Yggdrasil Gaming is well known for its fantastically designed games and Vikings Go to Hell is no exception. The game starts with an amazing 3D animated video showing the Vikings on their descent to hell, battling various demons on the way. The reels themselves are set in an elaborately carved stone structure complete with runes against a backdrop of the fiery rocks of hell. To the left of the reels are rage meters for each Viking, which are explained below, and an exciting soundtrack accompanies the game.
All of the slot’s symbols are thematic. The four high value symbols are the Vikings themselves, most easily distinguished by colour, red, purple, green and blue. The lower value symbols include a sword, a hammer, an axe, and a bow and arrow. There is also a large gold Wild symbol and a free spins symbol featuring a demon.
The slot is packed with bonus features. Landing three, four or five of the Free Spins symbol anywhere on the reels awards 7, 12 or 16 free spins respectively. On each spin, all Viking symbols on the reels will fight a demon and if they win, then that position becomes a sticky wild for the rest of the spins. Furthermore, one rage point is added to that Viking’s meter.
After each spin in which a Viking lands on the reels, there is also a battle between a Viking and the Lord of Chains. Three hits will defeat him, after which the Viking will turn into a sticky wild and the Lord will become two sticky wilds. You then begin Level 2 free spins with seven spins.
In Level 2, you are fighting Lucifer after each spin, and once again, three hits will defeat him. The Viking then becomes a sticky wild and each successful hit will put another sticky wild on the reels. If you manage to defeat Lucifer, then any Vikings that land on the remaining spins instantly become sticky wilds.
In the base game, the treasure chest symbol can only land on the fifth reel. When it does, it will spin to reveal an Epic or a Good tablet. An Epic Tablet can award:
- 12 or 16 free spins
- 30 rage points for all Vikings
- 600 to 1200 coins
It is important to note that in the free spins, only 3 extra spins are awarded or one sticky wild reel.
The Good tablet can award:
- 7 free spins
- 30 rage points for one Viking
- 150 to 300 coins
In the free spins only 2 extra spins are awarded or two sticky wilds.
If there is a spin on which just two Free Spin scatters land, all the Vikings on the reels will fight a demon. If the Vikings win, then a point is added to the Viking’s rage meter and the symbol becomes a sticky wild for a free respin. Once the rage meter is full, the Bezerk Free Spins begin. Players are awarded 7 free spins during which the Viking will always win the fights.
It is a high volatility slot with an RTP of 96.1%, which is on the higher side of average. High volatility slots tend to pay out large amounts but not very frequently, so players should be prepared to play a large number of spins.
The game has a top standard payout of 150x, which is offered by the red Viking. The purple Viking can payout up to 125x, while the green and blue Vikings can payout up to 100x. The sword and hammer can both payout up to 60x, while the axe and bow can both payout up to 50x.
How to Play
It is a very easy game to play. Players simply need to set their coin value before spinning the reels. As the paylines are fixed, players will always be betting on all 25 of them, so the bet will be 25 times the coin value. To help players, there is a Max Bet button, as well as auto play functionality that can set an infinite number of spins in motion. There is also a settings screen where it is possible to adjust the volume, the spin speed, whether wins are displayed in coins or as cash values, and more.