Volatile Vikings

|Relax Gaming|2021-09-21|RTP: 96.23 %
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Game provider
Relax Gaming
Volatile Vikings
Feature Buy
Game type
Video Slots
Mobile version
Grid slot
Sticky wilds
Free spins
Bonus game
Very high
Progressive jackpot
Min. bet
Random Feature
Max. bet
Maximum win
Last update
June 17, 2022


2 votes - 4.00/5.00

Prepare for battle as Ragnarok nears on Volatile Vikings from Relax Gaming. Will you die a warriors death and reach Valhalla with a scatter pays paytable, multipliers and cascading win sequences, plus a perpetual increasing multiplier in a free spins bonus, that could see you battling for wins of up to 20,000x your bet.

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Slot Details

Volatile Vikings is a cascading video slot with 6 reels, 5 rows and scatter pays for matching eight or more symbols anywhere on the reels. You can cast runes across the grid from 0.10 credits up to 50 credits per spin, and as the name suggests, this game is highly volatile and comes with an RTP of 96.23%. You can also Bonus Buy your way into the free spins round for 100x your stake with an RTP of 97%.

The traditional rhythmic thump of Viking music accents the gameplay, quickening and becoming heavier for the free spins bonus. The background setting does the same and changes from cold and snow to fire and flame for a bonus round with a Ragnarok theme. The graphics and sound are of the expected standard of Relax Gaming and quite possibly the one chink in their armour that is not industry-leading, but still, of top-tier gaming development.

Volatile Vikings Screenshot

The pay symbols start at the low end with small Viking runes in blue, purple, yellow and red that award up to 6x your bet for 12+ symbols. Faces of Freyja, Odin, Loki, Thor and a Red Dragon (most likely Nidhogg) complete the line-up and award up to 50x your bet for 12+ symbols. Multiplier Reveal symbols appear as wooden plaques with a counter in red and a multiplying value which multiply win sequences up to x100 when activated (more to that shortly). Chests appear as the Bonus symbols and landing three or more during a spin sequence will award the free spins bonus.

Volatile Vikings Slot Features

As developers of online video slots, Relax Gaming tend to bang to the beat of their own drum and seem to dedicate more time as innovators than imitators, steering clear of lacklustre reskins and focusing more on quality than quantity; like a game or not, you can be sure Relax will bring something different, or with a dash extra, than the competition. Take Book of 99, for example, Money Train 2, Temple Tumble Megaways, Money Cart 2, Kluster Krystals Megaclusters, and the list goes on. Volatile Vikings comes with scatter pays – which is not your average slot format – so in true Viking style, let’s attack from the front and dissect the features.

Volatile Vikings Multipliers

Scatter Pays means symbols pay regardless of their position. Also known as Pay Anywhere, this mechanic is often used for collecting three or more Bonus symbols to trigger free spin features. On Volatile Vikings, all symbols work as scatter pays and collecting eight or more matching symbols in any position on the grid will award a win. Upon doing so, the winning symbols will disappear from the grid and the remaining symbols, along with new ones from above, will tumble down into the vacant positions.

This is called a Cascading Win mechanic and can lead to more wins and a potential sequence of wins from one spin. A cascading win sequence ends when there are no more wins, or the free spins round is triggered. At the end of the spin sequence, all wins accrued are paid as a total sum.

Volatile Vikings Free Spins

During every spin of the game, including the free spins, Multiplier Reveal symbols appear on reels 3 and 4 with a number and a multiplier of either x1, x2, x3, x4, x5, x7, x10, x20, x50 or x100. The number acts as a counter and for each cascading win, it will reduce by one. Upon reaching zero, the multiplier bursts from the reels, destroying any adjacent symbols and adds itself to the Multiplier Meter aside from the play area. Symbols cascade down into the vacant positions and the process repeats in conjunction with the cascading win mechanic. At the end of a spin sequence, the meter value will multiply the sum of all wins, before resetting to zero.

Land three or more bonus chest symbols to trigger six Volatile Viking Free Spins. Any additional bonus symbols will award a further starting spin and any that land during the feature grants an extra spin. During the round, the Multiplier Meter maintains its value and does not reset between spins. At the end of every spin sequence, the current multiplier is applied to the sum of cascading wins.

Final Verdict

Volatile Vikings feels a touch like Kluster Krystals Megaclusters but with scatter pays. The bonus spin count is the same and cascading wins with the multiplying mechanic similar, albeit triggered in a unique way on Volatile Vikings, everpresent through every spin and perpetual in the free spins feature – a potent mix that, when combined with a lengthy cascading win sequence, slowly broadens the smile in anticipation of the multiplier to come.

Volatile Vikings – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. I am playing Volatile Vikings from the United Kingdom and cannot see the Bonus Buy button. What shall I do?
2. Does Volatile Vikings come in different paying versions (customisable RTPs)?
3. Can I retrigger six free spins during the free spins bonus on Volatile Vikings by Relax Gaming?


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