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The wombat says: Meet the Valkyrie Slot – featuring those mythical goddesses who were responsible for deciding who lived and who died on the battlefield in Norse Mythology. You can guess from the title that this is something a little bit different to your usual fruit machine like 243 Crystal Fruits (although thinking about it that game has a few tricks up its sleeve as well).
The aim of the game is to pass through Midgard including braving the flames of Helheim, the twists and turns of Jotunheim, until finally you reach the walls of Asgard. Well that’s what the intro says anyway… But your mission as far as this wombat is concerned is to make lots of lovely lolly!
Freya the Nordic Goddess of Love will offer you her help in the slot’s intro, and she is joined on the reels by the other 4 Valkyries – Gane, Helena, Andora, and Tyrsa. Let’s see if they can’t get you to the halls of Valhalla! Because if they can’t, nobody can.
Look and Feel
ELK Studios do not hold back when it comes to creating epic slots and Valkyrie is no exception. We thought our favourite theme was Ancient Egyptian (see the Treasure of Horus slot for example), but that was before we discovered the Norse gods! Your spins are accompanied by a dramatic soundtrack complete with thunderbolts, top notch animation and 3D graphics. A winning combo!
The Valkyrie slot has 5 reels, 3 rows and 1024 ways to win. Bets start at £0.20 and go up to £100.00 per spin.
Your symbols on the reels include the A, K, Q and J playing cards as your low value symbols, as well as Valkyries Gane, Helena, Andora and Tyrsa. You’ll also find wolves, snakes and gauntlets.
The Valkyries icons will land on the reels as huge 3×3 icons making bigger matches for you, while Odin’s Shield is the wild icon in the slot and will do the usual job of replacing all symbols bar the scatters to give you extra winning combos. This is a pretty game alright, it’s right up there with the Turn Your Fortune slot and Asgardian Stones, a real looker.
Once again Elk offer up their infamous auto betting strategies for you to play with. If you’re game, click on the coins button and pick from the following:
The Optimizer strategy adapts your bet to a certain percent of the total remaining balance.
The Leveller automatically increases the bet by 2x after you lose on 5 spins or more.
The Booster raises the bet 1x after a losing spin.
The Jumper raises the bet by 1x after a winning spin
Free Spins and Bonus Features
This little extra is triggered randomly, and when it does, the reels will light up and you’ll receive a re-spin with one of Freya’s three features: The Arrow of Fortune, The Shield of Chance or The Sword of Destiny – but more on those later…
Valkyrie Free Spins
Land 3x or more of the free spin symbols anywhere on the reels and you’ll be given 5, 7 or 10 free spins respectively. This will then take you to a new screen where a special set of reels awaits, next Freya will now randomly choose to trigger one of the three features for you – The Shield of Chance, The Arrow of Fortune, and The Sword of Destiny.
Sword of Destiny – Freya chucks her swords in the air and it lands on 1, 2 or all of the 3 middle reels to make full stacked wild reels. Awesome!
Shield of Chance – Gold shields will land on the reels, randomly turning into 1×1 wild icons on the reels.
Arrow of Fortune – Freya launches her arrows at the reels and wherever they land the icons will transform into epic symbols 2×2, 2×3 or 3×3 in size.
And there’s more good news! The free spins round in Valkyrie slot can be also be re-triggered, adding up to 10 new free spins again and again.
The Valkyrie slot is a low to mid variance game which means you’ll get plenty of play for your buck wombat fans, and as for the game play, well it’s first class. We love the style of this Elk slot and are big fans of the triggerable Free Spins that feel like they go on forever! Take a trip to Valhalla you won’t be disappointed.
Wombat score: 5/5