Viking Age is a pirating March 2012 html5 video slot whose developer is Betsoft Gaming. Viking Voyage (April 2019) is a sequel to this game whose themes include Norse mythology, afterlife, runes, exploration, and arm wrestling.
Game’s plot: shield-maiden Anna commands Viking raiders aboard a longship, where they endure a stormy voyage before an interesting volcanic eruption forces them to steer away from their mapped route; a giant octopus capsizes their warship, forcing the pirates to trek through a rocky, snowy terrain amid an archery attack and Viking Elgrim slipping to his death before they reach the treasure-filled Valhalla.
Similar Betsoft-owned games: Treasure Room (June 2009), Captain Cash (June 2012), Reels of Wealth (April 2018), and Hidden Loot (June 2009). Viking Age’s rival games include Vikings Go Berzerk (November 2016) from Yggdrasil, Viking Quest (September 2014) from Big Time Gaming, and Viking Go Wild (August 2015) from Yggdrasil.
Five symbols (elderly Viking Erik, redhead Viking Elgrim, longship, Viking ax, and treasure) require two, three, four, or five winning combinations. Three symbols (dragon figurehead, obelisk, and shield) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Viking Age Game Characteristics
The sculptured, golden gateway to Valhalla is the setting for Viking Age’s 5X3 grid. Standing on the right, the shield-maiden is the gatekeeper. The textured, partitioned grid’s masked figurines on both margins have recurring numbers, indicating the five bet levels. Its 30 left-to-right paylines are adjustable. There are ten coin sizes, 935 total bets, eleven symbols, three win multipliers, free games, click-and-reveal game, bonus game, neither substituting nor a side game, and regularly pays from $5.00 to $1500.00.
Three special symbols: the winged golden Viking helmet loads the click-and-reveal game; expedition commander redhead shield-maiden Anna prompts the free games; and Vikings Erik and Elgrim’s huge locked and huge arms load the bonus game.
Eight ordinary symbols: elderly one-eyed Viking warrior Erik; balding, hairy redhead Viking warrior Elgrim; longship, fitted with a striped white-and-green sail, in a stormy sea; golden-and-teal double-bitted Viking ax; treasure, including a crown and sword, in a cave; towering brown dragon figurehead; runic purple obelisk on ice; and round Viking shield.
Viking Age’s coin sizes: $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.04, $0.05, $0.10, $0.15, $0.20, $0.25, $0.50, and $1.00. Active paylines: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29, or 30. Minimum bet: $0.01. Maximum bet: $150.00.
The $150.00 bet yields these Viking Age payouts. Two, three, four, and five: elderly Viking pays $125.00, $375.00, $750.00, and $1500.00; redhead Viking pays $100.00, $250.00, $625.00, and $1250.00; longship pays $75.00, $200.00, $500.00, and $1000.00; ax pays $40.00, $125.00, $375.00, and $750.00; and treasure pays $20.00, $100.00, $250.00, and $625.00.
Three, four, or five: dragon figurehead pays $75.00, $200.00, and $500.00; obelisk pays $50.00, $150.00, and $375.00; and shield pays $25.00, $100.00, and $250.00.
3+ scattered helmets load the one-round click-and-reveal game, where players choose one of the five gateways to Valhalla. First, players pick one of the five blue runes—gebo, uruz, teiwaz, raido, or fehu runes—atop the right margin; the picked rune is a vault keyhole that opens its respective Valhalla’s gateway, thereby revealing “main bonus”, free games, or instant credits.
3+ Shield-maidens—or revealing free games upon opening the gateway during the click-and-reveal game—load the free games; rotating in tandem with the reels, the marginal round stones may display “X2”, “X3” or “X5” win multipliers.
Three gloved, locked arms prompt the bonus game, where Erik and Elgrim execute arm wrestling. Set beside a fireplace, players click on their preferred challenger then predict the wrestling’s outcome by pressing heads or tails—whichever challenger wins three rounds first, is the winner. Viking Age’s non-progressive jackpot is $581250.00.
The good Viking Age software: icons on boulders; desktop and smartphones; quick spin; and 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, and 100 autospins. Sound effects: jingling, whoosh, communicative Vikings, whoosh, gurgling, and exclamations. The cinematic graphics include panning video clips of arms wrestling, opening gateway, enthusiastic map reading and gatekeeping Anna, glowing fireplace, and stormy voyage.
Luck in Viking Age
Viking Age is a game of chance whose RTP rate is 94.20% and house edge is 5.80%.