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A lot of people think of Valkyries as bad ass women in armour, who come down on Odyn’s command to kick ass, take names, and be seduced by great heroes of old. And sure, there’s elements of that – but the original Norse stories on them were far more darker. They were ruthless, messing with threads of fate so warriors they did not like were ensured to die, for example.
So best make sure you have their approval before playing Valkyrie Fire, Barcrest’s latest release. It features a Wild multiplier, fire stacked Wilds and a Free Spins bonus activated by Scatters. Among the symbols, you will find playing card icons like 9, 10, J, Q, K and A, as well as a crow, a wolf, a Norse boat, a giant and Odyn himself. A fiery shield acts as a Scatter, while the Valkyrie is used as a Wild.
The name Barcrest goes back a long time – all the way back to 1968, when they began making physical machines for bingo clubs, arcades and pubs, becoming the UK’s largest fruit machine manufacturer, and their products would also spread throughout Europe during the 1980s, and its dominance in the offline slot market would last well into the 1990s, when it was bought up by International Game Technology (IGT) in 1998, allowing Barcrest to retain its own identity and produce machines under its own name.
This arrangement lasted well until 2011, when Scientific Games purchased the studio from IGT, and the company remains there with several other big names like WMS Gaming and Bally.
How to Play it
Valkyrie Fire uses a 5×3 playing field with 10 fixed paylines, paying left to right only. You can only adjust your wager up and down to set your bet level. You can bet between $0.10 up to $500 per spin, which is a pretty big divide, but one that will ultimately please just about everyone under the sun, whether penny-pincher or high roller with more money than sense. A small detail we quite liked about Valkyrie Fire is the way pays are displayed – for example, a three of a kind 9 win is always x2, so you only need to multiply it in your head without having to worry whether your bet is correct, or if you need to adjust coin value. There’s also an Autoplay option, in which you can choose the amount of spins, as well as a loss limit or a win threshold.
It doesn’t look half-bad visually. We quite like the symbols, and the night sky is a nice touch. The bottom of the reels also has some sort of mist moving about, which is a neat little effect that doesn’t require a lot of resources, but makes the game look awesome. There’s not much in the way of animation work here, however, which we personally didn’t mind, but feel like we need to highlight.
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Barcrest didn’t bother making its bonuses too complicated. They’re simple, and they work, just how we like them. If a Wild replaces any symbol, it automatically doubles the win it is a part of. You can’t stack the Valkyrie Wilds for repeating multipliers, unfortunately – even with multiple gorgeous female warriors, you only get a x2 increase.
Collecting three Scatters rewards ten free spins. You can’t retrigger the free spins. However, you get special fire stacked Wilds, which can substitute for every symbol and take up entire reels at once.
The biggest win you can score is a five-of-a-kind Wild win, which is 10,000x your wager. We weren’t able to find any information relating to the volatility of this Barcrest release, though if we had to guess, we’d pin it to lean towards a medium volatility.
The RTP fluctuates depending on your bet – for all bets below $2, it’s 94%, which is below average for video slots, while for bets above $2, it’s at 96%, which is above average for video slots. We’re a bit miffed having RTP being held hostage by your wager, but it’s ultimately up to you if you want to play the game and support this sort of thing.
It’s a decent title, there’s no denying that. Valkyrie Fire is a relatively straight-forward release from Barcrest which will please a lot of people. The features are to the point, there’s no need to spend five minutes reading the manual to know what awaits you, the graphics are cool, if a bit lagging behind standard, and the gameplay loop is rather satisfying.