Vikings Unleashed Megaways™ is a high volatile video slot from game provider Blueprint Gaming. By incorporating the immensely popular reel modifying Megaways™ mechanic into the action, the game plays out across a format of 6 reels and up to 7 rows, meaning a possible 117,649 paylines can be generated each time that the reels spin. There's more to this title though than just stacks of ways to win, so get ready to experience some captivating action throughout.
In-game play is this Viking themed title includes mystery symbol, win reactions and cascading reels, a free spin bonus with an unlimited multiplier, and a nail biting feature gamble that really does get the adrenaline pumping. Have we made you curious? Then read on in our in-depth review and access the free play demo to see what this game is at the top end of the entertainment scale.
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The theme of the game as the name would suggest is based on the mighty Vikings and their adventures around the world, with the backdrop to the game seeing you on the high seas aboard a viking warship that's also known as a langskip.
The paytable sees the lower values made up of the royal symbols 9 through to the Ace, with pays ranging from 0.1x up to 1.75x when wins are formed through them. The premium paying symbols on the game are reserved for the wizard, shield maiden, ginger viking, and blonde viking. Hitting a 6 of a kind win of these will pay 2x, 2x, 7.5x & 50x respectively.
You can get the reels spinning on this fast paced entertaining slot for just €0.20 a spin, with high rollers having the option of playing up to €10. There are a total of 6 playable stakes from €2 down to the minimum bet, this falls perfectly in line with the average that we see within this range across all online slots, and offers players a good choice when selecting a stake that matches their playing budget.
EACH WIN ON VIKINGS UNLEASHED MEGAWAYS™ WILL PRODUCE A CASCADE
NEW SYMBOLS WILL DROP DOWN TO REPLACE THE WINNING SYMBOLS ON VIKINGS UNLEASHED SLOT
Each time that you achieve a winning combination on the reels, the winning symbols will be removed from the reels and replaced with new ones, this gives you the opportunity to hit more winning symbols and build a bigger cash win. If the symbols on the upper reel are used as part of a win then new symbols will slide in to give you further chances of making more connections.
THE MYSTERY SYMBOL ON VIKINGS UNLEASHED MEGAWAYS™ CAN LAND ANYWHERE ON THE REELS ON ANY GIVEN SPIN
QUEENS REVEALED FROM THE MYSTERY SYMBOL ON VIKINGS UNLEASHED MEGAWAYS™ SLOT
On any given spin during your gameplay the mystery symbols may land anywhere in view, this also includes the upper reel that sits over reels 2 - 5. The more of these symbols that land one the reels the more potential you have of hitting a good sized or even massive win.
After the reels have stopped for that spin the mystery symbols will turn in to one of the symbols from the paytable. So you really want to be seeing a large amount of mystery symbols land and then transforming in to one of the premium paying symbols.
VIKINGS UNLEASHED MEGAWAYS™ FREE SPIN FEATURE
4 OR MORE FREE SPIN SCATTER SYMBOLS ARE NEEDED TO TRIGGER THE FEATURE ON VIKINGS UNLEASHED MEGAWAYS™
CHOOSE TO GAMBLE YOUR FEATURE ON VIKINGS UNLEASHED MEGAWAYS™ SLOT
To trigger the free spins feature on Vikings Unleashed you need at least 4 of the free spin scatter symbols to land anywhere in view. If four of these do land then you will be awarded with 12 free spins, for every additional scatter that you may get you will be rewarded with 5 extra spins.
The really interesting part to this slot is that you can choose to gamble your free spins and multiplier. This isn't a new concept as we have seen this previously on Extra Chilli Megaways™, but there is a slight difference on Vikings Unleashed.
As well as being able to gamble your amount of free spins you are also given the opportunity to gamble the level of your starting multiplier, this can potentially give you the chance to start on a far superior level of both spins and multiplying level than just a standard feature trigger. Each time you successfully win on the gamble, whether that be the free spins or the multiplier, it will increase in value by 1. The maximum amount of spins you can gamble to is 27, and the maximum level the multiplier can reach is x10, you should be aware that an unsuccessful gamble attempt resulting in a loss will end the free spin feature before it has begun.
EACH CASCADE WILL INCREASE YOUR CURRENT MULTIPLIER BY X1 DURING THE FEATURE ON VIKINGS UNLEASHED
MULTIPLIER INCREASING TO X4 AFTER A WIN ON VIKINGS UNLEASHED MEGAWAYS™
So after you have chosen to either gamble your initial feature trigger or stick with what you have got the free spins will then commence. The name of the game here is to get as many winning cascades as possible, this is important as each time you hit a winning cascade it will increase your multiplier level by a further x1.
The feature can be re-triggered and additional spins awarded, this is achieved by the free spin scatter symbols rolling in on the upper reel, this is the only place that these symbols will appear during the free spins bonus. The following amount of symbols will award the corresponding amount of additional spins.
3 SCATTER SYMBOLS = 5 FREE SPINS.
4 SCATTER SYMBOLS = 10 FREE SPINS.
MYSTERY SYMBOLS CAN ALSO LAND DURING THE FREE SPINS FEATURE ON VIKINGS UNLEASHED MEGAWAYS™
VIKING REVEALED AS THE MYSTERY SYMBOL DURING THE FREE SPINS ON VIKINGS UNLEASHED
The mystery symbol on Vikings Unleashed can also land on the reels during the free spins round, and this can lead to some massive wins if lady luck is watching down you. Building up a substantial multiplier can help to hit colossal wins, but is not always necessary if you hit a full line of a premium symbol multiple ways.
VIKINGS UNLEASHED MEGAWAYS™ FEATURE BUY OPTIONS
Ever since the feature buy first made an appearance on White Rabbit Megaways™ it has been a topic of conversation between online players, with some loving this option and others loathing it. Regardless of opinion it is being offered to players of Vikings Unleashed and multiple options have been made available for those players who fancy taking it up.
The following bonus buys can be made:
25x Total Bet = 5 Free Spins, Multiplier Start - x1
50x Total Bet = 8 Free Spins, Multiplier Start - x1
75x Total Bet = 10 Free Spins, Multiplier Start - x1
100x Total Bet = 12 Free Spins, Multiplier Start - x1
It should be noted that the feature buy option is only available to players in regions where the ability to buy a bonus has not been restricted.
VIKINGS UNLEASHED MEGAWAYS™ SLOT FINAL THOUGHTS
Vikings Unleashed in our opinion is probably the best Megaways™ slot to come out of production from Blueprint Gaming up to the current time of December 2018. It has all of the features that we have come to love that are associated with a Megaways game, but the new twist on the feature gamble is something not seen before and arguably gives this slot the edge over previous releases.
The temptation here is of course to take a far lower feature buy and gamble it up to an amount that is perhaps in comparison to a 100x stake feature buy or beyond, this as we all know can be a very risky business and we strongly suggest that you err on the side of caution if this is a route that you decide to take.
All in all this a slot we thoroughly enjoy playing, and will continue to keep spinning the reels on in search of a monster hit.