Vikings Go Berzerk Reloaded Review
Vikings Go Berzerk Reloaded is a reboot of 2016 Vikings Go Berzerk, the second game in the Vikings Go series developed by Yggdrasil. Despite the fact that this lucrative Viking-themed slot is missing the classic rage mechanic that the series is so famous for, it does still boast a number of excellent bonus features and mechanics including Ragnarok Spins, Free Spins, Berzerk symbols and Treasure Chests.
First things first, Vikings Berzerk does not feature the same flashy cutscenes that made the original games so special... Whether or not that's because we were playing the game before it officially goes live remains to be seen... But if it is the case that the cutscenes have gone completely then we have to say we're pretty disappointed!
Strangely, this game has gone from being set on a Viking longboat sailing the open seas to a slot set in a dark cave somewhere in the frozen wastes... For a series that's SO good at setting the scene and telling a story, we'd have liked a little bit more context as to why we're here, but alas we can't complain too much as Vikings Go Berzerk Reloaded does look the part in terms of visuals.
Low paying symbols are four different types of coins, whilst high paying symbols are four fierce Viking warriors! The Free Spins bonus symbol is a blonde female Viking stood in front of the ocean with the words FREE SPIN in front of her.
In terms of how this game sounds, players are treated to a dramatic orchestral score that suits this slot down to a tee... Whenever Viking symbols come into play and they fight Sirens then you'll hear them shout and scream as they swing their weapons.
This slot couldn't be simpler to play, as mentioned earlier in the review Yggdrasil have scrapped the rage meters which was arguably one of the more confusing elements of the original Vikings Go Berzerk slot.
In terms of actually navigating the game, everything you need to play the game can be found on an action bar along the bottom of the game screen. This includes a coin value selection tool, a max bet button, a spin button and an autoplay button.
Vikings go Berzerk Reloaded is a medium/high volatility slot that has an RTP of 96% and a maximum win potential of 25,000x the player's stake which is pretty impressive! This game is by far the most lucrative Vikings Go slot out there on the market today, so it's well worth a spin or two if you're a fan of the series.
We went into this slot review blind without having done any prior reading as to what Vikings Go Berzerk Reloaded was all about, this way we could find out for ourselves what was missing and what had been added to enhance the game in comparison to the original (which we were pretty fond of).
We won't lie we were a little underwhelmed in some senses. Whilst the presentation of this slot is fantastic, Vikings Go Berzerk Reloaded does seem as if it's a bit of a downgrade on the features front, having lost the rage meters. Whilst they could be frustrating, we enjoyed that sense of progression.
However, at the end of the day, this slot is significantly more rewarding than previous Vikings Go slots with wild multipliers and a brilliantly crafted free spins bonus that can see players win a maximum of 25,000x their stake! And for that reason, we have to give this game a thumbs up.