Welcome to Dark Vortex Video Slot with Vortex reels, Orb Collections, Vortex Free Spins and the option to buy them.


Dark Vortex is a Video Slot with 5 reels and Win all Ways. Win all Ways slots have no paylines; any combination of 3 or more identical symbols on subsequent reels from the leftmost or rightmost reel awards a win. The game has 10 regular symbols (5 high pay symbols and 5 low pay symbols), 1 wild symbol, 2 orb symbols and 1 Vortex Symbol.

Vortex reels

Vortex reels have 5 symbols instead of 3, contain wilds, more high pay symbols, and orbs. Landing 2 Vortex symbols on adjacent reels converts them into Vortex reels for 3 spins. Each additional adjacent Vortex symbol awards an extra Vortex reel and 2 extra spins. Changing the coin value while a Vortex reel is open will close all Vortex reels and resets any Free Spins gained in the portals. It is possible to open Vortex reels on reels 1 and 2 and a separate set of Vortex reels on reels 4 and 5. When this happens, 3 Vortex Spins are awarded for opening the first Vortex, and +4 Vortex Spins for the second Vortex (+2 spins for each reel). If all Vortex Spins have been bet without expanding to all 5 Reels, all Vortex reels are reverted back to the base game reels.

Orb Collection

Orbs only appear on Vortex reels. When a player opens the Vortex, 2 Pink Orbs and 5 Blue Orbs are added to a collection. The collections are reset each time the Vortex reels are closed.

Pink Orb Collection

Each Pink orb collected adds 1 wild to the stacked wilds on the 3 center reels in Vortex Free Spins. Pink Orbs only land on reels 1 and 5.

Blue Orb Collection

Each Blue orb collected adds 1 extra Free Spin in Vortex Free Spins. Blue orbs only land on reels 2, 3 and 4.

Vortex Free Spins

Opening all 5 Vortex reels before running out of Vortex Spins awards Vortex Free Spins (active only after the Vortex spins are played). One Free Spin is awarded for each Blue Orb in the collection. Vortex Free Spins have 5x5 reels and 3125 ways to win. The center 3 reels all have stacked wilds. The stack is increased by 1 wild for each Pink Orb in the collection. Vortex Free Spins are played with the same coin value as the activating spin.

Buy Bonus Feature (If available)

Players can pay 80x their bet to activate Vortex Free Spins with 5 to 20 Free Spins and 2 to 10 tall wild stacks, depending on the cards they draw. In the first pick and click game, players choose 1 of 5 cards which decides how tall the wild stacks are. In the second pick and click game, the player chooses 1 of 5 cards which awards extra Free Spins. This feature is only available when there are no Vortex reels open. Buy Bonus is not available with a coin value over 1 euro or the equivalent in your chosen currency.


  • Select the coin denomination.
  • Press the Spin button to start the game.


  • To calculate your total WIN ALL WAYS coin win, add all your symbol wins together.
  • To calculate a single symbol win, count the number of subsequent reels that contain the symbol, starting from the left or the right.
  • If the number of subsequent reels containing the symbol is three or greater counting from the left, find the corresponding win amount in the pay table.
  • Otherwise, if the symbol was not present on three subsequent reels counting from the left, count from the right.
  • If the number of subsequent reels containing the symbol is three or greater counting from the right, find the corresponding win amount in the pay table.
  • If any of the reels contain more than 1 instance of the winning symbols, the win will be multiplied. Multiply the number of symbols on each of the reels to get the final multiplier. For example, if the first reel contains 2 symbols, the second reel 3 symbols and the third reel 2 symbols, the pay table value is multiplied in the following manner: 2*3*2=12(total multiplier).
  • 5 of a kind wins only pay from one side.
  • During gameplay, different way wins are added together.
  • Calculate the total win in your home currency by multiplying the total coin win with your coin value.


Click/tap the options icon to expand or collapse the options tray.

  • Pay Table – Find how much each symbol pays out, explanations of the game features, and information on the paylines.
  • Game Settings – Change the game speed, volume and additional settings
  • Game History – If this feature is enabled on the gaming website, players may review and replay their last 10 game rounds.
  • Game Rules – Opens the Game Rules.
  • Mute – Turns the sounds on or off.

(Some features and options may not be available in your jurisdiction)


  • Ways – Displays the number of ways players can win. The ways range from 243 to 3125 depending on how many Vortex reels are open
  • Coin Value – Changes the bet size by changing the coin value. To transform any bet or win in coins to the home currency, multiply the coin amount (10) by the coin value.
  • Bet – The bet is always 10 coins per spin. Clicking on the field toggles between coin and cash view.
  • Max Bet – Sets the coin value to the largest available. Pressing the button a second time returns it to its original state.
  • Spin Button – Starts the game. When the reels are spinning, the spin button transforms into the Stop Button. Pressing the Stop Button stops the reels immediately.
  • Autoplay – Players can make the game play without pressing the spin button each time. Choose the number of rounds to auto play by pressing the autoplay button. Players can choose additional conditions for when to stop autoplay in the Game Settings. The loss limit in some game client versions prevent players from losing above a set limit during an autoplay session. Pressing the autoplay button a second time stops the autoplay.
  • Win – Displays the win for the current or last win payout step. Clicking on the field toggles between coin and cash view.
  • Balance – Displays the player's account balance. Clicking on the field toggles between coin and cash view.

(Some features and options may not be available in your jurisdiction)


  • The theoretical return to player is 96.5% when playing the game normally, 97.0% when using the buy bonus feature.


The reels are spun with a fair and equal chance for each stop position by a certified random number generator.


  • If a player's game is interrupted during play, they may replay the game round after restarting the game within 24 hour/hours after interruption. After that time, any winnings from an interrupted game will be added to the player's account. If the player chooses to skip the replay, the win will be added to the player's balance immediately.
  • In any situation where the replay-functionality is not sufficient, please contact the gaming website’s support team.
  • In the event of malfunction of the gaming hardware/software, all affected game bets and payouts are rendered void and all affected bets refunded.
  • This is game rules version 1.0,. To make available any previous version, 

Last modification date: 8/21/2023