Another developer to try and bring an epic Norse saga to life in the online casino world is Playson and their Vikings Fortune: Hold and Win slot. Played using a 5 reel, 25 payline game engine, this medium to high variance game comes with a cracking pair of features. They offer free spins with colossal higher value symbols and streak respins. You could also pocket 1 of 3 jackpot prizes. Play on all devices from between 25p and £100 per spin.

The comic book-style visuals in Vikings Fortune: Hold and Win are simple but well-constructed. Set against a backdrop of a Viking village harbour, the reels comprise A to J royal values as well a raven, a wolf and a young Viking woman.

Top of the payers is the Viking warrior. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these in combination and you’ll receive a payout of 1, 4 or 20 times your stake. Those same amounts are on offer from the shield which is the game’s wild. This can land on all 5 reels and substitute for all of the standard symbols. There are 2 feature rounds in Vikings Fortune: Hold and Win.

Free Spins feature – land the treasure chest scatter on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin and you’ll receive a payout equal to 5 times your total stake as well as 8 free spins. Boosting your winning chances here are the colossal raven, wolf, woman and Viking symbols. These can reach 2×2 or 3×3 which gives the potential for some big winning clusters. Another round of 8 free spins is awarded if you land 3 scatters on the same free spin.

Bonus Game feature – the only symbol we haven’t mentioned so far is the golden coin. Land 5 or more of these on the same spin to trigger the second feature. This is a streak respin which takes place on a new set of reels that’s made up of just blanks and coins.

Each coin comes with a cash amount attached. The triggering coins are held and 3 respins are awarded. If a new coin hits, the respins reset to 3. Once your respins are complete, all the coin values are added together and that’s what you’ll win.

You could also win 1 of 3 Jackpots during the feature. The Mini and Major Jackpot are triggered when the Mini or Major bonus coin hits. Fill all 15 reel positions with coins and you’ll land the Grand Jackpot on top of the coin values – this is 1,000 times your stake by the way. In the free spins, you could win 1,435 times your stake on each free spin.

The Norse theme has become a staple of the online casino world and Vikings Fortune: Hold and Win is one of the better ones. The design is nicely done and the features, though pretty simple, offer plenty of potential action. Put all that together with the medium to high volatility and Vikings Fortune: Hold and Win becomes a very playable slot. If you like Norse mythology, NetEnt’s Vikings and Blueprint Gaming’s Vikings Unleashed MegaWays are well worth playing.