Viking and Striking Slots

Viking-&amp-StrikingIt’s a Top Game slot machine, it’s called Viking and Striking, and the theme is obviously about the popular Viking warriors. It’s not exactly a new theme, developers have been using it for a while now, but Top Game made a good effort in this case and the slot is fun to play, has all the usual features and decent payouts as well. Fans of the Viking genre will find it to be enjoyable, which is what you want in a game like this.

You can place bets on a maximum of 25 lines, activating as many as you want before you spin the slot’s 5 reels. Among its symbols you will discover wilds, bonus and scatter symbols, and there are some interesting free spins as well you can win. As for the biggest prize offered, it’s valued at up to $25,000.

Features of Viking & Striking

You are rarely surprised when features are concerned in Top Game slot machines, and this one is no exception. You have a wild symbol, the free spins with scatters, and the Shields of Fortune feature.

A Viking Shield was selected to be used as the wild feature. Since it’s a wild, you will see it on the reels and part of different combinations, with other regular symbols contributing alongside it. It’s not offering prizes directly, so it’s not as useful as in other slot machines, but even by helping out other icons it can be a valuable feature. It will only help out regular symbols though, not doing anything about those with scatter or bonus abilities.


Free Games Feature

The Long Ship is a well known image for anyone that has seen Viking movies or slots before. It was the way they crossed oceans and seas, with longboats that had rowers and sails, flimsy looking when you compared them with the big sail ships of the later centuries. They act as scatters here, meaning that when you have a couple of them scattered on the reels, in random positions, you get the free spins they have in store for you.

You get 10 spins when three Long Ships are present, 20 when there are four and 30 when all five are on the reels. Get 3+ scatters again, and you can retrigger the free spins.

Shields of Fortune

A more mystical element from the Viking culture is the Rune, which is the image chosen for the trigger of the bonus game. Called Shields of Fortune, this bonus game needs 3+ Magical Runes on lines that are active, to be triggered.

You pick from among the shields placed on the screen, you get Runes of Luck that are hidden underneath, and you win up to 9,000 bonus points.

Betting options and jackpots

Since 25 lines are offered, just as many coins may be used to activate them. You can choose to use fewer if you want to, and you can also pick a denomination that you’re comfortable with, the range being $0.01 to $5. The largest wager allowed is $125.

The game promises a top payout of 5,000 coins, and if you made the right wager you can take home $25,000 thanks to it.

Design and symbols

The theme is Viking related, so all the symbols of the slot are related to this warrior civilization of Northern Europe. A Longboat acts as support for the entire game, the betting options being placed on the deck at the bottom, while the reels are incorporated in the sail section. The symbols are drawn in a cartoon style that seems just right in this case, but which also makes the Viking warriors look like they’re dwarfs from a Tolkien movie.


Symbols: Shield (wild), Magical Rune (bonus), Long Ship (scatter), Viking with Blue Armor (5,000 coins), Viking Maiden (800 coins), Blonde Viking (500 coins), Redhead Viking (400 coins), Brunette Viking (300 coins), Thor’s Hammer (250 coins), Gold Helmet (200 coins), Double Axe (150 coins), Mace (100 coins) and Sword (75 coins).

Is It Worth Playing?

As a fan of the Vikings myself, I’ve found the game to be worthy of anyone’s attention, mostly thanks to the quality graphics, though the features do a pretty good job as well.

The Viking & Striking slot machine is offered through the Top Game platform, so if you want to play it for real or just to practice, look out for casinos that use it.