If you’re fanatical about the HBO blockbuster television series, Vikings, then you’re sure to love our latest awe-inspiring video slot, based on the historical drama. This Vikings slot review is designed to shine a spotlight on the nuances of this 2018 release, the Vikings free spins on offer and the ways in which you can enhance your chances of winning big on this 78,125-ways-to-win slot.
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With hugely immersive visuals and sound from the Vikings television series, you will feel like you have taken a trip back in time to the 13th century; sitting next to Ragnar, Floki and Bjorn from the moment you hit ‘Play’. Its gameplay is far more serious than Bingo or some of the playful slots available like Rainbow Riches.
The biggest point of note is that you’ll see some people call the Vikings slots a ‘243-ways-to-win’ title and a ’78,125-ways-to-win’ title. In reality, it’s actually both. That’s because in the main game, the game is played with just five reels and 243 active paylines. However, when you activate the slot’s ‘Raid Spins’ feature, the reels expand to seven, creating 78,125 ways to win with each spin.
The ‘Raid Spins’ feature is obviously the most lucrative facet of the Vikings slot game. It is unlocked when you land three ‘Raid Spins’ symbols anywhere on the reels. The slot’s maximum jackpot is 10,000x your initial wager, which has the potential to generate eye-watering cash prizes. The real key is to trigger the Raid Spins feature, with the chance to land a whopping 27 Viking symbols to claim the top cash jackpot.
- It’s worth knowing that some players have taken just 70 spins on average to trigger the Raid Spins bonus round
- Meanwhile, others have taken up to 100 spins on average; such is the volatility of the Vikings free spins.
Before you begin playing Vikings slots, we would thoroughly recommend that you look through the paytable that has been added for player convenience. This outlines all of the symbols and their respective values, as well as how the in-play bonus features are unlocked.
How to play Vikings video slot?
Visually, the Vikings video slot is one of the most impressive from online slots software developer, NetEnt. Their award-winning high-definition visuals and audio have come up trumps again as players are transported to the fields of Norway with weaponry and the fierce black crow in the midst of the five reels. It looks equally as immersive on our mobile bingo as it does on desktop.
In terms of the symbols, Vikings features the standard playing card-style symbols from 10 to Ace and the reels are also adorned with images of the most popular Vikings characters, including Floki, Ragnar, Bjorn and Lagertha. The Vikings-branded ‘V’ symbol is the most valuable base game symbol, paying out seven times your original wager for landing seven on a payline.
The slot’s bet level ranges from one to five, with the maximum bet per spin set at £100. Vikings is also built with a handy Auto Play feature, allowing you to specify a set number of spins to be played automatically by the slot’s random number generator; ideal for those who enjoy long sessions on the slots. You can also customise your Vikings slots experience via the audio and graphics settings based on your computer’s hardware settings.
There are three key bonus rounds built in to the Vikings video slot:
The Hotspot bonus game is triggered when a fully stacked Vikings character symbol (Ragnar, Floki, Bjorn or Lagertha) lands on the third reel in a hotspot. In this instance, all of the other symbols on the reels will be turned into the same character scatter symbol, generating massive payouts if you get at least three matching symbols. You’ll get up to 243 times your wager for landing the maximum 27 scatters!
- Shield Wall
This bonus game can be activated during both the base game and Raid Spins feature of the Vikings slots game. The Shield Wall appears at random on the reels as a combination of unknown symbols that eventually morph into a random symbol.
- Raid Spins
The third and final bonus game is undoubtedly the most lucrative of them all. It is triggered by landing three Raid Spins symbols anywhere on the reels, securing you seven ‘Raid Spins’ with three hotspots appearing on the third, fourth and fifth reels – the centre three reels when the game expands to seven reels during any Raid Spins action. The key here is to find one or more fully stacked Viking characters within at least one of the Hotspots. This will generate the same Viking symbols outside and inside the Hotspots to generate monster wins of up to 10,000x your initial bet.
How to increase your chances to win at Vikings?
In truth, there is no particular way you can increase your chances to win playing the Vikings slots. It’s not a case of the bigger your bets, the more chance you have of winning.
However, it’s good to know that, on average, it is possible to achieve payouts of up to 605x your initial wager on one spin within the base game. With impressive base game wins such as these, it’s little wonder why people are so drawn to the medium-to-high variance of Vikings slots.
Variants of Vikings
- Asgardian Stones
If you like your ancient history, you’ll enjoy Asgardian Stones, with these cascading ancient blocks covered in mystical runes. It’s another video slot that is heavily influenced by Norse mythology.
Another equally epic video slot, Spartacus helps you travel even further back in time to Ancient Rome. Here, you’ll walk into the gladiator arena where you’ll have to show your skills on these Colossal reels.
You should play this game if...
You’re a fan of the big-hit Vikings television series that first aired in 2013. Its licensed visuals and audio stay very true to the show, which is great for loyal viewers. If you’re a fan of medium-to-high variance video slots, you’ll enjoy wiling away the hours on Vikings, with free spins and enticing maximum jackpots up for grabs with every spin of up to seven reels. It certainly has the potential to become just as popular as our Starburst slot.