Viking Vanguard Online Slot by WMS Gaming Review

Viking Vanguard slot logo

Viking Vanguard is a very good looking slot. This is one of those modern online slots that bear very little resemblance to the typical old tired slots that are still around today from various developers. Williams Interactive Gaming have put a lot of work into the design of Viking Vanguard, but unfortunately the player interaction and special features fall a bit short and end up disappointing you.

Viking Vanguard is a six reel slot, which makes it something of a rarity in the real money slot games. The game can be played on both mobile and desktop devices, although it is recommended to play it on a bigger screen such as a tablet to get the full effect f the detailed graphics. All sixty paylines are fixed, but can be played for as little as 0.01 coins and can be staked in 27 different ways. The maximum bet on the game with all paylines active is only 90 coins, which makes Viking Vanguard an appealing game to players of lower budgets who are looking for adventure and something different.

Detailed, Modern Graphics

Viking Vanguard is a very detailed slot. The background to the reels looks like a landscape that has been taken from a fantasy movie of video game. The reels themselves are opaque so that the player can see more of the fantastical background behind the symbols. The symbols are incredibly detailed, almost realistic. The buttons at the bottom of the screen have been designed to be theme based as well, with lots of swirly fog and glowing orbs. The sound track to the game is well worth keeping on, as it is a thumping piece of music worthy of any pillaging hero.

Viking Vanguard symbols in action

Runic Theme

The Vikings, for anyone who has lived under a rock, were a race of very fierce people who came from the Scandinavian countries hundreds of years ago. They were known for their long blonde beards, sharp axes and fierce gods. Viking Vanguard pays homage to this race of people with runic symbols and fantastical beasts that were said to roam their lands.

The base symbols in Viking Vanguard are runic stones, which is how the Vikings were said to have communicated. These runes were sometimes charged with magical powers as well. Along with the runes we have three metal designs and a male and female Viking. The Dire Wolf and the Raven are the last base symbols in the game which will pay out for up to six of them in a row.

Dragon Wild and World Tree Spins

The wild symbol in Viking Vanguard is a dragon’s eye. This will appear stacked on a single reel on every spin. This greatly increases the chances of a winning combination as the dragon can substitute for any other symbols except for the World Tree scatter. If the dragon managed to form part of a winning combination, it will animate and turn into a full dragon and fly away.

The scatter symbol is the orange World Tree, which was central to the Vikings religion. This symbol can be found anywhere on the reels, and will activate a certain amount of free spins depending on how many of them you found. Four or five scatters will also add a multiplier to your rounds. During the free spins round the reel that was wild when you first triggered them will remain so for the duration of the round. On top of this, another one to five extra reels will turn wild as well, adding to the chances of a big win.