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Blood Lust is a mysterious and dark slot, at least if we are to believe Elk Studios who is behind this new release. This slot is their newest creation where you will be introduced to the game seeing bats flying across the screen and words such as Lust, Desire, greed and Love flashing by. This all helps set the mood for the slot, which as you may already have guessed, is vampire-themed. With hit TV-shows such as True Blood and the Twilight books and movies, vampires seem to have brought back to life and vampire-themed slots are of course no exception.
The set up of the slot is pretty standard, showing 5 reels and 3 rows along with a total of 99 pay lines to place your bets on. Bets will be able to be adjusted starting from a minimum of 0.20 per spin and up to a maximum of 100 per spin, of course with auto play also available. You will be getting winning combinations by landing 3 or more matching symbols, starting from the left to the right. The maximum win is 2 500x your total bet.
When it comes to the special features and symbols of the game, you will be seeing boosted stacks, a bonus game with transforming symbols and re-spins. There are two different special symbols in the game, which of course include the bonus symbol and the re-spin symbol.
This slot has quite a couple of features going on to keep things interesting, with boosted stacks, a bonus game with free spins and also a boosted re-spin feature. In other words, there is plenty of things happening in this slot, which will without a doubt increase the chances of getting some bigger wins in.
Boosted Re-spin Feature
This first feature has its very own symbol that will be in charge of triggering the feature. The symbol is the re-spin symbol that shows 3 burning red candles with the word “Re-spin” over them. To trigger the feature you will have to see this symbol land on reel 5, yes, it only lands on that one reel. However, you will only need the one symbol on the reel to get the feature started.
Once the Boosted Re-spin Feature is triggered, one of the other symbols on the reels will be randomly selected and then held in its current position while the remaining positions will be part of the re-spin. Should there happen to be any bonus symbols on the reels at that time, then these will also be held in place. Of course this means that your chances of triggeringering the bonus game will be increased.
The second feature is the Boosted Stacks feature which can end up giving you some pretty great wins. Each of the five reels of the reel set, has its very own stack of identical symbols. At the start of each spin, the symbols will be randomly chosen to fill up each of these stacks.
The main feature of the slot is of course the bonus game involving free spins. To trigger this feature you will need to land 3 bonus symbols on the reels, these can land on any of the 5 reels of the reel set. The bonus symbol is the one showing what seems to be a glass vial filled with red smoke, along with the word “bonus” under it. When these symbols land on the reels, you will be rewarded with a number of free spins, which will depend on where the symbols have landed. The maximum amount of free spins will however be 15 spins.
While the bonus game is triggered, you will also see that a meter associated with the three lowest valued premium symbols will appear above the reels. When any of these three symbols land on the reels, they will be filling up the linked meters, which will continue until they have been filled up. When they are filled, you will then receive additional free spins and the symbol will be turned into the Dracula symbol during the rest of the feature.
Design and Symbols
The style and looks of this slot is exactly what we were expecting to see from a vampire-themed slot. Its dark and mysterious, with a fitting soundtrack playing during the entire game. In the background you will be seeing a dark landscape with purple, red and blue hues setting the perfect mood. You will be able to see what might be Draculas very own castle with a full moon above it. Surrounding the reel set you will see some dead trees with their branches creeping and twisting around as well as a black crow and some bats flying.
The symbols of the game is a mix of both the standard card suits as well as the premium symbols showing off four different characters. The card suits are showing the symbols instead of the usual values, meaning you will see a green diamond, a blue spade, purple clover and red heart, all designed to look like glowing gems. The premium symbols are what we suspect to be four different vampires, with a green haired man, a blue haired woman, a red haired woman and finally Dracula himself with a yellow glowing background. Dracula is of course the symbol of highest value paying 40x your total bet for five of a kind.
As well as the 8 main symbols of the game, we have 3 different special symbols in place. First off there is the wild symbol of the game, which simply shows the word “wild” across a red and purple smoky background. This symbol substitutes all other symbols except for the re-spin and bonus symbols. Next up we have the bonus symbol showing a glass vial with red smoke, in charge of triggered the free spins bonus game as well as the re-spin symbol showing three red burning candles which will trigger the boosted re-spin feature.
Our Thoughts on Blood Lust
Blood Lust is the kind of slot that you will either love or hate. While there certainly will be some players who will find themselves drawn to this slot because of the theme, others will find themselves appreciating the design and graphics of the game as the theme has been well executed. The different features of the slot are also pretty good, of course with the bonus free spins feature being a clear favourite.
On the other hand, other players might end up steering clear of Blood Lust simply because of the theme of the game. While this is understandable, there are some downsides to the slot too. First off, the maximum win is not too impressive at a 2 500x your bet, which will be a disappointment to many. Another thing is that some might find the features slightly lacking, as there is not much going on aside from the free spins feature that gets the four main characters involved. All in all, Blood Lust is an OK slot to play a couple of round on, just not for everyone.