Blood Suckers From NetEnt
Vampires seem to be all the rage right now, with a number of TV series and movies based around the vampire theme. These series give the genre something of a modern makeover, although this slot takes you back to a time when Count Dracula might have ruled the roost, all of the undead creatures wearing clothing of the era.
You’ll also find a number of weapons designed to repel or attack the vampires, including garlic, a bible and a cross and of course the wooden stakes, these covered in blood of course. The highlights of the game are a free spins bonus round and a particularly ghoulish bonus game.
How to Win on Blood Suckers
Despite all of the gore in this game, you’ll actually win in the standard way by landing three or more consecutive symbols from left to right on a win line. The highest paying symbol shows a vampire about to bite into the neck of a beautiful blonde, which pays 7,500 coins for the maximum five in a row. This also acts as the wild symbol and will therefore substitute for any other symbol on the reels, giving you the opportunity for some extra wins.
An evil looking vampire staring out at you is next on the pay table, worth 500 coins, while a vampire drinking a glass of red wine (is it actually red wine?) and a demonic Nosferatu style vampire both have a top payout of 250 coins. A female vampire with black wings pays 125 coins and is joined by the various weapons which pay between 100 and 75 coins, these completing the standard symbols.
Blood Suckers Bonus Features
The first of the features is activated by landing three bonus symbols in a row on active pay line from left to right. This symbol shows the blood stained wooden stakes with a coffin in the background and gives you a good clue to what takes place in the bonus round. Entering the feature you’ll find a screen showing twelve coffins, each with the image of a skull on top. You’ll now pick them one by one. Hopefully you’ll reveal a vampire, which will see you ramming the wooden stake through his/her heart. This might not sound too great, but each vampire you reveal will award you with an immediate cash prize. Reveal a coffin with only bats inside and the round is over.
The scatter symbol shows a gruesome looking bride with blood red eyes. You’ll win an immediate cash prize when any of these scatters appear twice or more on the reels, with a top prize of 100x your total stake, however three or more scatters will also see you enter the free spins round. You’ll have 10 free spins in total, although each of these spins has a huge added bonus in the fact that every win will be multiplied by 3. You can also re-trigger these free spins.
Dark, Haunting Design
As you might have imagined, the game has a dark feel. The slot is set in a malevolent looking tomb with handprints on the wall, while a green-eyed bat sits above the reels. NetEnt have done a very good here of designing a variety of different vampires as symbols on the reels, while it’s also nice to find a game where playing card symbols are not used as fillers. The sound effects of the game keep it eerie and atmospheric throughout, while even hitting the spin button will make the sound of an opening coffin.
Standard NetEnt Slot Setup
Blood Suckers is a 5-reel slot, each of the reels 3 high when they finally come to a stop. The game has a total of 25 win lines, although you can opt to play any number between 1 and 25. You’ll also choose the coin value which you’ll simply multiply by the number of lines to give you your total stake for each spin. Options at the game include mute buttons for both the sound effects and ambient sound. Auto play allows you to set the slot running for anything between 15 and 1,000 spins without interruption.
Blood Suckers is one of a number of horror themed slots you might find at an online casino, although it has to be said that this game does stand out. With both the free spins bonus round, where a nice multiplier is handed to you, and a bonus feature (where you’ll finally kill off some of the blood suckers) making for a visual treat and keeping you engaged.