VIKINGMANIA Slot Review
The Viking genre is without a doubt one of the most popular subjects in books, movies and TV shows and most certainly when it comes to action-packed video slots. Playtech has delivered their own,often tongue in cheek, version of the Viking saga, although it does appear to borrow quite heavily from a few famous Gauls we know too.
Nevertheless, Playtech has embellished their Viking Mania video slot with 5 reels and 20 solid paylines and populated them with a variety of Vikings, beasts and various accoutrements of the age.Viking Mania keeps the fun at a high level, thanks to animated bonus rounds, free spins and winning multipliers, offering excellent 3D video slots entertainment and superb winning opportunities.
- Launch: 2012
- Slot Type: Video slots
- Pay lines: 20
- Reels: 5
- Genre: Vikings
- Software: Playtech
- Min Coin Size: 0.20
- Max Coin Size: 25
- Multipliers: Yes
- AutoPlay: Yes
- Scatter: Yes
- Wilds: Yes
- RTP: 97%
- Mobile Play: Yes
- Progressive Jackpot: No
- Free Spins: Yes
Bonus Rounds and Payouts
The main bonus round found in Viking Mania is called the Viking Playtime bonus game, and features excellent and highly entertaining 3D animations introducing a fun game that is typically Viking.In order to trigger the bonus round, you will need to find the Viking war hammer which acts as the bonus game symbol in the base game.
The Viking war hammer bonus symbol needs to be collected from each of the 5 reels, making it a total of 5 bonus symbols in all needed to trigger the bonus round. As the Viking war hammer makes anappearance on one or more reels, if it stops in the middle position, you get to collect it and continue the process during the base game as you go along. Once all five are collected, it triggersthe bonus round and takes you to a new game screen.
The bonus round screen features a fun 3D animation as you get to throw a variety of missiles at a poor Viking strapped to a target. You get ten opportunities to throw a choice of up to sixdifferent missiles including everything from tomatoes and eggs to battle axes and war hammers. Each comes with its own multiplier which can range from x1 up to x3, giving you plenty of highpayout potential.
The multiplier value is completely random and will depend on where your throw lands, with a miss being no multiplier added at all. Viking Mania offers a high payout during the base game of 10,000coins which can go up to as much as 150,000 coins during the free games bonus round.
Additional Game Features
- Free spins with multiplier: Viking Mania also features a free spins bonus round which can be triggered by landing three or more Viking map scatter icon anywhere across the 5reels. You will get 10 free spins which include a 3x multiplier.
- Wilds: Viking Mania offers a wild symbol in the form of the blond Viking chieftain which can substitute other game symbols with the exception of the map scatter icon. The wildicon also doubles as a multiplier in the base game and can add a x1, x5, x25 or even a x100 multiplier to your winning bet.
- Symbols: blond Viking chieftain, redhead Viking warrior, Viking maiden, map icon, Viking wild, wild boar, war hammer, 9, 10, J, Q, K, A
- Wilds: Blond Viking chieftain
- Scatter: Map icon
- Free spins: Get up to 10 free spins by getting three or more map scatter icons anywhere across the 5 reels. Free spins include a x3 multiplier.
The game is brilliantly animated with a good blend of humour and action, with a very familiar comic book feel to it (think Asterix). The game features an excellent bonus game along with freespins and multipliers which make this not only entertaining but rather lucrative as well.