The Vikings are back! We have been waiting for an update to the classic Vikings Go Berzerk slot and finally after 5 years Yggdrasil are set to launch Vikings Go Berzerk Reloaded which is releasing on the 30/09/2021. The slot will bring back all you loved about the original with some additional features and updated designs. Vikings Go Berzerk Reloaded will have an RTP of 96.00% a max win of 25,000x and is described as having medium to high volatility by Yggdrasil.
The game is played over 5x4 reels with the classic viking characters returning and making up the highest paying symbols within the slot, with the lowest paying symbols being depicted again as different coloured coins. The base game is also home to the wild symbol which substitutes for all symbols except the free spins scatter symbol aiding the player in creating winning combinations of symbols across the slots 25 paylines. These wilds can also land with a multiplier attached to them, these can be 2x, 4x or 8x multipliers that can stack if many of them are part of a winning line. Any spin also has the chance of triggering a Ragnarok spin this will mean that all viking characters landed during that one spin will become wild and allows the player to unlock huge wins in the base game.
The player has to land at least 3 free spins symbols in the base game to unlock entry to the free spins round and will award 7 free spins initially. 4 free spin symbol landing unlocks 8 free spins and one guaranteed berzerk viking with 5 awarding 9 free spins and 2 berzerk vikings. The bonus game begins with a gamble mechanic where the player can gamble their spins for a 50/50 chance of winning additional spins and berzerk vikings but be warned losing this gamble will forfeit entry to the free spins round entirely. Upon the free spins beginning all the viking symbols landed during a spin will fight a siren, if they win this duel they will become sticky wild throughout the rest of the spins with berzerk vikings always winning their fights and guaranteeing sticky wilds for the player! The previously mentioned Ragnarok spin can also trigger here meaning all the vikings will be berzerk and win their duel with a siren if landed also becoming a sticky wild. There is also a treasure chest symbol present on the last reel during the bonus game which can award the following features;
Adds 1-3 additional free spins
Adds 1-2 sticky wilds
Adds 1 additional berzerk viking and 1 extra spin
doubles all wild multipliers for that one spin with x8 being the maximum
Lastly during the bonus game each sticky wild has a chance to randomly become a multiplier wild which is randomly triggered by the dragons positioned on each side of the game board.
Genius Gambling Review
Vikings Go Berzerk Reloaded really works hard to address some of the criticisms made about the original release whilst building upon the slots core strengths. The base game whilst not the most exciting or revolutionary is entertaining enough to hold your attention throughout however given our extensive list of features available in the free spins round, it is here where the game really begins to shine. Its guaranteed sticky wilds when a vikings is in berzerk mode keeps the action fresh and was a much needed update on the original Vikings Go Berzerk bonus round. The ragnarok spin if you are lucky enough to land this feature can also completely change your fortune if you are having a bit of a bad bonus round. Our advice after playing the game for quite some time is to always gamble the free spins round until you have at least one guaranteed berzerk viking present. Without this feature and relying purely on luck to land sticky wilds the free spins can feel quite flat and a bit too random for our liking. The treasure chests can also aid in unlocking additional berzerk vikings but this feature cannot be relied upon as it can award just more free spins with no berzerk vikings present at all. With all this considered we award Yggdrasil's Vikings Go Berzerk Reloaded our Genius Gambling Rating of 6 out of 10! if you are a fan of the original you will love this however the need to have a bezerk viking present to unlock the games full potential means you will be risking your bonus game in its entirety if you have only landed three bonus symbols upon entering the free spins round. We are interested to see the overall audiences opinion when Vikings Go Berzerk Reloaded releases on the 30/09/2021. If you want to see the slot in action below we have included a short video demo of some of our time with the game. Also included below are our top 6 Genius apprived casinos this month where upon clicking below you can unlock a 100% match deposit bonus or some free spins. Terms and conditions apply and as always please gamble responsibly.