Yggdrasil has announced the release of its Dark Vortex slot to coincide with Halloween, as it dares players to open a portal to the netherworld and enter a land “full of monstrous wins.”
The title, based on the work of cult horror writer H P Lovecraft, features a range of unique features, and is the game developer’s first slot to offer the Buy Bonus feature.
“Our humorous take on the Lovecraftian universe is no joke,” said Yggdrasil head of slots, Jonas Strandman. “The more than 7000x max bet win is the third highest for any Yggdrasil game.”
“We’ve got a game that we know will be highly appreciated by seasoned slots spinners, while at the same time being a great gateway to the reels for new players.”
When the Vortex is fully open, the stacked wilds and 3125 ways to win running from both left and right mean that players could win more than 7000 times the bet size after any spin, with players able to open the Vortex either reel-by-reel in base-play or buy straight into the feature.
In base play players can open an ancient vortex with taller reels, more high pays and stacked wilds by hitting two bonus symbols on adjacent reels.
Every additional adjacent bonus symbol will grow the portal and give additional Vortex spins, and expanding the Vortex to cover all reels starts Free Spins with wild stacks up to 10 symbols tall.
The new feature introduced with this game also offers a third way into Free Spins – by sacrificing 80 times the bet players can activate the Buy Bonus feature and immediately enter the Free Spins round.
“Many of our clients have chosen to run their Halloween campaigns on our seasonably suitable dark little gem,” said Strandman. “We have the makings of a(n oc)cult classic!”