If you know love a dip into the world of old times Viking battles and armour, then you might just love NextGen’s Valhalla slot.
This is a game that takes on the majestic theme of epic warrior deeds and legends in the slot all about that mythical Viking land of Valhalla, the place of honour where warriors go on their death to join the ranks of their warrior predecessors. This is a slot that takes it player to a faraway age where men and woman lived and died by the battle sword and duty. So, kind of like the Panda Pow slot, but with a more serious face!
Look and feel
The game’s graphics are good quality and the reels are set up with plenty of space to make game-play easy on the eye. That’s what we have come to expect from the latest games from NextGen- the Double Play Superbet slot and Golden Rooster are other fine examples.
The reels are set in a frame made from a leather scroll, decorated with mystical symbols. On top of the frame a glorious golden sunset streams out; can this be the heavenly light of Valhalla calling the player?
The game’s sound effects are pretty convincingly those of being on a long boat, you can hear wood on wood as the reels spin and metal clanking- perhaps the hammering of swords being readied for battle of the mythical Ragnarök!
Valhalla is 3 rows, 5 reels, 10 payline slot game.
To get those bucks rolling in all you have to do is land 3, 4 or 5 of the same symbols, but if you land 5 of the same icons this combo only pays out once.
The game’s high value icons are the playbook of any decent Viking warrior- including the many oared long boat, a wooden shield with a pair of crossed axes, a drinking horn and a warrior’s helmet. The lower value icons are the A through 10 of the card deck.
Valhalla’s Wild is an intense blond warrior, she could be one of the Valkyries – a spirit who leads warriors to Valhalla on death – and this icon substitutes for all other symbols but watch out – she only appears on reel 3. This is a mean looking slot compared to other NextGen game like Gorilla Go Wild – that Viking girl has got the Paddington Bear stare!
This nifty game comes with an extra feature to ramp up the fun; Valhalla Spins is activated by pressing the button on the bottom right of the reels. This is where you can choose the level of your Valhalla Spins, this means you can increase your bet level and get some juicy extras to boot including re-spins. In this mode the Wild expands on the third reel.
If you choose to x2 bet you can access expanding Wilds.
X4 bet offers expanding Wilds and a re-spin.
X6 bet offers expanding Wilds and 2 re-spins
X8 bet offers expanding Wilds and 3 re-spins
X10 offers expanding Wilds and being able to increase win to x4.
This game is easy to play and has a neat set up with the Valhalla Spins feature allowing me to take the risk level I fancied. I enjoyed the game’s lay out which made for relaxed play and if you dig the whole Nordic theme and grand scale mythology then Valhalla is a great addition to the well-loved genre.