Dracula Slot Review
Dracula is Net Entertainment’s big branded release of 2015 (April in fact) and has 5 reels, 4 rows and 40 paylines. The game is based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel which inspired the c1931 vampire horror classic. Created in agreement with Universal Studios, you can play Dracula from 20p to £200 a spin. Furthermore, the game can be played on mobile and tablet devices (such as iPhone and iPad).
Graphically brilliant, Dracula benefits from a Bat feature, Free Spins feature, stacked symbols and both stacked and standard wilds. I absolutely love the soundtrack which is creepy yet intriguing – you will see Dracula on the left hand side of the reels too which adds to the eerie atmosphere.
The new and innovative Bat feature is activated randomly in the base game. Here you will see bats fly across the screen forming a cluster forming and changing all the bats into the same randomly chosen symbol (including the wild!). I’ve found this feature to give decent wins if you get high value symbols (such as the wild).
However, I much prefer the Free Spins feature which can be played with the stacked Dracula symbol shows up on the second reel and when the stacked Lady symbol shows up on the fourth reel (both at the same time). This will start you off with 10 free spins.
Bats then fly down onto the reels for every free spin creating excitement and apprehension – they will change symbols into a randomly chosen symbol which is good. There’s a possibility that 20 bats can swarm the reels changing all symbols on the reels. Look out for the stacked wild symbol on either of the 3 middle reels too as this will give you 2 additional free spins when this happens.
I really like Dracula as Net Entertainment have pushed the boundaries design and layout wise – you wouldn’t expect anything else to be honest – you will be hard pressed to find a better looking slot to be honest (I do tend to say that after every major release though!).
Anyway, the bigger wins should arise from the Free Spins feature even though the innovative Bat feature can be quite lucrative. The maximum win is 400 times your stake which isn’t that high which makes Dracula a low to medium variance slot. Even though I much prefer higher variance titles, Dracula is a game that will appeal to all sorts of players due to the brilliant graphics and playability. Saying that, NetEnt offer more volatile slots such as Dead or Alive and Piggy Riches which are cult classics.