Vikings Unleashed Megaways Review
And another megaways variant of BluePrint Gaming! Vikings Unleashed Megaways is yet another game in the megaways series from this game provider, and again it is a great game! Basically the game is quite similar to other megaways games, but some nice features have been added. For example, you can not only buy the bonus, but you can also bet on the well-known ‘Gamble Feature’! In this review you can read everything you need to know before you start playing this game.
RTP en Variance
The RTP, or return to player, for this game is 96,50%. This means that the casino returns this percentage of all bets back to the players. The volatility or variance is high. A high volatility means that you win less frequently, but large amounts.
Let’s start with the background, which shows a moving animation of a sailing ship. Furthermore, the playing field consists of the usual megaways setup, with 6 reels of a maximum of 7 rows. Above the middle 4 reels is an extra box. On the left side of this you will find the ‘Buy a Bonus’ feature and you can determine your bet. The other side contains a reference to the menu, the ‘spin’ button, and the autoplay button. At the bottom you will find some extra information about your balance, bet, and win amount.
How does Vikings Unleashed Megaways work?
As always, the number of rows per reel varies each turn, with a maximum of 117,649 megaways per turn possible. The first and last reels have at least 2 symbols, while the middle 4 reels have at least 3 symbols each turn. This is due to the extra box at the top of these reels. The number of megaways therefore differs per turn, and how many participate each turn is always indicated. Subsequently, the aim is to form as many (large) combinations as possible, and preferably with the most valuable symbols. Winning combinations make way for new symbols, so you can just form a new combination in the same turn. When it comes to the symbols on the big reels, the new symbols fall from the sky. But when it comes to a symbol on the top 4 squares, the new symbols move from right to left.
How do you play Vikings Unleashed Megaways?
How you should play the game also speaks for itself if you have experience with megaways slots. First you will have to make a choice about your bet, and for this you can choose from the usual range between 0.20 and 10 euros. We often see a maximum of 10 euros in megaways games, because the multiplier can be infinite. Then you can make a choice between using the autoplay function or pressing it yourself every turn. After this, as with many slot machines, it is a matter of pressing and hoping for great prizes and reaching the bonus round!
The Symbols / The Prices
The nice thing about megaways games is that basically all symbols can provide big payouts, given the large combinations you can form. This is especially the case in the bonus round, as the multiplier can be very high! Of course, a distinction can be made between the different types of symbols, and you will find a list below:
- There are 6 basic symbols that consist of the well-known card symbols 9 to A. These pay out the least in proportion, but in the bonus round they can also yield large amounts.
- In addition, you also have 4 premium symbols, which consist of a number of different Vikings. These symbols pay out more in combinations than the above symbols, and there may be some difference between them.
- The wild symbol helps you to make combinations, because it can replace any other ‘normal’ symbol. Only the bonus symbol is irreplaceable for the wild.
- Unlock the bonus round with the bonus symbol, which you can recognize by the text ‘free spins’. You have to collect enough before you unlock the bonus round.
This well-known feature means that the symbols which are used to form a certain combination, will disappear from the playing field. With this they make space for new symbols, which will fall down on the playing field. For this reason you will have a chance of new combinations within the same bet!
The mystery symbols are a well-known phenomenon that we see more often in these types of games. Thor’s hammer gives you a mystery symbol. For example, you can make many winning combinations with the help of this symbol, especially if there is also a wild symbol in the mix.
The number of free spins you win depends on the number of bonus symbols you collect during the normal game. You can unlock the bonus round from 4 scatters, for which you receive 12 free spins. Especially every additional scatter symbol you get another 5 free spins on top. With the maximum number of 7 bonus symbols you get no less than 27 free spins! As with any megaways slot, every winning combination during the bonus round will earn you a multiplier of +1. As with any megaways slot, every winning combination during the bonus round will earn you a multiplier of +1. You can also win extra spins during the bonus round. For 3 or 4 scatters you get 5 and 10 extra spins respectively!
Buy a bonus feature
For the ‘Buy a Bonus’ feature you can decide for yourself how expensive you want to make this. You have the choice of buying a different number of free spins, and below you can see the corresponding amounts:
- 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
A very risky feature, but a fun one. When you buy the bonus you can try to increase the number of free spins and your multiplier by +1 by spinning a wheel. If you spin in the green box you win the above, but if you spin in the red box you lose the entire bonus. The green box is a lot bigger, but the risk is always there.
Max win & Rating
The maximum win from ‘Vikings Unleashed Megaways’ is 250,000 euros or 50,000x your stake, whichever comes first. In addition, the game scores 4/5 stars!
Indeed another megaways variant of BluePrint Gaming, and it does not disappoint! Of course the game basically works the same as other similar games, but it still has a number of nice features and extra things. Furthermore, it just looks very good and we definitely recommend it to you.