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Vikings Go Wild Slot Review & Bonus

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Overall impression

Graphics - 94%
Gameplay - 82%
Bonuses - 93%
Value - 54%
Summary:

Great theme, stunning graphics on any device, + high RTP, Yggdrasil is set to become one of the big players in this industry

80%
Game Information
Name:Vikings Go Wild Slot
Software:Yggdrasil
Game Type:Video slot
Paylines:20
Progressive: No
reels:5
Whats hot: Whats not so hot:
Cutting-edge iSENSE 2.0 technology tailored for mobile devicesThe total jackpot payout could have been more
Loads of free spins, sticky wilds and a treasure chest bonus game
Sublime fantastical graphics replete with viking theme
In-game graphics accompanied by fight songs

Where to play?

As a relatively new player to the field of virtual gambling, Yggdrasil presents Vikings Go Wild video slots. The slots machine was released on the 27 August 2015. The theme of the game is based on Norse mythology where Vikings combat scary looking sea monsters. The game is flushed with tons of gusto and oomph moments. With 20 paylines and 5 reels it offers a lot in terms of fun and money. The average return to the player is 96.3% and the total non-progressive jackpot payout is £12,500.

Vikings Go Wild comes alive with a fair amount of wilds, sticky wilds, a treasure chest game and free spins. The Vikings were seafaring warriors who had a proclivity for treasure, travel and were fearsome warriors. There are 9 paying icons on the reels which includes the viking warriors, gold, silver, bronze and green coins. Five chief warrior symbols at the maximum bet per spin offers a payout of 250 coins. When the viking symbols fight against the sea monster they become sticky. In other words a re-spin is awarded which translates into a random cash prize.

The graphics and animation that feature throughout the slots are vibrant and colourful almost cartoon like if you will. The game comes with the usual customization options like audio, ‘Max Bet’ and Auto Play settings. The soundtrack is best described as epic adding another dimension to this awe-inspiring slots. To spice things up a bit the developers even added a feisty looking female viking warrior. She’s the blond lass with the sword.

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Game Play

The game can be played in the ‘free mode’ which awards you up to 10,000 credits. This is really not bad if compared to NetEnt’s 5,000 credits. The amount of credits is more than enough to explore each paying icon, the game’s mechanics and how to trigger the free spins. The coin denomination covers all bet sizes. The smallest coin value is 0.01 up to 2.00. If you select 0.01 you’ll wager £$0.25 per spin and if you select 2 your maximum bet will be £$50. The game plays like breeze on the latest mobile devices and desktop. If your mobile phone is a bit dated reduce the graphics otherwise the game might stall or become jittery.

 

Bonus Games

The free spin symbol is the Viking Ship. When 3 or more of them appear on an active payline the free spins mode is triggered. The free games are awarded as follow:

  • 24 free spins are awarded for 5 viking ships.
  • You’ll get 16 free spins for 4 and
  • 3 viking ships awards 8 free spins.

This is where it becomes really interesting. Did I mention that when a viking appears on the reels it becomes sticky? I like the sticky wilds because they remain sticky on the reels for the duration of the free spins.

”TheSticky Wilds in Vikings Go Wild are the “stickiest of sticky wilds.”Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO of Yggdrasil

The wild symbol replaces all the other symbols except the free spins icon (viking ship). The highest winning combination is from left to right.

Treasure Chest bonus feature: The treasure chest can pop up on the reels during the base game and during the free spins mode. This is really a nifty little feature, this is why I say so. When it appears during the base game it awards 8 to 12 free spins and a maximum payout of 1,000 coins (up to 40x your bet). When it appears during the free spins mode the wild reel feature kicks in. You’ll receive between 2 to 4 free spins and can win up to 1,000 coins.

 

Verdict

Although Vikings Go Wild is a high variance slots I consider it Yggdrasil’s flagship game. It offers less wins but when a win does occur payouts are large. The game has enough to keep you busy especially if you take the sticky wilds, free spins and its treasure chest feature into account. If lady luck smiles on you and you trigger the treasure chest during the free spins one random reel will remain wild whilst the free spins are in motion. From a visual point of view the slots doesn’t disappoint either.

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