As you can probably tell from the name, this game is all about blood suckers aka vampires. NetEnt, one of the world’s leading slot game developers, have really capitalised on the high popularity of all things vampire with this title. This 5-reel, 25 pay-line slot is a real treat for fans of horror, no matter their age of what device they’re playing off. Players are getting a game that ticks all the boxes and this will see the game become very popular in the online casino world.
The theme of the game is a huge draw, with more and more TV shows and films now taken on the vampire theme. Twilight was a huge movie series based on vampires and TV shows like True Blood are extremely popular with viewers. As soon as you load Blood Suckers, you hear the eerie music which really does set the scene. There’s the sound of the wind blowing in the background, while other musical features such as an organ playing when a player hits a winning combination help to develop the atmosphere.
The design of the game really ties in well with the theme too. The backdrop features a bloody hand print, while there’s a ghostly mist apparent too. The symbols on the reels are all vampire related and this is great to see as the game moves away from the traditional inclusion of playing cards. Vampires, cloves of garlic and wooden stakes all feature, and this is in keeping with the premise of the game.
In terms of how the game plays, you won’t be left disappointed at all. There are plenty of features such as scatters, wilds and free spins, while the vampire-slaying bonus game is the pick of the bunch. If a player is lucky enough to land three or more scatter symbols across the reels, they will receive 10 free spins and see their winnings during this period tripled, helping to produce some good wins.
As mentioned above, the bonus game is the most exciting feature and it’s triggered when three or more bonus symbols fall into place across an active win line. The bonus symbol in Blood Suckers is a bloodied hammer and stake and this is fitting as a player is tasked with slaying vampires in this feature. NetEnt have really gone to town making this feature gripping and they set the scene brilliantly once again with the use of visuals, and music and sound effects that will really have a player on the edge of their seat.
Players are presented with a series of coffins and when they open one with a vampire in, the stake will stab them through the heart. The game continues until a coffin is opened which contains bats, rather than a vampire, with the bonus score then revealed. It’s a magnificent feature in what is a very well thought out game by top developers NetEnt. It really has the ability to add real trepidation while playing too.