The true story of the Vikings can be called quite fascinating. As real men Vikings travelled further than Europeans had ever gone before. They exploited the riches of the East, explored the uncharted waters of the North Atlantic, and settled as farmers in Greenland. If not impressive enough yet, they also discovered America five hundred years before Columbus did, although often forgotten. This is why Net Entertainment, came up with a tribute to these real men, known as Viking’s Treasure. Which is actually a nice gesture, although not very surprising knowing Netent is originally Swedish while Vikings, also called Northmen, are from Scandinavia, including Sweden.
The name Viking’s Treasure is carefully chosen as this typical video slot is inspired by the seafaring people of North Germanic descent, based in Scandinavia, who raided, traded, explored, and settled in wide areas of Europe, Asia, and the North Atlantic islands, from the late 8th to the mid-11th centuries. They employed wooden ships with wide, shallow-draft hulls, allowing navigation in rough seas or in shallow river waters. Yes, Vikings knew how to travel in style, rough waters or not and who else other than Netent managed to mirror this fantastic saga within a video slot. It’s one of the first video slots designed by Netent, so I can’t promise you high quality graphics or 3D animations, but what I can promise is a nice tribute to the Vikings. Although a simple design, it includes all elements so typical for seafaring Northmen like the fierce Vikings themselves, their Viking women, longships, shields, helmets, double edge axe and the Vikings treasure.
With 15 bet lines, five bet levels and five different coin values, Viking’s Treasure is giving you a lot of betting options to choose from. Although no 0.01 coin value is available, you can still start with a 0.02 bet, but this means you’ll be playing with only one bet line, something I would not recommend as it will make a video slot much less dynamic than when all bet lines are activated. And still, if you’re playing with all 15 bet lines, in the first level and with the lowest coin value, a very reasonable minimum bet of 0.30 is available, perfect for low rollers and average players. And the moment you think you’re ready to spice up this Nordic themed video slot, you can increase the bet levels and coin values steadily until a maximum bet of 37.50 has been reached.
This tribute to the Vikings isn’t about innovative features or levelled bonus games, it’s a real tribute to the Vikings, but of course it wouldn’t be playable in the Netent Casinos if it wasn’t interesting enough regarding the extra features. Because even though Viking’s Treasure is a bit old fashioned in comparing to newer video slots which you’ll find in a Netent Casino, it has all you need to leave the rough sea with your pockets filled, as there’s a Wild, Scatter and Free Spins.
The grimacing Viking Wild doesn’t look much cheerful, but it definitely does what the Wild always does, substituting for all other symbols except Scatter symbols. Unlike many other video slots designed by Netent, this grimacing Viking offers a very high payout when two or more Wilds appear. The Wild can pay up to 10.000 and that’s very much worth playing for. Besides that all wins a Wild is involved will be doubled as well, making this Viking Wild essential for this Viking’s Treasure video slot.
Two or more treasure Scatters will award an instant win up to 500 times your total bet, whilst three or more Scatter symbols award 15 Free Spins. During Free Spins no bet is paid while winnings will beaded to your balance. This can result in a very nice result, especially when you realise all winnings coming from any free spin will be tripled.
Some believe Vikings were some of the fiercest warriors the world has ever known, and the designers at Netent tried their best to show why these Vikings where so fearful, even though not as innovative as some of the more recent video slots available at the many Netent Casinos. If looking for a more cutting edge game I would not go for Viking’s Treasure. But if you want to stay in the same category you could go for the jackpot video slot Hall of Gods, or Excalibur which is another legendary video slot game from the Swedish developer. If you want to stay on the sea seeking for treasures, Ghost Pirates could do as well, while Lucky Angler takes you to the north as well, but this time for some sea fishing. Looking for adventure, you don’t have to face the rough seas, all you need is a free Netent Casino so you can try all these games until you have found yourself the perfect match.