Viking Clash Slot: Introduction
Sound the war drums and sharpen your axes, it’s a Viking Clash! Watch out for waves on the open waters, bringing Wild Ships sailing across the reels. Cut to the chase as the combatants collide in the exciting Viking Battle Free Games Feature. Cannons and Catapults launch Locking Wilds onto the reels, with the potential for unlimited free spins! Vikings Clash and Big Wins ensue!
Push Gaming is back with another high potential online slot after a couple of average game releases that we're happy to put behind us. After all, the high variance games is what really makes Push Gaming interesting. When we heard the news of Viking Clash we obviously didn't know what to expect, but hearing about its potential made us want to play it right now!
Viking Clash has a bit of a different layout, featuring two 25-line reel sets: Red Reel Set and Green Reel Set. Each reel set includes 5 reels, with 3 rows per reel. It's playable on all devices from 0.25 to 100 Euros and has a main game random feature and a free spins game. It's quite a simplistic slot despite the unusual reel set. The game has a cartoonish viking's theme quite similar to the popular Clash of Clans mobile video game, and comes along with a bombastic war drums beat.
Viking Clash Slot: Symbols & Features
Symbols on the reels include 3 different low value stones with viking runes and 8 high paying symbols in the form of axes, hammers, viking girls, viking boys, green vikings, red vikings, golden-geen viking and golden-red viking. The wild symbols are of the same value as the top paying regular symbol (golden-red viking), giving you a return of 16 times the stake for 5 across a payline.
The Wild Ship Feature is triggered randomly during the base game, and is similar to walking wild features seen in games such as Wild Heist (Thunderkick) and Jack And The Beanstalk (NetEnt). When the feature is triggered, a wave will pass over the reels, resulting in either a tease (just like the random feature in Fat Rabbit), or with a number of Wild Ship symbols appearing on the reels. The Wild Ships will land on reels 3 to 5 in any random position.
All reels on both reel sets remain static for the duration of the Wild Ship Feature. The Wild Ship symbols will sail across the reels horizontally from right to left, one reel at a time. Each time that the Wild Ship symbols stop, the reel sets that include at least one Wild Ship symbol are evaluated wins.
- If 3 or more Red Catapult and/or Green Cannon Scatter symbols land anywhere, the Free Games feature is triggered with 6 initial free spins.
- For each Red Catapult that is present when the bonus is triggered, a Wild Shield symbol is launched onto the Green reel set, in any position on the reel directly below each Red Catapult symbol.
- For each Green Cannon symbol that is present when the Free Games feature is triggered, a Wild Shield symbol is launched onto any random position on the Red reel set.
- During the bonus, for each Scatter symbol that lands, an additional free game is awarded and another Wild Shield symbol is added to the reels in the same manner as the the Free Games feature is triggered.
- If a Red Catapult or Green Cannon symbol launches a Wild Shield symbol on top of an existing Wild Shield, a multiplier will be added to the existing Wild Shield.
- Wild Shields are sticky and are held in place until the feature is complete.
Viking Clash Slot: Conclusion
Vikings Clash is a medium to high variance slot with a 96.6% RTP, and a max win potential of 13,200 times the stake per single spin in the bonus. The max win in the main game is 800x, possibly more with the help of the Wild Ships feature, although chances of this happening are slim as it requires a full screen of top symbol on both reel sets.
The unusual layout and mega high potential makes this game interesting by default, and it turned out to be an all-around good game. As expected from a high variance Push Gaming slot, the bonus can be a bit hard to trigger with many teases along the way that will make you rip your hair out, yet not quite as hard to trigger as in Tiki Tumble or Fat Rabbit thankfully.
Entertaining, colourful and well thought out features make this an excellent slot to play.