Enter the dark and ominous realm of Dracula in this online slot game from NetEnt. Brace yourself for the fear which ensues during the opening credits to the Dracula slots game where you will preview one of the bonuses in real-action. Set on a smoky backdrop with pink and purple hues, Dracula sits to the left of your gameplay, tapping his fingers and raising his eyebrows, waiting to make his move. To the right of the gameplay, the woman stands looking over her shoulder. Both characters are staring you out, so don’t let them put you off.
Set on a five by four reel, this slightly creepily themed gothic game has 40 fixed paylines to win on. With spooky features in play both throughout standard gameplay and in the bonus rounds, you’d better keep your wits about you.
How to play Dracula slots
First of all, you can select the coin value you wish to play. A game for players of varied budgets, you can choose an amount right for you using the arrows to the bottom right of the game grid. Once you’ve selected the coin value, you can then adjust the bet level to the bottom left.
The bet levels increase between 1 and 10 in 20-coin increments per bet. The higher the bet level, the higher the multiplication of the coin bet for your prize on winning spins. Winning bet lines are played from left to right.
The highest value symbols are those which depict characters holding different things. The woman is holding what looks like a dog, the man is grasping something which resembles a bottle, and the other chap is holding cash. Each of these characters offer the same prize amount, so long as at least three are matched. Sixty coins are available for matching five across all reels, 40 for matching four, and 10 for matching 3 from the leftmost reel towards the right-hand side.
The lower values are the standard card values, Jack, Queen, King and Ace, offering the same values for matches of three or more icons. Three-of-a-kind gets 5 coins, 4 gets 20 and a match of five symbols rewards 40 coins.
Be prepared for some spine-chilling bonuses in the Dracula online slot machine.
When you see a blood-red W land on your reel, you’ve found a Wild. Whilst it may look spooky, the Wild will land on reels 2, 3 or 4, and can substitute for all symbols in standard play. If a Wild contributes to the creation of a winning payline, the prize paid out will be the for the highest possible winning combo.
To unlock your free spins, all you need to do is to coincide a fully visible stacked Dracula on reel two with a fully stacked Lady on reel four in the same spin. Doing so will activate 10 free spins!
Rewards gained from your free spins will be paid at the same bet level and coin value as the activating spin, hopefully giving you a sizeable prize for the cost of one spin.
A step beyond Wilds, the Stacked Wild symbol is Dracula and the Woman together on the same reel, hugging. This feature is only available on reel 3 during the Free Spins feature and may be partially or fully visible, depending on how the spin lands.
The Stacked Wilds can substitute for all symbols in play, as well as the bat symbols. If a bat lands on the Stacked Wild, the symbol will reappear beneath the bat. If you reveal the fully stacked wild on reel three during your free spins, you will get two free spins added to your bonus round.
This sinister feature is activated at random when Dracula, from his chair, suddenly transforms into a collection of bats. This can happen at random during any spin and will occur during every free spin in the bonus round.
When in action, a randomly selected number of bats will then fly across your gameplay grid and land on spinning reels in a cluster. They will transform as many symbols within that cluster to the same symbol, providing a higher chance to extend paylines and prizes.
In standard play, the number of bats and thus number of symbols changed ranges from four to twelve. During Free Spins rounds, it can range from four to twenty. Having twenty bats would result in having a full grid of the same symbol, meaning huge payline payouts.
A homage to the Original
You will notice that the themes in this game have been influenced by the 1931 horror film which was loosely based on the original Dracula by Bram Stoker. The imagery within the game has a very cinematic feel, Dracula seems particularly frightening and real. The collaboration between NetEnt and Universal Studios in the production of this game has proven great results. It is thrilling!
The bonus features work brilliantly with the set up of this game, and an RTP of 96.58% drives further excitement and unpredictability during gameplay.
If you love the sound of Dracula, you may also enjoy similar themed games to keep you on your toes. How about an episode with The Invisible Man, another film-influenced game at Kerching.