Call of the Valkyries Slot Machine
We’re getting deep into the Norse mythology for this slot review. Call of the Valkyries focuses on Vikings slain in battle and the spirits that decide which of them gets to live and die.
It’s a great and innovative theme for a slot machine that is matched by a plethora of exciting bonus features. It even comes complete with its own cinematic introduction. However, rather than serve as an emotion-stirring opener, it simply reminds us how far CGI technology has come in recent years!
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Call of the Valkyries Review
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|Our Rating:||4 / 5|
- Great theme. We’ve seen many Viking slot machines before. However, this one focuses on the Viking afterlife – a nice twist!
- Exciting and varied bonus features. There’s a lot to discover on the Call of the Valkyries slot machine. This keeps the action fresh.
- Very dated animations. The opening cinematic sequence has not aged well at all. It looks like it was lifted off a second rate Playstation One game! This is a shame since the artwork for the rest of the game is great.
The top jackpots on the Call of the Valkyries slot machine are all awarded for matching five of the same symbols along one of the 25 win lines. These symbols are represented by typical items associated with Viking warriors.
As usual, we’ve listed the prizes for hitting five-of-a-kind of each below:
- Drinking Horn = 500x the line bet. (meaning top coin win 750,000)
- Viking Rune = 250x the line bet.
- Shield, Axes, or Helmet = 200x the line bet.
Touch of the Valkyries
After any losing spin during the main game, the Valkyries can transform all warrior symbols (Shield, Axes, or Helmet) into “wild” symbols. These give a second opportunity to hit a win!
March of the Valkyries
A stacked “wild” Valkyrie symbol filling all of reel one, reel five, or both simultaneously will trigger the March of the Valkyries feature.
During this game mode, the reels will respin for free and any “wild” Valkyrie present will march to the opposite end of the reels, shifting one reel on each respin.
The “wild” Valkyrie symbols will substitute for all symbols except the “Bonus”.
A “wild” Valkyrie transforms any warrior symbols on the reel in front of it into frozen “wilds”. A frozen “wild” created by two “wild” Valkyries simultaneously will also get a 2x multiplier added to it.
When two “wild” Valkyries meet on the middle reel, they double all wins they participate in.
This feature ends when every “wild” Valkyrie present has reached the opposite end of the reels.
Call of the Valkyries
Landing “Bonus” symbols on reels one, three, and five simultaneously will trigger the all the Valkyries bonus game.
Players must pick items dropped by fallen warriors to reveal cash prizes. Selecting demons, however, will cost one of the two lives they start the feature with.
If players are fortunate to reach the gate a Valhalla, each remaining life will apply a 2x multiplier to the total win amount.
This bonus feature will end when the player reaches the gate of Valhalla or they lose both of their lives.
As well as those symbols awarding the largest payments on the Call of the Valkyries slot machine, there are also those that don’t represent such great prize sums. As is common on online slot machines, these pay-outs are represented by the upper end of a standard deck of playing cards (A, K, Q, J, 10). However, to stick with the Viking theme, they have been depicted as ancient runes.
You’ll find the prizes for each winning five-of-a-kind combination of these lower value symbols below:
- Ace, King, or Queen = 75x the line bet.
- Jack, or Ten = 50x the line bet.
In the Call of the Valkyries slot machine, players are forced to place their bets across 25 win lines. This figure cannot be adjusted. However, players can switch up the amount they bet on each of the lines. The lowest figure here is just 1p.
Meanwhile, the largest is £6.
This means that the highest and lowest possible bet amounts are £150 and 25p respectively.
The Call of the Valkyries is a great game by one of the industry’s most renowned slot designers. It features several innovative bonus modes that are thematically relevant and a massive return-to-player rating. This makes it ideal for those seeking an exciting online gambling experience, as well as those looking to grind through a sizeable casino bonus.
The one drawback we found with the whole package is the dated CGI during the animation. It’s hard to believe anyone was ever impressed by the blocky images that open the title. For those old enough to remember the first edition of the Playstation or Nintendo 64, these might well inspire nostalgia. For modern audiences, however, the angular depictions of characters doing battle will look downright ridiculous.