Vikings Go Wild Slot
Vikings go Wild is the first game in the most popular “Vikings go” series by Yggdrasil. The background of this slot game, two sailing boats, is reminiscent of one of the Vikings’ most valuable skills, being expert boat builders. Vikings Go Wild is a five reel and 25 pay-line, 96.3% RTP slot game powered by Yggdrasil. With medium volatility and background music very similar to your typical Vikings soundtrack, the theme is quite obvious here; sail your way to battling legendary sea monsters, in this case, the Kraken. Albeit not very frequent, special features are still available in this slot game and their aim is mostly to award you free spins.
Design and Symbols
As the name suggests, the slot is about Norse raiders. The game’s background makes it look like the slot is sailing the sea on a Viking longboat. The symbols on the reels are all theme related:
- The low-value symbols feature iron, copper, silver and gold coins. The coins have Norse engravings on them.
- The higher value symbols are the four main characters of the game, one female and three male Vikings.
- The free scatter symbol shows a longboat sailing across the sea.
- The wild symbol is a square with the words wild written in gold. The wild can substitute for all other symbols except for the scatter.
In this slot game, there are two special features, both of which can award you a number of free spins. The first is a scatter triggered feature, and the second is a treasure chest that lands on reel five and activates the bonus game.
Free Spins Feature
Vikings Go Wild has a free spin feature which is triggered by landing three or more free spin activating scatters anywhere in view. The number of free spins awarded depends on the number of scatters landed.
- 3 scatters = 8 free spins
- 4 scatters = 16 free spins
- 5 scatters = 24 free spins
When the free spins are underway, each Viking character landing on the reels will be attacked by the Kraken. If the Viking manages to fight the sea monster off, then that character will become a sticky wild and will remain in place for the rest of the free spins.
Vikings Go Wild has a treasure chest symbol which can appear randomly during both the base game and the free spins round. The treasure chest awards a certain prize but you can’t pick the prize yourself.
- If landed during the base game, the treasure chest will award up to 1000 coins or 8-12 free spins.
- If landed during the free spins feature, the treasure chest will award up to 1000 coins, 2-4 additional spins or the Wild Reel feature (an entire reel is wild for the rest of the spins).
Reviewers’ thoughts on Vikings Go Wild
As the first in line in the ‘vikings go’ series, ‘Vikings go Wild’ left much to be desired, when compared to the others. The special features were all, more or less, free spins based. The characters of this slot game look more like normal human beings rather than angry fighting Vikings. All in all, we would recommend the other ‘Vikings go’ games rather than this one and with good reason. They are more entertaining in terms of special features, and in terms of appearance, the others just look better. What we enjoy with this video slot is the battles between the Kraken and the Vikings during free-spins. This feature can be seen in all Vikings go games.