Vikings Go Berzerk is a beautifully yet playfully designed video slot by Yggdrasil Gaming Software that pays its tribute to ancient Norwegian culture and Norse Mythology. It’s cartoonish Viking characters are designed in a way that reminds us somewhat of Asterix. This playfulness keeps in check the more aggressive and serious tone it seems to exude, especially through its introductory cut-sequence – perhaps, one of the best ever done in a video slot. The whole sequence depicts statues of Vikings and sirens in jarring battle and the camera pans and rotates, portraying them from different angles.
The game screen itself shows a Viking ship – a Drakeship with the head and tail of a dragon on the stem and stern respectively. The 5 reels crossing through 4 rows are depicted on the main sail of the ship. There are 4 Vikings at the base of the screen, each one with his/her own Rage Meter. At either lower corner of the screen, there is a semi-animated siren.
The game does a good job offering several special features, most of which are interconnected as one features inside the other.
- 5 reels, 4 rows, 25 paylines
- Bet minimum of £0.25; maximum bet £125
- Maximum win 10,000 coins
- Special features include Ragnarok Free Spins, Berzerk Mode, Rage Meters, Wilds, Treasure Chest feature
- Return to Player of 96.1%
- Variance is medium
Vikings Go Berzerk bonus features
Vikings Go Berzerk features similar symbols to its older sibling, Vikings Go Wild. The basic symbols are 4 types of coins (low-paying symbols) and the Vikings (medium-paying symbols). The highest win you can achieve with basic symbols is 250 coins when 5 red Vikings land on a pay line.
Each Viking at the bottom of the screen has a rage meter. This fills by winning with symbols of that Viking. The more it fills, the bigger the wins you can expect. When the meter is completely full, it gives you 7 free spins to use in Free Spins Mode. That same Viking will accompany you through the Free Spins mode as he enters Berzerk Mode.
The Viking whose Berzerk Meter unlocks the Free Spins Mode enters Berzerk Mode. This guarantees victory against the Siren when she next attacks.
The Wild symbol can substitute for any other symbol on the reels except the Free Spins symbol,
Vikings Go Berzerk Free Spins
Free Spins Mode can either be unlocked thanks to one of the Vikings’ Berzerk Meter or by achieving a minimum of 3 Free Spins symbols. The Free Spins symbols also give you a bonus. More Free Spins symbols give you more free spins as well as bigger bonuses. They are as follows:
- 3 free spins symbols – 7 free spins + bonus
- 4 free spins symbols – 14 free spins + bonus
- 5 free spins symbols – 21 free spins + bonus
Free Spins Bonuses – When Free Spins Mode is unlocked, besides a set amount of free spins proportionate to the number of Free Spins symbols, you get one of the following bonuses:
- All Vikings go berserk
- 1 sticky wild randomly placed
- 1 sticky wild reel placed on a random reel
- 1-3 extra free spins
- 5 extra treasure chests and golden treasure chests
Vikings Go Berzerk Treasure Chest feature
There are two types of treasure chest available.
Treasure Chest – This always lands on the fourth reel. As it unlocks, you are given to play a game of ‘pick n’ click’ to choose 1 of 5 prizes. While this appears both in the base game and in the Free Spins Mode, there are more bigger prizes in the latter.
- Base Game – 50-1000 coins, 7-21 free spins
- Free Spins Mode – 50-1000 coins, +2-4 free spins, Wild Reel, 1 Extra Wild, 2 Extra Wilds
Golden Treasure Chest – The Golden Treasure Chest is the more lucrative version of the normal one. The rewards are bigger and it appears on reel no. 5. Otherwise, everything remains the same. Prizes are as follows:
- Base Game – 250-10000 coins, 7-21 free spins, Ragnarok Free Spins, Rage boost
- Free Spins Mode – 250-10000 coins, +2-4 wilds, Wild Reel, 2 extra wilds
Vikings Go Berzerk jackpot
There are no jackpots featured in Vikings Go Berzerk.
However, the highest win you can expect with basic symbols is 250 coins. This can be achieved with 5 red Viking symbols aligned on a betting line. Also, the Golden Treasure Chest can give you up to 10,000 coins bonus. This means that if you’ve set your bet-per-coin to the highest settings, you can win up to €500,000.
Return to Player for Vikings Go Berzerk is set to 96.1%. This is not awfully high. However, the wide assortment of special features make for some lucrative wins.
Vikings Go Berzerk on Mobile
Vikings Go Berzerk is supported on main handheld operating systems including Windows, Android, and Apple’s iOS. The browsers supported include Google, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. The game is streamed directly from online casinos or from the Yggdrasil website, meaning there is no need for downloading any extra apps.