Prepare yourself for the ultimate tropical party in Tiki Vikings™, the latest online slot created exclusively for Microgaming by Swedish software development company Just For The Win (JFTW).

With a focus on video slots, you may remember the Stockholm-headquartered developer from popular releases such as Shogun of Time, Rockabilly Wolves and Ruby Casino Queen.

Wild ride:

If you do, then you already know you’re in for a treat because this might just be the wildest game you’ve ever seen, where rather than raiding and warfare, these big, burly Viking warriors are returning to their native Norse homeland after pillaging pineapples and pine trees.

According to the official press release

…in addition to a fun base game, excellent visuals and bonus mechanics, players who join this frosty five-reel, 20-payline online slot can expect a bounty of features, including the Symbol Upgrade and the Symbol Lock Re-spin.

Viking warriors:

Present throughout the game, the bearded band of Viking brothers serve as the game’s expertly-designed high-paying symbols (the Viking Warriors or the game logo). The reels in this medium to low volatility game are decked out with coconuts and flowers no doubt inspired by their paradise vacation in the Pacific.

Cool features:

Players are able to unleash cool rewards by way of the Symbol Lock Re-spin feature by simply landing a winning line of the highest-paying symbols. Uncharacteristically adorned with flowers in their hair, the Viking warriors remain frozen for an extra spin, where players can earn further re-spins by landing additional high-paying symbols.

Located at both sides of the reels, the symbol upgrade meter gradually fills as symbols become frozen. Players are able to trigger the Symbol Upgrade feature by achieving a trio of consecutive spins of locked symbols. Doing so transforms each of the locked symbols into the next highest value symbol. The combined potential of the features, offer some epic wins for players who are shooting for a full-reel blackout.

Big wins potential:

Commenting on its latest release, Director of Global Operations for Microgaming, James Buchanan, said…

Just For The Win have delivered yet another entertaining and highly original slot game. Tiki Vikings merges two popular themes to great effect, providing players with a colourful and fun base game, boosted with excellent bonus mechanics. The Symbol Lock Re-spin and Symbol Upgrade features add a tremendous sense of energy and momentum to the gameplay, offering the potential for huge rewards.”

Offering his take on the new title, Chief Executive Officer at JFTW, Johan Persson, added…

“Tiki Vikings is a wacky mashup that’s particularly close to our hearts here at Just For The Win. We’ve had a blast putting together a cast of grumpy but loveable Viking characters. They’re all fresh from an awesome tropical vacation, and they’ve brought the relaxed, sun-kissed Tiki vibes back home to the icy Scandinavian tundra. Naturally, our bearded friends’ Hawaiian party keeps freezing in the frosty climate – luckily for players, that means the potential for big wins!”

The release is available exclusively to Microgaming operators.

Italy footprint:

Coming off of its record-pace slots launch in July, earlier this month the Isle of Man-based developer announced that it had entered into a commercial deal with international sports betting and gaming company, SKS365 Group, via its Planetwin365 brand.

The deal makes it possible for the operator to bolster is existing offering in Italy through its flagship brand, and to make available to its players, Microgaming’s innovative platform of  best-performing games, such as Wicked Tales: Dark RedBook of OzJurassic World™, based on the film franchise of the same name, and Immortal Romance.