The very latest online pokie from JFTW Studios (Just for the Win Studios) in August 2019 is a new Viking-themed online pokie called Tiki Vikings. The new Tiki Vikings online pokie first arrived at top-rated Kiwi online casinos such as All Slots Casino, Jackpot City Casino and Royal Vegas Casino as recently as Wednesday 7th August 2019.
“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,” said the JFTW Studios CEO, Johan Persson. The Viking Character Symbols are the highest valued symbols on the reels and the only other symbols are the low paying symbols J, Q, K and A.
“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,” added Persson. He then finished by saying, “Naturally, our bearded friends’ Hawaiian party keeps freezing in the frosty climate – luckily for players, that means the potential for big wins!” All of these comments came directly from an official Microgaming press release.
The most exciting thing about this new JFTW pokie is the Symbol Lock Respin feature and the Symbol Upgrade feature, both of which can combine and work together to generate some really big line wins. Although the game doesn’t have any Wild Symbols, Scatter Symbols or Bonus Symbols, and therefore no second screen bonus rounds or free spins bonus rounds, these two in-play features are just as exciting and can trigger quite often.
The Symbol Lock Respin will trigger every time a three-of-a-kind (or more) line win of Tiki Viking Character Symbols is awarded. The win must start from the leftmost reel. Any winning symbols that are in view will now be locked in position, while the rest of the symbols and reels all respin once, for free. You will also notice that the Symbol Upgrade Meter next to reel 5 (the rightmost reel) has also increased by one value.
If the current line win is improved during the respin, or if even more Tiki Vikings show up, then the same feature will repeat itself. This feature will only stop happening when there are no more new wins in view, or when all 15 symbol positions on the reels have been filled with Tiki Vikings. The Tiki Vikings will only be upgraded when the Symbol Upgrade Meter has been filled to the top. I love this new game, and I think that it’s definitely going to be a hit with the players, so don’t forget to check it out when you next play at any of the top Kiwi online casinos that I mentioned above.