Bloodaxe Slot Review

Up-and-coming Relax Gaming associates Four Leaf Gaming are immersing players in a thrilling Viking adventure that evokes the spirit of Norse mythology while incorporating a menagerie of trademark studio features.

Bloodaxe beckons players to icy Nordic hinterlands where we become acquainted with the titular character, Bloodaxe – aka Erik Haraldsson, a 10th-century Norse king who shared 19 siblings all fathered by King Harald Fairhair of Norway. If there’s one thing those Viking kings weren’t, it’s impotent.

Ready to unleash the spirit of fierce ancient warriors on a captivating jaunt through the ages? Then check out our in-depth review of Bloodaxe.

Bloodaxe Base Game

Bloodaxe Base Game and Features

Set against a snowy, wholesome backdrop, Bloodaxe successfully captures the might of Bloodaxe’s characters who are depicted realistically in their battle-ready garb across a 5-reel, 4-row reel setup accompanied by 25 paylines for the purposes of evaluating winning combinations. The heavy theme is paired with a highly volatile game engine governing play, promising relatively infrequent but sizeable wins on average.

When at least three matching symbols hit adjacently from left to right beginning at the left outer reel, players receive a win relative to their stake. A scan of the paytable reveals four low-paying coin symbols of varying value, complemented by a quartet of Vikings as the high pays dole out payouts worth 20 times your stake at most. Bloodaxe also features a Wild Axe symbol which can show up on any of the five reels to replace all regular symbols and which also guarantees rewards equal to the highest paying Viking when forming wins of itself.

The Wild has a few further tricks up its sleeve, playing a crucial role in several phases of play. Should a wild hit in the base game, watch as an axe is launched at the target situated atop the corresponding reel. This prompts the relevant meter to fill up with 1, 2, or 3 points.

Once a reel collector has accumulated 4 points, 4 respins are initiated that see the triggering reel given an expanding wild. Furthermore, filling any other reel during respins furnishes that reel with an expanding wild too, while resetting your respin count to 4.

Bloodaxe boasts an extensive line-up of features designed to enrich your Viking experience. Let’s delve into each in a little detail…

Game Provider Four Leaf Gaming
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 10,000x
Paylines 25
Release Date 16/11/2023
RTP 95.00%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.10

Bonus Booster

Four Leaf Gaming has bolted on a Bonus Booster gamble feature that affords players the chance to boost their starting free spins haul. Earn 1, 2, or 3 Free Spins on top of your current tally by taking a turn on the slider that can yield a maximum of 25 extra spins in total.

Bonus Replay

Once Free Spins concludes, there’s an option to replay the bonus by gambling your winnings from the previous round. Be warned that an unsuccessful result sees you forfeit any winnings and resume base game action, but a positive outcome awards a fresh batch of free spins for you to enjoy. It’s a classic case of risk vs reward, and this adds an extra layer of excitement to the proceedings.

Super Spinner

Coins may fall randomly on Low-paying coins during the base game. Now, whenever this happens, it’s possible for the Super Spinner to trigger at random where prizes worth between 10 and 5,000x your stake, 10-25 free spins, or 10-25 Nitro Spins are up for grabs. Bear in mind coin values are relative to your current wager level.

Nitro Spins

In the base game, you can increase your bet by 50% in return for a higher chance of landing Wild Axes and scatters of Coins hitting, and better odds of the Super Spinner feature activating.

Bloodaxe Free Spins Gamble

Bloodaxe Free Spins

Say hello to 10, 15, or 20 Free Spins for landing 3, 4, or 5 scatters in the base game, respectively. Now, at the start of the feature, all 5 target meters are reset to zero; however, they remain progressive for the duration of the feature.

At the conclusion of Free Spins, players make use of 4 Bloodaxe Spins where a number of Wilds equal to the current meter points are added to each respective reel, and these Wilds are sticky for all 4 Bloodaxe Spins.

Moreover, any Wild whose reel contains 4 points gets a x2 Multiplier. Where more than one wild is part of the same winning line, any 2x multipliers are added up and applied to the win.

Bloodaxe Free Spins


Bloodaxe Bonus Buy

It wouldn’t be a Four Leaf Gaming production without a menu of Bonus Buy options. True to form, players outside the UK can activate the Super Spinner feature by forking out the equivalent of 60 times their bet, while Free Spins can be bought instantly for a fee of 78x the stake.

Bloodaxe: Our Verdict

Aaand breathe.

Bloodaxe was certainly one of the more complex Viking-themed releases we’d reviewed in a while, offering up a multitude of ways for players to engross themselves in the action, which came thick and fast from the first spin, we have to say. Seriously, there are features, bonus extras, and modifiers at every turn, enough to keep even the most demanding spinner on their toes.

To date, Four Leaf Gaming has displayed quite the flair for crafting highly immersive, polished slots packing a vast suite of features, and this entry is no different, which can easily be considered another worthy addition to the studio’s fast-growing repertoire.

The nascent outfit could arguably have done a little more with the theme, which borders on generic, yet it’s stylishly executed nonetheless with an atmospheric soundtrack to match.

And so for a rich, multi-layered experience filled with ample Norse iconography delivering thrill-a-minute gameplay with a tasty 10,000x max win to boot, you can’t go far wrong with Bloodaxe’s enticing proposition.