You are summoned to the vampires’ lair, where the reels spin with blood and gore... Welcome to Blood Suckers, the vampire-themed online casino slot that has achieved cult status. Decidedly not for the squeamish, it’s also one of the oldest, yet it never seems to age – almost as though the game itself is undead! Blood Suckers is where NetEnt, the techno-wizards of online casino solutions, really cut their teeth. Maybe it’s the gruesome splatter effects, maybe it’s the ghastly special features, or maybe it’s the fast and easy wins, but Blood Suckers is so addictive that fans keep returning to the lair for another fix of their favourite disease.
Blood Suckers has a classic online slot game set-up, consisting of 5 reels and 3 rows with 25 paylines located inside a gloomy back alley where so many vampires’ victims have breathed their last breaths – as humans, that is. Unlike more recent NetEnt productions, you are limited to 4 bet levels and your coin values range only from 0.01 to 0.50, so the maximum bet is 50. The maximum amount of coins you can win with one spin is 90 000. The Return To Player of this low-variance casino game is a very friendly 98%, so you’ll never feel like a sucker! Use advanced Autoplay to set the game to spin from 10 to 10 000 turns and stop on any win, if you win a Bonus Game or Free Spins, or when your earnings or losses reach a certain level. Blood Suckers is available for all desktop and mobile devices, just to ensure that the Undead keep up with the times. Be sure to play on a good Internet connection as malfunctions void all pays and plays.
Much of the fun to be had from Blood Suckers lies in the symbols and how they combine. The lower-value symbols are all vampire-related: a Crossbow with a silver bolt, a Holy Book, a blue crystal vial of Holy Water and a lethal Clove of Garlic. The higher-value symbols are the blood-suckers themselves – four unwholesome vampires reminiscent of characters like the aristocratic Lestat raising a glass of blood, the ancient Nosferatu, the bat-winged Queen of the Damned, and a pallid Svengali, creepiest and most rewarding of all (500x reward if you hit five). The Wild is a vampire sinking his fangs into a victim’s neck – an animation depicts this ghastly act in loving detail – and substitutes for all except the Scatter and Bonus symbols. The Scatter is a spine-chilling Vampire Bride whose high-pitched whine as she flies at your face will send a chill down your spine. Three or more Scatters earn you 10 Free Spins, during which wins are tripled. The Bonus symbol depicts a stake and mallet dripping with blood above a coffin – three or more will gain you entrance to the Bonus Game. The soundtrack is appropriately horrific. This game might come to you compliments of the best Vegas casino online, but the dark and mysterious environment is all provided by NetEnt.
The Bonus Game is probably the best thing about Blood Suckers. Violins scrape weirdly, doors slam with a hollow thud and a grandfather clock makes a sepulchral chime as you Pick and Click to find in which of the 12 coffins laid out in a gloomy vault the vampires are sleeping. Unlike the reel-spinning frenzy of Free Spins, the Bonus Game is static, allowing you to take your time and savour the moment as you drive your stake through the hearts of up to 9 vampires curled up in all their sumptuous finery. If you succeed in finishing them all off, you can collect 4000 coins. When a coffin lid opens to release an explosion of bats instead of a gore-splattered vampire, the Bonus Game is over – but don’t worry, it’ll return to haunt you frequently.