Vampires vs Werewolves Slot from Amaya

I was half expecting a humorous game from the title – maybe something along the lines of Plants vs Zombies from Blueprint Gaming. It turns out that the Vampires vs Werewolves slot is rather dark and full of suspense. This is likely to appeal to those who like the traditional gothic horror movies, as well as those who like the more recent Twilight type plots. There are some unique features on this 5 reel, 20 win line slot. These include ‘Clash Scatters’ and a second screen game which involves a path and adventure for whichever of the two characters you choose.

How to Win on Vampires vs Werewolves

Wild symbols are a female vampire in what looks like the frame of an old painting. This the highest paying symbol, worth 7500 coins for 5 on a win line, 2000 coins for 4, 200 for 3 and 5 coins for just 2. In addition this symbol will substitute for many of the other symbols to create more wins – often on multiple lines. The scatters and bonus features can’t be replaced by the wild.

There are 4 unique symbols following this, these are a clove of garlic (to ward off the vampire) which is worth 500 coins for 5, a dagger (250), book and crucifix (also 250) and a pistol (125). 4 playing card symbols make up the smaller wins.

Scatter wins are handled differently on this slot to elsewhere. A vampire symbol can appear on reel 1 and a werewolf symbol on reel 5. When the vampire appears, symbols will fall with a cross type symbol on them, and be surrounded with flames. If the werewolf also appears, each of the marked symbols pays out a random prize – you will see the paid amount in coins on the reels.

Vampires vs Werewolves Bonus Game

There is no free spins round for this slot – which makes a change from the majority of other titles. When you hit 3 of the bonus symbols on the middle reels (these show both the vampire and werewolf), then you will go to a second screen where you get to choose your character for the next step.

You are given the choice of the vampire or the werewolf, and then proceed to yet another screen where you will see a winding pathway and dice at the bottom of the screen. You click to roll the dice, and your character moves along the path, collecting bonuses, extra lives or hitting its enemy, in which case a life is lost.

Design and Setup of Vampires vs Werewolves

Amaya has done a good job of creating a dark and brooding atmosphere – and the muted colors work well with this. The reels take up most of the screen, though you will see a misty and dark forest around the sides in the background. Behind the reels is simply dark grey with the silver and red logo above the reels. Symbols are nicely drawn, with some good attention to detail. The garlic clove is particularly well drawn, as is the female vampire / wild symbol. Small details like the dueling guys on the spin button add the overall look of this game.

When you spin the reels and the vampire lands in reel 1 the flaming effects and speeded up spin for the last reel are very effective. Animations within the symbols are simple, for example blood coming in between the vampire and the werewolf when you hit the bonus round. There is nothing too spectacular about the board game, though at least this is different to most Amaya slot bonus games.
I like the sound effects on this game, which are very dramatic and full of suspense. Think horror movie soundtrack and you’ll be along the right lines.

You can’t change the 20 win lines of this game, though you can choose up to 5 credits per line, and the size of your coins from just 2c and up. The maximum spin is 5 credits per line with a $5 coin, or $100 in total. The auto spin on this game gives you a choice of up to 100 spins in set amounts.

Overall Experience

Fans of the darker and more suspenseful slot games should certainly try this game. It feels very different to the 100’s of ‘cartoony’ slot games out there. The clash scatters are a unique idea which I can see being used in other slots in the future. The break out game is entertaining enough, at least for the first few times you trigger it.

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