The entertainment factor of the best online slots is now what sets them apart from all the traditional slots experiences you’ve gone through over the decades. Yes, there was a time when a free spins feature was new and thrilling, but now it’s no longer enough. 11 Coins of Fire is a new release from All41 Studios and isn’t holding back when it comes to giving everyone added value. The Epic Strike feature sees scatters hand out instant cash prizes, while there’s also a free spins feature and randomly activated feature where you need to pick objects to reveal a reward to boost your bank balance. Let’s see what riches these Vikings are sharing with the rest of us.
As far as online slots go, the mechanics of 11 Coins of Fire aren't too complex. There are five reels with a very restrained 25 paylines, making for something most of us won’t struggle to understand. There’s a Vikings theme here, which isn’t original in online casinos, having been used before in Vikings by NetEnt as well as Yggdrasil for Vikings Go Berzerk. We could name myriad others but let's instead focus on the subject at hand. There's high volatility, which means wins won't be consistent but rather completely unpredictable. The upside of this is that the wins usually carry higher returns, rewarding those going bigger than they may be comfortable with.
The grand prize that can be achieved with 11 Coins of Fire is 20,000x your stake, but it must be noted that the probability of this is very slim. Don’t take that as an impossibility, but rather managing expectations. Choosing how much you want to stake is a basic affair, with up and down buttons allowing you to alter the amount, which will fall between 0.20 and 25 per spin. Being a five reel slot online means that winning symbol combinations come from 3, 4 and 5 of a kind formations, with 5 of a kind obviously bringing the highest returns.
The Viking theme comes through quite well when looking at the symbols, with All41 Studios having ensured the animators got the detail just right. The lower paying icons are playing card suit symbols in an ancient style, being hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades. The symbols paying higher returns are all Viking related in a Viking battle helmet, a spier tip and a Viking banner.
There are four extra symbols that will fall less often than the above mentioned regular icons. These include a Wild symbol which substitutes regular icons to potentially complete winning lines, a free spins symbol, a gold coin as well as a silver coin.
To the left of the reels, you'll see a ladder with values that go by ascending order. These represent multiplier values. This is part of the Epic Strike feature, in that landing three or more gold coins on the reels on the same spin will return an instant cash prize. Landing 3 returns the lowest prize, while managing to land 11 gold coins gives you the massive 20,000x your stake.
There's a randomly activated feature called Treasure Pick that comes from collecting gold coins. When triggered, you'll be taken to a screen with 15 treasure chests, from which you need to click on. You want to reveal as many gold coins as possible before unveiling the silver coin, which results in the feature ending. The number of gold coins collected determines a cash prize.
The last bonus feature is a free spins bonus. Landing 3 Free Spins icons on reels 2, 3 and 4 will reward you with ten free spins. To give the feature a Viking kick, All41 Studios has put a mechanic in place that randomly assigns 30, 60 or 100 wild symbols to fall throughout the feature, boosting the chances of winning combos.
This is a really entertaining slot to play, whether you're playing with real cash bets or playing it as a free slot in demo mode. There are just loads going on, with three different features and will animated visuals that keep you engrossed. Sure, there are other slot machines you can play here that are quite similar, but if you need to pick one, 11 Coins of Fire would be a very solid choice.