Discover Riches Beyond Your Wildest Dreams In This Extravagant Online Game
This legendary NetEnt slot has it all: stylish appearance along the lines of Thor: Ragnarok (“I’ve been holding this hammer for so long and now I’m THOR”), playful game menu, bonus games, multipliers, Free Spins…but, most importantly, a Jackpot only a legendary hero is worthy of: 10 000 coins. Are you the one?
Do you hear distant rumble? Of course, gambler’s luck can change, and no one experience is the same as another, but we like this slot very much for its atmosphere, substantial winning potential, and appealing, cute design. Looks kind of like one other famous adventurer. Vikings were the travelers of the old and also the subject of an interesting recent film. Do you remember “Argo Fuck Yourself”? Well, maybe you don’t, but we thought that was a hilarious (and in some places very touching) movie definitely worth watching again, even though it was set way back, and it featured no supersonic cars and exploding multi-million-dollar helicopters like in some films. What about Dog Soldiers? Also one of the greats: low-budget, shot in the dark, most of it, but very well contemplated and impressive, and absolutely terrifying in some parts. The same goes for this slot.
At First Look
No doubt you’ve heard of Thor: Ragnarok. This slot seems to have inspired the movie (this slot is not as old as the Vikings, or their Gods, we think, but it does date back a while). This is quite an old slot, which means it has earner its right to stay on, and it’s also nice that it doesn’t have too many spinning and flashing features, because they can be quite annoying. It’s sort of an old school slot (doesn’t it make your think of arcade games?). On the other hand, the graphics aren’t exactly chique, and it reminds us very much of Thrill Spin, but what we’re after here is the content. Quite satisfying, with a massive 10 000 coins for 5 Viking symbols who also work as multipliers, doubling wins. 15 Free Spins (hello) for 3 Scatters (and during those games wins are tripled, very generous, thank you very much). If we’re not mistaken, 5 scatters multiply bets by 500 times? Seems like this slot is making up for hundreds of others NetEnt has been holding back on.
NetEnt is kind of famous for its graphics, and, of course, we understand that expecting something to be done right every time is a lot, but we’re sure they could do more in terms design and interactive bonus features. However: online games are about loot, and there is plenty of that here. A few things to be improved here in terms of looking good because we think form should be representative of content, but good winning potential overall (even though there are times when you have to wait for quite a while for bonuses come around, and at times they’re not very high).
The symbols are Hand with Money, Viking, Boat, Helmet, Shield, Girl, Axe and Runes. The symbols form 44 winning combinations.
Viking is the wild. The wild helps to complete winning combinations by substituting for other symbols. The wild can’t substitute for the scatter. All the combinations with a wild are doubled. Five wilds on an enable payline win top jackpot in the main game which is 10,000 coins.
Hand with Money is the scatter. The scatter can appear anywhere on the reels to win. The scatter can’t be substituted by the wild. Two+ scatters give payouts. Three scatters win 15 free spins. During free spins all wins are tripled.
The coin value starts from $0.02 to $0.5. The game has five bet levels so the maximum bet is 75 coins per spin.
What Does It Feel Like To Play?
There are a few good base play winnings, with often appearances of the wild. Free Spins often multiply your bets by a decent amount. Overall very satisfied. We’re sure it could do with a few more graphical elements, but, since the content is decent, prizes make up for the lack of visual fireworks.
We have reviewed Arctic Fortune before (and Vikings are generally coming into fashion these days), pointing out it has nice atmosphere, and we think this slot also has quite a charming feel. It provides nice wins regularly, works on Mac, Linux and Windows, and sound effects aren’t bad (you feel like you’re in the middle of the ocean). By the way, if you don’t like the sound, you can always turn it off (could be nice if that worked on some people, huh?). We also like the comic book layout, which kind of reminds us of The Avengers, and the red runes on the stone. Plus there is a girl. She’s kind of hot, although she looks like she could be, say, about twelve (in which case she’s not).
We always liked the atmosphere of certain films and games, arguing that, although it’s good to have money, money doesn’t buy taste. Same with certain productions: sometimes it happens that an atmospheric products come out, and this is one of them (although it is loaded with material gains too). Except for the laugh though: we have to say that the laugh really weirded us out. Not really sure who came up with the idea of producing slots with creepy sound effects in the background, but they really get on your nerves after a while, and turning them off is a huge relief.
Nice, sound production with a good potential. Some serious figures, too. A 10 000 Jackpot? Kind of looks like the good twin of Game of Thrones, if such a thing is possible. We say overall a yes, with a possible wish for better graphics and better throught-through bonus features.
Payout percentage: The theoretic payout of this slot is 95.9%.
Slot structure: a 5 reel video slot with 15 paylines.