Dark Vortex Slot
- An exciting new slot from Yggdrasil Gaming with a haunted theme
- Unique features can lead to some very big wins
- A highly volatile slot that’s fun to play and has a lot to offer
Dark Vortex slot is the latest game from Yggdrasil Gaming and comes to you during the spookiest time of the year. We’ve seen them create creepy slots before with Wolf Hunters slot, but this one looks different and most importantly plays very differently (although Wolf Hunters slot was great in itself). You have some popular features here like free spins and stacked Wilds, but they are offered in a unique and exciting way, but I’ll come on to those in more detail shortly.
Visually, Dark Vortex slot is remarkable with the high level of graphics we’ve come to expect from Yggdrasil and a spooky and enchanting theme. There are 243 ways to win on the 5×3 layout, but as you’ll see later this can be extended all the way up to 3125 ways to win during the Free Spins Bonus. To start playing, just spin the reels to try and get a winning combination using the following base symbols from left to right, either collecting cash rewards or triggering a bonus:
- Blue Book or Cyan Book (lowest value)
- Green Book or Purple Book
- Red Book
- Monster Dog or 3-eyed Witch
- Goo Monster or Purple Monster
- Demon (highest value)
Dark Vortex Slot Bonuses and Features
Dark Vortex slot also features some additional symbols as you might expect. First, there’s a Wild symbol which substitutes for all other symbols in a winning combination apart from the Vortex and Orb symbols. However, this Wild symbol appears only on Vortex and Free spins reels 2, 3 and 4, not during the base game. There are also 2 orb symbols, a Pink and Blue one. The Pink orb will extend the Wild stack size. 2 of these are awarded when the vortex opens, and they appear only on reels 1 and 5. The Blue orb will increase the number of free spins, and you’ll be given 5 of these when the Vortex opens. These appear only on reels 2, 3 and 4. Finally, you have the Vortex symbol which is used to open the Vortex reels.
Vortex Reels. This feature offers reels with more ways to win, more high-value symbols as well as the aforementioned Wild and Orb symbols. In order to trigger it, you must land at least 2 Votex symbols on adjacent reels which will open 2 Vortex reels for 3 spins. If you land additional Vortex symbols, you will be awarded another 2 Vortex spins for each additional Vortex symbol. By expanding the Vortex you will increase your potential to win. A Vortex symbol appearing adjacent to the Vortex reels expands the Vortex and will offer you another 2 Vortex spins. If you manage to open all 5 Vortex reels (in other words, land a Vortex symbol on every reel before the running out of Vortex spins), you’ll trigger the Free Spins Bonus.
Free Spins Bonus. You’ll be awarded a number of free spins upon triggering this bonus only after all Vortex spins have played out. As I mentioned earlier, if you collect Blue orbs during the bonus you will receive additional free spins, while Pink orbs will extend the Wild stack size. During the bonus, you’ll have a generous 3125 ways to win with high-value symbols and potentially lots of Wilds. As such, you can make a considerable amount of money from this bonus.
Dark Vortex slot from Yggdrasil Gaming is another demonstration of how this company is able to create visually impressive and entertaining games that truly stand out. The slot looks amazing with a great theme, perfect for the time of year, but most importantly has some really unique features and interesting gameplay. The basics are all there with stacked Wilds and free spins, but they way they are earned and play out is certainly different and in my opinion, more fun. Combining the Vortex spins with the Free Spins Bonus means you could see yourself with a very significant payout at the end of a session, but bare in mind that this is a highly volatile slot and as such wins tend to be less frequent. I’m very impressed yet again but what Yggdrasil have offered here, and strongly suggest you give this game a go at Casumo straight away.