Viking Vanguard shows the player of this game a mythical world of Vikings and dragons, and payouts that revolve round finding other Vikings, wolves and ravens, deciphering ancient stone signs. There is a dragon under the snow and ice that is waiting to be awoken from his slumber when the end of the world approaches. The Viking Vanguard is the one who will slay the dragon, This is a treasure hunt that includes Dragon Wilds, Scattered Dragons and many free spins, and many good prizes for the player who becomes a hero. .
The background to the Viking Vanguard is the typical chilly looking Norse tundra, complete with imposing castle, lofty mountains and snow drifting across the screen. The theme tune fits the story, even including the sound of wolves howling in the distance.
Unusual Game Set Up
Unlike most slots in online gambling, Viking Vanguard is a six reel casino game, with four rows and 60 pay lines. It is a created by the leading and innovative developer WMS Gaming, and is the first of their slots games to use the 6×4 game engine. These slots games are highly volatile, and guarantees extended pay tables and far more chances to win big payouts. The symbols include the main male and female characters, a wolf, a raven, three intricate metal designs, and three different ancient runes. The Wild is represented by the Eye of the Dragon, and on every spin it will appear stacked on one of the reels. This means that the symbols appear on top of each other, giving the player many more chances of making winning combinations. If the Wild is one of the symbols forming a winning combination, it will turn into an animated dragon. The Scatter is a Red Tree symbol, and is the key to activating features.
Bonus Features and Free Spins
In the base game and in the free spins feature in Viking Vanguard, there is the possibility of a reel changing into Wild Stack, and will remain a permanent Wild for the duration of the feature. What is different in this game is the fact that up to five random reels can transform into Wild stacks on each and every free spin. If the player finds four or five stacked reels, there will be an increased possibility of potential good payouts.
The free spins bonus feature is triggered when three or more of the Bonus Scatter symbols appear on the reels. Three of the Scatters will give the player eight free spins, and when four appear the player will be awarded twenty free spins, and ten times the stake placed. Five Bonus symbols will give the player fifteen times his original stake, and as much as a hundred free spins. During the free spins round in Viking Vanguard an alternative screen appears and is used for that feature. This is a high variance game that will appeal to all who enjoy those slots games.
Great Bonus Guarantee Feature
Viking Vanguard even has a novel Bonus Guarantee feature, like several other WMS Gaming slots games, where the player is guaranteed a win of a minimum of five times his original wager placed. Any bonus ending with less than five times the total bet is automatically increased to equal the guarantee.