A sharp-shooting, crossbow-wielding vampiress called Amilia is on a quest for vengeance and treasure in Blood Suckers II, a 5 reel, 25 payline video slot from Net Entertainment. This superbly designed horror sequel comes with a pick’em feature as well as a free spins round where all payouts are trebled. Take your chances in Vampire Castle, on all devices, from between 25p and £250 per spin.

Visually, Blood Suckers II is a step up from the original. A dingy looking chamber in Vampire Castle forms the backdrop to the reels – watching over proceedings is vampiress Amilia. The lower value heart, diamond, club and spade symbols are joined by four vampires. The dapper chap in red is the best of the quartet, offering a 500-coin payout if you land a 5-in-a-row combination.

Those numbers are dwarfed by what the wild can deliver though – it substitutes for everything bar the bonus and scatter as usual. 5 wilds on a single payline awards a massive 400 times stake prize. There was plenty of action on offer in the first Blood Suckers and the sequel is a similarly action-packed affair:

Scatter Shot feature – 2 scatters landing on the reels can stoke Amilia into life. She can fire here crossbow and add another scatter onto the screen to trigger the Blood Rose Free Spins feature with 10 free spins. Medium level wins symbols here award between 10 and 100 coins when you get them on the reels.

Bonus Shot feature – this randomly triggered base game extra can add an overlay Bonus symbol to reels 1, 2 or 3, moving you a step closer to triggering the Hidden Treasure Bonus feature.

The 2 main aforementioned features can be triggered in the more usual manner too:

Blood Rose Free Spins feature – you’ll be awarded 10 free spins, complete with a 3x multiplier if you land 3 or more scatters on the same spin. Re-triggers are possible too if the scatters fall nicely giving you 20 free spins in total. More importantly, there are wins of up to 1,298 times your total bet on each free spin!

Hidden Treasure Bonus feature – this multi-level picks round is triggered by landing 3 or more Bonus symbols on successive reels, starting from the left most reel. Once active, you’ll be shown 5 coffins – choose 1. You’ll open up a coin prize, a key which takes you through to the next level or a scatter.

Collect 3 scatters during the picks and you’ll trigger the Blood Rose Free Spins feature. The coin prizes on offer here are doubled or trebled if you triggered the round with 4 or 5 Bonus symbols. Keep on picking until a coffin reveals a demon. Prizes of up to 670 times your total bet can be won here.

With its impressive bonus features and ghoulish visuals, the original Blood Suckers became something of a cult classic. NetEnt has kept to a similar formula here – the visuals are even better than the first time round and work very well.

The range of features impresses too with both the free spins and the pick’em round offering decent winning potential. Add it all together and Blood Suckers II is a very playable sequel. The first Blood Suckers was a hugely popular title – we can’t see any reason why Blood Suckers II won’t do just the same.