There are a few themes that we easily associate with online slots – Irish, Egyptian, or fishing being the main three. Beyond this though, we see some other themes resurfacing each year, like norse mythology – made popular in a number of releases including Vikings from NetEnt, and Vikings Unleashed from Blueprint Gaming. Now, Blueprint Gaming are revisiting the viking idea to bring us a release showcasing their new Spinfinity mechanic, in Viking Fury Spinfinity. With RTP options up to 96.01% (96.03% extra bet), this medium to highly volatile release can produce wins up to 50,000x bet (or £250,000 – whichever comes first).
Things are bright and bold in Viking Fury Spinfinity, as we're onboard a nordic ship. Other dragon-styled ship heads are visible in the background in front of a pale purple sky, but the majority of the action takes place on a red and white striped sail, encased in wood. Symbols take on a typical viking look, with horns, hammers, axes, helmets, and an actual Viking. Finally, a bold yet folksy tune comes in to tie it all together, matching the theme well.
Viking Fury Spinfinity Base Features
Taking place across 6 reels, wins are formed on Viking Fury Spinfinity by landing at least 8 matching symbols anywhere on the reels. Symbols pay for 8-9, 10-11, or 12+ in view, and begin with non premiums, with a selection of gems that are purple, green, blue, and red in colour. Land 8-9 of any non premium in view to see wins between 0.20 and 0.50x bet, increasing to values between 0.60 and 2x bet for 12+ in view. At the premium end there are axes, horns, hammers, helmets, and vikings, awarding wins between 0.60 and 2x bet for 8-9 symbols in view, increasing to values between 3 and 50x bet for 12+ in view. Finally, ship symbols are available, acting as the Wild symbol to substitute for all symbols, and acting as the Bonus Scatter symbol.
Alright, so the first thing to cover in Viking Fury Spinfinity is the Extra Bet. By betting an additional 25%, only 3 Bonus Scatter symbols will be required to trigger Free Spins, rather than 4. In the overall game setting of 96.01%, RTP increases slightly to 96.03% when using Extra Bet.
Next up is the Spinfinity mechanic. Any winning combination of symbols will cause all symbols to move in the direction of the compass point on the play button, moving all symbols left, right, down, or up. Spinfinity continues until no new wins are formed.
Finally, Viking Fury multipliers can be triggered randomly on any spin. Multipliers will land in view and remain in their position for the duration of Spinfinity. Each time symbols are moved as a result of Spinfinity, the multiplier(s) will be counted again, adding to the total multiplier to the left of the reels. At the end of Spinfinity, the accumulated multiplier will be applied to the total spin win.
Viking Fury Spinfinity Bonus
Collect 4 Bonus Scatter symbols during Spinfinity to trigger 12 Free Spins, with any additional Bonus Scatter symbols carried over into Free Spins. Viking Fury is awarded at the start of Free Spins, adding multipliers to the reels. During Free Spins, multipliers in view will be accumulated until they pay, rather than being removed at the end of each spin.
Collect 4 Bonus Scatter symbols at any point throughout Free Spins to be awarded an additional +3 spins.
Players in appropriate regions can take advantage of two Buy Bonus options:
- Buy Free Spins – 100x bet
- Ultimate Fury (Free Spins with Mystery Symbols active) – 350x bet
During Ultimate Fury, Mystery Symbols reveal a new symbol for each Spinfinity step. In the overall game setting of 96.01%, the RTP when using either Buy Bonus option is 96.0%.
The maximum win available in Viking Fury Spinfinity is 50,000x bet, or £250,000 (or currency equivalent). If the sum of a single game round exceeds either of these values, the game round will end and either 50,000x bet or £250,000 will be awarded – whichever is lower.
Blueprint Gaming are certainly making a dent in the slot world with their scatter pays releases of late, including Rise of Atlantis – the parent of Viking Fury Spinfinity and another example of scatter pays working alongside increasing multiplier values. In Viking Fury Spinfinity, players have plenty to entertain them in the base game, including Viking Fury multipliers and Spinfinity itself, moving symbols in 1 of 4 directions. The result here is that the same winning combinations can occur more than once, helping to build up big wins with even bigger multiplier opportunities.
In Free Spins things get even better, with multipliers accumulating until they are applied to a win. No official word on how high these multipliers can climb, but I know I saw x50 in testing so they may well go as high as Rise of Atlantis. Wild symbols also work to not only form wins, but move players closer to a retrigger, awarding additional spins. When the right combinations land, wins are possible up to 50,000x bet or £250,000 – whichever comes first.
Finally, maths is rated as medium to high for volatility, and RTP options are available up to 96.01% (96.03% extra bet), so as always it's worth checking this. There's enough happening in Viking Fury Spinfinity that will please fans of a variety of mechanics, but in particular this one will appeal to fans of big, big multipliers.
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