Intro: Game Theme
The world is quite familiar with the mighty Vikings! Their exploration and raiding have cemented their place in history as one of the most influential European cultures. These expert sailors have wandered across the globe and seen many sights. Now, we join their crew in Yggdrasil’s 2016 release titled Vikings Go Berzerk! If you have what it takes, strap on your battle-axe and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime! Just make sure that the siren’s charms and the promise of a huge jackpot do not lead you astray.
We like how the developers handled the theme, even if the actual visual design is kept somewhat simple. The background shows off the front and back of those famous Viking ships, with a cloud-covered sky behind it. A bit of blue does manage to sneak past the clouds, showing that the storm is not there yet. The sea by the boat gently sways and moves, while mermaids lounge by some nearby rocks. You will occasionally catch them blinking or nodding their heads towards you. Do not let their pretty looks distract you, as their true nature emerges once you sink beneath the sea. Indeed, this slot has lots of beautiful art and pretty animations to keep you interested!
- RTP: 96,10%
- Betting Range: £0.10 – £125
- Max Win: £500,000
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How it Works
You play this game on a five-reel board with 25 fixed paylines. This means players cannot turn them on or off to adjust their wager. Wins are formed by collecting at least three matching symbols in adjacent positions, which follow one of the currently active paylines. All winning combinations must start with the leftmost reel in order to grant a prize. Yggdrasil use the same control panel as they do in their other titles. Here, it was visually customised to better fit the theme! You can use it to change your bet, set up Autoplay, spin the reels, look at the paytable and change your settings. Punters can bet between £0.10 and £125 on every spin.
Icon designs look fantastic. There are four members in this crew of raiders, and each one looks very visually distinct. Of course, they all share one thing in common: the ability to go berserk and fight! Alongside the four crew members, you can also find the treasure they plundered on the reels. Many coins made out of gold, silver and bronze are lying around for the best warrior to take home! In addition, a large, intricately designed coin serves as a Wild. Meanwhile, a smirking siren lurking just above the water serves as a Scatter, which grants free spins.
Every time a Viking symbol wins, they collect rage. The bigger the win is, the more rage is collected form it. Each Viking icon has a separate meter. Once it is filled, seven free spins are played with that Viking in Berzerk mode. Berzerked Vikings are guaranteed to win against the siren in free spins mode. Successfully defeating a siren will turn the Viking into a sticky Wild.
You can also trigger free spins by collecting three or more Scatter symbols. Three, four or five Scatters will grant you seven, fourteen or twenty-one extra turns. Before the free spins are played, one of five extra bonuses is awarded first.
- All Vikings go berserk
- One sticky Wild is randomly placed
- One to three extra free spins
- One sticky Wild reel is randomly placed
- Five extra regular and golden treasure chests are added
Finally, we have the treasure chests. Regular ones can appear on the fourth reel, and can award a cash prize or free spins. While extra turns are being played, they can also create a Wild reel, or add one or two Wilds. Golden chests come with the same goodies, but can also boost each Viking’s rage during the base game.
Part of what makes slots so much fun is the diversity of options they give you. No two titles are identical in their entirety. With so many systems present during its special features, Vikings Go Berzerk is a release we will not forget anytime soon. Yggdrasil have outdone themselves in almost every aspect when making it! While we could suggest some minor improvements here and there, they would not have much of an impact. If you like mythology and Vikings, then this theme will definitely lure you in. However, the real siren’s song is the above average RTP, and a chance to win 4000x your total stake in this medium variance slot!