In Norse mythology, the Valkyries were a group of female handmaidens who carried the slain warriors from the battlefield to Valhalla. Can they help you carry off a jackpot too? This Norse-themed slot from High5 Games is a 5 reel, 243 ways to win offering that comes with tumbling reels and a free spins feature. Play from between 40p and £400 per spin.

The Norse theme runs strongly throughout Valkyrie Queen – symbols on the reels include a Viking longboat, Thor’s hammer and the winged horse as well as the Valkyrie Queen herself. There are also lower-value A, K and 5 playing card symbols. The Valkyrie Queen symbol is the wild, appearing on reels 2, 3 and 4, substituting for all symbols apart from the bonus.

The first extra on show is the Tumbling Reels feature – after every successful spin, the winning symbols will be destroyed and replaced by the ones directly above, offering a second chance to secure a win. The wheels will keep on tumbling as long as there’s a winning combo on the reels. This is found is other High5 Games such as Michelangelo and IGT games like Da Vinci Diamonds.

The raven symbol is the scatter and is the key to unlocking the second feature on offer in Valkyrie Queen, the Free Games Bonus feature. Find 3 ravens on the middle three reels and you’ll be awarded 10 free spins. If the raven scatter hits on reels 2, 3 and 4 during the feature, you’ll be awarded another 5 extra spins. A maximum of 60 are available in all. The Tumbling Reels play out in the feature too which can certainly add to your winning opportunities.

Expect plenty of bangs, crashes and flashes of lightning when you find a winning payline thanks to the flashy animations. They’re complemented by a stirring soundtrack and quality 3D graphics.

Valkyrie Queen isn’t just easy on the eye though. It may not be overstocked in the features department but if you manage to get a decent run together on the Tumbling Reels during the free spins round the results can be very impressive.

However, it is a low variance game which I quite like but you might soon get bored if looking for the bigger win. I would play High5 Games’ Gypsy which is quite similar in gameplay but is medium variance. Norse mythology wise, you can’t go wrong with Thunderstruck II by Microgaming or Viking Vanguard by WMS Gaming.