Blood Suckers is a pokie set around a variety of Vampires in the 19th century. The game features six Vampires in all, so there is little escape for mere mortals in this Aussie online pokies game. Leading the way as the wild is your classic Vampire in a cape (much like count Dracula). In this game, he is about to sink his teeth into the neck of an innocent young female character. Other vampires include a screaming bride, a male noble looking character about to drink a glass of blood, a Nosferatu style bloodsucker and a jet black-haired female with large bat-like wings.
Blood Suckers has a chilling, but fun, cartoon style design. It has two distinct blood-splattered bonus features – both with big win potential. Here is what to expect when you take a gambling journey into the night:
The scatter symbol is possibly the most chilling of all. It features a red-headed bride, screaming, with large scary eyes and blood around her mouth and on her hands. Between you and me, I wouldn’t want to be the guy marrying her! Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 scatters and you’ll win 2x, 4x, 10x or 100x your total stake respectively. Hit three or more scatters and you’ll also activate the free spins.
During the free spins feature, any time you win, the payout will be multiplied by three. So perhaps that bride isn’t so bad after all! This would make for a great time to hit one of those big wins, turning it into a mega one.
The second feature is activated by the bonus symbol, which shows an image of a coffin and a bloody hammer and stake combination. Land three or more bonus symbol in a row on an active pay-line from left to right and the feature will start.
As you enter the feature you confront a selection of a dozen coffins; each coffin features a skull on the lid. You’ll now select the coffins one by one. Having selected a coffin, you’ll be hoping to reveal a vampire and an associated instant prize. The resulting stake through the heart of the vampire, though, isn’t for the squeamish! You’ll keep picking and hopefully winning as long as you don’t reveal one of the three empty coffins.
Blood Suckers plays out on a 5×3 reel set up with a fixed number of 25 win-lines. The standout symbol in the base game is the wild. As well as substituting any other symbol in the game (apart from the bonus/scatter), the vampire wild is the highest payer by a long way. It’s worth 7,500 coins for five in a row. Even four wilds in a row pays 2,000 coins, the second highest prize overall.
The other four vampires fill up the middle of the pay table, a line-up you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley. Incidentally, that’s exactly where this slot is set! The low end of the pay table features a heart in a jar, a bible/crucifix combination, a crossbow and a clove of garlic. No filler symbols are used; Blood Suckers is all vampire-related.
Blood Suckers takes within the setting of the dark alleyway. An old poster on the wall reads ‘Warning’, while a bloodied handprint is just below. A haunting wind whistles down the alleyway, while a green-eyed bat surveys the scene from the top of the reels. These reels are perfectly black, while the array of hand drawn vampires offer a delightfully horrible mix. Check out the animation ‘with bite’ when you land a win with the wild symbol.
This NetEnt-designed pokie is perfectly dark, with entertaining game play from start to finish. The haunting soundtrack and the chilling design combine to create the highly playable base game. In the meantime, the two features add a nice level of variety. Free spins features are always a winner, especially with a 3x multiplier applied, while the bonus feature is one for all horror fans out there.
If you enjoy this pokie, make sure you give the updated version – Blood Suckers 2 – a spin too!