The Vikings Slot Review
Man those Vikings were cool! Like Nordic Cowboys, they truly lived their lives to the fullest. While never actually uniting, various bands of Vikings are credited with some astounding achievements:
By imported metals and forging them to high strength, their weaponry was unparalleled.
They revolutionized sea travel by not only having sturdy, flexible ships but also by navigating via study of the environment around them.
They were the first civilization to travel to the Americas. Sure Columbus got all the credit, but the Vikings had been there way before him. I wonder what the USA and Canada would look like today if the Vikings had colonized?
Their descendant (William the Conqueror) took control of England.
And of course, the most important: The Vikings brought us Nordic and Scandinavian women. Bless their souls!
Endorphina has brought out a video slot which pays homage to this fearsome clan. It's called The Vikings and can be enjoyed on your P.C, mobile device or tablet. And yes is the answer to your next question - “ Are there stunning Viking women in the game?” But c'mon people – I can't let you choose a game solely based on the fact that there are some of the most beautiful buxom beauties ever to grace a screen! At least gimme a chance to give you a cursory glance at the other aspects. Hello? Is anyone still there? OK – well, I'll carry on anyway: The Vikings thrusts players right into the heart of adventure with a foreboding sense of danger. The scene is vividly set, and I couldn't wait to embark on my journey to seek riches.
The Vikings is a medium volatility 5 reel and 20 payline slot. There are two special symbols:
A Viking warship is the wild.
A skull is the scatter.
The standard symbols include 2 buxom beauties, Viking chief, horse, shields and Q-Ace icons. The wild can replace anything except the scatter. The controls are perhaps a bit too modern for the theme but blend in nicely with the color scheme. Up top are your Credits, while down below are Menu (including Paytable and Advanced Autoplay Settings), Total Bet (with Adjustors), Auto, Spin and Lines.
Sail at whatever pace the Vikings tell you to because:
A: they are very scary, so just obey!
B: There is no Turbospin in this game.
After each winning spin in regular play, there is a “Take Risk” option given in which you can wager your profits on a double or nothing bet which involves a card choice. If you choose a higher card than the dealer you win, if not, you lose. Simple.
3 scatters anywhere activates 12 Free Spins with stacked wild symbols.
The maximum win in the Vikings is 100 000 coins. I think if I crack that I'll buy my girlfriend one of the outfits the women in the game are wearing…
I loved the graphics – they had the perfect mix of realism and retro. The transparent reels added a depth to the vivid action. The music was perhaps overly dramatic but certainly helped maintain the drama. There are few nice touches to the sound effects like freezing ice which added an immersive quality. I tried The Vikings on 3 different platforms, and it shone on each with zero lags or issues.
Adventure on the high seas, well endowed fierce supermodels and some excellent Free Spins with stacked wilds. Does The Vikings need anything else? I don't think so – there's enough here to keep you engrossed for hours and returning every once in a while for a slice of Viking life.