ALL ABOUT VALKYRIE SLOT
Norse mythology has been the inspiration for a variety of slot games over the years, from the plain bonkers to the downright surreal. In the case of Valkyrie, ELK Studios have set their sites on producing something more ambitious and adventurous than they have ever done before, and in delivering this game they have hit the right notes for high variance slot fans with their hearts set on big wins.
And just in time for Xmas!
For their part, this year ELK have done a great job of producing original and imaginative games, from the futuristic cyborg nonsense of Kaiju, to the zany heist game, Lake’s Five, we’ve never felt like we are treading old ground when we load up one of these games.
And naturally, the same goes for Valkyrie.
The fun starts with an epic video introduction that sets the tone for what is to follow. The effects, graphics and animations throughout the game are stunning. Once into the spins, the thrills and spills are delivered through colossal symbols, free spins and a few smart random features.
Valkyrie Game Set-Up
This slot is built on a 5 reel and 4 row set up with a 1,024 win all ways mechanic to give plenty of win opportunities. You can spin from 20p to £200 per play. Expect a tough time cracking the big wins as this is high variance action. You should aim for landing scatters to open up the bonus round with free spins to hit the big prizes.
Valkyrie Game Symbols
The graphics in Valkyrie are pretty special. The game is set in a Nordic fantasy world and features the Godess of Love, Freya, and her sidekicks, the Valkyries, who go by the names of Gane, Helena, Andora and Tyrsa.
The lowest value symbols are the cards, Jack through to Ace. The premium symbols all have Norse resonance – the hammer of Thor, The Serpent, The Wolf, and our four Valkyries. There is also Freya herself, who pays out 4x for five of a kind. These premiums come in blocks of up to 3×3, and in stacks to give more opportunities of connecting identical symbols.
There is also a Wild, a Scatter and a Bonus symbol, each with a part to play in the feature rounds.
Valkyrie Slot Features
So, the bonus symbols is important because it is needed to trigger one of three random features in the base game. You need three or more to pitch to launch one of the following:
Sword of Destiny – Fully stacked wild reels are created when huge swords drop from the top of the screen to land on reels 2, 3 or 4.
Shield of Chance – Random wilds are created on the reels when special shields drop down onto them.
Arrow of Fortune – Freya will launch her arrows towards the reels. When they land they may produce colossal symbols of 2×2 or 3×3.
Free Spins Round
Like all good high variance numbers, the big wins are saved for the free spins round. You’ll need three of more scatters to land to set off these as follows:
3 Scatters – 5 free spins with ONE Valkyrie feature guaranteed.
4 Scatters –7 free spins with TWO Valkyrie features guaranteed.
5 Scatters –10 free spins with THREE Valkyrie features guaranteed.
During the free spins round you should look out for landing more scatters which can set up re-triggers and further win opportunities.
- Graphics 1010/10
- Gameplay 88/10
- Features 88/10
- Value 88/10
The Slot Buzz Verdict
Valkyrie slot is an impressive game with a decent enough win potential, close to 5,000x in fact. The gameplay is not too different to many other slots we’ve played – you may notice similarities between the random features and many other high variance slots on the market. However, the quality of the artwork, introductions and animations raise this one to a higher level and make it one to spin in the run up to Xmas!
- Excellent production values
- High variance and 5,000x potential
- Regular features dropped in base game
- Free spins re-trigger
- Tricky to unlock free spins
- Big wins are rare