When it comes to slot themes that just make sense, vampires are a natural pick. They’re brooding, love the night, and live a life of exciting sin. All things that easily translate into a fun game that you’ll keep spinning through the night. This one even treats you to a Victorian era Dracula! He looks dapper and he steals the blood of humans he lures in. So we’re certain he’ll be quite surprised when he has his heart stolen by the red-headed lady.
And while NetEnt’s themes are top notch, they do not settle on one thing to carry them forward. Dracula’s RTP is 96.58%, which is above the current average. The slot also gives players numerous bonuses to have their fun with. Stacked Wilds, free spins, and the bat special feature all await the bravest and the luckiest who dare venture deeper! The maximum win is only 400x your total bet.
The game looks fantastic, showcasing the talent of NetEnt’s artists. The background image was what won us over, if we’re perfectly honest. Seeing Dracula in such a great quality, up close and personal, was a great choice by the developers. As for gameplay, there’s really no reason not to enjoy this NetEnt release. We found very little to get excited about until we had a chance to play the bonuses.
We have mixed feeling about the symbols. The lower paying tier are all white shields with golden decorations added to them. Not to mention each shield had a playing card royal on it. All four have the same value, paying 40 coins for a five-of-a-kind win. In contrast, Dracula and the lady are Wilds, and pay 200 coins for a five-of-a-kind win. The maximum prize you can win in this slot is a 400x jackpot.
Stacked Symbols: Certain icons will appear stacked on the playing field. This means they will occur multiple times in a single reel, covering it partially or entirely.
Free Spins: If a stacked Dracula and stacked Lady symbols appear on reels two and four, respectively, you win 10 free spins. During free spins, a stacked Wild will appear on the third reel, and will grant two more free spins when it appears.
Bat Bonus: This special feature is randomly triggered during normal gameplay, but is guaranteed to appear on each spin during free spins. It can only activate once per spin. When the Bat bonus is played, bats will attack various icons on the playing field. The attacked symbols then transform into a random icon. Said symbol can be any other icon, including Wilds.
You can tell this slot is meant to be a blockbuster. The facial animations are some of the best we have ever seen, period. Dracula is quite expressive, even if most of the time he’s just screaming after a win takes place. However, neither him or the woman to the right of the reel are distracting. Once you focus on the board, you tend to forget they’re even there.
The slot has a low-medium volatility, and an RTP that’s above average. By themselves, these elements are good. But once you add in special features, then the 400x jackpot truly becomes possible.
If you’re a vampire fan, we can happily recommend it. We enjoyed our time with this NetEnt release, but not enough to rant and rave about it on the internet. We recommend trying the demo version before committing real money.