Blood Suckers Pokie Game
Vampires do of course date back to Dracula but they’re as popular now as they ever were, so there was always likely to be vampiric poker machine released at some point. NetEnt willingly obliged with Blood Suckers, which bears all of their graphical hallmarks while parlaying the theme into something of a comical horror. Great looks are generally a given on NetEnt pokies, as is great gameplay and you can discover exactly how this game measures up in the full review below.
Game Type: Video Pokie
Win Lines: 25
Special Features: Wilds, scatters, free spins and Casket Bonus
Top Prize: 30,000 coins
Blood Suckers is billed as a 25 line game but the control is firmly in the hands of the player as this number is fully adjustable, albeit only downwards of course. As with many NetEnt games, both the bet level and coin value are equally adjustable and they come together to form the total bet on the board. Access to the pay table is always available, so you can see the influence that different bet amounts are having on the symbols and then you simply need to hit the iconic spin button to get playing. Of course, you can eliminate all of these adjustments and go big right from the start with the Max Bet button instead!
Vampires wouldn’t be nearly as sinister without their helpless prey, who usually seems to be female and while their life may be in peril, said victims are particularly useful on Blood Suckers as they serve as the wild card. While there’s nothing overly special about the wild on the game, you can’t really ask too much from her given her predicament!
The vampire scatter symbol is noticeably more interesting, as three or more of those in view on a single spin will whisk players off to the first bonus round. Like the wild, it is solid but spectacular as you’ll get your hands on ten completely free spins, with all prizes worth three times more than during the standard game based on the bet size that triggered the round in the first place.
The second bonus round is triggered by the aptly named bonus symbol, depicted tidily by a mallet, stake and coffin. Rather than being scatters, you’ll need to line up three from the first reel onwards and that will lead straight to the Coffin Bonus. There, twelve closed caskets await and it is your job to take your pick of them to discover the vampires inside. Every vampire is worth a cash amount and you can keep on picking until one of the vampires gets away. This is depicted by a bat flying out of the casket as it opens, which is certainly a nice themed touch!
Game Culture’s Opinion
Beneath the impressive graphics, Blood Suckers is a pretty basic poker machine, bringing together wilds, free spins and a pick a win bonus. However, it is the manner in which NetEnt has brought this all together to tie in with the theme that makes the game so special so if you’re looking for atmosphere, this is the poker machine to play!