VIkings go to Hell is, as you might expect, a ferociously aggressive and intense game. If it were a movie, I’d already have my snacks ready and would be queuing up outside the movie theatre, tense with anticipation.
It is a cinematic masterpiece, but the slot mechanics are even better: tonnes of unique bonuses, rewards, and payouts, with stunning graphics and a magnificent theme tune rounding off a spectacular game.
The title is, incredibly, literal: a troupe of viking warriors travel to hell to fight against the devil himself. It’s a game of weapons, fire, destruction, and ferocious war cries!
Gameplay Overview & Symbols
Visually, the reels are almost indescribable. The surroundings are hewn from granite, and scored with intricate Nordic symbols and soft, glowing blue lights. Along the left-hand column are our four protagonists, each with a power meter between 0-100 – but we’ll explain that in a minute! The game is set within hell itself, and everything about it screams power and authority.
There are 25 paylines across the 5 reels, and players can wager up to $100 per spin, making it an exciting game for all budgets. In terms of symbols, we have the four vikings, four weapons, a wild, a bonus symbol, and the fabled treasure chest.
While most of the symbols are self-explanatory, the treasure chest is unusual. Remember the four vikings lining the side of the reels? Treasure chests unlock to reveal Epic of Good tablets, which allocate “rage points” to fill the power bars of each character: either 60 points for a specific viking, or 60 for all 4!
Once any bar hits 100% capacity, you trigger the Berzerk Free Spins game! Regular free spins can also be activated by landing 3+ “free spin” symbols during any spin. In addition to launching the free spins game, a demon fight takes place on every viking symbol: if the viking wins, you get rage points and they turn wild; if not, nothing happens.
There’s a lot going on!
The free spins game with Vikings Go To Hell is every bit as exhilarating as you’d expect. First of all, players can land 7, 12 or 16 free spins by getting 3, 4, or 5 free spin symbols during base play. All viking symbols now fight demons after each spin. If they win and turn wild, they are sticky for the rest of the round!
If you manage to defeat the Lord of Chains (he’s a big baddie who turns up and fights your vikings) you’ll get extra spins and wilds! All in all, this can be seriously lucrative.
Berzerk Free Spins
Basically, you fight more bad guys, trigger more spins for bigger prizes and it’s all a bit crazy! This is the most lucrative mode in the game, and is guaranteed to give you a heavenly payout!
You can probably tell: we were thrilled by this slot! Graphically it is astounding, the mechanics are perfect, and the payouts are exceedingly generous during the bonus rounds – up to 3,500x stake on each free spin. In the base game, it’s medium-high variance, but don’t let that put you off: the rewards, when triggered, are more than fair!