Visually, this game is a real success. We are in the middle of a snow-covered mountain, with snowflakes invading the game from all sides. These mountains obviously have something a little special, since we can clearly see human forms in the rock. Viking Runes has 9×9 reels and uses them to form groups of symbols and cluster pays. Betting starts from $0.40 up to $40. You can get impressive payouts from this, up to 25,000 times the bet. This is quite normal for a slot that invites you to experience a very volatile game, but with the right level of RTP, 96.37%.
Viking Runes has a total of 9 symbols. They are divided into 3 categories according to their values: extinct runes, colored runes, runes set which have accordingly low, medium and high value.
Two types of Wilds
Two types of wilds are involved in the basic game, namely:
- 2 regular Wilds that participate in the formation of winning connections;
- Lightning Wilds are randomly placed on the right-hand counter. Every time you make a winning connection, you automatically unlock a Lightning Wild. You will be able to accumulate 4 of them until the end of your turn.
Viking Runes features a potentially lucrative bonus round that unlocks after a string of 5 wins. It awards 6 free spins and 4 Lighting Wilds per each free spin. The advantage of these Wilds is that they remain on the grid even if they participate in a winning stunt. Also, including it in a winning combo triggers a special feature: its multiplier will increase by 1 with no upper limit. Free Spins cannot be retriggered.
This slot also has 3 modifiers that appear randomly in both the base game and the bonus round. They give you 3 possibilities with each cascade win:
- Runic Shuffle shuffles the symbols in the grid in such a way that you are graced with at least one winning cluster. This is ideal for non-winning random spins;
- Spell of Ancestor turns all low-value symbols into high-value rune stone;
- Viking Sorcery provides 3-9 randomly placed Wilds at the end of a cascading sequence.
This will allow you to trigger the Bonus Round immediately. The Bonus Buy feature will cost you 215 times your current bet.
Viking Runes is a slot that honors Norse mythology. This slot stands out for its huge size and attractive features. It is hard not to enjoy this game. This is probably the reason why it has been quickly adopted by players since its release.
Extremely volatile, it is a favorite of many gamblers around the world. The originality is obviously a point that cannot be forgotten. The number of slot machines with so many symbols can be counted on the fingers of one hand.