Vikings Go Wild Review
Vikings Go Wild is the very first slot in the now iconic Vikings Go series created by developers Yggdrasil. This engaging 5-reel, 25 payline slot is themed around the bravest and most fierce Vikings who are sailing the seas having plundered great riches.
This Norse-inspired slot offers players the opportunity to win up to a maximum of 24 free spins during the bonus round alongside some handy sticky-wilds.
The slot starts with a short introductory cinematic that sees a team of Vikings head into battle with a deadly sea creature (we think it's a Kraken), it's certainly a good way to introduce players to the carnage that's to come (especially later in the series).
Once loaded into the game players will notice that the reels are set upon the sail of a Viking Longship that features menacing dragons at either end. The action bar which features all the important buttons and figures is set upon a large piece of wood with a silver trim in the design of a dragon.
When players enter the free spins bonus round a Kraken emerges from the rough sea as the rain lashes down, its tentacles menacingly wrap around each end of the longship and the Vikings that appear as symbols.
High-paying symbols are four Vikings that could actually pass as characters in animated children's movie, they're not overly vicious as one would expect, but Yggdrasil do actually address later on in the series. Low-paying symbols are four different coins, each created from different materials with gold being the most lucrative.
In terms of sound Vikings Go Wild has your standard adventure-themed slot soundtrack, with things ramping up during a win or when a bonus feature is triggered.
Vikings Go Wild is a simple game to keep on top of, it's set out in the same way that all Yggdrasil games are with all the key buttons laid out across the bottom of the screen directly below the reels.
There's a large pink + button on the far left-hand side of the screen, which when clicked brings up multiple options including the paytable, game settings and how to play instructions.
Players can change the coin value using the - and + buttons (the minimum bet in this game is 0.25 whilst the maximum is 125.00, however this may vary from casino to casino).
There are two buttons either side of the play button in the bottom-centre of the game screen, these are the max bet button and the autoplay button (which allows players to place an infinite number of automated spins).
Sadly, Vikings Go Wild is not a very lucrative slot. Despite having a decent RTP of 96.30%, this game sees players win no more than 1,900x their initial stake which is unbelievably low in this day and age, however, it has to be noted that back when this game was originally released, it wasn't terrible. Vikings Go Wild is a medium volatility game, so it's actually worth playing if you're bankroll isn't massive, as you can expect some fairly regular returns.
Vikings Go Wild takes players on an epic journey on the open seas, that's wild from the word go. All in all, it's a pretty good slot, especially for its time. The win potential is disappointingly low, but we have to give Yygdrasil credit for creating a timeless slot that spawned one of our favourite slot series.