Viking Vanguard Slot Review
Viking Vanguard is a WMS Gaming slot game with 6 reels, 4 rows and 60 paylines. It’s the first WMS slot to use the 6×4 game engine which guarantees higher volatility and extended pay tables for more ways to win. In land based casinos, slots like Bull Elephant and Emperor and Pharaoh use the 6×4 game engine. Anyway,
Anyway, it has Norse theme as there’s a dragon under the Norse tundra who is waiting for the end of the world to raise from his restless slumber. You join the Viking Vanguard to take on the dragon and hopefully return as a hero. If you succeed, there are huge treasures on offer. You can play from as little as 30p a spin to as much as £90 a spin.
In the base game, a wild stack appears on a random reel which is then replace with wilds each reel has a number of adjacent positions that, before the reel spin stops, randomly replaces with a symbol except for the Bonus symbol to give you bigger wins.
There’s a Free Spins Bonus feature which is triggered when you get 3 or more Bonus symbols. 3 of them will give you 8 free spins, 4 will give you 20 free spins and 10 times your stake whilst 5 will give you 15 times your stake and a whopping 100 free spins!
Furthermore, the reel that changes into a wild stack on the triggering spin will remain wild for the duration of the feature. Also, up to 5 random reels, can transform into a wild stack on each free spin to increase your winning potential. You can also gain additional free spins for getting 3 or 4 Bonus scatters during the feature (8 free spins for 3 scatters and 20 free spins for 4 scatters). Like with Montezuma, it has a Bonus Guarantee feature where you are guaranteed to win a minimum of 5 times your stake.
I found Viking Vanguard to be a high variance slot – it reminds me a little of Raging Rhino in appearance as well as volatility. However, I did find most of my big wins to be in the feature as the wild stacks can really give you huge returns – I did get 4 wild stacks reels which led to a massive 720 times stake win! I feel that Viking Vanguard will become a firm favourite and one of the more popular WMS slots in time – well worth playing. Just be careful it doesn’t eat up your bankroll!