Vikings, as a TV series, fascinated its viewers and made it into one of the most popular shows around. As a slot machine that’s offered by NetEnt, I can only assume that it’s going to be just as impressive to those that frequent online casinos. Scheduled for release in November 2018, Vikings is set to be one of the top choices for players during the winter holidays.
NetEnt came up with a slot machine which has 5x3 reels and 243 ways to win during the paid spins, but which explodes in size once the Raid Spins are reached, at which point you get 7x5 reels and 78,125 ways. It looks like a typical NetEnt game, filled with interesting features, but offering relatively low maximum potential. Besides the Raid Spins, you can also expect to get stacked symbols, Hotspots or the Shield Wall feature.
Betting and Prizes
20 coins appear to be the basis for any wager placed in Vikings, and the player will receive 243 ways to win in exchange. It’s not a bad investment on the player’s part, and he can take it further by increasing the number of coins per line, as well as the coin value. With up to 200 coins wagered each round, but with a starting point of just $0.20, the slot is going to be accessible to everyone.
A lot of NetEnt slots are not doing that great payout wise, and they seem to be mostly low to medium volatility. Hopefully, Vikings will get a Max version with high volatility and increased rewards, so that it can appeal to all types of players. Certainly, it looks like the Raid Spins are going to be the ones with the highest potential, thanks to the 78,125 ways to win which become possible there.
When it comes to the Return, you shouldn’t worry, it’s likely to be good. NetEnt offers mostly slots with 96% or higher RTP.
Vikings Slot Features
The symbols showing us the Vikings of the TV show are going to be stacked inside. You get better chances to form big wins in a single round, but it increases the slot’s volatility as well.
Shield Wall is a feature which involves mystery symbols with Shields in them, which can land and then be transformed into a single type of symbol.
Hotspots are on the 3rd reel, and filling it with a stacked Viking will get the player a transformation of the rest of the Viking icons visible at the time. They all transform into a single symbol, and then you get paid as if those were scatters.
By far, I think that the slot’s Raid Spins are going to be the most interesting ones. They’re played on a different layout, with 7 reels and 5 rows, which offer a total of 78,125 ways and possible combinations. You also get 3 Hotspots instead of 1.
Theme & Design
For the game’s theme, they went with a branded design, inspired by the very popular Vikings TV show. As the 6th season is set to begin on TV, in November 2018, NetEnt prepares to release its slot machine to take advantage of the surge in interest. The main characters of the series are the slot’s stacked symbols, offering bigger payouts. Secondary symbols have some unfortunate looking Royals, which have a metallic-style design.
Vikings is set to be one of the best slots to be released in late 2018, the perfect choice for someone that loves this TV show.