Raiding-Themed Online Slot Viking’s Voyage
Slot fans who enjoy the more disreputable bits of history are a natural fit for the video slot Viking’s Voyage, developed by online casino games designer Real Time Gaming, or RTG. Against a backdrop of Viking long ships taking on an untamed ocean, the five reels spin in a simple gold frame, offering players 20 paylines. The emphasis is on the booty to be won and the fearless voyages undertaken by these outstanding seafarers, rather than the ruthless blood and gore of the piratical raids with which they acquired their loot.
Players can adjust the number of Viking’s Voyage paylines they bet on, and the bet per line can be set at a number of increments between 1 and 500 credits. The minimum bet is thus 1 credit per spin, but this only engages 1 payline. A more sensible bet on a low budget would be 1 credit per line across all 20 lines, which remains affordable, but increases the winning possibilities immensely. High rollers, of course, can bet up to 10,000 credits per spin.
Detailed Artwork and Simple Animations
While RTG is careful to make sure Viking’s Voyage is filled with colourful symbols drawn in fine detail, the developer hasn’t added much else to pique visual interest. Some simple animations celebrate wins, with an added roar of victory from the Viking Wild whenever he is involved in a win.
There are six card values used in Viking’s Voyage, from 9 to A, each designed as a see-through window into a seascape and horizon. The seas are all different colours according to the symbol value, from the emerald green 9 to the deep cobalt blue A. These symbols are grouped in pairs with matched values: three, four or five 9s or 10s, for example, win 5, 15 or 200 credits. Five Js or five Qs win 250 credits, and five Ks or five As win 300.
Four Themed Ordinary Symbols
The higher-value Viking’s Voyage symbols all win prizes for two matches or better: 2 credits for two golden chalices or two gold coins, and 5 credits for two battle axes or two Viking women. For five of a kind, these symbols win 500, 1,000, 2,000 or 5,000 credits, respectively.
The Viking’s Voyage Wild is a Viking warrior with flowing blond beard and horned helmet. He is found only on Reels 1 and 5, but can substitute for any of the ordinary symbols to complete more winning combinations whenever he appears.
Longboat Scatter Offers Varied Bonuses
A Viking longboat under sail is the Viking’s Voyage Scatter. Although Scatters do not have to be on the same payline, they must appear on consecutive reels, left to right from Reel 1, to score any wins. Three, four or five Scatters pay an immediate multiplier of the total bet on the spin: X2, X5 or X25, respectively. Three or more Scatters also trigger a bonus round of 10 free games.
During free spins, 1 or more Scatter in succession from Reel 1 also wins an instant prize, from 1 to 25 credits, and if two or more Scatters occur consecutively from Reel 1, they also re-trigger the spin a random number of times, from 1 to 10. During these re-spins, the original Reels containing Scatters that triggered the re-spin are locked, so the player can make extra winning combos on each re-spin. Like several RTG slots online, Viking’s Voyage also has a progressive jackpot. It can be triggered at random at any time during play.