Viking Forge Slot Review 2024

Discover a mythical land where powerful winning chances await in Pragmatic Play’s latest release, Viking Forge!

Play alongside Vikings, hammers, and swords as they appear on this 5×6 grid, utilizing a Scatter Pays mechanic whenever 8 or more matching symbols land in view.

Accompanying paytable symbols are special Coin symbols that award a cash value up to 20x your bet, or Multiplier values that multiply the total Coin meter win by up to x10.

Join us as we venture deep into a mythical land, in hopes of hitting the 10,000x max win reward!

Viking Forge Base Game

Viking Forge Base Game and Features

Viking Forge is a 6×5 Video Slot with a Scatter Pays mechanic. Winning combinations are formed when 8 or more of the same symbols land anywhere across the grid, regardless of their position.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€240 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. Viking Forge has a theoretical RTP of 96.05% and a max win cap of 10,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Viking, followed by the Hammer, Sword, and Beer. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten. There are no Wilds present here.

Each time a winning combination forms, all winning symbols will be removed from the grid, making room for new symbols to drop in from above via a Tumble Feature.

Game Provider Pragmatic Play
Maximum Bet 240
Maximum Win 10,000x
Paylines Scatter Pays
Release Date 30/10/2023
RTP 96.05%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 6x5
Minimum Bet 0.20

Ante Bet

Before you can begin spinning, you will be given the option to activate the Ante Bet feature. Choosing to activate this feature will increase your current bet by 25%. Once active, your chances of triggering the Free Spins round are Doubled. (RTP 96.00%)

Coin Collection

During gameplay, special Coin symbols can land alongside any High or Low-paying symbol from the paytable, excluding Scatters.

Once a Coin symbol lands, it will appear with random money values between 0.1x and 20x your bet, or as Multipliers of x2, x3, x5, or x10. If a regular symbol with a Coin attached is part of a winning combination, the value of the Coin is added to a special Meter.

Money values are added directly to the meter and Multipliers will multiply the total amount of the meter. When no more winning combinations or Tumbles trigger, the total win in the Meter is awarded.

Viking Forge Free Spins

Landing 4, 5, or 6 Scatters during the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 10, 20, or 30 Free Spins respectively.

During Free Spins, all Coin values on each winning symbol are added to the Meter until the end of the Free Spins round. Landing 3 or more Scatters during this time will award an additional +5 Free Spins.

Viking Forge Free Spins

Viking Forge Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Pragmatic Play has granted players access to the Free Spins round, where 4, 5, or 6 Scatters will land for 100x your bet. (RTP 96.06%)

Viking Forge: Our Verdict

Viking Forge ticks all the right boxes in terms of design and dramatic sound effects, but does it get top marks for gameplay?

The Coin Collection feature is the star of the show here, and one that you will benefit from in both the base game and Free Spins round. The idea of the Coin Meter during Free Spins may seem like a fail-safe if things don’t go to plan, but winning symbols with Coins need to create wins in order to add their values to the Coin Meter.

However, winning combinations don’t tend to be overly difficult to achieve thanks to the Scatter Pays mechanic, even though a minimum of 8 of the same symbols are required.

Catering to a variety of players, Pragmatic Play has thrown in a Bonus Buy option for those with access to it, and an Ante Bet feature for those who don’t. The Ante Bet feature is a great way to boost your chances of triggering Free Spins without needing to be in Bonus Buy territory.

On a good day, Viking Forge can deliver max wins of up to 10,000x. This figure is a welcoming change from Pragmatic Play’s safety net of 5,000x seen in a number of their other titles.

All in all, Viking Forge is a great addition to Pragmatic Play’s ‘Scatter Pays’ collection, accompanied by a popular theme and epic max win capabilities!