Hot on the heels of its latest live casino deal and Gibraltar-based online casino software provider Pragmatic Play has launched its new hit title, Book of Vikings, a Norse mythology-inspired slot with possible wins of up to 5,000x the bet.
The provider’s Scandanavian adventure, which revisits the popular “Book of”genre of slots, plays out on a classic 5-reel, 10-payline grid where comic-book-style graphics and an immersive soundtrack set the mood. Here, players are invited to board a Vikings’ longship and travel treacherous seas under an angry sky in search of the legendary book of wins with the help of expanding symbol extra spins.
Symbols and features:
Playable on all devices, the highly volatile video slot offers a 96.5 percent RTP and has no shortage of symbols of Norse mythology. Wins are earned by landing two or three of a kind, with a trio needed for 10-A card icons and only two required when lining up the high pays, which include a Gjallarhorn, a Viking helmet, a shield-maiden or Val and the Scandinavian King. Landing five-of-a-kind premiums pay from 75x – 500x the bet and gets a significant boost during extra spins!
During the mystery extra spins feature, landing a special expanding symbol increases the chances of big wins while the Magic Book scatter symbol only needs to land on the reels three times in a payline to activate the extra spins feature.
Before a player can use their 10 extra spins, a regular symbol, which is found within the book of wins, is randomly chosen to become the expanding Mystery Symbol. Every time the latter appears, the symbol expands to encompass the entire reel.
Bonus Buy option:
Through the expanding symbols, a multitude of winning combinations are able to be created. Players wishing to bypass the base game, electing instead to go directly to the extra spins feature, may do so via the Bonus Buy depending on the jurisdiction.
Commenting on the new release in a company presser, Chief Business Development Officer for Pragmatic Play, Yossi Barzely noted that unlike their recently launched Norse-themed title, Lucky, Grace & Charm Mega Hold & Spin, where an all-female cast dominated the reels, Viking royalty graces the helm of the long ship here.
“Book of Vikings utilizes a gorgeous aesthetic and combines it with simplified gameplay to provide a winning experience for players of all ages and demographics.”
The latest “book of” title, following Book of Kingdoms released in September 2000, is the latest addition to the multi-product content provider’s vast slot offering. It is preceded by the Swinging Sixties-inspired Empty the Bank, the Asian-themed 5 Lions Megaways and Lucky Lightning, each of which are home among more than 200 HTML5 titles in the popular brand’s award-winning games portfolio.
32Red live casino deal:
As mentioned in the opening, Pragmatic Play recently inked a new deal with award-winning online casino, poker, betting and bingo operator 32Red, building on the two companies existing long-term agreement announced back in May for the provider’s proprietary and third-party slots to go live in the UK’s online market.
The new agreement with the top-tier operator will see the content provider’s exciting live casino portfolio, which is headlined by its first gameshow style title, Mega Wheel, alongside casino classics Roulette and One Blackjack, streamed via the company’s state-of-the-art Bucharest studio. And is the latest successful collaboration with an industry-leading operator that further enhances Pragmatic Play’s profile in the UK while also increasing its footing in the extremely competitive market.
Commercial Operations Manager for 32Red, Adam Newnham, said this about the recent deal…
“We know what we’re getting with Pragmatic Play having already forged a successful partnership with them and we’re looking forward to a seamless rollout of the Live Casino content.
“We’re committed to providing the very best experiences for our players and the likes of Mega Wheel and its accompanying products are going to allow us to continue to do just that.”