Many years ago there was a bunch of Scandinavian warriors called the Vikings. These fierce people have been credited with numerous achievements, such as being the first people to discover America and creating a religion that is still practiced today. Viking Mania celebrates none of these however, instead looking at the fun side of being a Viking.
Viking Mania the slot is by Playtech and has twenty optional paylines. It can be played on both online and mobile platforms using either a computer or a smart device such as a tablet. Each of the twenty paylines can be activated or not, depending on your choice and your budget. Viking Mania is a simple slot, with very few betting options. Each line is worth one coin, and the coins only have three values, namely 0.10, 1.0 and 2.0. This can mean that Viking Mania is out of some peoples betting budget.
Viking Mania is a simple game in both layout and graphics like other best payout slots. It has been done in a fun cartoon style with the graphics looking a bit 3D, but more at home on a children’s TV channel. Playtech have designed this game not only to run smoothly on a mobile device, but also to be visible on a smaller screen. To this end Viking Mania has a very simple layout, with the reels taking up a lot of the screen. Behind them is some fir trees, and a blue sky. The overall colours in Viking Mania are sandy browns and dull greens. The symbols animate when forming a win, but the background does not.
Viking Mania, being all about Vikings, has some symbols in it that are based on the idea of the Viking culture. Some of the symbols are not however, and are taken from a deck of cards. These run 9 through to Ace, and have been done in a different looking font with some pattern detail to them. 9 and 10 are worth 50 coins for five of a kind, jack and queen 75 coins, and king and Ace will pay out 125 coins for five of them in a row on an active payline.
The theme based symbols in Viking Mania are a buxom Viking lady, a wild boar and a red haired warrior with a cup of mead. These will pay out between 250 and 10 000 coins for five of a kind. The warrior is of course the highest paying symbol, followed by the buxom wench and finally the wild boar.
Free Games and Wild
Viking Mania has both a scatter symbol and a wild symbol. The wild is a blonde haired warrior with the word wild on him. He can replace all other symbols in the game except for the scatter and the bonus hammer.
The scatter will pay out scatter wins, but will also grant you a number of free spins if you find three or more of them anywhere on the reels. Three or more gives you ten free games during which the blonde haired wild becomes an expanding wild.
This feature is launched by finding the hammer icon on the centre of every reel to spell out the word Bonus. When this happens you will be taken to a screen where you get to throw a number of items at a Viking warrior with a target attached to him. Each hit will give you a multiplier which gets applied to your original bet.