Vikingmania Slot Review
With the popularity of the Thor series of films, Vikings and their mythology are now very much part of the publics awareness and unsurprisingly, given how bloodthirsty and revered these warriors were, they have also proven to be a fertile breeding ground as inspiration for slot developers. There’s been a few good Viking Slot releases of late and Vikingmania by Playtech is certainly one you should take a closer look at.
Available to play now at Coral Casino the slot opts to move away from the rampaging and pillaging and other not-so-savoury aspects of Viking life and instead focuses on the more player-friendly items such as the horned goblet for drinking, flame haired female viking warriors and a hammer, which looks suspiciously like Mjolnir, the famous Hammer of the Gods only wielded by Thor and those truly worthy.
The setting of the slot is a rather simple one as it is a pine forest, and the reels sit directly in the centre of the screen with all the controls including the line selector, line bet adjustor, Bet Max and Spin buttons all located at the foot of the screen. There are up to 20 pay-lines selectable (and to get the best out of the slot, I strongly recommend you play all of them) and there are the usual 5×3 reels in play. Betting starts (with all lines in play) from just £0.20 per spin but you can ramp up the bets to a huge £10,000 per spin, which puts this into the realm for the mega-high rollers.
So this is a slot which can be played right across the whole gamut of slot players, from the micro stakes gamer to the mega-high rollers, and with a 10,000 coin jackpot to be won, for those higher stakes players some sizeable wins are possible (£500,000 to be exact), so this is a slot which will certainly attract people who want to turn their small initial wager into a bigger value win.
This is a cheerful look into Viking life with a tongue-in-cheek approach to life, very much in the style of a cartoon storybook and in that respect the slot works very well. The animations, introductory scenes and sounds are nicely done too and help draw you into the Vikings realm.
Vikingmania Slot Key Features
On the reels there are the usual playing card low symbols, which go from nine through to the ace and you can win between 5 coins and 125 coins by landing between 3 and 5 of these symbols across the reels, with the Ace and King paying the higher amounts of the lower symbols.
There are four higher value symbols on the reels and this includes the viking horn, the boar, a rather amply endowed viking lady and the red-haired viking, who is the highest paying of all the symbols and offers the top prize of 10,000 coins for five landed on a pay-line. Both the viking warrior and the lady offer small prizes for just two symbols on a pay-line too.
Alongside these symbols there are three others on the reels. The first of these is the blonde viking warrior who appears on the middle three reels and who is the Wild symbol in the game. He can substitute for all the standard symbols outlined above when landed on the reels and the more you land of these symbols, the more chance you have of landing a bigger value win on any single spin.
The map symbol is the in game Scatter symbol and when you land three or more of these symbols anywhere across the reels then you trigger 10 free spins. There are a couple of changes to the reels during the free spins bonus, the hammer symbol (which we will explain more of below) is not on the reels and the Viking Wild symbols becomes an expanding wild during your free games, so when landed it will expand across the entire reel.
Furthermore, if you land three or more of the map scatters during your free spins bonus round you will trigger an additional 10 free spins and you can do this indefinitely, offering you the chance of a sizeable bonus round and win. Best of all, all wins during the free spins bonus round are subject to a 3x multiplier.
The final feature of the slot is the Viking Playtime bonus feature and you trigger this by landing the five hammer symbols across the reels triggering the Bonus feature. This is a fantastically thought-out bonus as you have your viking friend strapped to a target and you have to select a variety of weapons to throw at him. You have 10 throws in total and a total of six different missiles to choose from.
You can select the not-so-lethal options of tomatoes, chickens, eggs or pottery, or you can go for higher value items, such as a battle-axe and war-hammer, which offer bigger value wins but the potential your friend is going to suffer the consequences if your aim is a little too errant. With each throw you will either hit a 1x, 2x or 3x multiplier for your win, or miss the target completely. The multipliers apply to your standard stake and will accrue for each throw you make.
Vikingmania is a hugely fun and enjoyable slot to play that gives Vikings a little twist to their usual exploits and shows them more at rest and play. The bonus games in particular are superbly designed and offer plenty of entertainment while the base game is also good fun to play through. Superbly animated with great sound throughout, this is a slot that is a treat for the eyes, although it can be somewhat volatile at times.
Vikingmania is a fantastically presented slot from Playtech that ticks all the buttons. As video slots go, this is one of the very best offering superb animations with a touch of humour, as well as engaging gameplay and a smattering of superb bonus games that are as enjoyable to play through as they are rewarding at times. It isn’t the easiest slot to win big money on though but with such a wide range of stakes available and so much enjoyment in the gameplay, this is a slot you will come back to play time and time again.
|Where can I play?||Coral Casino|
|Number of paylines:||20 Selectable Lines|
|Number of reels:||5|
|Is autoplay available?||Yes|