Valkyrie Slot Review – ELK Studios
ELK Studios feels like a very underrated slot provider compared to others. Their games feel unique with designs and mechanics, especially in their newest releases Platooners and Joker Gems which are both excellent and very fun to play. Their latest slot to be released will be their last of 2018, the slot is called ‘Valkyrie,’ and it will see release on all sites with the provider December 4th. The game has a max win of 5,000x ,an RTP of 96.3% and 1024 pay lines. Let’s find out more in our Valkyrie slot review!
The slot is five reels, 4 row with a mythology theme which is very common, so I am a little disappointed ELK decided to use it on their last release of the year. But the slot has detailed graphics along with bright artwork in the background and on the higher tier symbols. The games main character is called Freya, the Goddess of Love who will accompany you during your spins. The other characters are a group called the Valkyries which is made up of, Andora, Helena, Gane, and Tyrsa. All these characters represent the higher tier symbols.
Valkyrie Slot Review Base Game Features
The base game mainly consists of Valkyrie features; the features are activated when you land 3 or more bonus scatter symbols on any reels. The three features are ;
- Arrow Of Fortune – Freya fires arrows on the reels, all the arrows that hit the marks shown to transform into an epic symbol of either 2×2, 2×3 or 3×3 on the reels. This feature seems the weakest one of the 3.
- Shield Of Chance – Wild shields rain on the reels spinning, all the shields that land turn into wilds. A very simple feature that could provide a good win.
- Sword Of Destiny – Wild swords will fall on reels 2,3 and 4 when the reels are spinning. If a sword lands on the reel when it finishes spinning it will turn entirely wild. I feel this feature has the most potential.
Valkyrie Slot Review Paytable and Symbols
This slot has eight low paying symbols which I feel is way too many especially with four high paying symbols on top of that, the symbols feel too cluttered and give an impression of it being difficult to get pays when spinning. The low paying symbols are represented by J, Q, K and A which are in a font with different colours of gems. There are also four themed symbols of Thor’s hammer, a gauntlet, wolf and a serpent.
The four high tier symbols are the games characters, the highest paying symbol is Freya with pay of 4x for 5 if a kind which feels low for the most top symbol. The game also has a free spins and bonus scatter for features. The last symbol is a wild which appears on reels frequently and is featured in the base game features. Symbols can appear on reels in all different sizes like 2×2 – 3×3.
Valkyrie Slot Review Free Spins
To activate the free spins you need 3 or more free spins scatters to land, You are awarded five free spins with three scatters and at least one valkyrie feature. You are awarded more spins, and features for more scatters landing on activation. 4 scatters for 7 free spins and at least 2 Valkyrie features, five scatters gives ten free spins and at least 3 Valkyrie features. A retrigger can occur and will give the same number of spins and features as the activation of the feature but as extras.
The spins will be normal, and Valkyrie features can occur during these spins, there is not much more I can say about the spins as they are very basic and the features are the ones from the base game. The spins seem medium volatility but nothing insane.
Valkyrie Slot Review Conclusion
Overall, I think this slot is fun to play. But it does not seem very volatile, the base game features help boost the volatility in the spins, and the free spins are very easy to understand. It is a shame you only get five free spins with the three scatter activation. I feel it should be 7-10 for three scatters, then extra spins for more scatters. ELK did a good job producing this slot! I wish there was more to it like their previous releases. I recommend you try this slot out when it is released soon on all good online casinos.
Gameplay – 3.5/5
Volatility – 3/5
Bonus game – 3/5