Classic Horror Around the Corner
Spooky slot games are no rarity, and they all end up looking quite similar to the untrained eye. Vampires is no real exception here, but the overall graphic quality is far superior to many other slots. The reels are carved in a stone wall surrounding a graveyard, in the middle of the night. Only the creepy silhouettes of trees are visible above the wall, while ominous gargoyles are staring down at you as you spin the reels.
The music and sound effect match the spooky and detailed atmosphere of Vampires. The rest of the screen offers just enough space for the Merkur command bar. The main focus is therefore on the reels and its highly detailed symbols, which we will have time to examine more closely next.
Sharpen Your Stakes
Vampires might be a modern slot game, its set of 5 reels still only contains 5 paylines. You will have to bet on all of them at every spin, adjusting your wager with the plus and minus symbols in the command bar. You can bet from 0.05 to 10 credits per payline, making the maximum total bet worth 50 credits.
You can access it directly by clicking on the max bet shortcut, as always. The ever-useful autoplay game mode is easily accessible from the lower part of the command bar, too.
The two double-up mini games are Merkur’s signature, and in Vampires as well you will be given the possibility to play card gamble or ladder gamble for a chance at increasing each of your cash prizes.
As far as the basic paytable is concerned, you will be dealing with two kinds of reel symbols: the classic card icons and the vampire hunter gear. The card icons are the same as usual, the rest if the paytable features daggers and chalices, a view of the vampire’s castle and the hunter herself, for a maximum cash reward equivalent to 1,000 times your current line bet.
With an average volatility, Vampires gives players a fair chance to score decent wins at any spin during the game.
Slay the Creature for an Extra Prize
Vampires has only one special symbol to offer, a rather stylish vampire who covers two essential functions that will help you greatly on the reels. First of all, he has the power to work as a scatter and pay a cash prize (up to x200) in any position on the reels.
Three or more vampires on the screen also initiate a bonus round of 15 free games, during which vampire icons can transform the symbols they touch into extra wilds, triggering chain reactions of big wins.
All the Main Ingredients for a Successful Slot Game Are Here
Vampires takes a classic horror theme and wraps it up with good graphics and an easy gameplay to turn it into an engaging slot game, with very decent cash payouts at stake.
In terms of gameplay, the game is virtually identical to the Dragon’s Treasure series, which is another successful cluster of slot games from Merkur.