Vikings is one of the latest releases from NetEnt and has been inspired by the hit television series of the same name, whilst also appearing in the series too. The slot plays out over 5 – 7 reels and offers a whopping 243 – 78,125 ways to win, if that doesn’t make you want to play then maybe you will be further inspired below! Playable from just 20p per spin up to a maximum of £100 per spin offering a good bet range to suit most people’s budget. Vikings can be played on all devices, so can be played wherever and whenever you wish. Players team up with with Bjorn, Floki, Lagertha and Ragnar in this fast paced game. When it comes to features this slot is certainly not lacking as it is complete with a Hotspot feature where players will see if they can get the fully stacked Viking symbols to land on a Hotspot and this then transforms all of the other Viking symbols to stacked ones too.
If players are really lucky, they will land three Hotspots where 27 Viking symbols arrive with pay outs of up to x10,000 their stake. Next up is the Shield Wall feature which produces a cluster of mystery symbols to appear at random on the reels and finally there is the Raid Spins feature, and this where the 7-reels come into play offering a massive 78,125 ways to win. The visuals in Vikings are superb and take players to the Norwegian fields at night with a back drop consisting of a black crow and various weapons.
As well as the usual playing card symbols Ace – 10 there are the Viking characters along with a “V” symbol which is the best payer giving players rewards of x7 of their stake if they land 7 on any one of their pay lines. The Hotspot feature is activated when a fully stacked Viking (Floki, Bjorn, Lagertha or Ragnar) land completely on a Hotspot on the third reel, all of the other Viking symbols then morph into that same symbol. However, there is more! The fully stacked Viking actually pay out in the style of a scatter, so players get far bigger wins, and these are valid for anything from 3 – 27 symbols and a reward of up to x27 of the players total stake. The Shield Wall feature can be activated in the Raids spins feature and also the base game.
The Shield Wall takes the form of a cluster of mystery symbols that land randomly on the reels and these then all take the form of another random symbols to provide additional wins. Last but not least there is the Raid Spins feature which players activate by landing three Raid Spin symbols on the reels. It is then that the 7-reels, 5-row and 78,125 ways to win reel set comes into play. Whilst in this feature if the player manages to land three Hotpots on the 3rd, 4th and 5th reels they are immediately rewarded with 7 raid spins. Landing one of the Viking characters fully stacked on one or more Hotspots and all other Viking symbols both inside and outside of the Hotspot become identical and the same Viking appears on the reels for massive wins of up to x10,000 their stake. Overall this is a fabulous release and offers players a medium to high variance game where they can win up to six hundred times their stake on every spin in the base game. Graphically, this slot is aesthetically pleasing has some bonus features with the win potential to go with it. Personally, I would say that this is the best release from NetEnt this year and if the Gods are good to you the winnings are there to be collected.