It’s time to venture through the battlefield of Midgard in the name of reaching one place and one place only – Valhalla. This journey, told through the elegance of Norse mythology, aims to take us on an adventure unlike anything we’ve ever seen before – and it all stems from ELK Studios’ Valkyrie Slot game.
Today, we’re going to see what kind of results they’ve been able to produce.
The introduction video alone is enough to get us invested in a slot that, from the outside looking in, truly does comes across as something you’d see in a console game. It has a standard 5×3 reel layout but functions a little bit differently, with some symbols being able to stretch out to 3×3 in size. Alongside that, you’ve also got the constant reminder that there are 1,024 magnificent ways to win in the Valkyrie slot game.
The standard playcards make an appearance on the reels but they do so alongside some themed symbols too: Gane, Helena, Andora and Tyrsa with wolves and snakes thrown in there for good measure.
The return to player (RTP) percentage is a delicate statistic, and that would be putting it lightly. Every slot player must contend with it in one way or the other as they attempt to discover what kind of financial outcome they’ll be getting from any given game. The same is true for the Valkyrie slot game, with the reported RTP coming in at 96.30%. That leaves it positioned around the ‘average’ mark, but with high volatility, there’s a chance you could leave with a very tasty sum indeed – if you’re willing to put it all on the line, that is.
You only have to put down a minimum stake of $/€/£0.20 to get started with the maximum taking us all the way up to $/€/£100, and with the potential of winning 5,000x your initial stake being on the table, we’d say that’s not a bad outcome at all.
Everything about the design work is so slick and colourful, and while that may be a bit too over the top for some, we think it functions perfectly in line with the subject matter.
Odin the God is the wild symbol and can replace all other symbols on the board outside of the scatter, with the bonus features then taking over in a big way.
The Valhalla Free Spins feature is triggered when 3-5 free spin symbols appear at any one time on the base game, triggering three more bonus features.
Shield of Chance – Freya raises her shield, channels Odin’s power and causes multiple wild shields to adorn the reels.
Sword of Destiny – Freya raises her sword with multiple swords going over the three central reels, transforming them into wild reels.
Arrow of Fortune – Freya raises her bow and aims at Asgard – creating the aforementioned 2×2, 2×3 or 3×3 sized symbols.
The Valkyrie slot game takes Norse mythology in an entirely new direction, straying away from the predictable storylines that we’ve all come to know. The possible winnings are there for all to see with high rollers having a chance for some major success, the design work is divine and the RTP is solid.
In this instance, ELK Studios have come close to hitting a home run.