Vikings Go Berzerk Slot
Vikings Go Berzerk is a 5-reel, 4-row, fixed 25-pay line online slot from Yggdrasil Gaming. It's the sequel to their previous release, 'Vikings Go Mad'. This is the latest online slots game with a Viking theme, and we're happy to say that Yggdrasil have not fallen foul of the myth and made their Vikings wear horned helmets – because Vikings didn't wear them! The title of this game is extremely apt as 'berserkers' were originally top-notch Norse warriors in Icelandic literature who fell into trances while fighting. They would go into battle wearing only animal pelts, and not the chain-mail of their adversaries. The word 'berserk' is actually a contraction of 'ber-serkr' or 'bear shirt' – fascinating stuff!
Here, the Vikings become angrier as you win cash, and if you win too much they do literally 'go berzerk' ! More on that further in this review of what looks to be a thoroughly beautiful-looking game. There are four Viking berzerkers here, as well as a couple of 'scantily dressed' ladies, for those who like that sort of thing. You'll also find iron, bronze, silver and golden coins on the reels. There are twenty-five pay lines, and that is a fixed number, so your wager is always twenty-five coins. You can choose your coin value though – anything from 0.01 to 5.00. When you're ready to go berzerk, hit the spin button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest winning payout in this game is for three identical iron or bronze coins. This will win you five of your own coins. The jackpot in normal play is for five of the red-coloured Viking with the tasty goatee. He will win you two hundred and fifty coins.
Every time a win contains a Viking symbol, you collect 'rage' for that specific Viking. Once the rage meter is full, you are awarded seven free spins with that specific viking in 'Berzerk' mode.
The 'Wild' symbol in this game substitutes for all other symbols aside from the free spins symbol.
You can land free spins symbols anywhere on the reel in order to win yourself some bonus spins. You acquire seven free spins per symbol up to a maximum of twenty-one freebies. All Vikings have the chance to become sticky wilds during free spins mode. They must, however, battle the evil Siren in order to do so. Note that when in 'Bezerk' mode the Viking will always win against the Siren.
Before your free spins commence you are awarded one of the following bonuses:
- Ragnarok free spins – all Vikings are Berzerk
- Starting wild – one sticky wild is placed in a random position
- Wild reel – one reel is completely wild at random
- Free spins – you are awarded two additional free spins
- Extra chests – five extra treasure chests and golden treasure chests are added
The treasure chest symbol only appears on reel four. When it lands you get to choose from five prizes, although during free spins all prizes are higher in value. There's a golden treasure chest symbol too (reel five only) which contains bigger prizes than the normal one.
This game ticks the boxes in both looks and gameplay. Yggdrasil Gaming's offerings just get better and better, and soon they could very well challenge NetEnt's crown as 'king of slots'. We heartily recommend this online slots game – just make sure you do not go berzerk when you play!