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Vikings Go To Hell slot review

Added by Yggdrasil. Information last updated: 11/05/2020

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Game information

Game supplier:Yggdrasil

Release date:08/2018

RTP:96.1%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 450

Mobile version:Yes

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Multiplier

Sticky wilds

Stacked wilds

Freespins

Re-spins

Themes

Vikings

Adventure & action

Heroes & villains

Fairy tales & fantasy

3D

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RTP (Return to player):
96.1%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 450

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
51
Yggdrasil score (compared to other slots of supplier)
27
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Slot tester's review: Trystan Michielsen

Vikings Go To Hell follows Yggdrasil’s own band of courageous Vikings as they delve into the depths of Hell to find action, adventure and treasures.

Yggdrasil released this sequel to the Vikings series in 2018, bringing the franchise to new heights in animations, action and features. I enjoyed its predecessors Vikings Go Wild and Vikings Go Bezerk a lot, but as the newest iteration, Vikings Go To Hell is clearly superior.

The game continues using the 5-reel, 4-row playing field the previous editions used, this time with 25 paylines. The new setting puts the Vikings in the bowels of hell, reflected by the amazing backgrounds as well as the various enemy characters you’ll face. During the base game, we find ourselves at a desolate wasteland that might be the Viking’s homeland or the entrance to Hell, but as we trigger free spins we delve into the depths and find ourselves surrounded by fire and brimstone.

It’s quite amazing how far the graphics in this series have come. Even though the characters across all Vikings games have been consistent, they look a lot better now. There are a lot more animations in general, from the winning paylines to the fight animations. I also loved the introduction cinematic, which rivalled the one you can find in big-budget video-games.

The sounds are as to be expected on par with the graphics, a loud boisterous sound that evokes imagery of fighting and adventure. To me, it’s a sign the developers took the game seriously when they don’t just play some jingle if there’s a winning payline.

Symbols

All the symbols in the game are original and fit the theme perfectly. The high-paying symbols are the 4 different characters while the low-paying characters represent the weapons each character uses. By using the same colours they are still somewhat connected.

From highest to lowest they are:

  • Free Spin: With 2 Free Spins Symbols, all high-paying symbols turn into a Sticky Wild and Re-Spin triggers. With 3 or more Free Spins symbols, the free spins mode starts.
  • Wilds: The Wilds substitute all other symbols in the game except the Free Spin and Bonus Symbols. Wilds in Free Spins mode are always Sticky Wilds.
  • Treasure Chest (Bonus): A treasure chest can hold Rage, Coin Wins or Free Spins.
  • Red Viking: Max. 150 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Purple Viking: Max. 125 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Green Viking: Max. 100 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Blue Viking: Max. 100 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Red Sword: Max. 60 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Purple Hammer: Max. 60 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Green Axes: Max. 50 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Blue Bow: Max. 50 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.

Each of the Vikings had their own fight animations which triggered during the Free Spins mode. They could either lose against a demon or win, plus there was the cheer animation. When the free spins mode started, we saw the group descend into Hell, with the background changing to represent this.

Features

There are quite a lot of features to go over in Vikings Go To Hell. Some are familiar to people that have played a Vikings game before, others are new.

  • Wilds: The game randomly adds Wilds to the game that substitute all other symbols in the game except for Free Spins and Bonus symbols. High-paying symbols can turn into Sticky Wilds during free spins mode.
  • Sticky Wilds: During the Free Spins mode, all Wilds are Sticky. High-paying symbols are shown fighting demons every spin. When they lose nothing happens, when they win they turn into Sticky Wilds as well.
  • Fight: With 2 Free Spins symbols on the screen at the same time, a Fight happens between the Vikings and Demons. This makes all high-paying symbols fight to see if they turn into Sticky Wilds and it triggers 1 Re-Spin. After this, the game resumes as normal.
  • Free Spins: With 3 or more Free Spins symbols on the screen at the same time, Free Spins mode starts. Players can get up to 15 free spins this way with 5 free spins symbols on the screen. During Free Spins mode, all Wilds are Sticky and high-paying symbols can turn into Sticky Wilds.
  • Boss Level: During Free Spins mode, the Vikings fight Demon Bosses. Each Demon Boss has 3 health. The last high-paying symbol fighting can reduce the Boss’ health by 1 if they win. When all health is depleted, the level is completed.
  • Treasure Chest: Occasionally a Treasure Chest appears on reel 5. This chest can contain Rage, Coin Wins or Free Spins.
  • Berzerk mode: Every character has a Rage tracker on the side of the screen. Being part of a winning payline or winning a fight against a demon increases their Rage by 1, or getting Rage from a Treasure Chest fills the tracker as well. Once the Rage tracker for a character is full, they enter Berzerk mode. This means that every fight they take part in, they’ll win and turn into a Sticky Wild. Entering Berzerk mode on any character also instantly triggers Free Spins mode with 7 free spins.

