Vikings slot


The Vikings slot manages to condense the long-running TV series' rugged characters and tense atmosphere into its 5 reels, promising a gritty adventure with 3 pretty impressive features.

Why play the Vikings slot?

Based on the hit TV series

243-ways expanding to 78,125-ways

3 gripping features

What we think about the Vikings slot

"Vikings captures the gritty essence of the TV series complete with raids, shields, and lots of atmospheric tension!"

Is Vikings the right slot for you?

Inspired by the hit TV show, Vikings took on slot form in 2018 courtesy of the magic makers at NetEnt. The slot starts off with a 243-ways setup that expands to a mammoth 7-reel, 5-row beast with 78,125 betways if you're lucky enough to trigger the main feature.

Vikings base game showing J, Q and K card value symbols, a stacked Lagertha symbol on reel 1, and Bjorn, Ragnar and Floki character symbols on the other reels.

The slot allows you to alter your level and coin value to play from 20p all the way up to £20 per spin, which is a good range. On the other end of the coin slot, you'll be playing for a maximum payout of 10,000x your bet. The game is ranked as medium volatility, which means you'll get to enjoy a fair balance of small, frequent wins versus larger, less frequent wins.

There's a lot to like about the Vikings online slot, and not just for those who followed the TV series. Even if you only have a mild curiosity about vikings in general, this game has enough to appeal to most for its gritty design, tense, atmospheric music, and interesting and rewarding mix of features.

Game features

Although the game lacks a wild symbol, Vikings promises a trio of terrific treats for reel spinners like yourself, one of which is completely random. You'll get the chance to see the series' four main characters Ragnar, Lagertha, Floki and Bjorn up close and personal on reel 3 in the Hotspot feature, trigger a wall of matching symbols in the Shield Wall feature, and see the two combined on a supersized reel set in the Raid Spins feature.


The centre reel of the Vikings slot is a bit special: when one of the reel-height character symbols lands there, it triggers all other character symbols on the reels to transform to match, resulting in Scatter Pays wins, which dish out more winnings than usual! Careful though, Ragnar, Bjorn, Floki or Lagertha have to appear in all their glory on reel 3 for this feature to trigger.

Vikings win screen highlighting the Hotspot feature, with a reel-height character on the centre reel triggering all other character symbols to transform to match, resulting in Scatter Pays wins.

Shield Wall

At any point during a spin, a cry of "Shield Wall!" could randomly ring out, to which a cluster of shields will appear on the reels. They will then fall away to reveal matching symbols, hopefully creating some wins for you.

Vikings win screen highlighting the Shield Wall feature, with multiple shields falling away to reveal the same character symbol.

Raid Spins

Landing the Raid Spins symbol on reels 3, 4 and 5 unlocks the game's main feature, which will really blow your mind, expanding from a 243-ways slot to a monstrous 7-reel, 5-row behemoth, with a whopping 78,125 betways! You'll get 7 spins on this giant reel set, with the 9 centre-most symbol positions highlighted as 3 Hotspots for even bigger win potential. Keep your ears open for that "Shield Wall!" call in the Raid Spins feature too!

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My verdict

There's a lot to the Vikings TV series, way too much to feature in a single slot, but NetEnt has done well in its attempt to capture the main characters and the overall look and feel of the small screen adventure. The sounds and design both lend a dark, tense atmosphere to the game that many will find familiar. That said, you don't need to have seen the series to appreciate the game, making it suitable for all players.

In terms of gameplay, Vikings is quite engaging, especially when it comes to the randomly triggering Shield Wall feature, which can come as a bit of a shock at first, but hopefully with a nice payout too! The Raid Spins feature is the game's big climax, seeing the reels expand from your standard 5x3 layout to a 7-reel, 5-row beast, complete with both of the base game's 2 features - and that is definitely worth sticking around for!

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Can you play the Vikings slot for free?

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Are there other Vikings slots at PlayOJO?

You bet! There are actually more than 100 viking-themed slots in the games collection at PlayOJO and with demo play available, you can explore them all to see which ones you like the best before you start playing for real.

Why play Vikings slots at PlayOJO?

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What is the Vikings RTP?

The Vikings RTP (Return to Player) is 96.05%, which is just a touch above the industry average of 96%. The RTP is the theoretical amount of played funds that the slot is expected to pay out over the course of millions of spins. It isn't what you can expect to get from this slot in a single session (sadly!). Remember, though, that by playing at PlayOJO, you'll get money back on every spin thanks to OJOplus.