Rise of the Vikings has been offered by Leander Games, as yet another contestant in the Viking themed slots category. The game has a couple of advantages over others though, and I will go through them below, but suffice it to say that it’s a good slot to be playing if you’re into the Viking theme.
In Rise of the Vikings, you will be able to spin 5 reels of 3 symbols, where there are 20 active lines. You can win up to $5,000 in certain features, plus along the way you will encounter wilds, scatters, bonus games, free spins and multipliers.
Betting and Prizes
The bet options are all found on the left side of the bottom row, next to the green buttons that will get the reels going. You have the fixed lines there, plus the value of the total bet. The only part that changes is the coin value, varying from $0.01 to $5. Since you use 20 coins for each round, you have total bets of $0.20 to $100.
I haven’t found the individual payouts of the game to be that high, the best combo offering only 200 coins to the player, or $1,000. There are certain multipliers inside, which could take the jackpot to $5,000, but even so I wouldn’t consider that a lot of money. The average RTP tells a different story though, being set to 97%, which means that you’re going to have a better chance at walking away with a profit from this slot, than with a lot of other games.
Rise Of The Vikings Slot Features
A major symbol to be using in any game, the longboat is present here as well and it fulfills a major role, being the wild, or the substitute as it’s also called. Though you can’t have the wild pay you directly, it will be usable in any regular combination if it appears next to regular symbols and together they meet the requirements for that to happen. It will not be a replacement for a bonus or scatter symbol, only for regular ones.
The 5th reel will sometimes get a Throne Bonus symbol on it. It’s the only reel that will get it, and when that happens you will get a bonus game out of this event. You could receive a cash prize at this point, or you can go further and access Battle Bonus Free Spins.
The second way to get into the free spins is through regular scatter symbols, which you are going to have appear on the reels 1, 3 or 5. Together, three scatter symbols will trigger the free spins. You will notice that the 5th reel scatter will have a number on it, which tells you how many free spins you get. The number can be 5, 8 or 12.
At the start of the free spins, you will have the option to select from among the displayed shields, to get an extra feature. You can get Hilde, which locks in place and remain there until the free spins are over. You could also have Magnus to help out, exploding on appearance and adding extra wilds to the reels. Ivar would rain down wilds, up to 14 of them at a time. Finally, Gunnar will slide over the reels, on the same row, and will act as a wild.
Theme & Design
The theme is one that revolves around Viking invaders, and it’s been expertly designed. It has funny cartoon style symbols and a host of interesting characters in them. The images are with those warriors, of longboats, shields and the card suits.
Rise of the Vikings has been a great game to play, with the graphics, features and the RTP all contributing to this impression.