Viking Fire Slot Review
Released: October 2016
Software: Lightning Box Games
Coin Values: 0.01 up to 1
Viking-themed slots? Been there, done that, right? Be it Vikings Go Wild by Yggdrasil, Wheels of Valhalla by Magnet Gaming, Nordic Heroes by IGT or another one, we’ve already had a chance to spin the reels and be joined by these noble savages. Can it be worth giving another similar slot a try? It could, if it brings something different, as the 5-reel and 40-payline Viking Fire by Lightning Box does.
The gentle tunes of typical Viking instruments such as pan flutes and lute with a calm nature scene in the background create a sharp contrast to some fierce Viking action happening on the reels. Whether you like to think of them as fearless seafarers or violent pirates, in this game Vikings will be your allies who generously share their loot.
Set in a green valley with a Viking village in the distance, reels will display some lovely graphics and fantastic animations. Viking is your highest paying symbol, followed by the loyal Dog, fearless Princess and mysterious Wizard. Playing card icons are part of the mix but well designed to fit the theme so you’ll hardly notice them.
Golden Hammer is Wild symbol which will substitute for any other except Scatter and double all wins it participates in. It will also pay handsomely when you land 5 of them on a payline, awarding 1,500x your line bet.
You’ll be playing 40 fixed lines with 50 coins. The only choice to make before hitting the Spin button is coin value in a range of $0.01 to $25. Winning combos are formed by identical symbols appearing consecutively on a payline, starting with the first reel. Base game symbols pay double when Scatter is included in the winning combination. You’ll be happy to see the Viking swinging his weapon at you as it will mean your most valuable symbol has participated in a win.
After you land a winning combination, you’ll have the opportunity to double your prize. Gamble function invites you to select Red or Black and, providing you’ve chosen correctly, get your win multiplied by x2. Alternatively, you can quadruple the amount won by picking the right suit. Winnings may be gambled up to 5 times.
Autoplay function will let you rest your hands for up to 100 rounds.
Do notice the Viking character standing left to the reels, looking as if resting and not paying attention to the game. All of a sudden he’ll spring into action and hit the reels with his hammer, making them stop to deliver more generous wins.
When you land three or more flaming Scatter Bonus symbols, lightning will strike the above mentioned Viking and trigger Viking Fire Bonus. Achieving this, you are guaranteed to collect 5 Free Games.
Before spinning for free, you’ll get to fire at enemy ships to reveal extra Wilds or more Free Games. Choosing right, you’ll be collecting Wild-Viking, Wild-Princess, Wild-Wizard and 1 or 2 free spins. Wrong choice will reveal an X sign and two of these will terminate picking stage and start free spins. New Wilds you’ve won will substitute for all other icons except Hammer and Bonus.
Viking Fire comes with a not-too-high RTP of 95,47%. If you land four Viking icons plus a Scatter on a payline, you’ll collect 1,500x your line bet. Same prize is won by 5 Wild symbols. Five Scatters anywhere on the reels will award 50x your total bet which translates to a hefty $62,500 win.
Even if you’ve already played a number of Viking-themes slots, we’d still recommend you give this one a try. It has so much going for it, starting with but not limited to fantastic graphics and animations. Impressive wins can be achieved even during the base game, with high paying icons delivering double when combined with Wild Hammer.
The bonus round is a bit elusive but should you be lucky enough to trigger it, impressive prizes can be won. While a minimum of $0.5 per spin might make some gamers keep their distance, max $1,250 total bet is bound to make high rollers happy. Lovely to look at, fun to play and potentially highly lucrative, this is one Viking adventure you’re bound to enjoy.