How to Play
Playing under a full moon, or perhaps in a lightning storm, may help get you in the mood for this vampire-themed video pokie with the highest payout percentage we’ve stumbled across. 98% RTP does not suck.
You are given all 25 fixed betlines to win with, but you can choose levels of 1 to 4 coins and denominations from $0.01 to $0.50. Try AUTOPLAY if you’re feeling lucky enough to let it slide for 25, 50 or even 1000 spins. Clicking Max Bet will put the bet amount at the maximum while leaving the amount of coins unchanged, setting the reels in motion and getting your blood flowing. More cautious folk will put some garlic in their pockets, spin manually and watch out for any impending horrors, or pleasant surprises.
The symbols are about what you’d expect on a visit to the castle in Transylvania.
- WILD is on an illustration of neck-biting
- BONUS is on a bloody stake and hammer above a coffin
- SCATTER is on a picture of a screaming lady
There are 4 creepy characters
- Count Dracula raising a glass of blood
- Turban-wearing madman with a ruby on his forehead
- A pointy-eared goblin or some other undead creature
- An ethereal lady in black who looks a little sketchy
There are 4 anti-vampire weapons:
- Bat wings in a bottle
- Bible and a Cross
The Wild blood-sucking symbol substitutes for any symbol except the Bonus and the Scatter. 3 of more bonus symbols from leftmost reel on an active betline trigger a bonus game.
Three or more bonus symbols on an active payline will trigger the vampire killing bonus game.
Scatters on the reels, not necessarily on a betline, will multiply wins by up to 100, award up to 10 free spins for 3 Scatters, 20 for 4, and a stunning 30 free spins for getting all 5 Scatters, with a tripling of the win on free spins won in the base game. Wow!
Graphics and Sounds
The design is suitably dark and creepy. The drawings are appropriately gloomy. The sound track features a howling wind and some ominous tones. The appearance of WILD, BONUS, and SCATTER symbols on the spinning reels trigger sound effects portending increasing excitement.
Players can win a fixed base jackpot payout of 7,500 coins, which can be won by spinning 5 Wilds on a payline. This reward can easily be further multiplied when playing in the free spin round. Although there is no progressive jackpot in the game, the multipliers and free spins can accumulate results which even punter without a taste for blood may find viscerally satisfying.
Blood Suckers has two simple but lucrative features that will quench your thirst:
The second screen bonus game, access to which is earned when 3 or more bonus symbols appear from the leftmost reel, puts you into a vampire crypt and lets you choose which of 12 unmarked coffins you would like to open. If a vampire is inside, you kill the undead creature within and are rewarded with a prize. If the coffin is empty, or a bat flies out, you are returned to the main game.
Spinning 3 or more scatter symbols will get you 10 free spins, and during the free spins, all wins are tripled.
Blood Suckers is indeed bloody in its theme, but don’t let that scare you away or creep you out. This is another well-made game from NetEnt, distinguished by its top-notch payout rate of 98% RTP. If you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep for a few hundred years, you should be able to find the time to put down your stake and give this one a spin.