Go adventuring after monsters in this great looking cartoon slot with a generous RTP of 97.34%.
With its Saturday Morning Cartoon visual style and a vague Nordic mythological setting, Bork The Berzerker Hack ‘n’ Slash edition is a delightful little slot. The titular hero is a Conan-like warrior in early-medieval times.
The story told by the reels puts this warrior on a journey to save all manner of monsters from a beautiful princess... or vice versa.
It is a light, fun theme that is really brought to life by the excellent design elements.
These design elements, which make up Bork the Berzerker’s unique visual style, are largely centred on the art used for the symbols. Each reel absolutely heaves with characters, every monster has a facial expression that tells a story in miniature.
Even the more disposable runic symbols have been given the same cartoony flourish.
The sound design works with the visual elements to continue building that world, especially the animations which have been designed for Bork the Berzerker’s very particular look.
Bork the Berzerker is played out on five reels with three rows each. There are twenty win lines and no option to reduce that number.
The base game is pretty simple with most of its appeal coming from the charming visuals.
The Wild symbol substitutes for all symbols except the Bonus symbol. If a Wild lands on reel three during the base game, or reels two to four during the Bonus game, then the Wild expands whenever it is part of a winning combination. Expanding Wilds grow vertically to fill their entire reel.
Landing three or more Bonus symbols will trigger a free spin bonus. The player is awarded ten free spins for three Bonus symbols, fifteen spins for four symbols, and twenty spins for five.
The return to player of Bork the Berzerker Hack ‘N’ Slash is a generous 97.34%, well above our yardstick average of roughly 96%.
The range of bets on the site we tested ran from a minimum bet per spin of $/£/€0.10 up to a maximum of $/£/€100.00 per spin.
The volatility of this game is medium, which means it is not as good a match for our preferred slot machine strategies as we would normally prefer. Though the high return to player mitigates this to some extent.
Bork the Berzerker Hack ‘N’ Slash is a truly delightful slot which gets a wholehearted recommendation for its overall feel and heroic return to player.
Where our recommendation wavers somewhat is in the volatility of the game which is a bit too low for players who are playing according to our recommended slot strategies.
Whether the high return to player beats out the middling volatility is something of a judgement call, which we leave to the reader.