Of Sabers and Monsters is a slot game developed by Yggdrasil, drawing inspiration from the fierce and fearless Cossack warriors. The game features a 6x4 reel setup with 4,096 win ways. Set in a yellow wheat field with a black raven on the left-hand side, the grid showcases the ongoing battle between four heroes and monsters. The backdrop includes drifting clouds across the sky, creating a dynamic and engaging visual experience.
Players can choose their preferred bet size from £0.10 to £25 per spin. The gameplay revolves around filling Ardent Meters associated with different characters to trigger Ardent Respins. Winning combinations with character symbols contribute to filling the Focus Meter, leading to various bonus features. Wild symbols play a crucial role in completing wins, and the game includes unique features like the Skirmish feature and a Feather Symbol on reel 6, which awards random prizes or free spins. You can win as much as £250,000 in this game, although its RTP falls way below the industry's average at 90.5%.
Premium character symbols pay 1 to 1.5 times the stake for 5-of-a-kind wins, while Wild symbols substitute for pay symbols. Winning with character symbols adds Focus Points to the Focus Meter, requiring 100 points for a full meter and triggering Ardent Respins. During Ardent Respins, characters battle monsters on the 4 middle reels, turning into sticky wilds if victorious. The Skirmish feature activates with filled reels, turning characters wild upon defeating monsters. Reel 6 can land a Feather Symbol, granting random prizes or free spins. Bonus rounds trigger with 3 to 6 scatters, offering 8 to 20 free spins, with the option to gamble for more. Extra features include ardent mode symbols, extra spins, sticky wild reels, and feather symbols. The Tempest Bonus Round, triggered by the Feather symbol, awards 8 Tempest Free Spins with characters always winning and turning into sticky wilds. The game is designed to be accessible on both desktop and mobile platforms, providing players with flexibility in terms of where and how they can enjoy the game.