Bloodsuckers Slot Review
Finally – a video slot we can sink our teeth into – Bloodsuckers by NetEnt. You're thinking “Duh – another stupid pun”. Well put yourself in my shoes – this is the 7th vampire based game I've reviewed – what has my life come to? I wanted to be a scriptwriter, but now I'm a copywriter… Tired of the puns yet – am I a pain in the neck? Well boo-hoo, somebody call a whambulance, because there's plenty more where that came from… Would this slot be bloody good or would it suck? Well, I had no idea, but I knew that my job was at stake, so this review better have a serious bite to it. Bloodsuckers is in the vein of classic vampire movies and it doesn't matter if it's on P.C, mobile device or tablet - it's shockingly unsettling from the start, There are no hippy androgynous twilight vampires here – these are the real deal. I turned on a few more lights in the house and was regretting playing this game at night, but I was on a deadline…
Bloodsuckers has 5 reels and 25 paylines, making it a slot with medium volatility. The standard symbols are some odious looking vampires, together with variety of implements to combat them: holy water, crucifix, crossbow and good old garlic. There's a wild, which is a vampire about to take a chunk out of a blonde beauties neck, together with a bonus symbol (stake and mallet) and a scatter which is a disturbing vampire bride.(The wild can substitute for all symbols except the bonus and the scatter.) NetEnt controls are always a winner and Bloodsuckers maintains that standard. Along the bottom they are clearly organized: Info, Bet Amount, Level, Autoplay, Spin, Max Bet, Coin Value, Coin total. Lurking underneath are: Settings (including Quickspin), Autoplay settings, Game Rules, Cash total, Bet and Win amounts in your chosen currency.
3 or more scatters wins 10 Free Spins, during which all wins are tripled (excluding extra Free Spins or Bonus games won during this feature).
There's a superb Bonus game which is activated by 3 or more consecutive bonus symbols on a winning payline. It's a little freaky because it takes place in an ancient burial chamber filled with coffins! Open the coffins and slay the vampires to win coins. The Bonus Game ends when bats fly out of a selected coin. The coin wins are proportional to both the bet level and the number of bonus symbols that activated the Bonus Game.
The graphics and animation would be well in place in a graphic novel – they're dark and disturbing. (like your Goth cousin that you hide from during family get-togethers). The sound effects and music are equally unnerving. I enjoyed this game most on P.C and tablet, but it worked flawlessly on all devices, including mobile phone.
There's a lotta vampire slots out there, some have “tongue in cheek”humor, but Bloodsuckers has “bite in neck” seriousness. The gameplay is enjoyable and the features incredibly rewarding, but what makes Bloodsuckers stand out is the way its steeped in atmosphere. I'm giving you a warning though: Play this game during nighttime at your peril!