Barcrest’s Viking’s Ransom Slot

Viking’s Ransom is a 6 reel, 40 payline slot by Barcrest. Playable from 10p to £500 a spin on all devices, it has a viking theme and has random linked reels where 2 reels link together to display colossal symbols. This applies in the free spins where you can play with up to 40 free spins – however, wilds can become Colossal Wilds for even bigger payouts.

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Viking’s Ransom Theme/Symbols

The Viking’s Ransom slot is actually quite nice to look at for a Barcrest game. With ice caps in the backdrop, it looks better on smartphone devices as you’ll see a longship above the reels. Symbols include low value hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades.

You will also see horns, hammers (Thor’s hammer that is), helmets and axes – there’s also a viking woman and male viking. The latter is the most rewarding symbol with 3, 4, 5 or 6 in combination giving you 2, 3, 4 or 5 times your total stake. There’s also a wild symbol, the berserker, that replaces all symbols mentioned previously.

Reel Link Bonus feature

Viking’s Ransom comes with a Reel Link Bonus feature – on any base game spin, lightning can strike the reels which will link 2 reels together. Reels 1 and 2, 3 and 4 or 5 and 6 can be linked to display the same symbols. Once linked, you’ll see colossal symbols on the linked reels which increases your chances of forming a winning combination. Lightning can strike again for a second time to give you a mega link.

Berzerker Free Spins Bonus feature

The game benefits from a Berserker Free Spins Bonus feature – this is played when you get 3 or more longship free spins scatters anywhere on the reels. 3, 4, 5 or 6 scatters will give you 8, 12, 15 or 20 free spins respectively. You can also retrigger the feature by getting 3 or more scatters.

Berserker Wild Bonus feature

During the free spins, any wild symbols landing may trigger the Berserker Wild Bonus feature. The berserker basically adds a random number of wild symbols across the reels. If a Reel Link is active, you can benefit from Colossal Wilds!

Viking’s Ransom thoughts

The Viking’s Ransom slot looks good and has a decent range of bonus features – I like the fact you can benefit from Colossal symbol in the base game and free spins. The bigger wins will come in the free spins due to the potential Colossal Wilds.

With an RTP of 94% playing at below £2 stakes, the RTP increases to 96% if you play at £2 a spin or more. There’s a win cap of £250,000 but the most you can win is 200 x stake which is achieved by filling the reels with the high value make viking symbol.

If you want the same theme, NetEnt’s Vikings (the official slot for the TV series) looks just as good but offers 10,000 x stake wins on each free spin.

Viking’s Ransom Slot Information

  • Game:
    Viking’s Ransom
  • Software:
    Barcrest
  • Type:
    Video Slot
  • Reels:
    6
  • Paylines:
    40
  • Total Coins:
    10
  • Coins Range:
    0.10 to 500.00
  • Jackpot:
    200
  • Bonus Round:
    Yes (3)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier:
    8-40/1x
Review by Chris Taylor

Review by Chris Taylor

Chris is a slots expert that has reviewed and played over 4,000 online slots. Having being in the iGaming industry for over 16 years, he knows how slots work, how bonus features are triggered and how the RTP and variance affect the gameplay.

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