Head to the wild forests of Scandinavia in Wild Valkyrie, a Norse themed video slot from GamesLab and NextGen Gaming. Played using a 5 reel, 243 ways to win game engine, it comes with classy sound and visuals as well as some potentially exciting extras. They include grouped wilds, morphing symbols with multipliers as well as a free spins round. Play on all devices from between 25p and £50 per spin.
Top design hasn’t always been a feature of video slots from GamesLab but they’ve created a fine looking game in Wild Valkyrie., A snowy woodland forms the backdrop to the reels. There you’ll find lower value A, K, Q, J and 9 symbols (but no 10 strangely) as well as goblets, hunting horns, a raven and a wolf. The 2 top standard symbols are the white horse and the V logo. Both of these pay 10 times your bet if you land 5 on adjacent reels.
The blonde-haired Valkyrie is the game’s wild. This symbol can appear in grouped formation on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. After a winning combination hits, you’ll benefit from the Morphed Symbol feature. New symbols appear in the positions that have morphed, giving you another chance to land a winning combination. These morphs continue until there’s one where no new winning combination hits. The first morph pays at the standard 1x. Each subsequent morph receives a 2x boost.
The main bonus is the Valkyrie feature. Each time a wild lands (including morphs) during a single base game spin,, it is collected in the Wild Tally meter to the side of the reels. Collect 6 or more of them and you’ll trigger the bonus round. The minimum number of free spins on offer is 8.
If you’re lucky enough to collect 16 or more wilds in the meter then a massive haul of 100 free spins awaits. All morphed wins pay at 2x. The Wild Tally Meter resets to zero at the start of each free spin. Collect 6 wilds during a free spin and another round of 5 free spins are added to your total – with no limits.
We’ve not been the biggest fans of GamesLab/NextGen Gaming video slots. They’ve created a good game here though. The sound and visuals are impressively done and the gameplay offers the right balance between variety and complexity. It’s medium variance with top wins of 500 times your bet on each spin or free spin with the 2x multiplier.
The Norse theme has become a firm favourite with video slots players. If you’re one of that number, then Wild Valkyrie is one to consider. Additionally, NetEnt’s Vikings or any of the Vikings series from Yggdrasil Gaming offer bigger potential wins.