Viking Runes - Scandinavia was once known for something other than high taxes and far too expensive beer. Because of the Vikings, feared and infamous all the way to the coast of North Africa. They belonged to the Norse, say the ancestors of the current inhabitants of Scandinavia. That is why slots with the Viking theme are extremely popular among Scandinavian gamblers.
Game providers respond to this conveniently. Just think of Vikings Go Berzerk, Vikings Go Wild, and Vikings Go To Hell from Yggdrasil. Or Vikings Unleashed Mega Ways from Blueprint Gaming. Viking Runes is another one from Yggdrasil.
Yggdrasil, what's not all about Viking Runes? Yes, busy 3d graphics, low payout percentages, and too low a variance are the least. Jackpots that cannot be dropped or paid out are a lot more concerning.
You choose the number of paylines, number of credits per payline, and bet per credit for each spin. If you play with all available paylines, it will cost you a minimum of 0.30 CAD per spin and a maximum of 150 CAD per spin.
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If the raids along the European and African coasts had been as non-lucrative as spins on this Yggdrasil slot back then, the Normans would have gnawed crispbread at home.
You take a maximum of 300 times the bet per payline. For that, you have to turn the blond, mustachioed Viking five times. Of course, there is also a red-haired Viking on board. He is good for up to 250 times the bet per payline. You turn a bet of, for example, 3 CAD (0.10 CAD per payline) into a profit of up to 30 CAD. In Norway, you just buy a few beers for that.
The annoying thing about Yggdrasil slots is that the bonus features are often not much better than the basic game. Fair is fair: the idea behind it is often fine, but if it then yields little.
This is not so bad at Viking Runes. There are three bonus games, of which the free spins can still turn out nicely thanks to multipliers.
- Runestone Doors Bonus
Three times the Viking helmet will earn you the Runestone Doors bonus. This symbol is not a real Viking helmet either. There are wings on the helmet. Of course, the Vikings did not compete with such a carnival helmet on their heads. Those wings were once made up.
Anyway, there is a price behind every Runestone Door. These are free spins, cash prizes, or a round of arm wrestling.
- Multiplier Free Spins
Three times Amma - the red-haired Viking sweetheart that hangs around your play charm like a groupie - is good for the free spins. You can recognize her by her two huge braids.
There are multipliers on both sides of the game screen. These are a minimum of 2x and a maximum of 5x. You take the multiplier if you spin a winning combination and you have exactly the same multiplier on both sides of your screen in Viking Runes.
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Twice x5 to the left and right of your winning combination will give you a multiplier of x5. Five times Erik the blonde Viking is good for 1,500 times the amount you have per payline.
We think Viking Runes is a typical Yggdrasil slot machine and therefore not good. Are we committed to ensuring that everything works well and offers fair play? The answer is 'no' when it comes to the Viking Runes slot.
Furthermore, we find the Viking Runes payout percentage on the low side. At least 96 percent is the norm and with 94.3% this Viking Runes slot machine is nowhere near that. The variance is also so low that you can hardly win big on this slot.