On January 26th, Red Tiger, an internationally recognized developer of HTML5 casino games based in Malta, released Blood SuckersTM MegawaysTM, a slot filled with vampires, their hunters and enhanced by the cutting-edge slot mechanic, MegawaysTM, which is licensed by Australian iGaming developer, Big Time Gaming (BTG).
However, this slot is Red Tiger’s own remake of NetEnt‘s 2013 and 2017 classics. But, this isn’t the only remake Red Tiger has made of Net Ent’s slots. There are others such as Gonzo’sQuestTM MegawayTM and Piggy RichesTM MegawayTM.
A visual that will give you goosebumps:
True to its title, the main theme of the game is vampires, blood, Halloween, horror, monsters and their hunter, Amilia and her loyal sidekick. The game takes place in a haunted town, where vampires roam freely looking for their next victim. The soundtrack matches the horror atmosphere of the game.
The MegawaysTM mechanic will randomly choose between 2-7 symbols for each reel at the beginning of every spin sequence, creating up to 117 649 winning ways.
The main task of the players is to help Amilia catch and kill these bloodsuckers and wins are generated when players form a combination of 3 to 6 matching symbols on adjacent reels, starting only from left to right, on 6 reels and 2 to 7 rows.
The basic low-value paying symbols are garlic cloves, a bow, dagger, a cross and a Bible and a bottle of elixir, while the high-value bonus paying symbols are five vampires on blue, red, green, turquoise and purple backgrounds including a vampire bride. A combination of six-of-a-kind low-value paying symbols is worth 0,4 to 0,6x a player’s bet, increasing to 0,8 to 3x for a combination of six high-value bonus paying symbols.
The game’s volatility is in the high range, with an RTP of 97.66% and the game can be played on any device.
Cascading Reels – when the player achieves a win, it will trigger a chain reaction, which will eliminate the existing symbols in the combination and place new ones in the empty spaces on the board. The feature will repeat as long as the player achieves new wins after one cascade is completed, giving the player the opportunity to win many times in a single spin sequence.
Coffin feature – this feature may appear at the start of any round and will reward one of 4 modifier symbols if the player manages to kill the vampire.
The modifier symbols are:
- Random Wilds – between 2 to 10 Wilds will be put in random positions on 2-5 reels;
- Super Wilds – 1 or 2 Super Wilds will be put on any 2-5 reel. However, they will have a multiplier equal to the positions on the individual reels (maximum 7);
- Bonus Scatters – 2, 3 or 4 Scatters will be put in random positions, which will help the player to easily activate Free Spins;
- Win Multiplier – a multiplier of x2, x3 or x5 will be added to all winnings from the current spin. However, it will not be run at a loss.
Free Spins – this feature is triggered when the player collects at least 3 Scatters.
The player will be taken to a new screen where they will be shown 10 closed coffins, allowing the player to make the number of choices obtained.
When he selects the coffins, i.e. when the vampire inside is killed, he will be rewarded with features that will be available throughout the bonus round.
These features are: Random Wilds (2 coffins), Super Wilds (2 coffins), Extra Spins (3 coffins) and Win Multiplier (3 coffins).
Also, the coffin feature with additional spins may appear at the start of each free spin and reward the player with +3 spins for each spin sequence.
The round will end when the player remains without spins.
Bonus Buy – if the opportunity arises, players can buy the Coffin Feature for 10x of the player’s bet and 3, 4 or 5 Free Spins for 150x, 500x and 1,000x of the player’s bet.
Commenting on the launch, Gionata La Torre, Chief Executive Officer Europe at Evolution, said: “The sinister creatures of the classic NetEnt title make a second appearance in this epic revamp, spiced up with exciting new features. The team has done a fantastic job bringing together the best signature elements from our versatile brand portfolio to create a game that will thrill and entertain new and returning players alike. Better keep the garlic and holy water close – it’s time to go vampire hunting in Blood Suckers™ Megaways™!”