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Net Entertainment’s popular Dracula video slot is based on the Transylvanian vampire stories from the science fiction and horror canon. And we must say they’ve done an excellent job of bringing the bloodsucking count to the gaming world, with plenty of bonus rounds and special features to keep you up all night – just remember to stop playing before the sun comes up! With a respectable return to player (RTP) of around 96% and up to 40 paylines running concurrently, we’re sure you’ll be satisfying your thirst for blood and bonus features, so let’s see how NetEnt did with producing such a terrifying game that is certainly not for the faint hearted among you.
Finding a UK online casino that carries the Dracula slot should not be an issue, seeing as it is provided by the by the biggest games supplier on the planet: NetEnt. So, have a look for it at your preferred brand, load up the game and get into the mood with the fiendish opening sequences. Once the base game has appeared onscreen, head down to the lower third to find all the buttons you’ll need to set the reels in motion – as well as the paytable information and rules of the game. You can adjust your Bet Level with the left/right arrows on the left hand side, and change your Coin Level in a similar fashion on the right hand side. Surrounding the main Spin button, you’ll also find the options to use the Auto Play feature or to Bet Max each time.
With plenty of visual material upon which to draw (blood), NetEnt has done an amazing job of creating suspenseful atmosphere, shadowy figures and more than a dose of horror for good measure. Count Dracula is a regular character that appears on the reels to wreak havoc, as is a lone female character who must try to evade the vampires in a huge mansion full of ancient goodies. One of the best things, however, is the fact that the characters will become animated in a suitably creepy manner whenever you land a win – and there are some excellent cutscenes when you enter the bonus rounds. Dracula will even try to take the female characters away!
Clearly influenced by the numerous vampire movies that have been made over the years, NetEnt has ensured that you will be given the full classic Hollywood film score of yesteryear. Pretty much all of the sounds are swelling orchestral pieces that build tension in just the right moments, while falling back to an uncanny sense of foreboding at other times. Then all hell will break loose when you score a big win and your total is being counted up on the screen. Adding to all of this are things that go bump in the night, the lashing of rain in stormy weather and even blood curdling screams on occasion! This all sets the scene perfectly, so it’s top marks for NetEnt.
One of the main features only randomly appears, but it’s certainly worth the wait. Essentially, a cluster of bats will swarm across the screen out of nowhere, form into a gruesome group and leave a trail of similar symbols across the reels. And if you’re lucky enough to have the bats leave behind a Wild symbol, then the potential to win many more times your stake (no pun intended) increases exponentially. Another bonus feature that has its own cutscene involves the Stacked Wilds of Dracula and the Lady. If these appear at the same time on reels two and four, then the vampire will reach over for the lady, take her away from sight and try to get his fix of blood – earning you 10 free spins in the process, so you’ll be glad when it happens, promise.
We were a little dubious as to whether this game would be any good when we first heard about it, but after watching the awesome title sequences and playing the game for a few hours, we definitely changed our minds. NetEnt has really gone to town on the vampyric lore here, and they’ve created a wonderful online video slot that is as creepy as it is thrilling to play. We saw the bonus features come up on a fairly regular basis too, which kept our interest going through the long night. If you want something dark and sinister, the Dracula slot is the one for you!