Vikings vs Trolls (Pragmatic Play): Introduction
Pragmatic Play certainly knows how to attract our attention. You might have heard the saying - "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach." Well, the way to a gambler's brain is through advertising ridiculously high potential. Of course, that's not true for all punters. Some are drawn to candy crush type slots, others could care less if a game is low variance as long as it gives them some play time, and then there are those remarkable people who enjoy playing Starburst. Ugh.
Either way, there's no doubt about the fact that Pragmatic Play started receiving some serious recognition within the gambling community following the release of high potential slots such as Da Vinci's Treasure (48,000x max win potential) and Peking Luck (180,000x max win potential). Though we are yet to see a win even remotely close to the stated max win potential, the slots have indeed proven themselves quite well in a live environment.
With this background information it might not come as a surprise to hear that the slot we're going to look at today is one of Pragmatic's highest paying slots to date, or is it? The action in this fantasy-themed slot takes place on a 6-reel, 4096 ways to win game engine that pays both ways and allows you to spin the reels from between 0.50€ to 250€ per spin on all devices. Vikings vs Trolls comes with a rather basic main game and although there is potential to it, it all comes down to the free spins where you can start with up to 250 free spins as well as boost your winnings with a random multiplier of up to x4.
Set in a Norse forest and with a fantasy narrative, the slot is carried by a thrilling cinema-type soundtrack. On the reels you'll come across Norse style A, K, Q, J and 10 royals as well as battle horns, trench raiding clubs, Viking helmets, female Vikings, ugly trolls and male Vikings. The two latter symbols are of the same top value and will give you 8 times your stake for 6 across a payline. Furthermore, they both appear in stacks of 3 on the reels and though unable to form a full screen on their own, it's fully possible when combined.
The wild symbol substitutes for all symbols except for the scatter and appears on all reels but the first.
Vikings vs Trolls (Pragmatic Play): Features
The shield scatter symbol appears stacked on the reels and doubles as a potential bonus trigger as well as a win-blocker. It only comes to use if you land 10 or more as it will activate the bonus. You can start with as many as 250 free spins should you manage to land 20 shield scatters with potential for unlimited retriggers. Significantly increasing the win potential in the bonus are the multipliers that will boost all your wins by 2x, 3x, or 4x randomly.
Vikings vs Trolls (Pragmatic Play): Verdict
Vikings vs Trolls is a rather basic slot with wins mostly made out of below stake payouts. Initially, we were quite blown away by the seemingly extraordinary potential but quickly realised that there's no way this slot can pay over 32 million Euros on max bet (250€ times 32,768x (full-screen top symbols) times x4 multiplier). The high max bet, as well as the lack of an advertised max win, suggests the potential is likely significantly lower, though we can't say anything for sure at this point.
Though the potential does make a difference when it comes to the final verdict it does not change the fact that Viking vs Trolls is a simple slot that does tend to get a bit tedious at times. With that said, it's not bad and we do recommend you try it to make up your own mind. After all, some people even enjoy playing Starburst.