Free Valkyrie Queen Casino Game
High 5 have many slots based on ancient myths. Since most of these, for example Legends of Troy and Ancient Arcadia are based on those from southern Europe; it is great to see one themed on the cold north. Valkyrie Queen has a Norse Myths theme. You’ll see the Pegasus, Thor’s hammer and Viking Warships on the reels.
The great graphics are not the only reason to check out this 5- reel video slot. It uses the all-ways system instead of win lines, giving you plenty of opportunities to win (243 per spin, to be exact). There is also a ‘tumbling reels’ system in place and a free spins bonus round which can get extended again and again by landing a special symbol.
Valkyrie Queen Slot Gameplay
When you look at the pay table, the winning amounts are surprisingly low. The best paying symbol is the Valkyrie queen herself, which pays 500 coins for 5 in any position across the reels. What you’ll find is that the 243 ways setup, combined with wilds and the tumbling reels means you get a lot of wins – often several on the same spin.
Tumbling reels is a system used by many slot makers nowadays (under different names like ‘Cascading Reels’). This means that when you hit a win the symbols involved disappear, after the win is credited. This leaves gaps in the reels – sometimes a lot of them if you hit multiple wins at the same time. Next the remaining symbols fall into the gaps below them, with new symbols coming in at the top of the reels to fill the gaps. This can create new wins, which go through the same process of disappearing and having the gaps filled. If you are lucky you’ll get a sequence of wins from a single spin.
After the queen herself the other top paying symbols are Thor’s hammer (worth 300 coins for 3), the Pegasus (200 coins for 5) and the Viking Longship (150 coins for 5). All of the symbols pay from 3 or more from the left hand side. The 243 ways system means that as long as there is a symbol on consecutive reels, its position is not important – there is no way to miss the win-lines as can happen in other slots. There are also playing card symbols on the reels; these are nicely designed with the Norse type wavy line decorations. These make up the smaller wins and also have an important role to play in keeping those tumbling reels sequences going.
There is also a wild symbol, which is the logo / title of the slot. This will substitute for all of the regular symbols covered above to create more winning combinations. When it is involved in a win you will see an animation where the title flips over to say ‘wild’.
Free Spins Bonus Game
Scatter symbols are a shield, eagle and sword combination. These appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 only. When you land all 3 of them you will be taken to the free spins game – starting with 10 free spins. The configuration / balance of symbols on the reels is slightly different for this. The main thing you will notice is that there is a new symbol in the form of a flying eagle. This is a scatter, and will pay prizes for 3+ anywhere on the reels.
The eagle has an even more important function on the 5th reel. When you get one here, you will add to the number of free spins. It is possible to keep the free spins game going to a maximum of 60 spins. When you combine this with the all-ways system, wilds and tumbling reels this is where you will find the bigger prizes on Valkyrie Queen coming from!
Setup Details for Valkyrie Queen
Underneath the smart Nordic design this is a 5 reel video slot with 3 rows of symbols on each reel. While there are 243 possible winning combinations from a 5×3 grid with the all-ways system, you will only need to pay 40 coins for each spin. You can increase your bet size by using a multiplier, which can go up to 1000x (for $400 per spin max), though the 40c / 80c / $1.20c increments at the lower end will obviously be the most popular.
One feature unique to High 5 slots is the replay button, which takes you back to the last spin – this can be very satisfying to click after you hit a big win. You can also use auto-play.
While the design of this slot is excellent, with very detailed graphics and animations, I felt it is a little let down by the sounds. There is silence between spins, and the computer noises are just not up to the standard of other slot makers.
Overall I enjoyed Valkyrie Queen, and can see myself going back to play this slot again. For a beautifully drawn Nordic myths themed slot with tumbling reels and a solid free spins game – this is one you should check out for yourself soon.