Proving that they have what it takes to become one of the big names of the slot machine industry, Booongo releases with Viking’s Gods Gold one of the better looking slots I’ve seen within this particular theme niche. Graphics wise it’s impressive, so let’s dive in and see what else it can offer.
For starters, it’s a 5-reels title, one which offers 4 symbols for each column and so it’s no surprise that it delivers 50 fixed lines for them as well. Keep playing, and you can expect to have access to free spins, scatters and wilds, as well as wins of up to $50,000 per spin.
Betting and Prizes
In order to set up a bet for the game, you have a button underneath the Spin option, and that one takes you to the full list of values that are available. The smallest one is $0.20, while the biggest bet can reach $100. Considering how many active lines are covered, the bets are not that high.
The rewards are not influenced directly by features, so what you see on the paytable is pretty much what you get. It’s a regular symbol that pays the highest prize, of $1,000 per line, and given the number of lines involved you could in theory win up to $50,000 in a single round.
Viking's Gods Gold Slot Features
This isn’t an area where I’d say that Viking’s Gods Gold impresses. There are several regular features to be had, pretty much what any other slot machine would offer.
The slot makes heavy use of stacked symbols, this being something that you get from any regular symbol, not just some of them. On one hand, it helps you create more winning combinations at a time, and filling up a screen with top paying symbols isn’t unlikely. On the other, you often go through several rounds before you get new wins, since the stacked symbols make it more difficult.
Moving on to the feature symbols, those include a Dragon Wild, which you’re only going to see on the reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. As such, the only way to use it is as a replacement for another icon, but not for a scatter. Don’t expect any rewards to come from it either, it doesn’t appear on enough reels to be able to form a combination by itself.
Thor’s Hammer is your scatter, the only other feature symbol in use. Whenever all three possible symbols appear, on reels 1, 3 and 5, there are 10 free spins triggered in the game. Have another set of 3+ scatters at that point, to retrigger the feature. The free spins have an advantage as well, coming with additional wilds and scatters.
Theme & Design
It’s the design that made me love this game, as the graphics are gorgeous, cartoon-style but in a way that makes it as good as any animation movie. In fact, it reminds me of the Asterix and Obelix movies, though the quality is actually better here.
The theme is related to the Vikings, and it shows them in a more funny style. There are warriors shown holding weapons or drinking, along with their priest. Even the unrelated symbols, with card suits in them, use shields as support and look appropriate.
The Viking theme and the gorgeous graphics are the ones making this slot appealing. The features do a lot less in that regard.