin. Re-spins are free of charge and can trigger more re-spins and wins. You can also trigger a multiplier of up to 5x when you land symbols of a kind in 2 or more columns.
Vikings Go Berzerk: This highly volatile game was designed with high rollers in mind who want it all – Superb graphics, unique bonus features and exciting gameplay. This slot game sees you join a mutiny of Vikings in search for hidden treasures aboard a traditional Viking ship.
The game is built over five reels and 25 fixed paylines. It also comes with Viking rage meters which get filled up every time you hit a winning combo. Once a meter fills up, you'll earn yourself seven free spins.
It also comes with a free spins round which can award you with up to 21 spins, multipliers, wilds and much more.
There are more bonuses here than you can imagine!
Beauty and the Beast: Embark on an adventure and re-visit the popular children's fairy tale of Belle and the Beast over five reels and 20 paylines.
Set in a dark yet beautiful castle peppered with frozen flowers and stained glass windows, Beauty & the Beast invites you to take a chance on the beast who will reward you with generous wins.
The free spins round on offer here is what makes the game stand out from the rest. Once you activate the free spins round, you'll be asked to choose two characters – The maid, butler and the chef.
Each of these characters comes with their own special powers, including nudges and boosts. There are also wilds which can substitute for all symbols to help create winning combinations.
This medium to high variance slot game relies heavily on the free spins round, which can easily be triggered.
Number of desktop games: 100
Yggdrasil uses the latest HTML5 technology to support its iSense technology. This well-acclaimed technology makes room for particle animations and sleeker motion animation techniques.
As a result of such advancements, the graphic effects can switch from one style to another without requiring Flash or Java. The result allows players to access all Yggdrasil games across a wide range of devices, including desktop, tablets and smartphones.
You won't have to worry about any outdated operating systems as the games are fully responsive and operative on all devices.
Besides being mobile-ready, all games can also be played on Windows, Mac and Android devices.
Number of mobile games: 100
There are currently no live dealer games available. However, there are three blackjack games available at your disposal.
Dr Fortuno combines the thrills of online slots with those of Blackjack. You can pick one version over the other, but if you like the theme and the game of Blackjack, it is worth giving this table game a try.
Dr Fortuno is your dealer here, and you'll be asked to take a seat at the table to play against Dr Fortuno himself.
There is also Lucky Blackjack, which sees you play against an animated female dealer clad in green.
With an Irish jig playing in the background, you'll be playing alongside other players in this exciting version of Blackjack.
Finally, there is Sonja Blackjack which is set by the poolside. The character of Sonja, like the previously mentioned games, is well-animated and mimics live dealer games.
Number of live games: 0
Yggdrasil's sophisticated jackpot network has facilitated a number of jackpot games, including Ozwin's Jackpots, Empire Fortune, Dr Fortuno Jackpot Raiders and Joker Millions.
Recently, Yggdrasil introduced the Jackpot Top-up feature. This feature enables operators to instantly enhance prize pools within the jackpot games, adding more win potential and ultimately improving the user experience.
Number of jackpot games: 9
Yggdrasil is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority.
It also holds a distributing license from the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority and the Romanian National Gambling office.
All game licences:
United Kingdom, Malta, Gibraltar, Romania
All Yggdrasil games undergo rigorous testing, both internally and externally for safety. Additionally, all games undergo monthly audits by independent third parties to ensure that games are fair and results are impartial.
Yggdrasil makes games for adult players with a good grasp of how the mechanics and features work. All the relevant info is shown to players at all times. In addition, the game client also supports reality checks to show the wagered amount and current balance.
All games are available to players who are 18 years and over.
Yggdrasil games are supported in various currencies, including British Pounds, Euros and Canadian Dollars.
Supported game currencies:
GBP (£), EUR (€), SEK (kr), NOK (kr), DKK (kr), RUB (₽), CZK (Kč), USD ($), NZD ($), CAD (C$), AUD ($), ZAR (R), UAH (₴), GEL (ლ), KZT (〒), AMD (Դ), TRY (₤), BRL (R$), CNY (¥), CLP ($), PEN (S/.), ARS ($), MXN ($), PLN (zł), CHF (₣), BGN (лв), HRK (Kn), HUF (Ft), RON (L), VND (₫), KRW (₩), ILS (₪), JPY (¥), MYR (RM), SGD ($), THB (฿), TWD ($), HKD ($), IDR (Rp)
Yggdrasil games are available in multiple languages, including English, French and Swedish.
Supported game languages:
English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Turkish, Korean, Japanese, Thai