Thu, Aug 29, 5:48pm by William Brown
Last Updated Sat, Oct 5, 4:10am
When you think of a Vampire inspired pokie, you might consider the game to have a horror theme. However, this RealTime Gaming designed pokie is more on the side of comedy, with the animated set of symbols bringing a smile to your face. Count Spectacular is your classic Dracula inspired vampire, complete with the red and black cape and those pointed teeth. He is joined by a terrified blonde-haired female, an ugly ghoul, a wolf who looks hungry and a series of vampire related symbols.
Count Spectacular is an enjoyable game with some huge prizes to be won, alongside an interesting decision you’ll make in the feature. Here are the best moments:
The Count Spectacular symbol is easily the most important in the game for a number of reasons. First, he acts as the highest paying symbol in the game. If you’re lucky enough to line up 5 in a row, you’ll pick up an impressive win of 10,000 coins. The count also acts as an expanding wild. Any time he appears on a reel he’ll expand to fill the entire reel, substituting for any other symbol in the game including the scatter. With expanded wilds popping up over many potential reels, the chances of a big win are always enhanced.
Unusually, this wild also triggers the main bonus game – the ‘Count Spectacular Feature’. To trigger this, you’ll need to land the count on reels 1 and 5 during the same spin. You’ll now have an interesting choice to make from the following two options:
This makes for a very interesting choice. The 4 re-spins are the higher variance choice, as each spin can pay huge, especially if another wild or 2 pops up on the reels. You’ve got fewer winning opportunities, but when you do win, it’s likely to be sizable. If you want the guarantee of some solid returns, the 12 spins might be for you – you haven’t got the boost of those guaranteed stacked wilds, but you do have a good number of spins and that 3x multiplier to help you along the way.
Aside from the wild, the female character who looks aghast is the highest paying symbol – worth 2,500 coins for the maximum five in a row, while the ugly ghoulish character is worth 1,500 coins. The salivating wolf and the open coffin are next on the pay table, worth 750 and 500 coins respectively. The reels are completed by a series of horror themed symbols including a bat, an ancient golden doorknocker and a lantern.
The castle symbol acts as a scatter. Land any 3, 4 or 5 on the reels and you’ll receive instant wins of 2x, 20x or 200x your total stake (interestingly, the wild count will also substitute for a scatter too).
You can win one of two progressive jackpots at any time – the Minor and Major prizes. These can be won at random after any spin with the higher stake you play giving you the greater chance of winning.
Count Spectacular is firmly in the horror/comedy genre. RealTime Gaming has designed a fun game, where each of the characters bring colour and humour onto the reels. Count Spectacular himself is the standout symbol, especially when he fills a reel, laughing to himself as thunder and lightning crash in the background. Check out the haunting sound of the reels spinning, which give off the vibe of creaking doors.
If you enjoy gambling machines where you have some tactical involvement, Count Spectacular from RealTime Gaming might be the perfect game for you. Enter the main feature and you have that interesting choice – those 12 free spins with a juicy multiplier, or those 4 re-spins where wilds are already in place. Whichever option you take, the rewards will be there. Add in two progressive jackpots, expanded wilds everywhere in the base game, scatter wins and a potential 10,000 coins prize at any time and you’ve got a game well worth a shot – it’s a scream.