Who doesn't love themselves some Megaways? If you aren't familiar with this online slots mechanic, it sees up to 117,649 paylines become active at points in the iGaming session. And now Blueprint has gone and added it to Vikings Unleashed Megaways, one of the latest slots online that you can play right here. To add to the thrills, you'll also have free spins you can trigger, plus cascading reels, mystery icons and multipliers. Let's set sail on this review.
Blueprint have already given us Legacy of Ra Megaways, Eye of Horus Megaways and Wolf Legend Megaways. So you won't need to guess too hard what theme has been used here. As the name suggests, it's focused on Vikings. The animations are quite rich, and players will also have cascading reels to bring added value. This system sees symbols fall into the reels, and if a win forms, the symbols that created it are removed, and new icons fall in. This can result in another consecutive win, bringing some awesome thrills.
As mentioned, there are up to 117,649 paylines that can become active at any point. Added to this is a possible reward of up to 10,000x your stake, which is something to dream of rather than expect. The amount you can win depends on what you want to stake, and the limits start at 0.10 per wager and max out at 10.00 per wager.
There's a selection of lower-value and higher-value symbols in Vikings Unleashed Megaways. The lower paying ones are playing cards 9, 10, J, Q, K and A, while the ones that pay bigger returns for 3, 4, 5 and 6 of a kind combinations are an old Viking, a female warrior, a massive Viking with orange facial hair and, by far the most valuable icon, the blonde Viking warrior.
The free spins symbol is self-explanatory and is joined by two extra special symbols in the mystery symbol and wild symbol. The wild substitutes all regular symbols to help form winning combos.
Free spins are the headline feature, and to get them, you need to land four or more scatters on the same wager. This gives you 12 free spins, but every extra scatter that triggered the feature adds an extra five free spins. For example, five scatters award 17 free spins.
Consecutive wins result in multipliers, with +1 added to a growing multiplier on wins for every consecutive win. You can also gamble before the free spins start to get more added to the total, but losing the gamble can see you lose the spins altogether.
There's also the mystery symbol, and this one can land in clusters at any point in the game. When it does, it will transform into the same symbol for easy wins.
The formula of Vikings Unleashed Megaways is one you'll have experienced before in other online slot games using the same mechanic. Megaways, mystery symbols and free spins. It's all very familiar but is so because it remains very effective. The free spins is where you really want to spend most of your time, and with some help from the mystery symbol, your saga could be one of great reward.