Vikings Unleashed Megaways slot review (Blueprint Gaming)
Blueprint Gaming did an amazing job with this Megaways slot. The minute you start playing this slot, you start feeling like you are one of these vikings. If you don't feel the spirit, then you are definitely doing something wrong. All the well-known ingredients are present: the famous horizontal and vertical reel combination, the 117,649 ways to win, and the colossal reward potential.Play Now
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Blueprint Gaming’s Vikings Unleashed Megaways is an exciting and beautiful Megaways slot.
But there is much more:
- A Bonus Gamble Feature
- Buy a Bonus
- Mystery symbols
- Beautiful graphics
The cooperation between Blueprint Gaming and Big Time Gaming, whereby the former may release Megaways slots under license, seems to be a “marriage made in heaven” so far.
Big Time Gaming delivers the technology, and Blueprint Gaming provides the ideas, the creativity and the new features.
Vikings Unleashed is Blueprint’s sixth Megaways™ slot of 2018.
Vikings Unleashed Megaways gameplay and features
The game mechanism is almost identical to that of the famous Bonanza slot, where the success story of the big-reeled slots all started.
There are two sets of reels: a fixed reel at the top with 1 row and 6 variable reels at the bottom.
Each spin changes the number of rows, giving you different ways to win each spin.
The maximum number of ways to win is 117,649.
Betting is done from $€ 0.20 per spin, which rises to $€ 10 per spin.
Variance and payout rate
In the bonus game, you can win unlimited free spins and infinite multipliers.
The variance is, therefore, enormously high.
So high that Blueprint Gaming has limited the maximum winnings.
You can win a maximum of $€ 250,000 or 50,000 x the total bet.
The theoretical payout percentage is 96.50%.
An excellent percentage, although this slot’s volatility will lead your balance through deep valleys and high mountain tops.
Symbols and payouts
The 4 Vikings are worth the most: between 2 x and 50 x the bet for every 6-of-a-kind.
The card symbols award you between 0.8 x and 1 x the bet for a 6-of-a-kind. However, don’t think these “low” symbols can’t make you rich.
All symbols appear in stacks, and together with the win-all-ways dynamic, wilds and multipliers (in the bonus round), astronomical wins can occur.
Winning combinations on the bottom set of 6 reels disappear and make way for new ones, which come falling.
The upper set of reels allows the symbols to move from right to left.
The wild symbol replaces all symbols except the scatters.
If you spin 4 scatters, you win 12 free spins.
Every extra scatter gives you +5 extra free spins.
Buy a Bonus
Don’t you feel like waiting for those 4 scatters? Just choose the Buy a Bonus option.
This buys you, as it were, an admission ticket to those possibly very lucrative bonuses.
It will cost you dearly:
- 5 free spins with 1 x multiplier: 25 x the bet
- 8 free spins with 1 x multiplier: 50 x the bet
- 10 free spins with 1 x multiplier: 75 x the bet
- 12 free spins with 1 x multiplier: 100 x the bet
Bonus Gamble Feature
Blueprint has come up with another cool idea. After you buy a bonus, you can choose to enhance its value with more free spins and extra multipliers.
Click on the left gamble button to attempt to win more free spins and on the right for extra multipliers.
Player beware! Although the chance you win (on green) is much higher than the possibility of losing (on red), you can lose everything in one spin.
Free spins bonus
The free spins bonus gives an extra multiplier after each winning spin.
You can profit from this feature until the very last turn, so it only goes up and never down.
With some luck, you hit a multiplier of 15 x – 25 x and then rewards can skyrocket.
Several of Thor’s hammer symbols may appear on the reels at any point in the game.
All of them change into the same symbol and can result in enormous rewards especially if you can spin a few wilds during the game.
The Vikings greet big wins with beautiful animations, so you too will feel a winner soon.
If you did not already.
Our verdict on Vikings Unleashed
With Vikings Unleashed Blueprint Gaming has once again delivered a superb video slot.
In a split second, we were afraid that we would soon be fed up with all those new Megaways slots, but thanks to the creative features and the talented graphic designers of Blueprint has been able to excite us so far.
4 out of 5 stars.