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Yggdrasil will be launching their new Vikings Go Berzerk slot game on the 23rd of November 2016, hoping to re-ignite the success from their brilliant Vikings Go Wild slot game.
Follow up acts always have a tough time. How do you improve on greatness?
And whilst some succeed, for every Godfather Part II, there’s an Indiana Jones and The Crystal Skull just waiting to destroy people’s expectations.
So when Yggdrasil announced that they will be doing a follow up of their brilliant Vikings Go Wild slot, we got a little worried.
Is this just using the same graphics in oder to lure unsuspecting players into a a completely new and sub-standard mobile slot machine?
Or will they do justice to the original and improve on what is already a really decent game?
Let’s find out shall we.
A fair amount actually. Even though it’s still weeks from release, Yggdrasil Gaming have kindly given us a sneak peak into their upcoming new slot game, and as always, we were impressed.
But then, they’ve rarely disappointed.
Unfortunately, the Vikings Go Berzerk video slot isn’t ready to have a video, but we have some exclusive images and screenshots so you can get a feel for this new casino game in all its glory.
Whilst we don’t see these vikings go pillaging and raping, instead they are off to another sea adventure, except this time they are being seduced by a horde of sirens.
And as with any follow up, it promises to be darker in tone; and they’re not wrong.
If in Vikings Go Wild you had a bunch of fresh faced norsemen looking for fame and glory, these Vikings Go Berzerk are older, richer, and a little… more enraged?
Apparently, years of adventuring can turn you into a murderous rage monster. Who’d have thunk it?
The good news is that it’s clearly a recognisable follow up to one of the best Yggdrasil slots.
You still have a 5×4 set of reels, 25 paylines, all set on a beautiful Viking long ship set at seas. Even some of the Vikings symbols are the same character as from the original slot.
We lost a couple along the way, and there’s some new faces, but hey. Sea-fearing is a dangerous job after all.
The appeal of the original game was that during the free spins, each individual viking symbol that showed up on a the reels would fight the sea snake, and if they won, would turn wild.
The good news is that in this Viking Go Berzerk online slot, the exact same feature still shows up, except this time, you are fighting sirens.
The difference is that whilst before the chance of getting a whole load of wilds on screen was fairly difficult, here they’ve increased the odds.
Every time you win using the Viking symbols in the base game, or the free spins, you fill up that Viking’s ‘rage meter’.
Once full, you get 7 free spins, with that Viking Berzerk – otherwise known as always being able to defeat the siren, and always turning wild.
Alternatively, you have the chance, when you trigger the free spins using 3 scatters, to win the Ragnarök feature.
Here, every single Viking is Berkzerk, and every single Viking symbol turns wild during the free spins.
We don’t think we have to point out that getting that slot bonus feature will pretty much guarantee a screen full of wilds by the end of the Viking Go Berzerk bonus games.
When we had a little chance to play on this new slot for mobile, we got a 400 times our bet win on this feature.
And we’re pretty sure that’s at the lower end of the pay scale and what this real money game is capable of.
Look, we know that we got to play on a test machine that, between us, was made to showcase it’s best feature. It wasn’t the end product, and it certainly still had a few graphical kinks.
So no, we don’t know how it will play, or whether those feature will truly pay out as much as we saw.
But the point of this post isn’t to write a Vikings Go Berserk slot review. It’s to decide whether:
We land heavily on the ‘Yes’ for point 1, and as for point 2…
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Mostly, when people say they are doing ‘follow up slots’ they mean they will use similar graphics but change the game play.
This Vikings Go Berzerk casino game, on the other hand, looks like it has walked a fine balanced that few manage to achieve.
The graphics and animations will no doubt be improved, but still essentially true to the Vikings Go Wild characters and settings.
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But the really clever bit will no doubt be the special features. You’ve got the treasure chest bonus, the ability to get special random features before every free spin round, and the all important sticky wilds.
All features within the original game, but with a few improvements, cranked up in possibility, thanks to the berzerk feature giving you guaranteed sticky wilds.
And hey, if the end of days come and we all go berzerk with wins… well, there’s worse ways to go.
You don’t have to wait till the 23rd of November 2016 to get some exciting Viking spins.
The original is one of the best Yggdrasil mobile slots for a reason, and whilst this Vikings Go Berzerk online game certainly looks like it might smash the original out of the ballpark… it’s not out yet.
Vikings Go Wild, on the other hand, is a true and tested game that millions around the world have fallen in love with.
Our recommendation? Try it out on free play at Vera & John casino, and you’ll soon see what we mean.
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