1 of Dracula’s female ancestors takes centre stage in Vampire Princess of Darkness, a 5 reel, 5 payline video slot from Playtech. This creepy looking game is a simple affair whose only bonus offering is a 5 stage pick me round. Base game payouts can reach up to 6,000 times your bet though! Play this high variance game on all devices from between 5p and £500 per spin.
There’s a Gothic feel to the design in Vampire Princess of Darkness – a creepy castle and woodland, filled with skulls and peering eyes, form the backdrop to the reels. Of course, it’s full moon night too! You’ll see blood red A and K symbols spinning around the reels alongside cloves of garlic, a crucifix, a goblet full of blood and an upside down bat. The top symbol is the castle which awards up to 1,500 times your total bet if you land 5 on the same payline.
Helping to create winning combinations is the Princess of Darkness herself who is wild – she won’t get you any pays in her own right but she does replace everything bar the scatter symbol.
Land the gravestone scatter on reels 1, 3 and 5 to trigger the Graveyard Bonus feature – this is a multi-level pick me round. You’ll head to a graveyard and be presented with 6 headstones – choose 1 to reveal a cash prize. You’ll then progress to the next level where 5 headstones are offered. If you land a cash prize here, you’ll progress again. Land a collect though and the feature ends. There are 5 levels to work your way through here.
The range of extras on offer in Vampire Princess of Darkness is limited – we were pleasantly surprised by the picks round though which delivered some decent hauls of coins. We managed to pocket over 300 times our stake a number of times. We didn’t have to wait long to trigger the Graveyard Bonus feature either.
The lack of free spins or other extras will be a deal breaker for players who enjoy plenty of variety from their feature rounds. This is a stripped back game. What it does, it does well enough though. The sound and visuals are perfectly adequate and the base game payouts are high if you’re lucky as a screen full of castles will reward you with a whopping 6,000 times your total bet.
It’s not as flashy as some similarly themed games but Vampire Princess of Darkness offers a simple but entertaining take on a classic genre – I also recommend you try NetEnt’s Blood Suckers II and Ash Gaming’s Full Moon Fortunes which are equally high variance.