Mon, Aug 5, 11:22pm by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Sat, Oct 5, 4:12am
Dracula opens with a tension filled animated sequence. A young girl is running scared through 19th century cobbled streets and you quickly become aware that a flock of bats are chasing her. She turns a corner to avoid them but falls over, and when turning her head and looking up, she screams! This sets the scene for the haunting Dracula pokie perfectly. Those bats play a leading role via a random feature that frequently occurs in the base slot game.
This first feature can be awarded randomly on any spin in the base game. It kicks off with the Dracula figure to the left of the reels transforming into a flock of bats. They will then swarm all over the reels. A series of adjacent positions on the reels will now be filled by these bats. Each will then transform to show one randomly chosen symbol from the game. With all of these matching symbols on the reels, the chances of lining up those large multi-win line pay outs are greatly enhanced.
This feature is exciting too, as those bat symbols are revealed first, so you’ll be hoping that matching symbols are revealed on the reels.
To enter the free spins feature you’ll need to land the stacked Dracula symbol in its entirety on reel two and the stacked lady symbol on reel four. This will see you awarded with 10 free spins and kick off another excellent animated clip which shows Dracula coming to London and tracking down the lady.
During each of the 10 free spins you’ll find that the bat feature comes into play every time. This will ensure that you’ve got a number of big winning opportunities. During the free spins, the individual stacked Dracula and Lady symbols disappear, although a new joint stacked symbol featuring both can appear on reel 3. When landing on reel 3 in its entirety you will be awarded with an additional 2 free spins.
Dracula is a pokie which features a 5×4 reel configuration and a total of 40 win-lines. Each spin comes at the cost of 20 credits. The highest paying symbols of all are the Dracula and the Lady characters, who each pay 200 coins for five in a row (Dracula is stacked on reel 2 and the Lady is stacked on reel 4). Three other Victorian-era characters complete the themed symbols, each paying 60 coins as a top prize. The standard symbols are completed by the playing cards J, Q, K and A.
The wild symbol appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 and will substitute for any other symbol apart from the scatter.
There is little doubt that this NetEnt design is one of the most visually engaging pokies you’ll find online. Both the opening animation and the feature animation tell the haunting story of the game brilliantly, while the graphics in the gameplay itself are equally impressive.
Throughout the game Dracula sits to the left, looking mean and moody in his chair, just waiting to pounce. Land a win and he will bare his teeth, while he will also transform into the bats for the feature. With the accompanying cast, the whole game is brought to life with animations, while the horror-style soundtrack only adds to the overall atmosphere.
Dracula from NetEnt is simply a must play pokie. While it might be usually be an idea to click through the opening titles, you’d certainly be missing out by doing that here – watch the impressive sequence and it sets the game up nicely. As well as the outstanding visuals, you have a very enjoyable game to play. Look out for those bats making regular appearances in the base game, while they literally take over in the feature. Vampire themed pokies are common both online and in casinos. Dracula takes this theme and does something brand new with it – a pokie not to miss!