NetEnt is renowned for creating impressive slots and games based on popular films and / or TV shows. They’re keeping the momentum going in this arena with another new title set to launch in November 2018, a game based on the hit TV series Vikings.
The Vikings TV series was first broadcast on the Canadian television channel History and the writer /creator is Michael Hirst. The original plan was that this was to be a miniseries but it proved so popular, season six was ordered in September 2017.
Ragnar Lothbrok is the main character, a Viking warrior. Other characters include his friend Floki, Lagertha (his wife) and Bjorn.
Playing The Vikings Slot
As the game hadn’t launched at the time of writing this article, we can only base our review on the trailer of the game that we have seen, and you can view further on in this article.
The game itself features the main characters of the TV show and a variety of other Viking themed symbols. You’ll find the usual playing card royals on the reels as well as the Vikings ‘V’.
It boasts 5 reels on the base game and 243 ways to win but when you’re in the free spin mode, this increases to 7 reels and an impressive 78,125 ways to win.
The backdrop of the game transports your to a battlefield with a variety of weapons and the obligatory black crow to further darken the mood.
As well as the standard symbols and paylines, there are also a whole plethora of bonus features on the Vikings slot from NetEnt.
You will trigger this feature when one of the Vikings (Ragnar, Lagertha, Floki or Bjorn) appear in fully stacked form on reel 3. Any other Vikings anywhere on the reels then become the same as the stacked one.
Unlike the main game where connected symbols create winning lines, for this feature, scatter wins are applicable.
This is randomly triggered and happens both on the base game and within the free spins feature.
The Shield Wall is a cluster of shields that appear anywhere on the reels and the transform to one of the various symbols of the game.
This is the free spin feature of the game and is started when you get three Raid Spin symbols on the reels.
When activated, the game area becomes 7 reels and 5 rows giving you the 78,125 ways to win.
You will get seven spins and there are three Hotspots (on reel 3, 4 and 5). Should a fully stacked Viking symbol land on a Hotspot, the Hotspot rules apply.
You can view the official trailer from NetEnt by clicking the image below:
Although not launched yet, the game will be available at popular casinos online like VideoSlots.