NetEnt has several branded slot games under its belt like “Jumanji” and “Planet of the Apes” which have a huge following around the world. When news broke that the software developer was working on a Vikings slot, players were very eager to see what NetEnt would come out with.
The History Channel's surprising medieval hit featured the life and loves of historical Vikings. It has become an even bigger hit as Netflix started broadcasting it worldwide. The demand for this slot game has intensified in recent weeks in anticipation of the release. NetEnt has now released Vikings and fans of the show will not be disappointed.
True To The Show
This slot game prominently features the show's characters in its iconography. Starting off as a five-reel slot game, players will have 243 ways to win. All they need to do is to get three of the same symbols in one of the many pay lines to get a payout. Low-paying symbols are the card symbols that should be familiar to all slot game players.
What players are aiming for is to score one of the four Vikings characters that are featured in the game. Floki, Bjorn, Lagertha, and Ragnar are all fully represented in the game. All four of them have the same payouts in the basic game. Plus, the Vikings logo is available – which is the most valuable symbol, paying out 50 times the original stake if five logos show up.
There are many interesting features in this netent slot game and one of them is the Hotspot bonus. The game allots one portion of the reel towards the Hotspot zone. What this means is if a player gets one of the top Viking symbols in the hotspot zone, then all the other Viking symbols automatically change into the higher symbols. The more symbols a player gets, the higher the payout which can go up to 243x the original stake.
Besides the Hotspot, the Shield Wall feature may randomly happen. When triggered, a section of the reels transforms into a single symbol and is then scored. Combine that with automatic play and variable betting, it gives players a good chance at winning.
Big Bonuses On Offer
There is one special symbol available and that is the Raid Spins symbol. When a player gets three of them, the screen expands into a seven reel, five-row game, giving players even more ways to win. Additionally, instead of a single Hotspot area, the three middle reels now act as the Hotspot area.
During the raid, there are 78,125 ways to win. It helps that players are given seven free spins to boost their plunder during this bonus. With the larger Hotspot area and increased chances of winning, players who activate the Raid Spins bonus are very likely to walk away with a big prize.