Barbarian Fury by Nolimit City is a 5-reel & 4-row online slot with a 96.06% RTP. This is a Barbarian-themed game offering players a max win of up to 8,785x their stake. Barbarian Fury can be played on all devices, including computers, tablets and smartphones / IOS or Android from €0.25 to €100 per spin and is considered a high volatility game.
The slot title Barbarian Fury got us thinking about the well known story about Conan the Barbarian, which is a fictional hero who first showed up in magazines and has since been adapted to both comics, books and several films. We´re not sure this is exactly what Nolimit City has gotten their inspiration from, but from the looks of it, they very well might have. You will indeed see several barbarian warriors in the game, but we cannot promise it will be Conan himself. Our first impression of the theme is certainly a good one and the quality of the graphics are great, giving off a slightly cartoonish look.
Barbarian Fury has a pretty standard reel set put together by 5 reels and 4 rows, where there are a total of 25 pay lines. Winnings combinations will be paid starting from the left towards the right, with 3 symbols or more of a kind will result in a win. You will be able to place bets starting from a minimum of €0.25 per spin and up to a maximum of €100 per spin, making it a slot accessible for both newcomers and high rollers. The maximum payout is at an 8 785x your total bet. This slot has an RTP of 96.06% during the main game, however, this goes up to 96.32% during the free spins feature and is high volatility.
Speaking of features, you will see both wild symbols, multipliers, re-spins, scatter symbols and of course the bonus round. As well as the Fury Spins bonus round, there is a xNudge which can be triggered during both the main game and the Fury Spins feature.
There are a couple of different special features going on in Barbarian Fury, however, the game is all about the xNudge feature as this feature is present both during the main game as well as during the Fury Spins feature.
xNudge Roaring Wild
The xNudge consists of a wild symbol which is 4-rows high and can appear on the reels 2, 3 and 4. The wild symbol will always nudge downwards on the reels to be completely visible and each nudge will in return increase the Wild multiplier by x1. What makes this feature even better is that several Wild multipliers will simply add to each other to create one big Wild multiplier on one pay line, giving you the possibility to get some huge wins.
This feature of the game will be triggered when 3 or more of the same Barbarian symbol lands on the reels. When Barbarian Re-spin is triggered, the barbarians will nudge to be fully visible on the reel set and then be locked in place in order for you to get your re-spin. Any wild symbols on the reels will also be locked in place and be a part of the re-spin round.
Should 3 or more scatter symbols land on the reels, then the Fury Spins feature will be triggered. Here the wild multiplier will become sticky and won´t be reset between each spin. The number of spins you receive will depend on how many nudges will be needed for the scatter symbols to be nudged down and out of the reel set. Each nudge will award you with 1 spin. You can also receive more spins during the Fury Spins feature should additional scatter symbols land on the reels, again you will receive 1 spin for each nudge.
Design and Symbols
As mentioned already, this slot got us thinking immediately about the well known stories about Conan the Barbarian. Stories which have been re-created in both films, magazines, books and even computer games. We have a slight hunch that Nolimit City has gotten their inspiration for Barbarian Fury from this same story, however of course with a little twist. In this slot, you will not only see one Barbarian but three different ones, of course also showing up on each their symbol. In the background there are dark woodlands, with snow coming down, creating the perfect atmosphere for the game. The reel set has been framed by roots and thorns from trees with skulls embedded in them.
Symbols on the slots five reels include five low value symbols, consisting of the standard card suits, starting from 10 and going up to A, with the A being the most valuable one giving 375 for five of a kind. These symbols have been designed onto what looks like wooden shields, very fitting for the theme. The three other main symbols of the game are the three barbarians, a younger man, a woman and an older bearded man as the most valuable one of them, paying 1 250 for 5 of a kind.
As well as the main symbols, there are a couple of special symbols too. The wild symbols show a growling bear, while the scatter symbol shows an equally angry wolf. The wild symbol is the one to trigger the xNudge feature while the scatter is responsible for triggering the Fury Spins feature.
Our Thoughts on Barbarian Fury
Nolimit City seems to have created an entertaining and somewhat original slot here, even though the barbarian theme might remind some players of the many Viking themed slots that are out there. The details and quality of the graphics are great and there are a couple of different fun features to look out for. Of course, the main one is the xNudge feature which we can´t help but loving, seeing that it can pop up in both the main game as well as the free spins feature.
As always we would have liked them to steer away from the standard card suit symbols, but other than that we think this is a slot many players will find entertaining. The fact that there is a maximum payout of 8 785x the total bet, of course, doesn't hurt either.