Vikings Slot Review
Vikings is a NetEnt branded slot based upon the incredibly popular TV show, Vikings. Released on the 22nd of November 2018, NetEnt’s Vikings builds upon the popularity of the TV show, which itself has been running since 2013. The launch of the game was teased to fans during February’s ICE gaming conference, and, since then, NetEnt have put a lot of obvious effort into developing this great branded slot. Fans of the show will appreciate the quality of the game and its trueness to the show. We have no doubt that even players who haven’t seen the show will still appreciate it for being another top-quality NetEnt title.
As its based upon the Vikings TV show, it should come as no surprise that the look and feel of the slot reflect a frosty Norse landscape, scattered with discarded swords and shields. Odin’s black crow vigilantly spies upon your every move (waiting to swoop upon you after you win). As you play, you look over an ice-cold sea with ships prepared for war. The visuals are stunning to look at, and the execution of the whole game is incredibly slick – it really feels like a big time HBO special!
The symbols in Vikings are of 11 different sorts. The low-value symbols are card symbols (which are styled to look like runes made of steel and dripping with the blood of your enemies) of 10, J, Q, K, and A. The high-value symbols are pictures of the series’ characters (for fans they’re: Floki, Bjorn, Lagertha and Ragnar Lodbrok), looking ready for action. The Vikings golden ‘V’ is the highest paying symbol. In addition to this, there are ‘raid spins’ symbols, represented by an arrow-pierced shield with ‘raid spins’ emblazoned on them.
Play Vikings On your Mobile
Whether you’re aboard your longboat or pillaging towns and cities of northern Europe, you need not worry about whether you’re able to play the Vikings slot. The folks over at NetEnt have ensured that Vikings is completely mobile compatible. To do this, they’ve designed and programmed the game in HTML5, which means you can play it on your mobile or tablet with the exact same functionality as on a desktop PC.
Vikings Game Tutorial
It appears that NetEnt’s aim with Vikings has been to focus on simplicity and quality features. The game is a 5×3 slot reel, with all the standard NetEnt bet modifiers to be found at the bottom of the screen. There are bet levels between 1-5 and you can modify your coin values. You can find out more details by pressing the ‘?’ button. The game has an all-win-ways betting line setup, which means that are 243 winning bet lines.
Vikings also includes two exciting features – the Shield Wall and Hotspot – along with a free spins round – Raid Spins. Read below for the details.
The ‘hotspot’ in the Vikings Hotspot feature is the third and middle reel. It’s illuminated with a constant glowing aura, so you can focus on it at all times. When a stacked symbol (one of the Vikings’ characters) covers each row of that reel, then all of the other Vikings character symbols on the slot transform into the same symbol. The pay-out then functions like a typical scatter symbols – symbols do not need to connect to add to your win.
The Shield wall Feature is taken straight from the TV show and Viking lore. It’s activated at random and covers a 3×2 or 5×2 portion of the reels with Viking shields. These shield symbols act like expanded wilds as they substitute the symbols which they cover for matching premium symbols, which are revealed once the shield wall breaks. Therefore, whenever you hear a Viking scream “SHIELD WALL!” don’t give in to the understandable urge to run far away, instead, watch your winnings increase.
Raid Spins: Free Spins
NetEnt’s Vikings does not come without its fair share of Free Spins, so slots fans and Viking fans alike won’t be disappointed. The Free Spins round in Vikings is called the Raid Spins round, aptly named after Viking raids. To activate it, 3 raid spins symbols need to fall anywhere on the reels. When this happens, you’ll be transported to a bigger and better slot reel with 7 reels and 5 rows. You’ll receive 7 Free Spins on the Raid Reel, which (and this is the best part) has ‘hotspots’ on the third, fourth and fifth reels. This means, if you land a stacked symbol, you’ll really maximise your wins.
Vikings Bet Limits
NetEnt’s Vikings has a good range of betting possibilities. The minimum bet is £0.20 whilst the maximum is £100. As with many NetEnt branded slots, the stake is modified by the bet levels between 1-5 and the coin values.
Vikings Maximum Win
The maximum win on Vikings can be achieved in the Raid Spins mode. Whilst in this mode you’re capable of getting a 10,000 times return on your stake. Not bad right?!