While a “book of” type slots most commonly use an Egyptian theme, Pragmatic Play opted to present it with a Nordic flair. In the Book of Vikings slot, the equally popular theme looks quite nice in this format.
Although it’s yet another in the sea of familiar releases, a fresh take on visuals is some form of novelty. Let’s see are there any in the gameplay as well.
Betting Options & Bonus Features
Book of Vikings is a highly volatile release played on a classic 5x3 grid. Thanks to the wide betting range from $0.10 to $100, it is suitable for both high rollers and those who prefer lower-risk bets. The maximum winning potential rises to 5,500x the stake, while regular symbols pay quite well on their own.
The most valuable card is a male warrior - five Vikings aligning properly produce a win of 200x the bet. Female Viking is another high-paying symbol, helmet and horn have medium values, while the lowest cards are represented with usual royal A, K, Q, J and 10.
When it comes to special icons, the Book doubles as both Scatter and Wild. Three, four or five of them landing trigger 10 free spins, at the same time awarding a payout of 2x, 20x, or 200x the bet respectively.
Before the bonus round starts, one card is chosen randomly to be a special expanding symbol for the duration of the feature. If enough symbols for a win are present when it lands, the symbol expands vertically to cover all 3 positions on the reel. What makes it special is that the expanded form pays all win ways, even in non-adjacent positions.
Better yet, hitting 3 or more symbols in free spins awards 10 more free spins with the same already selected special symbol. Those impatient to wait for the feature to trigger naturally can always buy a free spins bonus round for 100x the stake.
Besides a theme, the Book of Vikings slot provides almost the same playing experience as numerous releases of this type before it. Pragmatic Play played it safe and didn’t tamper with the formula by adding some creative features.
The Viking theme is a nice touch, and so is the maximum possible win of 5,500x the stake. Overall, the slot does add little to the genre without taking anything away from it. Lovers of ‘book’ gaming might find it interesting due to the change of common Egyptian style, but it doesn’t bring anything new to the table you haven’t seen before.