Wouldn’t it be a fight to see? The jolly man in red fighting against a horde of Nordic warriors? Both likely to have beards. And an army of elves might stand their ground against bloodthirsty Vikings. Maybe. or maybe it would be a bloodbath and we’d never see Christmas again. So, to make it a fair fight, we take a look at Santa and Vikings on the slots instead. Swedish studio NetEnt released Jingle Spin and Vikings in the run up to Christmas, but surely the slot based on a hit TV show is going to outperform its rival? Let’s take a look as these two heavyweights slug it out.

Bearded Battle On The Slots

When Jingle Spin came out in time for Christmas, boy were we excited. This five reel, 20 payline slot introduced us to a different type of Santa. A steampunk St Nick, mischievous looking elves and the Christmas Bauble Wheel gave us four bonus rounds to choose from. Suffice to say, it was a wonderful Christmas. But then NetEnt’s Vikings slot, a five to seven reel slot game with 243 to 78,125 Ways to Win is just epic. We get our favourite characters such as Ragnar, Lagertha, Bjorn and Floki, amazing animations that belong in the TV show, Shield Walls, and Raid Spins that are most lucrative. And did we mention it’s based on the brilliant TV show?

Surely then Vikings is going to outperform Jingle Spin across this year? At the time of writing, Vikings is airing its current fifth season so there’s no better time to play and immerse ourselves in the Viking experience. However, as Vikings fans know, there is no Ragnar anymore (spoiler alert for any catcher-uppers!) and the main characters have changed over the last few seasons. There’s no King Alfred, Ivar or a newly shaven Bjorn Ironside. Does NetEnt have to keep up to keep fans interested? Honestly? No. If anything it just goes to show we’d love to see another Vikings slot in the future.

It Can Be Different When Christmas Comes

As soon we reach November (and sometimes even earlier!) Christmas is heavily upon us. When that happens, we can imagine Jingle Spin being a go-to slot. It might even edge out Vikings in the festive period. But then again, we have plenty of generous beardy folk on the Vikings slot too. Let’s wait and see. And maybe even hope for a crossover slot game!