Vikings Unleashed: MegaWays Slot Machine
The Vikings theme is quite popular amongst game developers, and it is only natural, considering the fanbase the TV show series have. Blueprint has created a new Vikings-themed slot, called Vikings Unleashed: MegaWays. As you can see, the slot features Big Time Gaming’s MegaWays system that offers 117k winning ways to players. This system, in combination with Blueprint’s design and graphics, make this slot a real piece of art.
As you look at the paytable, you will notice that it is generic, the same one present in any other MegaWays slot. You have 2 to 7 symbols present across the 6 reels, meaning you can go from a dozen to 117,649 ways to win as you go deeper into the game. The highest-paying symbol is the gold-bearded Viking which pays 50x the stake for 6-of-a-kind. It is interesting to note that above the main reels, you will see an additional mini set with 4 reels where any symbol can appear, including the Wild and Scatter symbols.
An intriguing symbol that you will find on the reels is the Mystery symbol, presented with a Hammer. When the Hammer appears on the reels, in any position, all other Hammer symbols in view will reveal the same random symbol. This feature can actually provide you with significant wins.
The Free Spins Scatters can activate the Free Spins feature, but this feature can be activated in another way, as well. When you land 4 Scatters, you get 12 Free Spins, but for every next Scatter you land on the reels, you get 5 additional Free Spins. The second way to activate the Free Spins is with the Feature Buy option. You can get 5 Free Spins for 25x the stake, 8 Free Spins for 50x the stake, 10 Free Spins for 75x the stake and 12 Free Spins for 100x the stake. With the Gamble Feature, which is also available to you, you can get up to 27 Free Spins and a starting multiplier of 10x, in total.
The Free Spins feature is retriggerable, and can actually reward you with 5 or 10 spins if you manage to land 3 or 4 Free Spins Scatters on the mini reel set.
Theme & Design
The Vikings theme is portrayed with cartoon-style design, with colourful graphics and an empowering battle-call sound in the background. The reels are set on the Vikings' ship which is cruising across the wide blue sea, eager to fight. You will see the waves as they're splashing on the sides of the ship which actually adds to the dynamics of the theme.
On the reels, you will find wooden boards with the Royals engraved on them, a gold-bearded warrior that resembles Ragnar, a savage-looking girl resembling Lagertha, and an orange-bearded Viking warrior, as well as a magician.
Wagering & Paylines
Considering you get up to 117,649 possible ways to win, the betting range that starts from $0.20 and goes up to no more than $10.00 is reasonable. Add to it the Feature Buy and the Gamble Option, and you will understand why the casino keeps the betting limited.
Now, when it comes to payouts, there is a maximum limit you can win, placed by the developer. You can get no more than 50,000x the stake, meaning for the maximum bet you can get up to $250,000.00. The RTP is nice, 96.50% but it can grow if you decide to use the Feature Buy and buy your Free Spins. It can go up to 96.91% for the 12 Free Spins which you buy for 75x the stake.
Blueprint’s Vikings Unleashed: MegaWays is a real treat. You get all the elements that make up a great slot. The gameplay is enjoyable, you get several interesting features, there’s action, there’s dynamics, and there are quite the payouts for grabs. The theme is masterfully conveyed, so even if you’re not a Vikings’ fan, you will definitely enjoy this nautical slot.