Vikings Comes Ashore at Online Casinos

After nearly nine months of waiting, Net Entertainment’s baby has finally arrived, and it is debuting at all good casinos offering their software this weekend. One of the most anticipated slots of the last few years, Vikings is ready and waiting for you to play.

Based on the hit History Channel series of the same name, Vikings offers a host of fascinating features. Even if the brand and popularity of the show didn’t guarantee success for the slot, the array of nifty features in the slot would. Expect to find:

  • 243 paylines spread over 5 reels
  • Riveting audio and music
  • A hotspot centric gaming engine
  • Ample special features
  • and a non-progressive jackpot worth 10,000 coins

It’s All About Those Hot Spots

Many elements of the History Channel’s most successful show – which debuted in 2013 – have been woven into the game, such as the Shield Wall, but we’ll come to that in a moment. First, we need to check out the Hot Spot centric engine, as it plays a crucial role in the game.

Whenever one of the show’s lead characters (so, Floki the Boatbuilder, Björn Ironside, Lagertha the Shieldmaiden or Ragnar Lothbrok) appears on the hotspot on the third reel, all other characters will transform into that Viking. Those Vikings then count as scatters, too, meaning big wins are assured.

“Shield Wall!”

Hearing Lagertha cry “shield wall!” is no bad thing. When this feature occurs, players will see a group of shields cover symbols. The shields essentially act as mystery symbols, and they will then turn into the same icon at random, offering players yet another way to grab a nifty win.

Raid Spins Dish Out Expanded Wins

Vikings’ Raid Spins bonus is a real treat. Triggered by landing 3 scatter icons on the reels, the reel-set expands in this bonus. Ultimately, you’re looking at 7 reels, with 78,125 ways to win spread over those reels. A total of 7 spins are handed to the player, and 3 hotspots now appear on the third, fourth and fifth reels. The hotspot feature here works the same way as in the base game. However, with a larger reel set and many more lines, you have an increased chance of bagging big cash prizes. If players are going to stand a chance of bagging the 10,000-coin non-progressive jackpot, it will be here.

Set Sail with NetEnt’s New Vikings Slot

The second half of the show’s hotly anticipated fifth season is set to air next week. If you fancy raiding casinos for untold riches yourself, you can set sail with Net Entertainment’s new Viking slot this weekend. By the end of the week, Vikings should be available to play at all top casinos offering slots from the Scandinavian casino software provider.