Playing Vikings Touch®, you’ll be treated a family saga that tells the remarkable tales of the lives and epic adventures of the raiders and explorers of a famous Norse clan during the Viking age between 793 and 1066 as they aim to successfully invade England and France. It was during this time that Northern people had the largest impact on other Europeans, through trade, but mainly through their Viking raids.
In the Old Norse language, the word víkingr means pirate or raider which reveals much about the Vikings and the way they acted during their raids. Vikings are known as brave, courageous, fearless, and dauntless. Their raids were planned carefully and when they came into action, none of the warriors held back for few reasons.
Most of them were farmers with nothing more to lose other than their families. Some were excellent boat builders though. The keels made their longboats easy to steer and to float high in the water while landing on beaches. The Vikings loved their boats so much that it was a great honour to be buried in one along with all their clothes, jewellery and even their animals. Brings us to the second reason the Vikings were fearless as warriors.
The Vikings had a strong belief in their gods like Odin, the most powerful and wisest god as the Allfather of the Norse gods and the ruler of Asgard, Thor (Odin’s son) as the god of thunder, and Loki, a cheeky mischief-maker which was able to change into many animals. Odin was also the ruler over Valhalla, a majestic, enormous hall located in Asgard. Chosen by Odin, half of those who died in combat travel to Valhalla upon death, led by valkyries, while the other half go to the goddess Freyja’s field Fólkvangr. This is why the Viking soldiers weren’t afraid to die in the heat of the action as they knew that for most of them a place was reserved in Valhalla.
Even though Vikings in general offer a great theme for a NetEnt video slot, Vikings Touch® is offering so much more than that! If you are part of the vast audience watching the Vikings series, which premiered on HISTORY® in the US 2013, you know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s then that you’ll picture one of the greatest Vikings the history has ever known as the popular TV series brings you the story of Ragnar Lothbrok, the first Viking to emerge from Norse legend and onto the pages of history.
Ragnar Lothbrok, his first wife Lagertha, their courageous son Bjorn and boat builder Floki can be found on the reels in Vikings Touch® while they are some of the main characters in the series as well. It’s them that bring the life of the Viking warriors back to life.
It all starts on a farm in Kattegat where Ragnar and his wife Lagertha run a farm, but Ragnar starts to see the benefits of the raids. Against all odds, he plans a raid in England which appears to be successful. It won’t take long before you get immersed into the life of the Vikings that know no fear during the raids. Meanwhile, Floki keeps on improving their boats while The Seer gives provides the inhabitants of Kattegat a look into the future.
The popular international Irish/Canadian co-production by TM Productions and Take 5 Productions was first aired in 2013 and quickly became a TV favourite. The TV series provides a great introduction to Norse Mythology and the Viking’s traditions, but it’s the journey of Ragnar Lothbrok and his sons that the series is all about.
Vikings Touch® features
While we should not forget about Rollo, Ivar, Aethelwulf, Ubbe, Helga, Aslaug, and King Eckbert, it’s Ragnar, Bjorn, Lagertha and Floki that own a place on the reels in Vikings Touch®, providing some great mobile slot excitement. A fan of the Vikings TV series myself, I can highly recommend Vikings Touch®. Even if you’re not into the Vikings series, I’m 100% sure you’ll enjoy every bit of the game thanks to the many innovations this branded slot game is enriched with.
For a long time, the NetEnt video slots depended on win lines, but it was one day that the Swedish software developer introduced an amazing 243 bet ways to win. Vikings Touch® is one of the mobile slot games that offer this special way of paying out winnings which means that all winning combinations from left to right is a winning one. Nothing new there, but this doesn’t count for the 78.125 bet ways to win when Raid Spins are activated. It’s the first time NetEnt enriched a game with type of layout and even though available during Raid Spins, the 7 reel and 5 row layout will still provide a big spectacle on the reels.
Vikings Touch® is offering the Shield Wall feature. Available in the main game and during Raid Spins, the Shield Wall feature consists of a certain number of shields. Usually these are held up in order to ward off the arrows of the opponent, but in Vikings Touch® these shields will turn all symbols behind the Shield Wall into the same symbol.
If not enough yet, NetEnt added the Hotspot feature as well as seen before in Joker Pro Touch®. This mobile slot feature leaves the middle reel highlighted as a Hotspot. If a Stacked Symbol lands in this Hotspot, showing one of the Vikings entirely on the middle reel, all other Viking symbols on the reels will become the same Viking symbol of which all winnings will become Scatter Pays.
As mentioned before, the layout will become 7 reels and 5 rows as soon as Raid Spins are activated as soon as three Raid Spins symbols appear on the reels. It’s certainly a slot feature that makes Vikings Touch® worth playing as you’ll be treated an amazing 78.125 ways to win. Add to that the 3 Hotspots instead of the usual one Hotspot and I’m sure that’s the last push you need to get to one of the many NetEnt Casinos in order to open Vikings Touch® or the Vikings™ slot.