The Victorious™ video slot was launched quite a while ago, in 2011, but it’s never too late to launch a high-volatility version of a game. The game has been a strong performer since its desktop launch in 2011 and mobile launch in 2012, a good reason for NetEnt to bring the game to a new level with Victorious MAX™ now available at the NetEnt Casinos, breathing new life into the classic title!
HTML5 update and a MAX version
The Victorious™ slot’s plan is to stay around for another few years if the game tends to extend its success! The game receiving an HTML5 upgrade and a MAX™ version are reliable pieces of proof and Victorious™ fans can breathe a sigh of relief as this game won’t be added to the End of Life (EOL) list anytime soon.
Many NetEnt slots, however, were added to the list of End of Life slots. Instead of giving an HTML5 upgrade to remain available at the NetEnt Casinos, these slots are being ditched. Sad for NetEnt, sad for the players, but with HTML5 wiping Flash from the map, there’s no hope Flash as a development tool will survive. Therefore, NetEnt had to take a few tough decision going through its long list of NetEnt slots and decide whether a game was performing good enough to stay or to be added to the EOL list.
When a game managed to survive the terrible EOL faith and not yet in the possession of a Touch® version, a game would be re-launched as an HTML5 game together with a brand new Touch® version.
Because of this, we saw the portfolio in general to shrink, but the number of Touch® games, on the other hand, were increasing! The Victorious™ slot, though, was one of the first to appear in the mobile casinos as Victorious Touch® while it was worthy enough to receive an HTML5 update and even a MAX version!
Victorious™ vs Victorious MAX™
The launch of Victorious MAX™ doesn’t mean you can expect any differences in the gameplay, it’s simply the volatility of the game that is changing, at least when you choose to play Victorious MAX™.
As you can see in the above image, you’re now able to pick either the traditional game or the MAX™ version. Both slots are offering the enjoyable 243 bet ways to win, the Golden Eagle Wild, and Free Spins with a x3 Multiplier. And obviously, they both remained Roman-themed inspired by Caesar, soldiers, centurions, golden eagles and the laurel wreaths. So where do we find the big difference?
As mentioned before, it’s the volatility of the game that has changed in the Max™ version and that’s simply because players nowadays want to have a choice. Some prefer to win often and even more often, but some don’t care about the frequency wins are awarded, they care for the amount being awarded. This last group rather sees nothing happening at all for a series of spins and being awarded a mega win at one pint, instead of receiving all smaller wins spin after spin.
“NetEnt has been at the forefront of innovation-first games development for 20 years, leading the way in creating optimized, player driven content. Taking a 2012 classic like Victorious and now adding the game to our high-volatility MAX portfolio means that this Roman empire-styled slot is set to gain a new army of fans,” said Bryan Upton, NetEnt Director of Games.
The fact that there are two types of players, resulted in the Max™ series with Berryburst MAX™ as the first MAX™ game. Now we have Victorious Max™ available as well while one of the Free Spins features in Dead or Alive 2™ is offering the same high payouts as the slots in the MAX™ series. Also Grand Spinn™ and Grand Spinn Superpot™ share the same gameplay but are both offering different volatility.
Now the MAX version of Victorious™ is launched at the NetEnt Casinos, it’s up to you to give Victorious MAX™ version a go or to pick the standard version of the Victorious™ slot. As you can see in the above image, the standard version will give wins more often plus 1500 x BET while Victorious MAX™ is offering big wins of 7000 x BET. Depending on your preference, the choice is now yours! You want to win big, you go for the MAX version, you want to win often, you go for the standard version in exchange for lower wins.
Whether you go for the classic edition or Victorious Max™, you’ll be marching into battle to the sound of war-cries and battle drums! Everything about both versions creates an atmosphere of victory! It’s time to choose victory enjoying an amazing 243 ways to win which means that there are no bet lines.
Besides the 243 ways to win, the main game is offering the Golden Eagle Wild as well, appearing on the reels 2 and 4 where it substitutes for any symbol. Not usual, but very welcome is the fact that the Roman Eagle Wild substitutes for Scatters as well, which means that two Scatters from left to right in combination with a Wild is counting as a winning Scatter combination triggering 15 Free Spins. Four or five Scatters will award respectively 20 and 25 Free Spins while all winnings during Free Spins will be tripled thanks to the x3 Multiplier.