It was during ICE 2018 that NetEnt announced two very attractive branded slots. One based on the popular series Narcos™ while the other one tells the long history of the Vikings. With two weeks to go to the launch of the long-awaited Vikings™ video slot, it won’t be long anymore until the critically acclaimed drama series Vikings will be available on the reels at the NetEnt Casinos.
Vikings has quickly become a TV favourite since the first season aired in 2013 and appeals to a vast audience worldwide. It’s a classic and historical theme packed with lots of action, intrigue and even love.
The series from creator and Executive Producer Michael Hirst airs on HISTORY® in the US, bringing a family saga that tells the remarkable tales of the lives and epic adventures of the raiders and explorers of the Dark Ages.
Thanks to the popular television series, the world of the Vikings is brought back to life through the journey of Ragnar Lothbrok, the first Viking to emerge from Norse legend and onto the pages of history. It’s this former farmer that rises to fame by the successful raids into England and France. He eventually becomes a Scandinavian king with the support of his family and fellow warriors. Therefore, Ragnar Lothbrok can be called the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the saga of the fearless warrior himself as well as Ragnar’s band of Viking brothers and his family as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes.
In the highly-anticipated Vikings™ video slot, based on the popular series, Ragnar Lothbrok can’t be missed on the reels as one of the best-known legendary Norse heroes. Series watchers hate spoilers, so I’m going to try my best not to reveal any events from the series. However, I can’t leave unmentioned that we’ll find Ragnar’s first wife Lagertha on the reels as well. Their son Bjorn, another Viking legend, could not be ignored either and the same goes for another of my personal favorite Vikings characters Floki.
Henrik Fagerlund, Chief Product Officer of NetEnt, said: “To be able to provide our players with a different genre of branded game, showcases the hard work we’re putting in behind the scenes to create such high-quality content and further expand our portfolio. Vikings has quickly become a TV favourite since the first season in 2013 and appeals to a vast audience worldwide. It’s a classic and historical theme packed with action and we’re sure the players will be looking forward to the launch later this year.”
The Vikings™ video slot
Launched at the NetEnt Casinos on 22nd November, players can finally start looking forward to the launch of one of the greatest NetEnt slots which will bring your favourite tv series to the reels. Ragnar Lothbrok, Bjorn, Lagertha, and Floki can soon be found on the reels in the long-awaited Vikings™ video slot.
Another fascinating character from the series, The Seer, will be welcoming you to the game as a curious visitor. The Seer, Oracle of Kattegat, can communicate with the gods and answers questions about the future and one’s fate in life. An interesting start, but the best part, obviously, has yet to come. I wish I could provide more inside information, but just as all NetEnt fans, the above preview video is all I have so far. Luckily I don’t need a fortune-teller to reveal the slot features available in the Vikings™ video slot. All I need is the above trailer and the game description.
No win lines will be available in the Vikings™ video slot, but don’t we all prefer 243 betways to win anyway? This way, all winning combinations from left to right will be a winning one.
Introduced in the Joker Pro™ video slot, also this upcoming blockbuster video slot is going to offer the Hotspot Feature. This slot feature is exactly what it says that it is, a video slot feature with a Hotspot. You don’t have to be a genius nor a fortune-teller to figure that out. There’s no need to ask The Seer for his vision on this slot feature either as I can see one win with a Hotspot in the middle. However, I can’t figure out if this Hotspot continues to change or that the middle reel is the standard Hotspot.
The description is giving away that we can look forward to the Shield Wall feature. For whoever watches Vikings, it won’t be a surprise that the shield wall consists of a good number of shields held up in order to ward off the arrows of the opponent. There’s the possibility that it appears completely randomly or when all symbols show a letter or number. These offer the lowest payouts and during both, no winnings combinations are formed. At least, not until the shield wall appeared. But then again, this wasn’t the case during the Raid Spins mode which would mean the Shield Wall feature is random after all.
Last mentioned in the description is the Raid Spins symbol and the Raid Spins mode including 3 Hotspots. At one point, you see the Vikings™ video slot being replaced by Vikings Touch®, which is the mobile version of the game. It’s then that three Raid Spins symbols appear on reel 3,4, and 5, activating the Raid Spins mode. During this mode, the game will show 7 reels and 5 rows, resulting in an amazing 78.125 ways to win. I think we have to wait until next week in order to find out where these hotspots will appear.
For now, I can see that the Vikings™ video slot is going to bring a true spectacle on the reels and no matter if a Vikings fan or not, the video slot will be worth playing anyway!