Viking’s Treasure is one of the stranger-looking games you’ll see Net Entertainment produce, and while it can seem a little – confusing is perhaps the word – at first, once you begin playing you’ll see just why this Viking-themed Video Slot is so much fun to play.
Net Entertainment aren’t quite as versed in Viking game-selection, as other companies, such as Microgaming are, so it’s nice and refreshing to see Net Entertainment branch out and try something new. In fact, with their Viking’s Treasure designed all around the Scandinavian, European Vikings, from over 1,000 years ago, you’ll feel as though you yourself are going back in time when you begin playing.
The game is laid out using a classic Net Entertainment format, with 5 reels, and 3 rows, but disappointingly, there’s only 15 pay lines – a few less than would normally be seen on a Net Entertainment slot. The background isn’t much to look at either, as the reels take up most of the game screen, but the symbols themselves are more in-line with what we expect from Net Entertainment.
Don’t be fooled into thinking the low-paying symbols are depicted by playing-card symbols! While they look like the classics, they’re in fact, Ancient Runes, styled in line with the rest of the game. The high-paying symbols include a Two-Headed-Axe, a beautiful Blonde-Woman, a Viking Shield, a Horned Helmet, as well as a Viking Long ship.
The wild symbol is depicted as a scary-looking Viking, and the scatter symbols are a selection of jewels and gold-coins, securing entry to the feature.
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what’s going on with the game’s design – it just doesn’t “look quite right”, and while the gameplay itself is perfectly fine, the way it looks is just a bit off. Net Entertainment have mentioned in the past that a game update may be on the horizon, and with a few of Net Entertainment’s bigger slots receiving updates recently, most notably including Dead or Alive, it remains to be seen whether some of the less-well-known titles, like Viking’s Treasure will receive the same attention; nonetheless, Viking’s Treasure does play well, and overall, it receives good ratings from players and critics.
It’s also worth noting that Viking’s Treasure is available to enjoy on mobile devices (including mobile phones and tablets), thanks to Net Entertainment’s HTML5 design. This eradicates the need for a Flash player to be present, allowing iOS users a much easier time playing, and of course, allowing Android, Blackberry, and Windows users to play from their mobile devices, hassle-free.
The sole bonus within Viking’s Treasure is the free-spins round, and this is triggered by landing three, four, or five of the scatter symbols, anywhere in view on the reels. Once you manage to do so, you’ll win a coin prize (sized according to how many you land), and the free-spins then begin.
You are awarded 15 free-spins, and this number doesn’t change, regardless of how many scatter symbols you land. Unfortunately, there’s nothing overly exciting about the free-spins – you won’t see any expanding wilds, or sticky wilds – nothing like that – but what you do see, is a generous 3X multiplier on any win you manage during the feature. It’s also possible to re-trigger the free-spins, fairly easily, simply by landing another three, four, or five scatter symbols.