Viking Conquest Online Slots
Developers Viaden have designed their Viking Conquest online slots game against a breath-taking fjord scene, with a dragon-prowed Viking long ship floating on choppy waves against a snowy mountain backdrop. The frame for Viking Conquest’s five reels and three rows is contained within the masts and ropes of the long ship’s rigging, with the numbers denoting the game’s nine bet lines carved into the timber on either side of the frame. Bets per line can be adjusted from 10c to 50c.
The various controls for the game are contained in Viking shields ranged along the long ship’s sides, and the action is accompanied by stirring warlike music. All matches must be consecutive on a bet line starting on the left-most reel to win, and a minimum of two of a kind is required, although most symbols require a match of at least three. Viking Conquest’s higher-value icons reflect the theme; they are all related to the fearsome seaborne raiders who pillaged and invaded so much of northern Europe from the ninth to the eleventh century, and the game’s bonus features also allude to Viking culture.
Regular Symbols in Viking Conquest
Viking Conquest does not carry the Viking theme entirely through its icons; the six lowest-value symbols are taken from the usual poker deck. However, the 9, 10, J, Q, K and A icons are rendered fairly ornately, with runic inscriptions adding to their detail. Two 9s on a bet line deliver the lowest win: namely 2X the line bet. The higher-value regular icons are a Viking Longship, a fierce Warrior and a sexy Viking Queen, a shield with Axes and a shield with Swords. The last two have the highest winning value in regular play: 750X for five of a kind.
Wild and Bonus Features
Viking Conquest has two special icons to trigger bonus features. The Wild icon is a golden shield emblazoned with the word “Wild”; it substitutes for any symbol except the Scatter icon to create more winning bet lines. The Wild also applies a 2X multiplier to any winning bet line on which it features. Wilds can also trigger instant wins in their own combinations, up to a maximum of 9,000X the line bet for five of a kind.
The Scatter icon is another shield, intricately carved with runes and bearing the word “Bonus”. Three, four or five Scatter symbols trigger the bonus game, but also apply a multiplier to the total prize in the bonus round: of 15X, 50X or 500X respectively. The Bonus round requires the player to exert some skill aiming a bowshot; the target that the player’s arrow hits determines the size of the bonus prize.
Viking Conquest also has a gamble feature; after each winning spin, players can choose the Gamble option and then pick between red or black, or one of four card suits. If they guess right, they can boost the win by a factor of 2 or 4; if they are incorrect, of course, they lose the previous win.