During an IGaming conference earlier this year, the leading game provider NetEnt announced the news that they are going to release a new video slot based on HBOs successful TV series Vikings, which is about the legendary Viking Ragnar Lothbrok. Now, after many months of waiting its finally time! Grab your shield and head out on an exciting raid for the big wins together with Ragnar, Lagertha, Bjorn and Floki – the Vikings will arrive at ScandiBet on the 22nd of November!
About the game:
The Vikings slot has quite a long, mighty intro and already at that point, the game caught our full attention. Just by watching the intro you can tell that this is going to be a game of really high quality, and the quality stays on the same level all way through the game when you look at the design, graphics and soundtrack. The soundtrack of the game is intense, the background music is as if it’s taken straight from the TV series and its perfectly synced with the warriors’ calsl from the battlefield, weapons that clash against one another and the sound of arrows that wind through the air.
The journey begins in the house of the blind seer from the TV series, and after his prophecy you will continue out the door and see a grey, Nordic winter landscape above a lake. The game board consists of 5 wheels and 3 rows during the basic game rounds with 243 ways to win, however, during the frees pins feature it will grow to 7 x 5 and contain 78,125 ways to win! You will be able to place bets from 0.2 euros and all the way up to 200 euros per spin.
There are 10 different symbols in the game, the five with the lowest value are 10, A, J, K and Q while the high paying symbols consist of four of the most beloved characters from the TV series – Ragnar, Lagertha, Bjorn and Floki and the Viking symbol, we are pretty sure that these symbols are something that the fans of the series will appreciate.
There are a few interesting game features in this slot, and one of them is the Hotspots Scatter Pays. If you take a closer look at the game board, you will notice that the middle wheel is marked with a glowing light around it. This is the Hotspot wheel. If you manage to land a Viking symbol that covers this wheel completely, then all the remaining Viking symbols you have on the game board be converted to the same symbol that you just landed on the Hotspot wheel. It doesn’t matter where on the board they are, they dont have to be in a cluster for you to win.
The Raid Spins feature will be activated when you land at least 3 scatter symbols on row 3, 4 and 5. This is basically a free spin feature where you will be awarded with 7 free spins. When Raid Spins is active, you will see the game board transform, and you will be transferred to a burning battlefield. The game board will now contain 7 wheels and 5 rows and the Hotspot wheel feature will remain, but instead of only one there will now be three Hotspot wheels in order to improve your winning chances.
The last game feature in Vikings is Shield Walls, a random feature that can show up anywhere at any time both in the basic game rounds and during the free spin feature. When the Shield Wall gets activated, a cluster of shields will appear over the reels and thereafter give you a Viking symbol. The Shield Wall will cover 3 x 2 symbols during a basic game round and 5 x 2 symbols during the free spin feature.
The first season of HBOs Vikings aired in 2013, and they are currently on their fifth season with yet another one coming next year, and the series is still as popular as ever. The question now is; will the game be a success as well? We are completely sure that if you are a fan of Vikings, you will just love this slot. NetEnt has once again provided a game with the same high quality as they always do, and even if you havent watched the series we are confident that you will enjoy this game anyway. This slot surely has the potential of standing out, and if you like action packed games you should definitely come and try it out with us at ScandiBet!