Viking Vanguard Video Slot Review
Viking Vanguard is the first WMS Gaming video slot to use to 6×4 game engine which is very popular in Las Vegas casinos. I was there twice this year and play games like Bull Elephant which use this volatile game engine. Anyway, Viking Vanguard has 6 reels, 4 rows and 60 paylines and can be played from 30p to £90 a spin.
6×4 slots are highly volatile and offer you extended pay tables for more opportunities to win. Viking Vanguard is the first and has a Norse theme. There’s a dragon under the Norse tundra who is waiting to come out of his restless slumber when the end of the world approaches. You can join the Viking Vanguard on his epic adventure to slay the dragon and become a hero.
Look out for wild stacks which show up on a random reel in the base game. Now, each reel has a number of adjacent positions that are randomly replaced with a symbol to give you potentially bigger wins. Wild stacks are even more important in the Free Spins feature which you can activate when you obtain 3 or more Bonus symbols.
3 Bonus symbols rewards you with 8 free spins, 4 Bonus symbols rewards you with 20 free spins and 10 times your stake but 5 Bonus symbols rewards you with 100 free spins and 15 times your stake. I’ve managed to get 4 Bonus symbols a few times now but never 5 unfortunately.
The reel in the triggering spin which has the wild stack remains permanent throughout the feature too. Now, what makes this feature brilliant is the fact that up to 5 reel can change into wild stacks on every single free spin. If you get 4 or 5 stacked reels, prepare yourself for a big win.
There’s more – you can get additional free spins if you get 3 or 4 Bonus symbols during the feature. 3 Bonus symbols will give you an extra 8 free spins whilst 4 Bonus symbols will give you an extra 20 free spins. Finally, there’s a Bonus Guarantee feature where you will win 5 times your stake as a minimum (this feature appears in Montezuma too).
I really love Viking Vanguard and its right up there with Black Knight II and Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers for me. It’s not as volatile as Raging Rhino but volatile enough for my liking. If you get 5 stacked wild reels on a free spin, you are sure to win 100+ times your stake (that’s just from 1 free spin!). My biggest win to date on Viking Vanguard is a whopping 916 times my stake. This game is sure to become a huge hit so well worth playing if you like higher variance slots.