A Dark Supernatural Pokie with Plenty of Wild Action
Vampire themed online pokies are common. These usually fit into three broad categories. There are traditional Dracula/tombstone style games, cartoon Halloween-style pokies and those themed around the ‘Twilight’ style movies. Blood Lore Vampire Clan from NextGen is in the last category. You’ll find a beautiful red-headed vampire as the wild, and a high paying symbol showing 3 stylish vampires.
This is a well-produced game, with haunting music and some excellent animations. Wilds play a big role – boosting your wins in both the base game and bonus feature.
Here is what to expect from the Blood Lore Vampire Clan pokies:
The main character in this pokie is a redheaded lady. This is the wild symbol. It appears on all five reels – and will transform into a frightening vampire when it creates wins with the regular symbols. You’ll be pleased that this vampire dropped in – as those wins get doubled compared to the regular pay table. Multiple wilds will usually create more winning combinations – though they don’t multiply together.
Scatter symbols show a full moon – complete with a raven on a branch in silhouette. These pay a multiple of your total bet depending on how many are in view anywhere on the reels. For the maximum five, you’ll get 100x your bet. Three or more of these scatter symbols will trigger the free spins bonus games.
You’ll get four free spins for each of the full moon symbols that appear (minimum three).
When the free spins start, any win you get will be tripled compared to the regular pay table. This includes the scatter wins – you can now win up to 300x your triggering bet (as well as retriggering for more spins).
Wild symbols become even more valuable during this feature. They still double any wins they get involved in. When you then add in the 3x multiplier, wild wins become 6x compared to the regular pay outs.
When the free spins bonus ends, you’ll see the main vampire in bat form as your wins are totaled.
Blood Lore Vampire Clan has an up to date feel, though only 20 win-lines. You’ll notice the spinning action is a lot faster than regular pokies. You can bet from 1c per line – or add a multiplier. There is also an optional gamble feature for any wins.
Wilds have the biggest prize by a long way. If you get 5 of these in the base game, you get 5,000 coins. During the free spins bonus this is tripled to 15,000 coins. The other high-paying symbol shows the three vampires together. This will get you 2,500 coins for the max five.
A domed temple, metal cannister and a gun with a silver bullet complete the higher paying symbols. Playing cards – which have been decorated with blood splatters – make up the smaller wins.
The setting for this online slot is the inside of a temple. There are arches curving above the reels, and flickering flames of torches either side. The modern feel is helped by a dark guitar riff which kicks in when you trigger the free spins. During the base game there is a spooky piano track – which also comes in when you hit wins.
My pick of the symbols is the full moon. When you trigger the bonus, you’ll see bats flying over the full moon and a lone wolf howling. The switch between a beautiful redhead and sinister vampire for the wilds is also well produced.
Look out for the bat at the end of the free spins bonus. This appears, turns to smoke and reveals a vampire – which will point to your total win before returning to bat form and flying away.
Like many NextGen Gaming pokies, the enjoyable gameplay and solid production are the main attractions. While both the theme and the formula are tried and tested, this game is worth a spin for anyone that enjoys supernatural themes. Wilds which double wins give the base game an edge – you never know when a big win over multiple lines will drop in. With an additional 3x multiplier during the free spins bonus, there is even more potential!