Don’t be put off by the slightly misleading title – we have absolutely no intention of recommending slots that aren’t worth your time! It’s simply that for today’s double-feature, we’re going to be looking at a couple of slots that follow the theme of blood-sucking. Well, to an extent…anyway! First up comes Blood Suckers II, after which we’ll be taking a look at Wolf Cub. We can honestly say we really enjoyed the time we spent with both, but we’ll leave it up to you to decide which of the two you’d rather check out first.
Blood Suckers II
Kicking things off with Blood Suckers II, this spooky slot is brought to you courtesy of the folks at Net Entertainment and is the sequel to an incredibly popular online slot by the name of…well, do we really need to tell you? Suffice to say, if you’re a fan of the original Blood Suckers, you will probably know exactly what to expect. This time around, it’s once again the classic tale of five reels and 25 paylines, with spins available from as little as 25p and going as high as £250. For the time being, Blood Suckers II seems to be exclusive to a handful of select casinos, including Betsafe and Mr Smith.
As for the game itself, you follow the tale of Amilia – a young vampire who is looking to find the treasure left behind by her ancestors, who were unfortunately wiped out a long time ago by vampire hunters. Unafraid of what lies ahead, she’s ready and willing to take on whatever is thrown at her – including the demon that is guarding the payday.
In terms of visuals, animations and sound effects, everything has been taken a modest step forward from the original Blood Suckers. Symbols include demons, vampire hunters and all the usual playing card values. They might not be friends of our lead character, but the damp air hunter is nonetheless the most valuable of the standard symbols – five in a row been worth 20X your wager. However, if you are lucky enough to line up five wild symbols, this will see you walking away with a full 500X your bet.
During the base game, you can enter into two different bonus features that are triggered randomly. One of these is called the Scatter Shot bonus, which gives you 10 free spins and one extra scatter symbol that appears randomly on one of the reels. Along with this, there’s the Bonus Shot feature where one of the first three reels is added to with an extra overlay Bonus symbol.
If you manage to line up three or more bonus symbols in consecutive order, you will find yourself whisked away to the Hidden Treasure Bonus round. Should you line up four or five in a row, everything you win during the bonus round will be doubled or tripled respectively.
The bonus round starts off by asking you to pick from a series of chests and coffins to reveal various symbols or instant cash prizes. If you pick up three scatter symbols, you will head over to the Blood Rose Free Spins feature. If you find a key symbol, you are taken to the next level – there are five levels in total, which should you reach the top will see you taking home a bonus prize worth 40X your bet. The bonus feature continues until you uncover the Demon symbol, after which it all comes to an end. However, if you find the key symbol in the last level and vanquish the demon, the top prize available is worth 670X your bet!
The Blood Rose Free Spins feature is the obvious main attraction with Blood Suckers II, which along with a 3X multiplier gives you 10 free spins to play with. It’s also possible to re-trigger these free spins to give you 20 attempts at taking home a prize. Not the deepest of free spins features, but also not bad considering the fact that it is possible to take home a prize worth 1,298X your bet!
With updated graphics, a spooky soundtrack and plenty of features to keep you busy, Blood Suckers II is a worthy successor to its extremely popular predecessor. If you never checked out the original, chances are you’d be better starting with Blood Suckers II as it delivers much of the same but with a series of welcome improvements.
On the slightly less sinister end of the spooky spectrum comes Wolf Cub. Needless to say, this is definitely the kind of guy you would rather bump into on a dark night than any of the characters mentioned above. Once again, we’re looking at a fantastic online slot from Net Entertainment, which uses the classic configuration of five reels and 20 paylines. Spins start from as little as 20p and go as high as £200 for high-rollers, though as Wolf Cub was developed exclusively for the Betsson Group, it is somewhat limited in terms availability.
That said, it’s definitely worth tracking down!
The action takes place in an extremely pretty and enchanting snow-covered forest, with visuals that are less on the scary side and more delightfully cartoony. Along with all the usual playing card symbols, you’ll find yourself greeted by wolf cubs, bears moose, snow leopards and owls. Unsurprisingly, it’s the namesake of the game that is the most valuable symbol of all in normal play – five Wolf Cubs in a row being worth a 600-coin payout. However, if you are lucky enough to line up five wild symbols in a row, you could be looking at a maximum payout of 2,000 coins or 100X your bet!
The scatter symbol appears in the form of a Moon and will take you over to the free spins feature upon landing three or more in any positions on the reels. Interestingly, each of the reels where you land at the scatter symbol will then spin with numbers replacing the scatters. When the reels come to a stop, the numbers are added together and this gives you how many free spins you have to play with – the maximum being an extremely generous 115.
During the free spins feature, there is also an additional Blizzard feature that can be accessed by a landing a symbol fully stacked on the first reel. This results in every other identical symbol moving towards the first reel, in order to cover the game board in more of the same symbol and increase the likelihood of winning a prize.
On the whole, Wolf Cub is a relatively simple slot that proved to be medium-variance and lots of fun to play with. The base game might not be the cheapest or most captivating you are likely to come across, but get yourself into that free spins feature and you will definitely see what all the fuss is about!