The Viking with the yellow beard is wild and can land on the middle three reels. He can substitute for all the other symbols, except the bonus and scatter, to help and form winning combinations.
The map is the scatter symbol and it offers scatter payouts of up to 100x the total bet for a spin as well as triggering the free spins.
Landing three or more of the map scatter symbols anywhere on the reels awards you with 10 free spins. During the free spins all wins are tripled and to make landing wins easier the wild becomes an expanding symbol. Furthermore, the free spins can be retriggered by landing more scatters.
If you land the bonus hammer symbol in the centre of a reel that reel becomes ‘activated’. One all the reels are activated it spells out the word ‘Bonus’ and the bonus game begins. You will see the red bearded Viking tied to a board with a big target on it. You then need to choose from various items to throw at him; there is a tomato, a hammer, an axe, an egg and a chicken. You have ten attempts to hit him and each time that you do a multiplier is awarded. You are guaranteed to hit him at least seven times.
Viking Mania offers a top payout of 10,000x for landing five red bearded Viking symbols along a payline. The Viking woman can payout up to 1,000x and the horn and wild boar can both payout up to 250x.