08th Dec2018

‘Vikings’ Slot Review

by James Smith

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Released in November 2018, Vikings is a visually stunning NetEnt video slot based on the TV show of the same name. The historical drama debuted in 2013 and, as of the time of writing, has been renewed for a sixth season owing to its success and popularity. The Vikings slot does an excellent job of bringing the TV show to life: it has an impressive, cinematic trailer, characters from the show as symbols on the reels and a fitting soundtrack. The setting is a gloomy and misty mountain scene with sparse amounts of snowfall. Overall, the slot is very well themed indeed and will surely go down well with fans of the show.

The slot is played on a standard set of three rows and five reels, with the all-ways-win system used. This means that, instead of winning on set paylines, you simply win by landing enough matching symbols on consecutive reels, starting with the leftmost one. With the all-ways-win system, there are a total of 243 ways you can land matching symbols across the reels. Symbols can appear anywhere on the reel and they’ll still count.

During the base game, you’ll notice a Hotspot (a kind of electric border) surrounding reel 3. The slot’s four viking character symbols can each appear stacked (three positions high). Whenever a stacked character symbols lands within reel 3 and covers it completely, all other characters symbols on the reels transform to match that particular symbol – this can significantly boost your chances of landing a win. When calculating your wins for this, the symbols don’t have to be on consecutive reels to count. You’re rewarded for between 3 and 27 symbols – the more symbols, the higher the payout is.

Land Raid Spins symbols on reels 3, 4 and 5 on the same spin and you’ll activate the Raid Spins feature. For this, the reel set expands to become extra-sized and has a total of seven reels and five rows, with a huge 78,125 ways to win. You’ll receive seven free spins, with Hotspots on reels 3, 4 and 5. If fully stacked character symbols land in more than one Hotspot, it’s the one furthest to the left that other character symbols on the reels will transform into.

There’s also the Shield Wall feature. This is randomly triggered and can happen during the base game or free spins. A 3×2 or 5×2 cluster of mystery symbols will appear in a random place on the reels and will all transform into the same symbol. As well as the four characters, the slot’s symbols include five card values (A, K, Q, J and 10), along with a V, which is the slot’s highest paying symbol.

With lots of exciting features and a brilliant theme, this blockbuster slot from NetEnt is sure to be a big hit. Whether you’re a fan of the Vikings TV show or not, you’re sure to have a great time spinning the reels and discovering the slot’s many bonus features. It has quite a high variance so you shouldn’t expect to land wins too often, but when you do, the wins are likely to be quite rewarding. It’s a fantastic release from NetEnt and offers an immersive, thrilling slots experience that many players will no doubt enjoy for hours on end.

Vikings Slot RTP

The RTP for Vikings is 96.05%. Betting values for the slot range from 0.20 to 100 coins per spin.

Vikings Slot Casino

The Vikings slot is readily available to play at a large number of NetEnt casinos. Some of these include All British Casino, Guts Casino and ComeOn! Casino. As its name suggests, All British Casino is themed after all things British and is all about celebrating Great British excellence; it’s packed with games and bonuses and welcomes players from many countries, not just the UK. Guts Casino is a modern, user friendly casino with games by leading providers and very fast withdrawals. As for ComeOn! Casino, it has an impressive collection of over 700 games, plus a sportsbook with lots of sporting events from around the world you can place bets on.
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