The Viking era, although not a very common theme, seems to have inspired quite a few of the software producers. For instance Thunderstruck II is another pokie, this time by Microgaming, that gives us a taste of these Scandinavian legends. It seems that, in general, all the pokies that share this same theme are a success, and Viking Age by Betsoft is certainly not an exception. Keep on reading to see all the things that you will find in this pokie.
The Vikings were Norse, or Scandinavian, explorers, sailors, warriors and merchants that used to travel all over the world. The Vikings did not have a very good reputation and were thought to be as nasty people that overexploited whatever came in their hands, sometimes even things that they should not even have. However, at least in this case, now you might have the opportunity to change your opinion about these people. Thanks to Viking Age you might make some real good money, in a very entertaining and easy way.
Betsoft Gaming was the bright mind behind the Slots3 concept. A concept that has been translated into pokies of a rare quality, namely pokies with very very good animations, graphics, sounds and functions. They look so real that some people refer to them as 3D pokies. Viking Age is a Slots3 pokie, and so you should expect nothing but the best that you could get out of a pokie. If you haven’t experienced these pokies yet, we’d say it’s about time you do. On our page you will find all the pokies produced by Betsoft, most of which are Slots3, and you can also try them out for free.
Betsoft is also renown for producing pokies that contain lots of interactive features that make the pokie much more interesting to play. Knowing about these features and the expectation that builds up while the wheels spin and you’re waiting for these features to be activated is a feeling which cannot be described. Viking Age provides you with three very cool attractions that are activated by three different scatter symbols. The word scatter means that these symbols do not need to show up on an active payline, but simply anywhere on the reels.
Speaking of reels, before we proceed with the thrilling stuff, let us give you some technical information about Viking Age. The latter is a 5 x 3 pokie, that is five reels and three rows. There are thirty possible paylines on which you can place your bet. As you might have realised by now, the more paylines there are the bigger your chances of winning get. This is simply because there’ll be more ways in which winning combinations can form. The coin value ranges between €0. 02 and €0. 50, and you can bet from one to five coins per spin.
Now back to the scatter symbols. The first one we are going to discuss is the one that depicts a female Viking warrior, the same one that is situated at the lower right corner of the display and gets happy whenever you make some profit. When at least three of this symbol show up you will win free spins. Usually the multiplier value of the free spins is known beforehand, but not this time. Instead, a pleasant animation starts off where two male Vikings approach the columns surrounding the reels. They then drag the different parts of the columns to reveal the hidden multiplier value that can be either x2, x3 or x5.
So while the wheels are spinning at the casino’s expense watch out to check where the winning combinations hit the columns. By doing so you will see which value is being touched by the winning combo, and thus reveal the amount by which your winnings will be multiplied. All this might sound somewhat confusing but, trust us, this feature is one of the best we’ve ever seen. Also good to mention is the fact that the female Viking symbol is not the only way through which free spins can be earned. Keep on reading to learn more about this.
An integrated bonus round that takes place on a second screen is also available. This will be triggered when three symbols showing a pair of wrestling arms appear anywhere on the reels. You will then see two Vikings that will challenge each other for a match of arm wrestling. All you have to do is choose which one to side and also guess whether it’s a head or a tail every time the coin is flipped. Watch your favourite Viking gain advantage every time you make a correct guess. At the end of the match you will be awarded with a very good amount of credit points. Again in this case, the wrestling arms are not the only way by which this round is activated.
Finally let us take you to the Door to Valhalla. This feature is activated whenever three or more Viking helmets appear on your display. When this happens you will see the reels being covered by blocks of stone having a rune symbol drawn on them. The animation then takes you to the side of the pokie, next to the right column. There you’ll have to choose a rune symbol, equivalent to the ones drawn on the stone blocks. Click the symbol to open up one of the blocks and uncover what you have won. You can win either instant credit points, or free spins, or direct access to the arm wrestling bonus round. The symbols and graphics used are very well thought of, and we must say the developers at Betsoft have done yet another good job. The animations are plenty, diverse and take some time, and thus make the pokie much more real and dynamic. In our opinion Viking Age is a hit that you shouldn’t miss. You can even play it for real money at Vera John Casino.