In the mid to late-2000’s the vampire genre exploded and we had to endure Twilight films and True Blood series and even earlier than this was Buffy the Vampire Slayer, what we’re trying to say is that we are now no strangers to the genre and there must be some of you somewhere out there who secretly love it because now we have Betsoft as the creative mind behind a brand-spanking new slot game, Blood Eternal.
Even if vampires aren’t really your thing, it’s hard not to be impressed with how this slot looks and performs, as it’s certainly got the premium, polished feeling that we generally associate with Betsoft titles.
Looks & Feel:
The slot is set in an eerily lit house, this is probably because over the years we have learnt of how vampires are afraid of sunlight and there are all kinds of spooky paraphernalia lying around, including an old-fashioned candlestick holder, a rather dated looking painting hanging on the walls and in the top right-hand corner we can see a storm brewing outside of the window; needless to say, it looks quite creepy.
This slot game is slightly different in the fact that it’s a 6-reel with 30 potential paylines for you to select from, all of which is spread across 3 different rows. The different symbols consist of things like a gargoyle, the castle, some holy water, a crucifix and a vial of blood. The lesser valued symbols are comprised of the playing card format of a J, Q, K and A.
The wild icon for this game is a golden symbol with “Wild” written on it and this icon will stand in for any of the other symbols in the game to create winning combinations, apart from the bonus icons which are a human and vampire icon.
There aren’t many bonus features in this game, which isn’t necessarily a good or a bad thing, it just depends on whether you like the gameplay to flow or prefer to work towards individual bonuses. However, the one feature that Blood Eternal does have is a free spin minigame that commences when you land on either the vampire or a human next to each other. This is possible by the fact that the vampires will only appear on the second and fifth reels, whereas the humans land on the third and fourth reel. Landing them both together will cause the human to become caught by the vampire and this will lead to a total of 8 free spins being awarded.
The pair of vampires will also become frozen in place as wilds for this round, so you have more chances to create a winning combo because of this and you’ll be pleased to know that you can trigger more free spins as you land on further pairs of vampires and humans.
The game’s second feature is something we are almost certain that you’ll have seen before and it’s a double or nothing gamble bonus round that you can activate after each win that you achieve throughout the base game. This feature lets you wager your most recent winnings but be careful, picking the wrong answer on the heads or tails minigame will cause you to lose it all.
Blood Eternal manages to make a played-out genre feel quite refreshing in some ways and, thankfully, they haven’t sold out and made this vampire game appeal to the lovers of the questionable titles that came out during the backend of the 2000’s. The game lacks bonus features and really only has 1 unique feature; meaning that if you particularly look for extra minigames or jackpots in the slots you play, you might want to have a look at another game.