Blood Eternal slot is Betsoft’s HD glossy release with a dark theme, in this case vampires and all things Gothic and is a little more hard hitting than say Merkur’s Vampires game or Netent’s Bloodsuckers 2. We play with transparent reels over a backdrop of a candlelit hall in the haunted castle and spooky classical music supplies our soundtrack as we spin. We know we will always get top class graphics and animations from Betsoft, but will these Vampires sink their teeth in your bankroll too?
On the reels…
Unusually Blood Eternal has 6 reels but only 3 rows unlike the normal 4 rows you tend to see on 6-reel slots such as Danger High Voltage and Raging Rhino. This is because the game is not multiway and you only pay 30 coins for 30 fixed paying lines, which also pay right-to-left. Symbols appear stacked too and despite this the pays are quite good – Wilds aren’t stacked and don’t actually appear in the base game but pay 30x bet for a 6-of-a-kind win, Castle 17x, Cross 13x, Demon 10x, Bottle 5x and pendant 4x for a full line of 6. There are card values in this castle too of which there are four either paying 30 coins or 20 coins.
Now no gothic slot would be complete without vampires, victims or bats. The bats are special because randomly they can be double symbols overlaid x2 and thus increase the possibility of wins from 6 all the way up to 12-of-a-kind which awards a colossal 333.3x bet! The vampires and humans only appear on specific reels, in this case 2 and 5 for vampires, 3 and 4 for Humans. This is where the bonus fun starts…
If on either reels 2 and 3 or 4 and 5 the Vampire lands adjacently on the same row as a human victim, you will trigger 8 free games. These 2 positions will then become Sticky Wilds for the duration, and you can retrigger them once by getting the other pair land on the other two reels. Every spin the Vampire will bite the Victim and blood will splatter onto 1 to 4 random positions on the grid turning them Wild. If you’ve retriggered the spins then both pairs of Sticky Wilds will do this, thus you can get up to 8 randomly positioned Wilds on top of the 4 sticky ones. The pays tend to be quite decent as it’s hard to get a poor round with the stacked icons and extra Wilds.
Blood Eternal slot has captured the gothic theme extraordinarily well with great sound effects, animations and graphics and if you like this type of subject then you will be impressed, as I was. The volatility is medium and RTP 95% with regular decent base game hits to maintain your blood supply and there is big potential via the bat combinations should they be seen with the 2x symbols involved. Free games aren’t hard to trigger and you’ll seldom see one of those annoying sub-20x bonus results you often find on other games especially if the Blood Wilds are generous, because some big returns can be had. You may be surprised to find these vampires aren’t usually thirsty enough to bleed you dry…
Slot Game: Blood Eternal
Developer: Betsoft Gaming
Theme: Horror, Scary, Vampire
Lines: 6 Rows: 3
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