Intro: Game Theme
When we think of Vikings, we have a rather set image in our head. Strong men and beautiful women who raided across Europe, sailing into the unknown for fortune and glory! That said, even Vikings need time to grow and become such fierce warriors. For a group of teens, becoming worthy warriors is their own Viking Quest! The slot was launched in 2014, and offers us a medium variance with several interesting special features!
The graphics look nice. They have held up spectacularly, considering the age of this game. In the background, we can see a breath-taking view. Most of it is occupied by a sprawling lake, which reflects the nearby landscape. Farther in the distance, we can see a tall mountain, but trees block most of that view. There is also a bit of grassy ground beneath the reels, complete with blooming flowers. You cannot see that much of it, due to the control panel getting in the way. Symbol designs are top-notch, and tend to stand out. Especially when you get some massive icons that cover a big chunk of the reels. Animations are rare, but you can tell Big Time Gaming worked hard on them!
- RTP: 96,00%
- Betting Range: £0.40 – £40.00
- Max Win: £800,000
- Similar Slots: Dynamite Riches, Wolf Gold, Reactoonz
How it Works
You play this release on a five-reel board with 40 fixed paylines. That means you cannot turn individual paylines on or off to change your total bet. Instead, the only way to do this is to adjust your stake per payline! If three or more identical symbols appear in adjacent positions, then you will receive a prize. All winning combinations must start with the leftmost reel and have to follow an active payline. The entirety of the control panel is beneath the reels, allowing you to focus on the action. Using it, you can change your wager, set up Auto Play, look at the paytable and spin the reels. Players can wager between £0.40 and £40 with each spin.
Icon designs look neat. The only symbol we had issue with was the joker, which just looks plain weird. That said, we do believe that was what Viking Quest hoped to accomplish. Other icons look nice. The Viking kids are very memorable, especially one with the oversized horned hat! You can also find a hammer and a shield on the playing field. The word Wild on a red background is the Wild symbol. We also have star Scatters, salmon Scatters and a chest Scatter, all of which award different bonuses.
Each spin has a chance of awarding Mega icons. They can occupy up to four symbol positions in both height and width. They can create wins individually, or by combining with matching icons of any size.
Collect the star Mega Scatter to win a free spins round. You can win up to sixteen extra free spins. How many you get depends on the number of symbols that triggered the special feature. While free spins are played, reels two, three, four and five become a single reel. This guarantees Mega icons to occur! On top of that, 4×4 Mega Wilds can be found on the reels only during free spins. It is also possible to retrigger the free spins round!
Find the salmon Mega symbol to activate the Gone Fishing bonus. Cast the rod to reveal random bonus win amounts. How many times you can cast depends on the number of salmon Scatters that triggered the special feature. Each cast can award between 80x and 4000x your total stake, and you can play a maximum of sixteen casts.
Collect a chest Mega icon to unlock the Chest of Fortune bonus. Click open chests to reveal cash prizes hidden within! Each cash prize amount is determined randomly. How many chests you get to open depends on how many symbols activated the Chest of Fortune special feature. Each chest prize ranges from 80x to 20,000x your total stake!
We are continuously impressed by the high quality Big Time Gaming produces in all their slots. Graphics, gameplay and special features are all top tier, even among their earliest games. Do not get us wrong, Viking Quest does stumble here and there. However, those minor flaws cannot ruin the greatness of everything else. Punters have a shot at a 20,000x jackpot in a medium variance release. The slot offers a 96% RTP with several impressive bonuses. We wholeheartedly recommend trying this title if you ever have the time.