With such a spectacular background to the reels it’s tempting to sit and admire the view but the Vikings never earned their terrifying reputation by taking it easy! To win prizes you’ll need to get started by spinning the 5 reels on the gameboard. These incorporate 20 fixed paylines and a betting level which starts from just 0.25 and increases up to 500.00. This provides plenty of scope for both low and higher betters.
You’ll need to navigate away from the main screen and onto the paytable if you want to see how much you could win by landing a match. You’ll need a line of three or more for a payout but the more you manage to land the bigger the prize will be. The top prize available is five of the wild symbol which offers a magnificent 25,000.
Feel the Force
Thor is one of the most memorable characters from Norse history and so it’s little surprise that he plays a central role in this slot. There’s two wilds in this game; the first being a sword which is played in the usual way and replacing other symbols on the reels for an easier match. The second is the Thunder Streak, a special kind of wild which only appears on the middle reel. Here you’ll find Thor and his mighty Mjölnir (the name of his special hammer), which extends to cover the entire reel. While this special wild is held in place, the rest of the reels respin to find more matches to create a bigger prize payout.
The Thunder Streak wild also plays a part in the bonus round which is triggered when you land three or more of the bonus symbols on the reels. If you land 3 or 4 bonus symbols you’ll win an instant multiplier of x2 or x4 respectively but if you land 5 or more, you’ll win some Thunder Spins. There’s up to 20 Thunder Spins up for grabs depending how many bonus symbols you land and during every Thunder Spin, the special Thunder Streak feature is active so it’s possible to win big.
View the Vikings
The Viking theme is popular amongst gamers and for this reason there’s plenty of other titles which offer a good choice of slots. If you prefer something a little more light hearted then Viking Mania from Playtech has fun an quirky graphics and a humorous slant on the theme. There’s free spins, multipliers, expanding wilds plus a bonus round, and there’s an RTP of 94.96% too so it’s a game that’s loaded to the max.
For a more serious look at Thor and his pals, Thunderstruck II from Microgaming is a step up from the original game which was such a huge hit. With Loki and Odin joining Thor in Asgard, there are plenty of prizes, free spins and fun to be had here.
Win Big Money
Vikings of Fortune from Blueprint Gaming bring the Norse legends back to life in an inventive game which offers stunning graphics. You’ll almost feel the ground shake as Thor brings his mighty hammer crashing down, in stark contrast to the tranquil Nordic setting in the background. There are not a lot of extra features, but the combination of special wild actions and a bonus round more than makes up for it, and provides the potential for big wins too.