Dark Vortex Online Slot


Date Updated:1 Dec 2019

Dark Vortex is a five-reel and Win-All-Ways online video slot powered by Yggdrasil Gaming. The win potential is massive with 3,125 ways running from both left and right. This essentially means you can win from left to right and right to left apart from five of a kind wins which are paid from the left only. As the title alludes, the game is dark and malicious forces have activated the vortex. Should you choose to play it, you could open up a realm filled with all things dark and despicable.

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Progressive Jackpot: No

Software: Yggdrasil

Paylines: 243

Reels: 5

RTP: 96.50% — 97.00%

Hidden in a dimly-lit cave somewhere in an anonymous part of an odd country lies a stone structure that has the Dark Vortex, which also happens to be the title of this online video slot created by Yggdrasil Gaming that provides punters with some nifty features as well as the opportunity to buy straight into the bonus game.

Dark Vortex is a five-reel slot that has five rows and 243 ways to win. The edifice on which those reels spin has different monsters carved into it and is covered with flickering candles and gold coins.

But before you can open the vortex to an inter-dimensional netherworld, you’ll need to learn how to place your bets. Coin denominations can be set by clicking the Coin Value +/- section. This would form your total bet per spin. If you click Max Bet, this would set the maximum bet possible per spin and the game would open a pop up stating your maximum bet. Hitting spin will set the reels in motion.

You can also use the Autoplay option. If you get tired of spinning the reels manually you can set a certain number of auto spins (between 10 – 1000) and the game will play for you.

Dark Vortex definitely has a lot of bells and whistles to offer to players of all levels. It boasts of impeccable graphics and a wide array of bonus features highlighted by the Vortex Spins feature, which makes the Vortex Free Spins feature more lucrative if you can gather plenty of pink and blue orbs.

As a result, this medium to high variance title can give punters with payouts of 7,318 times a stake on every free spin! All that’s left is that you let yourself be drawn in by the ancient powers and give in to evil forces that are trapped inside the Dark Vortex.

All told, Dark Vortex is an immensely detailed slot that has some intense graphics but the gameplay is where it is at – the Vortex feature is very inventive and activates often enough to keep things engaging and entertaining. The base game RTP is 96.50% but it goes up to 97.00% when using the Buy Bonus option.


The high-value symbols are monsters of different colors – red, purple, green, light blue and dark blue. There are also five creepy books of similar colors that represent the lower values. Wins can be formed from right to left as well as left to right. The wild is a big, gold “Wild” which only appears within the features. It would replace all other symbols to help form winning matches except for the Vortex and Orb icons.


Vortex Reels

This is activated by landing two of the Vortex symbols on adjacent reels. Those two reels become Vortex Reels with more ways to win, more wilds, high-value symbols, and orbs. You’ll also get three free spins to try and land more Vortex symbols adjacent to the ones already there. Every time this is accomplished two more spins are awarded. Pink and blue orbs are collected to the left and right of the reels.

Free Spins

If you’ve managed to transform all reels into Vortex reels, the free spins are awarded the collected orbs. Pink ones are the number of stacked wilds earned while blue ones indicate the number of free spins.

Buy the Bonus

If you’d like to head straight into the bonus feature, it can be purchased for 80x your total stake and you’ll get to pick from the items displayed to determine the number of stacked wilds and free spins.