Vikings Go Berzerk is the follow-up to Yggdrasil's hugely popular online slot Vikings Go Wild. The similarities to the original will be immediately evident to fans. But just like going berzerk is a few steps up on the agro scale from just going wild, this game ups the action with additional features. Not to mention an upgrade to the already great visuals.
The 5x4 reel grid is set on a Viking longship with dragon carved prow and stern. It's a lot like the original, but with a more polished look thanks to the upgrade. And as well as improved design, the features of the game have got better.
In Viking times, a Berserker was a warrior who would lose all sense of fear and danger once the battle fever took control. And once the characters in this game go berserk, which can happen in different ways, and the Ragnorak Free Spins kick in, it's time to hold on to your hats!
All the symbols on the reels are themed, with the four low-paying ones being Viking coins of different value metals. The premium symbols are four battle-hardened Viking characters. And since these ancient warriors believed in equal opportunities, they were both male and female.
The Wild is the word Wild against a Celtic-looking background, and this will stand in for other symbols to form wins. The Scatter is a blonde Viking girl standing with her back to the sea.
Treasure chests are a familiar feature from the original game, but this time around, there are two of them. The regular treasure chest can land on reel four at any time in the base game and award the player one of 5 prizes, either multipliers or Free Spins. It can also land during the Free Spins round, and the treasures inside are worth much more.
The golden treasure chest lands on reel five during the base game and Free Spins, the prizes it holds are more valuable, and it can also award Ragnarok free spins, or a Rage Boost.
Free Spins can also be won by landing three or more scatters land, with 21 being awarded for 5. Before the spins kick-off, the player spins a Bonus Wheel to claim one of the following modifiers:
Wild reel – one reel is turned wild for the feature.
Free spins – 1, 2, or 3 extra free spins are added to the total.
Starting wild – 1 sticky wild lands randomly on the grid.
Extra chests – 5 extra treasure chests and golden chests are added.
Ragnarok Free Spins – All Vikings are Berserk.
During free spins, when one of the Vikings land, they fight the Siren. If they win, they’ll stick in position and act as a Wild for the rest of the bonus.
At the bottom of the screen players can see the rage metre. The game starts with one of the Vikings already halfway to going berzerk. Each win with a premium symbol helps fills that metre. Once a metre is full, 7 Free Spins are awarded, and the respective Viking goes fully berzerk. And in this mode, the poor Siren doesn't stand a chance, so the reels have more and more sticky wilds as the feature progresses.
Fans of the original and Viking-themed slots, in general, are going to love this game. And if you're the type of player who is more interested in the gameplay than the graphics, you're also going to find a lot to like about Vikings Go Berzerk. So take it for a spin for yourself today at Gala Casino. Just remember to gamble responsibly and always set a loss limit.