Vikings Go To Hell slot review

By Yggdrasil

Vikings Go To Hell Basic info

Game provider Yggdrasil

Release Date 8/2018

RTP 96.10%

Game Technology HTML5

Popularity Medium

Min bet $0.10

Max bet $125

Max Win bet x 450

Gamble Feature Multiplier, Sticky wilds, Stacked wilds, Freespins, Re-spins

Layout 5x4

Devices Desktop, Mobile

Configurable Winlines No

Volatility High

Progressive Jackpot No

Vikings Go To Hell follows Yggdrasil’s own band of courageous Vikings as they delve into the depths of Hell to find action, adventure and treasures.

Yggdrasil released this sequel to the Vikings series in 2018, bringing the franchise to new heights in animations, action and features. I enjoyed its predecessors Vikings Go Wild and Vikings Go Bezerk a lot, but as the newest iteration, Vikings Go To Hell is clearly superior.

The game continues using the 5-reel, 4-row playing field the previous editions used, this time with 25 paylines. The new setting puts the Vikings in the bowels of hell, reflected by the amazing backgrounds as well as the various enemy characters you’ll face. During the base game, we find ourselves at a desolate wasteland that might be the Viking’s homeland or the entrance to Hell, but as we trigger free spins we delve into the depths and find ourselves surrounded by fire and brimstone.

vikings go to hell playing process

It’s quite amazing how far the graphics in this series have come. Even though the characters across all Vikings games have been consistent, they look a lot better now. There are a lot more animations in general, from the winning paylines to the fight animations. I also loved the introduction cinematic, which rivalled the one you can find in big-budget video-games.

The sounds are as to be expected on par with the graphics, a loud boisterous sound that evokes imagery of fighting and adventure. To me, it’s a sign the developers took the game seriously when they don’t just play some jingle if there’s a winning payline.


All the symbols in the game are original and fit the theme perfectly. The high-paying symbols are the 4 different characters while the low-paying characters represent the weapons each character uses. By using the same colours they are still somewhat connected.

From highest to lowest they are:

  • Free Spin: With 2 Free Spins Symbols, all high-paying symbols may turn into Sticky Wilds and Re-Spin triggers. With 3 or more Free Spins symbols, the free spins mode starts.
  • Wilds: The Wilds substitute all other symbols in the game except the Free Spin and Bonus Symbols. Wilds in Free Spins mode are always Sticky Wilds.
  • Treasure Chest (Bonus): A treasure chest can hold Rage, Coin Wins or Free Spins.
  • Red Viking: Max. 150 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Purple Viking: Max. 125 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Green Viking: Max. 100 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Blue Viking: Max. 100 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Red Sword: Max. 60 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Purple Hammer: Max. 60 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Green Axes: Max. 50 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Blue Bow: Max. 50 coins with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.

vikings go to hell wild

Each of the Vikings had their own fight animations which triggered during the Free Spins mode. They could either lose against a demon or win, plus there was the cheer animation. When the free spins mode started, we saw the group descend into Hell, with the background changing to represent this.


There are quite a lot of features to go over in Vikings Go To Hell. Some are familiar to people that have played a Vikings game before, others are new.

  • Wilds: The game randomly adds Wilds to the game that substitute all other symbols in the game except for Free Spins and Bonus symbols. High-paying symbols can turn into Sticky Wilds.
  • Sticky Wilds: During the Free Spins mode, all Wilds are Sticky. High-paying symbols are shown fighting demons every spin. When they lose nothing happens, when they win they turn into Sticky Wilds as well.
  • Fight: With 2 Free Spins symbols on the screen at the same time, a Fight happens between the Vikings and Demons. This makes all high-paying symbols fight to see if they turn into Sticky Wilds and it triggers 1 Re-Spin. After this, the game resumes as normal.
  • Free Spins: With 3 or more Free Spins symbols on the screen at the same time, Free Spins mode starts. Players can get up to 15 free spins this way with 5 free spins symbols on the screen. During Free Spins mode, all Wilds are Sticky and high-paying symbols can turn into Sticky Wilds.
  • Boss Level: During Free Spins mode, the Vikings fight Demon Bosses. Each Demon Boss has 3 health. The last high-paying symbol fighting can reduce the Boss’ health by 1 if they win. When all health is depleted, the level is completed.
  • Treasure Chest: Occasionally a Treasure Chest appears on reel 5. This chest can contain Rage, Coin Wins or Free Spins.
  • Berzerk mode: Every character has a Rage tracker on the side of the screen. Being part of a winning payline or winning a fight against a demon increases their Rage by 1, or getting Rage from a Treasure Chest fills the tracker as well. Once the Rage tracker for a character is full, they enter Berzerk mode. This means that every fight they take part in, they’ll win and turn into a Sticky Wild. Entering Berzerk mode on any character also instantly triggers Free Spins mode with 7 free spins.

It should be obvious that’s quite a lot of features and they all largely interact with each other in a meaningful way! It meant that it took some time to get a grasp on all the different mechanics but once it clicked it wasn’t that hard to understand.

The most important thing to remember is that the high-paying symbols, the characters, are able to fight under the right circumstances. When this happens they can either win or lose. Losing does nothing and still allows them to be part of a winning payline as themselves. When they win, they turn into a Sticky Wild.

Characters generally don’t fight during the base game, except when there are 2 free spins on the screen. During free spins mode, they fight every spin. If a character is Berzerk, they will always win their fight and turn into a Sticky Wild. At the start of your game, the Red Viking gets 50 Rage to get you started, but every character needs 100 Rage to activate Berzerk mode.

Free Spins mode was extremely lucrative in my experience. It doesn’t show up often, fitting the High Volatility, but when it did it was likely to increase my funds by a moderate to a high amount. Obviously it’s a slot so there are no guarantees, but by how free spins mode functioned it was very likely.

Free Spins mode is divided into two levels, with each of them having a Boss that needs to be defeated by depleting its health. Each boss has 3 health. Defeating them gives the following bonuses:

  • Lord of Chains (Boss 1): Victory gives you 2 Random Wilds and Auto Wild Vikings. You can then proceed to level 2 Free Spins.
  • Lucifir (Boss 2): Victory gives you Auto Wild Vikings. 3x multiplier for all your free spins wins!


Vikings Go To Hell is a marked improvement over the previous two instalments in the Vikings saga. It boasts new mechanics, some new features and an entirely new collection of animations and graphics.

I found it to be extremely enjoyable, keeping close to the classic slot experience while enhancing it with a lot of features most players will be familiar with. It created a game that would often surprise me by its speed and the large size of the wins.

The slot allows players the ability to choose a bet between $0.10 and $125 per spin, but due to the High Volatility, I’d urge caution when using big bets. Free spins mode could have significant returns but that mode comes pretty rarely. Trying to get to it would mean spending a long time in the base game which could drop your funds to zero before it triggers. Lower bets give lower returns but also allow you to last longer. Although the game only has a relatively low max. win of 450x your bet, it regularly awards big numbers anyway.

Whether you’re a Yggdrasil fan, a Vikings familiar, someone who enjoys a lot of features or just someone that likes attractive slots, Vikings Go To Hell will definitely appeal to you. I suggest you give it a try and see which part you like the best!

Leticia Miranda

Leticia Miranda

Slot Games Analyst

Leticia Miranda is a former gambling reporter who knows everything about slot games and is happy to share her knowledge. She has covered a broad swath of topics and trends on gambling and is always full of new ideas and energy. Leticia also has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and is passionate about writing.