Dark Vortex is an Yggdrasil Gaming slot with 5 reels and between 243 and 3,125 ways to win. Available to play on all devices from 10p to £50 a spin, you open up a portal to go to a realm full of all things dark and wretched as you join evil forces in this magnificent offering. With win both ways pays, you collect Vortex symbols to open up the vortex to give you more ways to win as you’ll benefit from stacked wilds and stacked high pay symbols. You will also see orbs which enhance your free spins experience. You can also buy your way into the Vortex Free Spins feature!

Visually, Dark Vortex is 1 of the best-looking slots I’ve ever come across – with a dark and twisted feel, symbols on the reels include 5 different coloured books as well as 5 different monsters. The red, horned beast is the most rewarding giving you 6 times your stake for 5 across a payline. There is also a wild symbol that substitutes for all symbols bar the Vortex and Orb symbols – it will only appear on the 3 middle reels. It’s important to know that Dark Vortex benefits from win both ways technology meaning you can win from left to right and right to left.

Keep an eye out for the Vortex symbol as 2 of them appearing on adjacent reels will convert them into Vortex Reels to give you 3 vortex spins – this is known as the Vortex Reels feature. These reels are 5 high instead of 3 high resulting in more ways to win with each vortex reel in play. These Vortex reels contain stacked wild symbols and stacked high value symbol.

Furthermore, each extra adjacent Vortex symbol gives you an extra Vortex reel and 2 extra Vortex spins. These remain in play until all Vortex Spins have been played. The more Vortex Reels that are open, the more ways to win are possible with up to 3,125 ways to win in total.

In the Vortex Reels feature, orb symbols can appear – these enhance the Vortex Free Spins feature is triggered before running out of Vortex Spins. You have a pink orb – every 1 collected added 1 more wild to the 3 middle reels during the free spins and they only land on Vortex reels 1 and 5. You also have blue orbs which give you an extra free spin in the Vortex Free Spins feature – these appear on Vortex reels 2, 3 and 4. Every time the Vortex opens, 5 blue orbs are automatically awarded. This is known as the Orbs Collection feature.

If you manage to open all 5 Vortex reels, you will trigger the Vortex Free Spins feature – after all remaining Vortex Spins have been played. Played on a 5×5 reel set with 3,125 ways to win, wild stacks on the 3 middle reels are increased by 1 for every pink orb collected. You will get extra free spins from the blue orbs, as described above.

Finally, you can buy your ways into the Vortex Free Spins feature – you can do this by paying 80 times your stake. You will then make picks to determine how many free spins and wilds you’ll play with. You can play with up to 20 free spins and up to 10 high wild stacks!

Dark Vortex has a lot going for it – visually, it’s excellent and has a good range of bonus features. It’s all about the Vortex Spins feature which makes the Vortex Free Spins feature more lucrative if you can collect plenty of pink and blue orbs.

As a result, this medium to high variance title can reward you with payouts of 7,318 times your stake on every free spin! All that’s left is that you allow yourself to be drawn in by primordial powers and succumb to evil forces in the Dark Vortex. If you like Yggdrasil Gaming slots, I recommend you try some of their popular titles with Wolf Hunters and Vikings Go To Hell worth playing.