Casino & games

1×2 announces latest slot release

1X2gaming, a subsidiary of the 1X2 Network, has announced its latest release, the Viking-themed Battle Maidens.

The slot exclusively launched with Betsson on 12th December before being made available to the wider market on 22nd January 2020.

A bonus round is triggered by collecting three or more of the maidens. Each maiden delivers her own reward – Adelphi in her emerald blaze will offer Free Spins, while Eldfrid in a frost of blue brings Sticky Wilds onto the reels. Hellevi The Golden unlocks a Mushrooming Wild while Snefrid’s flaming power conjures x2 Win Multipliers.

If that wasn’t enough, Solvej’s amethyst light gives Expanding Wilds, all of which can be triggered by matching three or more of each Maiden on a reel. 

Each maiden feature triggered on its own is formidable, but when multiple maiden symbols land players can receive all of their bounty and significantly increase the riches they can win. This results in 16 different combinations of free spins on offer.

Battle Maidens also boasts a buy the bonus round feature. It works by allowing players to purchase three of the maidens they want to land during that game round, however collecting four or five maidens can only be done by playing the base game. 

Battle Maidens sits at the higher end of the volatility scale and has a return to player of 96%. The feature hit rate is 1 in 165 and the max win potential is 20,000x the player’s original stake.

Kevin Reid, chief commercial officer at 1X2 Network, said: “Battle Maidens is a thrilling slot that takes a classic theme and packs it full of exciting features to deliver unrivalled big win potential to players. The unique bonus round allows players to get an array of distinct features with differing free spins, ensuring that player engagement continues to grow.

“Battle Maidens not only delivers on the gameplay front but also in the design and audio of the game. It is visually striking and boasts authentic sound to truly immerse players in the heart of a Viking battle for riches and wealth.”