Novomatic Spirits of the Valkyrie Slot Review and Free Play

Spirits of the Valkyrie is a feature-filled Norse-themed video slot from Novomatic. Played using a 5 reel, 20 payline game engine, it comes with a quartet of base game modifiers as well as a free spins round with stacked symbols. You can win even bigger prizes courtesy of the Win Stack next to the reels. Play in all devices from between 20p and £100 per spin.

There’s a fresh, modern look to the visuals in Spirits of the Valkyrie. Set against a wintry, mountainous backdrop and watched over by a winged Valkyrie, the reels are made up of A to 10 royals as well as swords, axes and hammers. The shield is the best of the standard symbols, paying 1.25 times your bet if you land 5 in combination.

The magical book is the wild. This replaces all of the standard symbols and pays 0.25, 1.25, 6.25 or 25 times your bet if you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 on a payline. On any spin the winged Valkyrie can stir into life and deliver 1 of the following 4 modifier extras:

  • Colossal Magic feature – the Valkyrie adds a colossal symbol which fills 3 consecutive reels.
  • Blade of Fury feature – here the Valkyrie uses her sword to add extras wilds to the reels.
  • Ice Blade feature – the Valkyrie slides a symbol from reel 5 to reel 1 to create a 5-symbol winner.
  • Shockwave Slash feature – this upgrades a winning combination to create an even better win. Each upgrade results in a new payout.

There are also a number of bonus feature on offer here.

Free Spins feature – this round is triggered by landing the bonus symbol in reels 1 and 3 and the Free Spins symbol on reel 5. You’ll then receive 10 free spins with win both ways payouts.

Win Stack feature – land the Bonus on reels 1 and 3 and the Win Stack on reel 5. To the left of the reels you’ll see a stack of 10 spaces. These spaces are filled with the amounts from your last 10 wins. Trigger the Win Stack and you’ll win the accumulated amount from all 10 spaces.

Free Spins and Win Stack feature – find the bonus on reels 1 and 3 and the combined Free Spins / Win Stack on reel 5 to activate this. You’ll then get 10 win both ways free spins followed by the Win Stack. In effect, you’ll win double your free spins amount plus 9 other cash amounts.

This is another impressive release from Novomatic. The visuals, soundtrack and animations are well done and there’s plenty of variety on offer from the features. It’s not the most volatile video slot you’ll see though with top wins of 500 times your bet on each spin/free spin.

However, if you were to win 500 times your bet on your last 10 spins, that would mean a 5,000 times bet payout if you trigger the Win Stack feature. If you’re looking for a Norse-themed video slot that combines classy design with plenty of extras, then Spirits of the Valkyrie is well worth a spin. Call of the Valkyries from Playtech is also pretty good.

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