Vikings Go Berzerk Slot Review

A little while ago, Yggdrasil Gaming released Vikings Go Wild, an entertaining slot about a boisterous group of Scandinavians with a predilection for sailing long boats and wearing helmets with horns on the outside. The game proved to be something of a hit with players given its beautiful presentation and enjoyable bonus features so perhaps it is no surprise that a sequel has now arrived. That game is called Vikings go Berzerk and you can play it right now at Bet365 Vegas.

The theme of this slot is a particilar type of Viking warrior, perhaps the most feared of all, called the Berzerker. These warriors were noted for being the most fearless of all Viking soldiers, heading into battle bear chested and without any armour, often fighting as if in a trance and often impervious to pain. So fearsome were they, that Vikings would send these warriors into battle first, and it was often the case that they would defeat their foes, or at least send them running into retreat.

This new slot game takes that rage and uses it in a slightly more positive manner as we shall discover when we look at some of the key features of the slot. So what you have here is a 5×4 reel slot game that features 10 paylines, however the paylines are organised slightly unusually in that five pay from left to right across the reels, and five more pay from right to left. Spins start at just £0.25 for the lower stakes players, but you can ramp up the booty on offer by playing for up to £125 per spin if you prefer.

Vikings Go Berzerk Key Features

What is great about the Vikings Go Berzerk slot is that it is packed with features and bonuses. The first of these is that all symbols are stacked on the reels, making multiple line wins possible. There’s the usual mix of lower value symbols (coins) and higher value (Vikings) on the reels and of course, there is a Wild symbol to help you land more payline wins. That’s all pretty bog standard stuff, but it is the features beyond this which make the game so much fun to play.

Another base game feature is the Treasure Chest bonus, which when landed on the reels awards you an instant cash prize of between 2x and 40x your standard stake, or you could get lucky and launch the Free Spins bonus round. If you land the Golden Treasure Chest on the fifth reel however, then you can win a greater number of prizes including up to 400x your stake, up to 21 free spins or a Rage Boost for one of your viking characters.

A Rage Boost is applied to the Rage Meter which each of your Viking Characters has below the wheels. Land payline wins with each character to increase their rage meter and if you manage to fill the meter completely, then you trigger the Free Spins bonus round in this way. However, in the free spins round, your Viking is a Berzerker and is guaranteed to defeat the sea creature, which means you will have more Wilds on the reels for the duration of the Free Spins than you would if you access the game via the three scatter symbols option.

Speaking of which, if you land three or more scatters, you win 7. 14 or 21 free spins depending on how many scatters landed (3, 4 or 5) but accessing free spins in this way means your Viking is not a Berzerker and so may not defeat the Sea Creature, or it may take them considerably longer to do so and as such, you won’t get as many free spins with those key additional Wilds.  The reason the Wilds are so key is that during Free Spins all Wilds landed on the reels are Sticky Wilds and once landed, remain in place for the remainder of the free spins, increasing your chances of a bigger value win.

Regardless of how you trigger Free Spins, you will also have an extra bonus applied at the start of the round called a Bonus Randomiser. Depending on what bonus you manage to select you could start your bonus with extra treasure chests on the reels, additional free spins, a Sticky Wild applied to the reel from the first spin, or an entire reel Wild.


Editor's Review

Yggdrasil Games have really pulled another top quality slot out of the bag here with Vikings Go Berzerk. It is a worthy follow up to the Vikings Go Wild slot and is packed to the brim with exciting features, many of which can be triggered from within the base game on a spin, or at random. The Rage Meters for each of the four Viking characters is a nice touch, offering a secondary method to access free spins and the different Treasure Chest bonuses add a great deal of excitement to the base game, as well as being very beneficial during free spins. Vikings Go Berzerk is a slot which combines popular features, with new features superbly well and while it isn’t perfect by any means, this is certainly one slot that will offer you plenty of enjoyment over the longer term.

Where can I play?Bet365
Number of paylines:25 fixed paylines
Number of reels:5
Is autoplay available?Yes
Game manufacturer:Yggdrasil Gaming