|Game:||Rise of the Vikings||Paylines:||20|
|Manufacturer:||Leander Games||Bet Per Spin:||£0.01 – £100.00|
|Bonus Features:||Yes||Free Spins:||Yes|
|RTP:||96.00% – 97.00%||Game Type:||Video Slot|
By all counts the Vikings were a party-loving bunch even if their behaviour got a bit out of hand at times; their desire for entertainment meant that they would surely have appreciated an online slot machine in their honour and that’s what we have here – it’s called Rise of the Vikings and it’s developed by Leander Games.
Rise of the Vikings is a five reel slot with three rows and twenty fixed paylines; those reels are strung between two vertical pieces of timber against a backdrop of a white-capped bay and a Viking longship.
The four higher value symbols are all characters from this story – Hilde, Magnus, Ivar and Gunnar; shields emblazoned with playing card icons represent the four lower values.
The Viking longship is wild and will replace all others to help form winning combinations except for the ‘Free Games’ and throne bonus symbols.
This is triggered by landing two of the Free Games symbols anywhere on reels one and three along with a similar one on reel five which will determine the number of spins awarded – five, eight or twelve. Any bonus symbols landing during this round will award one extra spin.
Before the round starts you will be prompted to select one of the four Viking characters and a weapon, the weapon will act as a multiplier and the character will have the following abilities:
- Hilde – locks in place as a wild until the spins end.
- Magnus – explodes and creates more wilds.
- Ivar – adds up to 14 extra wilds on that spin.
- Gunnar – moves horizontally to fill up a row with wilds.
- Spear – multiples all wins by 2x.
- Bow & Arrows – multiplies all wins by 3x.
- Axe – random multiplier of 2x-5x for all wins.
- Sword – multiplies all wins by 5x.
Landing the throne bonus symbol triggers this feature in the base game and the free spins with the following awards available:
- Base Game – 100-1000x coins, free spins trigger or both.
- Free Spins – 500-2000 coins, 1,2 or 3 extra spins or both.
Super Bet & Mega Bet
This is an optional extra player bet which will provide the following advantages:
- Super Bet (cost 50% extra) – free spins round round will always award 12 spins.
- Mega Bet – (vost 150% extra) – free spins round round will always award 12 spins + two characters and weapons can be selected.
Rise of the Vikings is a well thought out slot with a theme we always warm to; the optional bet is a plus, the features are well designed and the graphics are all top notch. Statistically it’s better to play the Mega Bet with an RTP of 97.00% – the Super Bet is 96.50% and the regular game is 96.00%.