Finally I am able to tell you about my opinion on a newly released NetEnt’s Dracula slot. Is it as good as I expected? Well, the answer is both yes and no.
My first impression when I saw Dracula was: wooooow! The intro attached to the game looks great. It shows a young and pretty girl escaping from the group of scary bats. This short movie provides fantastic background to the game and has got an incredibly dark mood.
After the intro players can see the screen of the 5-reel 40-payline slot. On the reels of the game one can see many different symbols presenting different characters from the story of Dracula. What is more, there are two expanded symbols of Dracula and a pretty girl. Unfortunately, the game features too many standard card symbols which can be really disappointing. In my opinion, NetEnt could have placed more Dracula-themed symbols on the game screen. His theme has such huge potential! Luckily, NetEnt equipped the game in stunning graphics and animations thanks to which you do not get bored with the slot.
As most of NetEnt’s products, Dracula slot offers some nice ann innovative special features.
There is a Wild symbol represented by the red W letter. It can appear anywhere on reel 2,3 and 4 in the main game and substitute for all other symbols.
If you are worried that there are no Wilds during the Free Spins I have a great news for you – once you are lucky enough to launch Free Spins you will be able to take advantage of Stacked Wild symbols in shape of Dracula embracing his beloved lady. Stacked Wilds can appear onywhere on reel 3 and can replace all other symbols. The Stacked Wild appearing on reel 3 during Free Spins triggers 2 extra Free Spins.
The stacked Dracula symbol on reel 2 and the stacked Lady symbol appearing on reel 4 at the same time in the main game activate 10 Free Spins. This feature looks really interesting but it’s very hard to catch such combination on the game screen. I’ve been playing for q long time and managed to activate Free Spins only once. It never took me so long in other games from NetEnt!
And now a few words about the most popular Bat feature. In the main game, Dracula sitting next to the reels can suddenly disappear and turn into the group of bats which fly in and land anywhere on the spinning reels in a cluster formation. All bats in the cluster turn into the same random symbol, also the Wilds.
All things considered, Dracula looks great and offers some really interesting features which are so unique that you are almost never able to activate them 😦 I really wish I could trigger Free Spins more often or just catch stacked Dracula once in ten spins. Without it the game just lacks its main purpose – entertainment and big wins.