With five reels, four rows and 25 Paylines, Vikings Go Wild Slot from Swedish slot operators Yggdrasil Gaming is themed on the ancient Norse people, who must lock horned helmets with a fearsome sea monster.
As ever with this provider, you can expect first-class graphics, rich detail and an immersive experience complete with epic backing music.
Released in August 2015, this was the Scandi studio’s first foray into the world of these northern warriors, with other titles released since including Vikings Go to Hell and Vikings Go Berzerk.
How to play
Play from 25p a go up to a comparatively low maximum price-per-spin of £50 on your device of choice.
Among the standard symbols are Viking characters plus a quartet of coins, of which the gold one is the most rewarding at 80x wager, and the green the least lucrative. Among the higher-paying human characters, there are three males plus a female Viking. She pays 175x bet for five in a row, the man on a blue background yields 250x. (Equal pay is clearly still some centuries away.)
Line up three symbols in a row on a Payline to scoop a winning combo.
Vikings Go Wild Slot special features
The Wild icon, surprisingly enough, has that word written on it, in gold lettering. As usual, it replaces all others bar the Scatter, which here is a Viking longboat. During the free whirls feature, Wilds are sticky.
Keep an eye out, too, for the treasure chest emblems which show up on Reel 5 in both the free whirls round and the main game. In the latter, they can bestow coin wins of up to a thousand coins, plus between eight and a dozen free goes.
When playing free spins, expect a similar number of coins, and two to four wager-free whirls, plus the whole reel may turn Wild while the feature continues.
This is, as usual, where the bigger wins are typical to be found. Land a trio of Scatters to enjoy eight free whirls, four to scoop 16 freebies. Bag five and you’re in line for a 24-freebie payday.
As an added plus to this round, any Viking icons which show up will do battle with and aim to overcome the terrifying sea monster. If the Viking emerges victorious, their symbol converts into a sticky Wild. These icons remain fixed in place for as long as the round lasts, boosting your chances of scooping winning combos no end.
As if all that wasn’t enough, any Wilds that were around on the reels during the triggering spin also stay sticky throughout the feature.
Don’t expect to see a progressive jackpot in Vikings Go Wild. The maximum win is advertised as €190,000.
Return to Player (RTP)
Expect some high-variance gaming action in Vikings Go Wild Slot, while RTP or Return to Player here is a decent, if middle-of-the-road, 96.3%.
Obviously, Viking-themed slots have been done before. But this mobile-friendly game is exciting and engaging, with lots to hold your attention. It may not be for you if you prefer lower volatility, but set sail on the high seas today and try it out for yourself!
Play and find out why, in one reviewer’s view, it’s one of the best slots Yggdrasil has ever made. Then let us know if you agree.