The Vikings Go Wild slot machine has some beautiful graphics, symbols, and background animation, as well as sounds that bring the reels to life instantly.
But what more would you expect from an Yggdrasil slot?
All set on the backdrop of a moving sea, these 5×4 reels and 25 paylines send you out onto the sail of a lifetime on long boat headed by two dragons.
And whilst the name might seem to imply that there’s lots of wilds, that’s not exactly accurate. In this case, it’s not the quantity, but the quality of the wilds that counts (more on that in a moment).
You do get wilds dispersed every now and then in the base game, throughout the semi stacked symbols of golden, silver, bronze and green representing the lower paying symbols. And you have the four main viking characters, three men and one girl.
It’s a good setting for what is a medium to high variance slot machine, rewarding you with some small wins throughout the base game and the potential for some very decent ones in the free spins… if you’re brave enough to keep going.
We got excited when we first saw the reels, as the symbols on this Vikings Go Wild slot game come stacked. You know that if there’s stacked symbols, big wins in the base game and free spins cannot be far beyond.
But unfortunately, as time goes on, you soon see that you will need a decent budget to hit those big four and five of a kind wins.
Don’t get disheartened, though because there are some sweet surprises in these five reels to keep you spinning on your voyage.
The wooden treasure box that will randomly appear on reel 5 is one of them. This box will add to your successful plunder of the reels, and reward you with cash prizes of up to 1000 coins.
You also have the possibility of winning up to 12 free spins in the base game, and 4 if found in the free spins. Though it’s pretty rare. Thank-god then, it’s not the only way to trigger the bonus games.
Basically, the nice thing is that you can get some decent instant cash prizes every 20 – 30 base game spins or so.
The free spins has to be the bonus feature that will reward you with the biggest wins of the game.
You get wilds that stay sticky throughout, and the potential for some extra wilds when the character symbols show up to fight the sea creature.
If they are victorious they will turn wild, if not they will get taken deep into the deep blue sea.
How do you trigger them? Find 3 of the ship free spins symbols across the reels, and you’ll get 8 free spins, 4 gives you 16 and 5 gives you 24 free spins.
Find a treasure chest on reel 5 and you could win up to an extra four free spins.
One thing to note is that there are no guarantees you will win big in the Vikings Go Wild free spins.
We’ve had mixed results with 20 – 40x our bet wins on 8 free spins, and sometimes less. And that’s after spinning a good 150 – 200 spins in the base game to trigger them.
No one said that fighting sea serpents would be easy, right?
That said, get a whole screen of sticky wilds and wins of upward of 200 times your bet are within reach.
Yes, Yggdrasil Gaming like to release their video slots online and mobile at the same time. And we have to say the Vikings Go Wild mobile slot is just as good as the online version, only playable in the palm of your hand.
The 96.2% return to player rate keeps the action constant throughout, even if the wins aren’t that big.
A minimum bet of 0.25 per spin isn’t as low as some video slots, like NetEnt’s Aliens at 0.15 per spin, but most gamblers should be able to find a betting limit to suit them.
The graphics, sounds, and animations are technically great and the game play provides some good action, even if, sometimes, it can get quite frustrating.
But if you like your games with the potential for big wins, and have patience, then this Vikings Go Wild slot game is quite the voyage.
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