Viking Wilds UK Slot Game
Viking Wilds UK Slot
Viking Wilds is a 5 reels, 3125 paylines UK slots by Iron Dog Studio. Viking Wilds has Wild, Sticky Wild, Multiplier, Free Spin, Collapsing Symbols and Expanding Symbols features and an RTP of 96.06%. If you want to give Viking Wilds a try, do it with us at UK Slot Games, where we also offer more than 500 leading UK slots like Great Rhino, Starburst, Rainbow Riches and Bonanza.
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There has been a glut of really good Viking-themed UK slots released in the past few years, mostly thanks to the industrial output of Yggdrasil and their 'Vikings' range - they're some of the slots UK players seem to enjoy more than almost any other genre. It isn't all Yggdrasil though; Iron Dog Studio is here to put their stamp on the theme with Viking Wilds, and it's an excellent slot. The runaway success of the hit television show 'Vikings' has also influenced the popularity of the theme. If you want to give the official slot game based on the TV show, you'll also find that here at UK Slot Games, but right now we're giving Viking Wilds the attention it deserves.
Iron Dog pride themselves on the quality visuals of their products, and Viking Wilds has to be counted as being among their very best work. This is an absolutely stunning slot game to look at, with sounds and music that are also right at the top-end. To be called a video slot in the modern age, a slot has to have dynamic animations and almost cinematic visuals. Based on that definition, Viking Wilds is definitely a video slot. The background changes from one spin to the next, with everything continually moving and changing in a way which makes the slot feel like it has a life of its own. Now and then, a Viking will come and take a seat by the reels to watch your game for a while. It must be a welcome break from the battlefield!
It's not just the background of this slot that changes - the layout of the reels is dynamic as well, and so the slot might decide to give you an extra row to play with whenever it feels like it. No two spins in Viking Wilds are the same. You always feel like there's a change coming the next time you spin, and so the experience of playing it is an exciting one. Not many UK slots allow for this amount of change within the base game. And that's before we even get to the bonus features. Initially, though, you'll have five reels and four rows to play with, which contain 1024 potential ways to win.
The standard royals from J to A are present in the slot, functioning as the symbol of the lowest worth. Above them are hammers, axes, shields, helmets, and three mysterious Viking runes which are the most valuable symbols of all. The red one is the most valuable symbol in the base game.
As you should expect from the title, wild symbols are important in this slot, and they function differently here than in other slots UK players might be familiar with. Because they’re so integral to the bonus features we can’t discuss one without the other, so let’s talk about them all as a whole.
There are three different types of wild you'll see in this slot, all of which work in different ways, but work in harmony to provide access to the primary bonus feature. To help with that, Viking Wilds features Collapsing Wins. It’s a system you may have seen in other cutting-edge UK slots - all the symbols which make up a winning combination disappear after the win has been counted, and new replacement symbols will fall onto the reels from above to take their place.
The Basic Wild symbol, represented by a blue circle, functions in the way you’d expect a wild to function. It replaces any other symbol in the slot apart from another wild. It will also bring you a special key when it turns up, which will be stashed away for safekeeping over to the left of your reels.
The Sticky Wild is limited to appearances only on reel three, but it stays there after it lands, not even disappearing if it’s involved in a winning combination. As with the basic wild, it will give you a key, and that will also be stored over on the left.
The third wild is an Expanding Wild, which can show up anywhere apart from reel one, and will expand to fill up the whole reel it appears on. It also has a magic key to offer you, and that goes to the same place the other two did.
What makes collecting the keys difficult is that none of the wilds will ever appear during the base game. They can only fall in as replacement symbols during a collapsing wins sequence. You have to be on a roll to make all three varieties appear at once, and they have to appear in the same collapsing wins instance to make the keys valid - otherwise, they'll simply disappear on your next spin. This is easier to achieve when the number of rows expands - which they might at any time - therefore opening up the full complement of 3125 potential winning lines.
Stick around for long enough to claim your three keys, and they will unlock a Free Spins feature for you. Unconventionally, the number of free spins you'll get is connected to the number of rows in play when you trigger the feature. If you're still only playing with four rows, you'll have twelve free spins, and no multiplier applied to your winnings. If one or more of your reels have an additional row, that increases to fourteen spins with an x2 multiplier in place. If a third or fourth reel is expanded, that's worth sixteen spins with an x3 multiplier, and having all the reels expanded gets you eighteen spins at x4. As if that weren't enough, any wild symbol found during a round of free spins adds x1 to whatever multiplier you started with.
Success in Viking Wilds is all down to getting to that free spins feature, and the rich rewards it contains. We’ll be honest - it might take you a while. Gathering all those keys at once isn’t easy, but at least with plenty of ways to win you should accumulate plenty of smaller wins while you’re waiting. This is one of the more innovative UK slots we’ve played in recent years, and we think it’s well deserving of its place on the UK Slot Games roster.
Viking Wilds Developer - 1x2 Gaming
You might have heard the phrase 'Silicon Valley' before - it's the place in America where all great technology companies have their headquarters, and where most of the change and innovation in the world of technology comes from. In the UK, we have Silicon Beach, and you'll find it down on the south coast in Brighton. There are a couple of UK slots developers down there, and it's only right that it should also play host to the imaginative Iron Dog Studio. The boundary-pushing company was spawned from an arm of 1x2 Gaming, with the mission to change the way that slot games are developed and presented.
Iron Dog is still very new, and still dependent on the assistance of 1x2 to bring their products to the market as part of their network. As well as Viking Wilds, they've also released Treasure of Horus and Blood Queen, with more new slots promised very soon. We strongly believe that they'll be the company who create many of the slots UK players will be most impressed by during the next few years.
*All values (Bet Levels, Maximum Wins etc.) mentioned in relation to this slot game are subject to change at any time.
New players only, £10 min fund, £200 max bonus, max bonus conversion equal to lifetime deposits (up to £250), 65x wagering requirements and T&Cs apply.