Viking Runes by Yggdrasil Gaming released on 15.03.2021 is a 9-reel & 9-row online slot with cluster pay and a 96.37% RTP. This is a Vikings-themed game offering players a max win of up to 25000x their stake. Viking Runes can be played on all devices from €0.4 to €40 per spin and is considered a high volatility game.

  • Filled with special features
  • Free Spins with increasing multipliers
  • 25 000x maximum win

Viking Runes is a brand new slot release from Yggdrasil Gaming, which will have you heading north. More specifically, up north where you will be able to see the famous northern lights as well as get to know a little more about Vikings. This slot has been created with the theme of ancient runes which also happen to hide enormous wealth.

There seem to be several special features going on in the Viking Runes slot, ensuring the game remains interesting throughout the gameplay. This includes cluster pays, cascading reels, transforming symbols, shuffling symbols, added wilds and even a free spins feature with expanding multipliers.

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How to win big in Viking Runes – Free Spins feature


While most slots need scatters to trigger the Free Spins feature, this time you will need to land 5 or more cascade wins in a row to trigger it. This will reward you with 6 free spins. Throughout the feature, you will see that there are 4 lightning wilds active, which happen to come with multipliers attached to them. Every cascade win that will land during the free spins feature will then increase the value of the lightning wild multipliers. Even better, multipliers won't reset after a cascade with no wins.

Special Features


  • Cascading Reels
  • Lightning Wilds
  • Runic Shuffle
  • Spell of Ancestors
  • Viking Sorcery

As Cascading Reels aren't a unique feature to this slot, we are jumping straight to the Lightning Wilds feature. Every successful cascade also brings a Lightning Wild onto the reels. These will change position with every following cascade. During the main game, you can land up to 4 Lightning Wilds, however, after a win-less cascade, the Lightning Wilds are removed from the reels.

Any unsuccessful spin during the main game or the Free Spins feature can trigger the Runic Shuffle feature. The symbols on the reels at that point will then be shuffled into a new combination in order to create a new guaranteed winning cluster.

In the Spell of Ancestors feature, all of the lower value symbols will be transformed into the red rune stone symbol. After this, you will get a new payout with the transformed symbols. This feature can also be triggered during both the main game and the Free Spins feature.

Finally we have the Viking Sorcery feature which can be randomly triggered during both the main game and the Free Spins feature. When triggered, between 3 and 9 wild will fall onto the reel set, at random positions, which will of course be followed by a new payout.

Look and Feel of Viking Runes


The cartoonish looking slot invites you to join a friendly looking Viking out in a winter landscape. The backdrop of the slot shows you snow covered rocks and boulders, which happen to be in the shape of Vikings and Viking helmets. This is of course combined with the northern lights seen in the background on a clear, star-filled sky. The reels themselves have also been placed on the side of a large rock, with a face on either side carved into the stone.


On the right side of the reel set, you will be able to see the Lightning Wilds which will light up following a winning cascade. The symbols on the reels are put together by 9 different rune stone symbols, which almost have a neon look to them, making sure they really stand out from the background. There are 3 low value symbols, 4 mid level symbols and 2 high valued symbols.


Disclaimer: the game’s RTP and min/max bet may vary depending on operator and jurisdiction. Use our data as a pointer, but always make sure you check the real RTP by locating the help file directly in the game itself once loaded.