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Written and facts checked by Rudra Chowdhury, Videoslot specialist on June 30th of 2022.
Vikings Go to Hell slot is the third instalment of the Yggdrasil Gaming’s series of slots dedicated to Nordic warriors and their adventures. After their exhausting battle against the tempting Sirens, they now have to face an even bigger challenge – they must defeat the flaming demon hordes of the underworld. This is a bonus-rich video slot with magnificent animation and top-notch graphics and takes our heroes through multiple levels of the underground, from a cold and rocky surface to hot and steamy under layers. The music and sound effects can be both haunting an epic, depending on the moment. Follow the three mighty Vikings and the one shield-maiden once again on their quest for eternity and enjoy a return rate of 96.1% and over 3,000x the stake win potential.
The game runs on 5 reels, 4 rows and 25 paylines. The reels are set inside a frame supported by rock pillars carved in Viking runes. One of the pillars contains the images of the main protagonists. Under each image you can keep track of the rage meter of the given character. All the lines are active and their number cannot be reduced. However, you can adjust the size of the bet and control the risks by wagering more or less money per spin. The least you can bet is 10 rupees, but if you wish to play at higher stakes click on the + button until you are satisfied with the cash bet value. The Max Bet function sets the maximum stakes, which are, in this case, capped at 12,500 rupees.
High earnings come from combinations of character symbols, whereas low payouts come from symbols of weapons – swords, hatchets, bows and arrows, hammers and swords. The characters are the same as those featured in Vikings Go Wild and Vikings Go Berzerk, only slightly altered in terms of design. Regular symbols are accompanied by Wilds, Free Spin icons and treasure chests, which enhance the possibilities to receive wins, each in its unique fashion.
Landing three, four or five of the Free Spin scatter symbols anywhere in view results in triggering 12 or 16 free spins respectively. During the Free Spins round, the demons are summoned and every Viking will fight them on the reels for a chance to receive additional bonuses. If the Viking beats the demon he or she will take that position and remain a sticky symbol. Also, the victor will receive one point on the rage meter. In Level 1 of the Free Spins mode, the player and the Vikings fight against the Lord of Chains. Defeating him means advancing onto Level 2 where the opponent is Lucifer.
Three hits defeat the demon and any Viking that lands during free spins becomes a Sticky Wild. Keep your eyes on the treasure chests which appear solely on the fifth reel. When they land they reveal one of the two tablets, Good or Epic. Good tablet awards a random reward from the following choice: 7 freebies, 30 rage points for one of the Vikings, 150 to 300 coins, 3 extra spins or 2 Sticky Wilds. Epic tablet also awards similar prizes: 12 or 16 free spins, 30 rage points for all Vikings, 600 to 1,200 coins, 3 extra spins or one Sticky Wild Reel. Also, we need to mention that re-spins are triggered any time 2 Free Spin symbols land on the reels and that the Berzerk mode is also enabled.
Among base game demon fights and collecting rage points, the player is always engaged and there’s always action on the reels. Due to so many features, modifiers and bonuses, Vikings Go to Hell online slot may not be the perfect choice for an Indian casino player who is just starting out in the world of slot machines. However, players with a bit more experience will certainly appreciate its complexity and the overall evolution of the series.