It’s the first 6×4 engine released by WMS Gaming which ensures high volatility. You can play at the lowest stake which is 30p but you can also play for as high as £90 a spin. The eye of a dragon symbol is wild. The eye can replace any non-scatter symbol to complete a winning combination. The red symbol shaped like two joined trees is a scatter symbol. Look out for a wild stack which appears on a random reel in the base game – a number of adjacent positions will be replaced too for bigger wins.
If you collect 3 or more scatter symbols at the same time on the reels, you will trigger the Free Spins Bonus feature where you get up to 100 free spins. If you get 3 scatters, you will receive 8 free spins whereby if you get 4 scatters, you will get 20 free spins and 10 times your stake as a cash bonus. If you get 5 scatters, you will get a massive 100 free spins and 15 times your stake as a cash bonus.
You will start the feature with the reel that was wild when triggering the feature staying wild and remaining in place for the duration of all your free spins. Furthermore, between 2 and 5 reels will become wild at random for every spin, excluding of course the wild reel that is stuck in place. If you are lucky, you can get 6 wild reels and you’re going to get some real big wins. Finally, it is also possible to gain additional spins with 3 scatters during the feature.
As mentioned, Viking Vanguard slot is a high variance game – most wins will be small as all symbols except the male Viking in will pay less than your bet (expect 5-10 times your stake on average). In fact the male Viking will pay more only if he makes you win with 5 or 6 symbols! The wild stacked reel will help you get multiple winning combinations at a time which will increase your chances of better wins.
The real big money will come from the feature especially if you get a multiplier and lots of wild reels. Unfortunately less than 20 free spins could net you little as well if you are unlucky and only get small wins and an unlucky streak. I’ve won a whopping 900 times my stake before so it can be very, very lucrative. If you love high variance games, you should also try Black Knight II and Raging Rhino.