Vikings Slot Review – NetEnt
The popular studio Netent is one of the oldest providers within the casino industry, with many iconic games which are years old but still popular and new releases that are innovative. One of my most recent studio slot release was for the game titled ‘Fruit Shop Megaways’, which has a max win capped at 10,000x and a Free Spins feature with a multiplier up to 10x. Today we are learning all about a popular game release from back in 2018. This slot is titled ‘Vikings’, originally released on 22nd November 2018.
The game Vikings is actually based on the tv show Vikings. The show first started in 2013 and is currently still running on season 6. This show can be watched on prime video. It has a 91% rating from rotten tomatoes and very popular in America. In the background are a snowy setting of the sea and surrounding mountains in the fog. On the left is a flag with a skull on top and a fence with a shield against it and a crow on top. There are simple animations of snow and the crow moving slightly. Overall I think the visuals for the game are superb and capture the series well.
Vikings has a classic setup of 5 reels by 3 rows, this includes 243 ways to win. This game is high variance due to the max win capped at 10,000x per spin and set RTP of 96.05%. You can bet from £0.20 – £100.
Vikings Slot Review Pay Table & Symbols
This game has 12 symbols in total, this includes 5 low-paying symbols. These are represented by 10, J, Q, K, and A. These symbols are silver with blood splatters. There are also 5 premium symbols, these are represented by 4 character symbols with a different vibrant colour. Also a golden Vikings logo symbol. Premium symbols appear as singular and 3 symbols down stacked on the reel set. This excludes the golden logo symbol. There is also a scatter symbol which is a shield. The highest paying symbol is the golden logo symbol, this symbol pays around 58x for 7.
Vikings Slot Review Features
There are two features in the base game to look out for. The first is ‘Shield Wall Feature‘, this is active in both the base game and raid spins feature. The shield wall appears as a cluster of mystery symbols and will trigger on any spin in any area on the reel set. Once it appears the shields will reveal the symbol and wins will be awarded.
The second feature is the ‘Hotspot Feature’, the hot spot is reel 3 in the base game. When a fully stacked Viking symbol lands in the hot spot area completely the feature will trigger. All other Vikings symbols on the reels will transform into the Viking symbol in the hot spot.
Central to this game is the ‘Raid Spins’, this is activated when you land 3 scatters on reels 3,4 and 5. This will award 7 raid spins, this feature is played on a new 7 reels by 5-row reel set with 78,125 bet ways. There are 3 hot spots on this new reel set, on reels 3,4 and 5. The hot spot feature is active like in the base game. The feature will trigger when a fully stacked Viking symbols land completely in one of the hot spots. All other Viking symbols are transformed into the Viking symbol in the hot spot. You can win up to 10,000x per spin in this feature.
Overall, I think NetEnt did a fantastic job creating this slot. The detail within the visuals are beautifully crafted. Paired with insane high variance, which was needed by the studio. Be sure to try the game for yourself if you haven’t already. Also, be sure to check out our exclusive casino offers.