Vikings is a video slot based on the highly popular TV show of the same name. Created by NetEnt it is a licenced slot that really aims to provide high quality gameplay with top class visuals.
Pros and Cons
- The huge number of potential paylines is one of the biggest on the market
- The shield wall helps to create wins from nothing
- When the hotspot feature triggers it offers big scatter pays
- The Raid Spins is very hard to trigger
Gameplay, Playability and Volatility
Vikings really goes all out to stand out from the crowd. It offers excellent visuals and gameplay that includes a number of features.
Hot spot and shield wall
The hot spot feature is triggered whenever a stacked symbol lands fully in the middle reel. This will turn all other scatters into that symbol, then turn the stacked symbol into 3 scatters and it will trigger a scatter pay.
The shield wall symbol is triggered randomly and appears as a cluster of symbols that will reveal a randomly chosen symbol which guarantees a nice payout.
When you manage to land 3 Raid Spins symbols on the reels it will trigger the free spins mode. This will change the reels to a 7 reel and 78,125 paylines. It also increases the size of the hot spot to the middle 3 reels. You are awarded 7 free spins and it is during this mode that the maximum payout of 10,000 times your stake can be earned.
Vikings has a medium to high volatility. This does mean that wins are few and far between. However, when you do grab wins they are on the high side. This means that for players who manage their bankroll well Vikings can offer large payouts.
RTP, Wagers and payouts
Vikings has an RTP of 96.05% which is slightly below the market average.
With a maximum wager of $100 Vikings is appealing to high bankroll players. This especially ties in with the maximum volatility that it has on offer. The minimum wager of $0.10 allows players on a lower bankroll the ability to engage with Vikings in the long term as well. The maximum payout of up to 10,000 times your stake means that players can walk away from Vikings with a life changing win of up to $1,000,000.
Vikings is a high volatility game that uses a large amount of features to increase engagement. This means that it can appeal to both high bankroll and low bankroll players. The long term engagement doesn’t suffer due to the features and only the long period of time it takes to trigger the Raid Spins is a negative. On the whole Vikings is one of the top slots out right now. 4.2/5