We’re big fans of the TV series Vikings and were delighted to hear that a slot version was in the pipeline. There’s not long to wait now and NetEnt has released a preview showing players just what they can look forward to.
First impressions are very positive. The visuals are suitably high-end and you’ll hear the clanking of swords to herald each spin. As you’d expect, the main characters from the series (Ragnar, Lagertha, Bjorn and Floki) dominate the action as they spin in fully stacked formation.
If the design is pretty much what we expected the features look like offering something a little different, starting with the Shield Wall feature. Blocks of shield symbols can drop onto the reels to form a barrier. All the shields then transform into the same symbol and a new payout calculation is made.
The second somewhat unusual extra is the Hotspot feature which fills the whole of the middle reel. If 1 of the higher value Vikings lands fully stacked and fills the Hotspot, all the other Viking symbols on the reels will all morph into the same symbol. A new scatter-style payout follows.
Even the Raid Spins feature offers something fresh – once triggered, you’ll be awarded 7 Raid Spins which are played on a new 7 reel, 5 row machine which combine to offer 78,125 ways to win! The number of Hotspots in play during the Raid Spins feature increases from 1 to 3.
Once again, the Hotspot payouts are done scatter style which can deliver some pretty hefty awards thanks to the extra reels in play. You can also hit the Shield Wall feature during the raid spins too.
We had high hopes for Vikings and if this preview is anything to go by it looks like meeting them. The visuals are as high end as you’d hope for a big budget tie-in slot and the stirring soundtrack fits the theme perfectly.
The range of extras on offer in Vikings looks good too, delivering something more than the standard diet of free spins and pick me rounds. Whether or not you’re a fan of the show, Vikings looks like being a cracking slot. It’s set to be released in late November 2018 to coincide with the release of season 6. Watch the official Vikings slot YouTube trailer below:
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