The Vikings is an October 2015 Nordic warrior-inspired video slot casino whose other themes include piracy, Viking Age, medieval military expeditions, adventure, arctic, Norse mythology, and historic Scandinavians. Moreover, its developer Endorphina has filed it under “ethnic” and “adventure” themes, alongside: Almighty Sparta (May 2019), Dia de Los Muertos (October 2018), Kamchatka (September 2018), Tribe (March 2018), Cuckoo (April 2017), Chunjie (January 2017), The Ninja (February 2015), Geisha (August 2015), Urartu (January 2015), Pachamama (April 2014), The Emirate (January 2015), Mongol Treasures (January 2015), Aus Dem Tal (February 2020), The King (January 2015), Mystery of Eldorado (June 2019), Stone Age (March 2015), Safari (November 2015), Temple Cats (December 2015), Undine’s Deep (October 2014), and Blast! Boom! Bang! (January 2014).
The Vikings’ rival video slots include Vikings (November 2018) from NetEnt, Colossal Vikings (August 2019) from Booming Games, and Vikings and Gods 2 (April 2019) from Spinomenal. One symbol (male Viking warrior) requires two, three, four, or five winning combinations. Eight symbols (two shield-maidens, round pallet shield, pentagonal brass shield, Viking horse, A, K, and Q) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
The Vikings Game Characteristics
The Vikings has an unpartitioned crystal blue 5X3 grid that is embedded in an ice cave, between stalactites and stalagmites; numbered crystals on the grid’s margins show its 20 adjustable paylines. There are eleven symbols, seven coin denominations, six bets per line, 840 total bets, stacked longships, a win multiplier, free games, a side game, and regular payouts ranging from $0.05 to $10000.00.
The Vikings has two special symbols and nine ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the substitute is a “wild” longship with a red-and-white sail; and the free games-offering feature is a horned helmet-wearing “scatter” skull and cross swords.
Ordinary symbols: an unarmored male Viking warrior in black and white; a shield-maiden in a skull-embossed horned helmet; a shield-maiden in a horned helmet; a round brown-and-yellow pallet Viking shield; a pentagonal brass shield embossed with serpents; a running white Viking horse; and brown letters A, K, and Q.
The Vikings denominations: $0.01, $0.02, $0.05, $0.1, $0.2, $0.5, and $1. The Vikings bets per line: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10. Minimum bet: $0.01. Maximum bet: $200.00.
Staking the $200.00 bet is associated with these The Vikings payouts. Two, three, four, and five male Viking warriors offer $100.00, $500.00, $2000.00, and $10000.00. Three, four, and five: Viking horses pay $500.00, $1500.00, and $5000.00; any of the two shield-maidens pay $200.00, $1000.00, and $4000.00; round pallet shields, or pentagonal brass shields pay $100.00, $500.00, and $2000.00; and As, or Ks, or Qs pay $50.00, $200.00, and $1000.00.
Three “scatter” skulls offer 12 free games, alongside stacked “wild” longships. A winning combination has two options. Players can click “TAKE WIN” to claim their payout; or press “TAKE RISK” to proceed to the optional card game whose only icy face up playing card is a benchmark for one of the four icy face down playing cards that the players are prompted to predict their face values, resulting in either a payout-nullifying relatively inferior face value or a payout-doubling relatively superior face value. The Vikings’ non-progressive jackpot is $10000.00.
Despite supporting desktop users only, the good The Vikings software features include: a dynamic paytable set on a glacier with water pools, notable game controls set on ice crystals, game sessions data, and up to 999 customizable autospins. Sound effects: sighing warriors, cracking snow, horse neighing, and horse’s footfalls.
The animated 3D graphics include: crystalizing, flipping and swaying symbols; the zooming out hammer-holding male Viking warrior, leading other helmeted warriors; a veil of mist, falling snow, and glowing northern lights in the background.
Luck in The Vikings
The Vikings is a game of chance, with two sets of RTP rates and house edges: the card game’s RTP rate is 84% and house edge is 16%; and the regular game’s RTP rate is 96% and house edge is 4%.