Whether it’s Norse mythology or the Vikings who prayed to Odin and Co, Norse slots are incredibly popular. Instead of the rough Vikings or any of the Gods, the Valkyries take centre stage in this slot. Valkyries play an important role in Norse mythology. They watch of the battle fields of mortals, deciding who will live and who will die, taking one half of the fallen to Freya and the other half to Odin, where they prepare for Ragnarok. Valkyries are usually depicted as fierce warrior women themselves, either winged or riding flying horses.
In this slot, goddess Freya stands to the left, overlooking the happenings. The Valkyries Gane, Helena, Andora and Tyrsa are depicted on the reels themselves. Additionally, we get a metal glove, a snake winding around a sword, a wolf mask and a hammer. The playing card symbols J to A are richly decorated and look somewhat runic. The beautiful wild symbol gives us one-eyed Odin himself.
The scene appears to be a battlefield, though we rise up to Valhalla during the free spins. Either way, it’s stunning, epic and comes with a glorious soundtrack that actually manages to rival the Game of Thrones soundtrack, if we may humbly submit such a notion.
As the four high-value symbols, the Valkyries pay between 2.5x and 4x our stake for a 5-of-a-kind win. That’s not much but considering that this slot offers 1,024 ways to win and is highly volatile, big wins will be the exception here anyway.
You can play this game from €0.20 to €100.
Valkyrie is as feature-packed a slot as any that we’ve seen from ELK Studios. In fact, we get more here than with most.
In the base game, look out for the mega symbols, which can be 2×2, 2×3 or even 2×3 symbols big. They roll across the reels completely randomly and can depict all the symbols, though we’ve never seen the Wild as a mega symbol.
Beyond that, three random bonus symbols can be handed out by Freya. All of a sudden, she may get ready for some action and bonus symbols rain down on the reels. You will then get one of the following options:
At first, we didn’t even know that those bonus features can show up during the base game as we only encountered the Sword of Destiny during our first round of free spins. After we played a while longer, we saw the features more frequently during the base game as well.
The free spin symbol needs to land at least three times on the reels to trigger the Valhalla free spins. Depending on how many scatters you had when activating the free spins, you get a different amount of free spins and also different amounts of guaranteed bonus spins (meaning one of the above bonuses will certainly be activated during your free spins).
Additionally, you can re-trigger the free spins, getting 5, 7 or 10 more free spins once again, which will automatically be added to your current free spin counter. And in theory, you can re-trigger them an unlimited number of times.
The theoretical RTP (Return to Player) for Valkyrie is 96.3%, which is good value, especially for a slot as volatile as this one. Valkyrie is beautiful, and the soundtrack is great and just watching the symbols spin away on the reel will keep you entertained for a while.
Once you’ve played for a while and have triggered the free spins at least once (we found it to happen fairly regular, even though the first time took over 200 spins), things started to get going and we had a good run on this game, even though it is volatile and you should begin with a more careful approach when budgeting here. We thoroughly enjoyed playing Valkyrie and can recommend this epic battle.
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