Take to the open seas where pillaging coins is the goal in Vikings Go Wild. This 5 reel, 25 payline slot from Yggdrasil Gaming comes with a free spins feature that offers up to 24 free spins complete with sticky wilds. Land the treasure chest for more free spins or cash prizes of up to 1,000 coins. Set sail from between 25p and £50 per spin.
As you’d expect from a slot produced by Yggdrasil Gaming, Vikings Go Wild looks and sounds excellent – a Viking longboat, bobbing on the water is the setting for the reels which include 4 coins and a quartet of Vikings. The action plays out to a stirring, orchestral style score that matches the adventurous theme.
Joining the standard symbols are a wild, a free spins scatter and a treasure chest – the wild replaces everything bar the scatter. Land 3 or more of the free spins scatter to trigger the Free Spins feature. Three will get you 8 free spins, four give 16 with 24 awarded if you’re lucky enough to land a full 5 scatters.
Whenever 1 of the 4 Viking characters land during the feature, they will get involved in a battle with a sea monster’s tentacle. If they win, they will become a sticky wild and will be frozen in place for the remainder of the feature. The Viking won’t be victorious every time but you can usually except a good number of extra wilds by the time your extra games have played out.
The other symbol to look out for is the treasure chest – when this lands on reel 5, you can look forward to some extra goodies. If it lands in the base game, you can expect a prize of up to 1,000 coins or between 8 and 12 free spins. In the free spins round the chest can also offer a cash bonus of up to 1,000 coins or between 2 and 4 free spins or a wild reel feature.
The treasure chest can deliver some timely boosts in the base game but Vikings Go Wild is really all about the free spins feature where the sticky wilds can really get the coins flowing. As you’d hope from a slot based on marauding Norse warriors, the variance here is on the high side so you may have to wait some time to trigger the feature. A decent bankroll and nerves of steel are recommended.
Given the volatility, the seas you’ll sail in on Vikings Go Wild can be extremely choppy. If your luck is in though, there is potential treasure on offer. If you like the theme, Novomatic’s Red Lady is a good option and is also highly volatile.