It should be obvious that’s quite a lot of features and they all largely interact with each other in a meaningful way! It meant that it took some time to get a grasp on all the different mechanics but once it clicked it wasn’t that hard to understand.

The most important thing to remember is that the high-paying symbols, the characters, are able to fight under the right circumstances. When this happens they can either win or lose. Losing does nothing and still allows them to be part of a winning payline as themselves. When they win, they turn into a Sticky Wild.

Characters generally don’t fight during the base game, except when there are 2 free spins on the screen. During free spins mode, they fight every spin. If a character is Berzerk, they will always win their fight and turn into a Sticky Wild. At the start of your game, the Red Viking gets 50 Rage to get you started, but every character needs 100 Rage to activate Berzerk mode.

Free Spins mode was extremely lucrative in my experience. It doesn’t show up often, fitting the High Volatility, but when it did it was likely to increase my funds by a moderate to a high amount. Obviously it’s a slot so there are no guarantees, but by how free spins mode functioned it was very likely.

Free Spins mode is divided into two levels, with each of them having a Boss that needs to be defeated by depleting its health. Each boss has 3 health. Defeating them gives the following bonuses:

  • Lord of Chains (Boss 1): Victory gives you 2 Random Wilds and Auto Wild Vikings. You can then proceed to level 2 Free Spins.
  • Lucifir (Boss 2): Victory gives you Auto Wild Vikings. 3x multiplier for all your free spins wins!

In Conclusion

Vikings Go To Hell is a marked improvement over the previous two instalments in the Vikings saga. It boasts new mechanics, some new features and an entirely new collection of animations and graphics.

I found it to be extremely enjoyable, keeping close to the classic slot experience while enhancing it with a lot of features most players will be familiar with. It created a game that would often surprise me by its speed and the large size of the wins.

The slot allows players the ability to choose a bet between $0.10 and $125 per spin, but due to the High Volatility, I’d urge caution when using big bets. Free spins mode could have significant returns but that mode comes pretty rarely. Trying to get to it would mean spending a long time in the base game which could drop your funds to zero before it triggers. Lower bets give lower returns but also allow you to last longer. Although the game only has a relatively low max. win of 450x your bet, it regularly awards big numbers anyway.

Whether you’re a Yggdrasil fan, a Vikings familiar, someone who enjoys a lot of features or just someone that likes attractive slots, Vikings Go To Hell will definitely appeal to you. I suggest you give it a try and see which part you like the best!

Overall rating:

4.3

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Features

Wins and bets

RTP (Return to Player):96.1%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 450

Min. bet:C$0.1

Max. bet:C$125

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Reels:5

Rows:4

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Max. lines:25

Min. lines:25

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Languages

You can play Vikings Go To Hell in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 18 other languages.

All supported languages:
English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Dutch, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Turkish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai

Currencies

Vikings Go To Hell supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

Stats

Release date 08/2018
36th newest on Yggdrasil 824th newest on Bojoko
RTP 96.1% 0.24% > average
57th highest on Yggdrasil 1,042nd highest on Bojoko
Win up to 450 x your bet
74th highest on Yggdrasil 1,759th highest on Bojoko
Paylines 25 25% > average
24th highest on Yggdrasil 698th highest on Bojoko
Min bet C$0.1 per spin
6th lowest on Yggdrasil 480th lowest on Bojoko
Max bet C$125 per spin
12th highest on Yggdrasil 555th highest on Bojoko
Rated 0 by 0 members
2nd most rated on Yggdrasil 38th most rated on Bojoko
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Game supplier:Yggdrasil

Release date:08/2018

RTP (Return to player):96.1%

Max. win:bet x 450

Mobile version:Yes

User rating: 0
Tester rating: 4.3

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