Blood Suckers Review - Smooth Gameplay & 10 Free Spins
This new mobile slot has a RTP of 98%! That’s the highest we’ve seen for a long time, so you must pay attention! Why, plain old Free Spins come with multipliers in tow. In NetEnt’s own words, the “high payout ratio is designed to attract the younger, more casual players to your casino.”
To be accurate, the Blood Suckers Video Slot is not exactly new; it has been on desktops for 5 years. Its huge popularity has urged its makers, NetEnt to bring it to mobile as well. Is it a good strategy to relaunch old titles? Is this 2009 game comparable to the newer slots? Will Blood Suckers Touch attract you?
Slot Game Overview:
Blood Suckers Touch has 5 reels and 25 fixed paylines. Fixed paylines are interesting because you can’t modify the number of paylines to vary your odds, instead you only vary your wagers. In this game, you can bet from 25p to £50 per spin; which caters to a large range of players. It is fairly low risk and pays well; after all, it has already entertained players for five years.
The high payout rate of 98% itself is enough to draw in players, but that’s not all. Let’s look at other ways to earn big money with Blood Suckers.
- 3 or more Scatter Symbols award 10 Free Spins AND a multiplier!
- Before entering Free Spins, the Scatter Symbols multiply your wager by 2-100x
- During Free Spins mode, all wins are tripled!
- 5 Wild Symbols in a row multiplies your wager 7500x
- Other symbols multiply your wager by few tens to 500 times.
All that sounds good in theory, and it isn’t just mythical. I, for one, played for about 10 minutes and left with about 30x the money I had started with.
NetEnt, being the large software provider it is, refines all the small details as well. There’s an Autoplay Mode to spin up to 1000 times without ever lifting a finger, and it can be configured to stop after hitting Free Spins or a Bonus Game. You can also speed up each spin to minimise waiting time and maximise winnings.
Features - Bonus Game
Get three or more bonus symbols on the active bet line and you’ll be invited into this vampire’s lair. Once in, open as many coffins as you can and uncover corpses. Each coffin is worth a different amount of money. This bonus game occurs more often than expected (every few minutes), but it doesn’t pay off well. It actually feels like we’re slaving away for the vampire and all it rewards are 2-3 times our wager.
The graphics and background music are in line with the theme – vampires, gory paraphernalia and blood. However, I’d expect something slightly more thrilling – imagine corpses jumping up to scare you, or sexier symbols than a garlic bulb. Instead, the game kept the artwork similar to the online version. It’s great but I’ll stick to cheery themes like the colourful Starburst.
Performance wise, I am well pleased. The game loads quickly and runs remarkably well on my phone and tablet. Since the game was initially designed for computers, there’s the challenge of squishing all the buttons onto a small screen. NetEnt converted Blood Suckers well and the result is easy-to-use.
Give us more *new* games!
At the moment, game makers and casinos are launching new PC games by the bucketful, only then slowly converting them for the mobile platform. This approach does seem dated; after all, we are on the verge of made-for-mobile games ruling the market. Players start expecting online casino games using HTML5, which are designed to work on multiple devices. NetEnt is excused in this case, since they’re leveraging on the popularity of Blood Suckers Touch to attract mobile players.
Blood Suckers Review - Our Conclusion
All that said, Blood Suckers Touch pays out often and this is most important for a slot. It’s a good game to build your bankroll before playing something more risky, if you can stomach the theme.