Valkyries is an upcoming slot by Peter & Sons through the Yggdrasil YGS program. The developer has yet again proven how exceptional they are in audiovisuals through the opera-themed slot. It’s based on the popular Wagner opera ‘Die Walkure’ from Richard Wagner and Norse mythology which explains the horned helmets. Help the Valkyries welcome the fallen heroes at the Valhalla gate in exchange for great rewards await. Whether you fancy a good opera or not, this slot has something for you. Here is a full review to prepare you for a spin or two.
Take a look at the game statistics of Valkyries;
- Provider: Peter & Sons and Yggdrasil.
- Type: Video Slot.
- Release date: 6/12/2021.
- RTP: 96%.
- Layout: 5 by 3.
- Volatility: High.
- Win Potential: 20,000x
- Bet range: $0.10-$50.
- Paylines: 10.
- Compatibility: All devices.
- Other features: power reels, dropping wilds, free spins, wild overlap, and Bonus buy.
Valkyries is a highly volatile slot set on a standard slotscape with 5 reels and 3 rows. The slot comes with 10 pay lines which is pretty low compared to modern industry standards, but it makes up with a whopping 20,000x win potential. The theoretical RTP stands at 96% and the hit frequency at 24.92%. It means that you can expect a win once in 5 spins as the game goes through both hot and cold runs.
How to Play
You can achieve a win by matching any 3 or more similar symbols on any adjacent reel positions. However, you first need to place a bet by wagering any amount from as low as $0.10 and $50. The slot comes with various symbols, including 10-A royals representing the least paying, four Valkyrie characters that carry a reward of 7x to 11x the bet, and Odin which carries a payout of 2x-11x for 3-5 similar symbols. It also comes with wilds which can substitute for any symbol on the paylines.
Theme, Design & Music
As you can tell by now, Valkyries comes with a Norse mythology theme, and the game plays out in a well-designed theatre stage. The developer never disappoints with visuals; in the background is a starry sky and the symbols have a cartoonish element, but the graphics are very high quality. The singing ladies and animated characters are superbly choreographed, and you need to sit through the opera music throughout the game.
The feature-rich slot comes with the following;
Also known as the wild reel, this is a horizontal reel just below the main reel. It’s triggered by hitting any 2 scatters, and the player gets to spin once.
The red symbol is the dropping wild and it appears randomly during the game. The wild respin begins during the feature and runs until no dropping wilds (red symbols) are in view.
These symbols only land during the power reel feature, and remain there throughout the respins. They can also carry multipliers of 1x to 10x the bet.
Activate the feature by landing 3 or more scatters in the base game for a chance to win 10 spins. The power reel will be unlocked throughout the spins, and any blue symbols landing add 2 free spins.
Players can purchase the bonus round for 72x the total bet and immediately skip the base game. You can also land 3 scatters triggering 10 bonus spins.
Valkyries: Our Verdict
Valkyries is a decent slot with noteworthy features and game statistics. It comes with an above-average RTP, high volatility, and impressive winning potential. The theme is unique, and the overall design is well executed. The developer has yet again outdone themselves so give it a try once it’s released.