Vikings Go Berzerk Slot Review

Quick Facts:

Software:Yggdrasil Gaming
Free Spins: Yes
Progressive: No
Wild symbol: Yes
Scatter symbol: Yes
Reels: 5
Paylines: 25
Coin Values: 0.01 up to 5
RTP: 96.1%
Jackpot: 250 Coins

Slot Theme

Some believe Vikings were savages raiding civilised nations while others see them as traders and explorers with advanced seafaring skills. Whichever group you belong to, Yggdrasil gives you a chance to see what it looks like when these Norse seafarers get enraged. No reason for fear though, the more they rage, the better off you’ll be. Yggdrasil has packed Vikings Go Berzerk slot with so much action you’ll keep getting surprised, even after playing for hours. Literarily! Following an amazing intro video, you’ll enter Viking world and get to experience more special features than we can count.

Game Symbols

As this game is Yggdrasil product, you can be pretty sure you won’t find any of the tiresome playing card icons populating the reels. Game area set on board of a Viking ship hosts only 8 symbols in total, 4 Vikings and 4 Coins. They win when 3 or more of them line up consecutively on a payline, beginning with the leftmost reel. Symbols appear as singles but also stacked, 2, 3 or 4 positions high. Wild icon substitutes for all others with the exception of Freespin symbol, Treasure Chest and Golden Treasure Chest.

Gameplay

Boarding the ship, you’ll face a game area with 5 reels, 4 rows and 25 fixed paylines. Selecting coin value in the range of €0.01 to €5 allows you to stake as little as €0.25 or as much as €125 per spin. Bellow the reels, Vikings stand under their respective Rage meters which you’ll need to fill in order to trigger one of the special features. Before you start enraging them, check out the two functions which can facilitate your gaming. MaxBet button allows you to stake the maximum amount with just one click. Autoplay offers up to 1,000 spins to be played automatically.

Bonus Features

Bonus features are numerous and perhaps it would be good to scan the paytable immediately or you might not understand what the heck is going on.

Firstly, there is a Freespin symbol, which in 3+ awards 7, 14 or 21 Free Spins. When the Freespin mode gets activated, Sirens will dive off the ship and turn into sea monsters. As you’re spinning for free, all Wilds become sticky and Vikings which land on the reels fight the sea monster. If they win, they’ll be transformed into Wild icons as well.

Before you enter Freespin mode, one of the five bonus features will get randomly selected. These include Ragnarok Free Spins, additional 1 to 3 Spins, Starting Wild, Starting Wild Reel or 5 Treasure Chests & 5 Golden Treasure Chests added to the reels.

The second triggering symbol is a Treasure Chest which appears on the 4th reel and can deliver Coin Win or Free Spins. The first will award between 50 and 1,000 coins, and the second 7 to 21 Free Spins. Landing the Treasure Chest while in Freespin mode gives you a choice of 1 out of 5 prizes featured. They include up to 1,000 coins, additional Free Spins and extra Wilds.

The third triggering symbol is Golden Treasure Chest which appears on reel 5 and delivers Coin Win ranging from 250 to 10,000 or 7 to 21 Free Spins. It can also cause Rage Boost, adding 25% rage to each Viking, or it can award Ragnarok Free Spins. If Golden Chest appears during Freespin mode, it will award either a Coin Win, additional Spins or extra Wilds.

Viking Berzerk mode makes Vikings stronger so they can always defeat the sea monster and turn Wild. You can make them go berzerk either by filling their rage meters or by activating Ragnarok Free Spins. Rage meters get filled by each winning combination that involves one of the Viking symbols. Once it’s full, you’ll get 7 Free Spins with this Viking in berzerk mode. Welcome Rage welcomes you to the game by filling one of the Vikings’ meters more than 50%. And when you see how long it normally takes, you’ll surely appreciate this gift.

During Ragnarok Free Spins, all Vikings are berzerk and will always turn Wild after fighting the Sirens. This feature can be won either with the help of Golden Treasure Chest, or the Bonus Randomizer awarding it when Freespin mode gets activated.

Payouts

Vikings Go Berzerk is a highly volatile game and you might occasional feel discouraged by long dry spells. Biggest instant wins will be delivered by Treasure Chest which can award up to 1,000 coin win, and the Golden Treasure Chest paying up to 10,000 coins. You’ll have a say in this, sort of, as you’ll be prompted to blind-pick one of coin win amounts offered.
Getting the maximum number of Free Spins with multiple sticky Wilds is another way to win big. Fingers crossed for Ragnarok Free Spins which make all Vikings go berzerk and subsequently Wild.

Verdict

Playing this game, you’re guaranteed to go berserk yourself. The question is only will it be as the result of long periods with no wins or the fantastic special features awarding you generously. You might not expect it, but Vikings take a while to get enraged. Until they do, you can only hope for Freespin mode to deliver one of its more generous awards. Really, this slot is just too much! It looks great, it sounds great and will keep you entertained for ages. There are tons of opportunities and chances for impressive wins. Do be careful how big you bet though, or you might fall a victim to unexpectedly tame Viking warriors.