A 5 reel, 20 payline game, Quickspin brings us the Viking-themed Raven Rising slot on mobile and online. Featuring cascading reels with increasing multipliers and Ragnarok Free Spins, it’s playable from as little as 0.20 per spin, but does it match up to the many other Viking slots?
The graphics remind me of a graphic novel turned into a slot with its stoic characters on either side of the five reels and the snow falling and hair blowing in the wind-style animations in the background.
The low-paying A- J symbols are styled like runes like we’ve seen before in other mobile slots like the Thunderstruck Stormchaser slot machine. The high-paying symbols of Odin, Freya, Hammer, and Axe bring the highest win potential alongside the golden Wild symbol.
It’s not the highest paytable you’ll see in casino slots because this Raven Rising game comes with Cascading Reels and offers multipliers, but you’ll still find some decent wins in your search to trigger the free spin bonus.
Like many newer slots and a few of our favourite slots, the Raven Rising slot machine comes with Cascading Reels. This feature is where the winning symbols disappear, the remaining symbols fall and more come in from the top to fill the space.
It gives you more chances to create wins and brings more action to a high-variance machine like this. But Quickspin has gone one step further than many other online slots by increasing the multiplier to consecutive wins in the base game and free spins.
For every consecutive winning set, the multiplier will increase by 1x while resetting on a non-winning spin. A great feature that many players’ favourite slots, like Gonzo’s Quest and others, have been using for years.
Where this slot comes alive and makes you sit up and pay attention is in the Raven Rising free spins bonus, i.e., the Ragnarok Free Spins. Triggered with three or more bonus scatters, you’ll get to gamble for more free spins or lose them all before you start spinning.
And you’ll want to start spinning as the increasing multiplier on a win changes how this game pays dramatically during the free spins.
First, the multiplier doesn’t reset on a non-winning spin and continues to grow. Also, the multiplier increases now with every winning symbol, not winning set, which sees it increase by at least 3 each time you get a win.
We managed to get up to 99x our bet plus in the bonus spins and up to 46x win multiplier. We expected more with such a high multiplier, but luck wasn’t on our side this time—definitely the best part of this video slot.
If you’re impatient and can’t wait for the 100+ base game spins to trigger the free spins, then you can use the Bonus button, which will let you buy free spins for 100x your current bet level.
Buying the free spins is definitely a gamble as often you won’t win you’re bet back, but the chance is there in the free spins thanks to those increasing multipliers, which increase with the amount of winning symbols, not just on a win.
A feature that’s really reserved for experienced slot players and those with bigger casino budgets, as the buy bonus doesn’t increase the 96.07% RTP or odds of winning big, and that 6,804x stake maximum win seems far out of reach.
|Mobile Slot released
|8th November 2022
|Slot reels / paylines
|5 Reels / 20 Paylines
|House edge / RTP
|3.93% / 96.07%
|0.2 / 1.00
|7 - 15 Free Spins | Increasing Multipliers
|Wilds, Multipliers, Gamble Feature, Ragnarok Free Spins
Cascading Reels: on every win the winning symbols will explode, with more dropping down to replace them giving you the chance to create another winning payline.
Multipliers: On a win in the base game the win multiplier above the five reels will increase by 1x for every set of winning symbols and resets on a loss. In the free spins the win multiplier increases by 1x for every winning symbol and doesn't reset on a non-winning spin.
Ragnarok Free Spins: Find 3, 4 or 5 Raven Scatter symbols to trigger 7, 10, or 15 free spins respectively. With each winning symbol you get the win multiplier increases by 1x. You can retrigger the free spins for 3, 4, or 5 scatter symbols giving you 3, 5, or 7 extra free spins.
Gamble Feature: After triggering the Ragnarok Free Spins you get to gamble your current free spins for a chance to get more or lose the free spins you have.
Buy Bonus Feature: At any point in the base game you can hit the Bonus button and trigger the free spins for 100x your bet. This will then reward you with 3+ scatters and trigger the bonus free spins.
The Raven Rising slot game is great to look at and fun to play, however like most high variance slots, you're going to need patience and a decent budget to trigger or buy the free spins bonus, which is where the real action is.
Still, given its 0.20 minimum bet, it's a great alternative to other Viking and Quickspin slots and worth a few spins to see if you'll find those Raven scatters and trigger the bonus early.
Take a look at one of our recommended Quickspin casinos online and mobile and see if you can raid these five reels and their potential riches.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: November 10, 2022 - Rating