Viking & Striking Slot Review

Adventure on the high seas with a band of marauding Norse warriors is the theme of Viking & Striking. It's a 5 reel, 25 payline slot from Pragmatic Play that comes with cartoon design, a pick me round that awards up to 9,000 coins and a free spins feature. Go pillaging for a jackpot from between 25p and £125 per spin.

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The design in Viking & Striking is pretty basic – the visuals are done in a simple, cartoon style. Set against the deck of a longboat the reels include swords, clubs, axes, helmets and hammers. They’re joined by a crew of 5 Viking warriors. The most rewarding awards a bumper haul of 5,000 coins if you land 5 on a payline.

The wooden shield is the game’s wild – it doesn’t offer any pays but it does replace all other symbols apart from the bonus and scatter. Both of these symbols trigger a bonus feature:

Shields of Fortune feature – to trigger this, you’ll need to land 3 or more of the magical rune bonus symbol. You’ll be taken to a new screen made up of 4 rows of 7 shields. First pick a shield from the wooden row at the bottom to reveal a coin value or a rune which awards all the prizes from that row.

Next pick from bronze row. A skull is added to the mix here – if you land that skull, the feature ends. Avoid the skull and the process is repeated on the silver and then gold row. The further you go the more feature-ending skulls are added. The prizes increase too though. Awards of up to 9,000 coins can be won here.

Free Spin Bonus feature – the Viking longship scatter is the key to triggering this feature. Landing 3, 4 or 5 of them anywhere on the reels on the same spin will get you 10, 20 or 30 free spins. You can re-trigger more free spins here (up to 60 in total), as well as the Shields of Fortune feature

Viking and Striking is a jolly affair – the imagery isn’t the most sophisticated you’ll see but is a nice match for the theme, especially when combined with the jaunty soundtrack. The features are just what we’ve come to expect from slots from Pragmatic Play. They both hit pretty regular and offer some decent potential. We’d put the variance in the medium range.

There’s nothing revolutionary on offer in this Viking & Striking. It’s a typically solid effort from Pragmatic Play though and worth considering if you’re a fan of the Norse theme. Alternatively, Microgaming’s Thunderstruck 2 and WMS’ Viking Vanguard are recommended.

Viking & Striking Slot Information

  • Game:
    Viking & Striking
  • Software:
    Pragmatic Play
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    Video Slot
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  • Coins Range:
    0.25 to 125.00
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  • Bonus Round:
    Yes (2)
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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.