Blood Lore Vampire Clan – Game overview
Blood Lore Vampire Clan is a classic 5×3 reel slot and the minimum bet is £0.01. That may sound ridiculously low but slots-players come in all shapes and sizes when it comes to budgets and it’s always nice to at least have the option to play for such small stakes. If you’re at the other end of the scale, you can play for a massive £200 a spin so it really does caters for players with different amounts to spend.
Another interesting characteristic is that you can adjust the number of active pay lines between 1-20 which is something you don’t see that often anymore; normally the slot determines how many pay lines there are and that’s that.
Symbols include the Queen’s followers (more on her in a second), a one-shot pistol, vials, mausoleums and the usual playing card symbols you’d expect to find in just about any slot.
Wins are secured the usual way during the base game but you don’t just have to settle for the win that you get to begin with and bank it. Instead, you can choose to take your chances by using the Gamble function. That means you get to choose whether you want to double up by predicting whether the next card to be turned over is red or black or quadruple your original win by correctly guessing which of the four suits is coming up next.
Players are advised to not be too greedy! Successfully doubling up three times is probably as far as you should go; one false move and you’ll lose the lot, so bank it while you can.
Features of Blood Lore Vampire Clan
We talked about the basic symbols but we didn’t mention the Vampire Queen. We’re about to. With a somewhat ferocious mop of bright red hair and red lips to match, she’s not the sort of character you’d want to meet in a dark alley at night while walking alone. But it’s a completely different story when it comes to seeing her show up on the reels. Not only are you safe from her threat while playing the game but she actually goes out of her way to help you.
You see, she’s not only the Wild in the game who can substitute for any symbol other than the Scatter but she also doubles any wins that she helps form. For good measure, she’s also the slot’s highest paying symbol so you start to understand why her somewhat rare appearances are to be embraced, rather than feared.
Even though at no stage is this specifically stated but this slot isn’t solely about vampires. In true ‘Twilight’ fashion, it’s more about the ongoing suspicion, mistrust and animosity between vampires and werewolves.
So it should come as no surprise that the game’s Scatter symbol is the full moon. It can appear anywhere on the reels and two of them automatically gives you a win. But that’s nothing compared to getting three or more of them because three or more activate the free spins round. You’ll get four free spins for each Scatter you get, meaning the minimum coming your way is 12. Four gets you 16 and five the maximum of 20.
Each and every win secured during the free spins is trebled but that’s not where the multiplying of wins ends. Should you secure a win in the round with the help of the Vampire Queen, it will be doubled, just like in the base game. Which in effect means wins secured with her help are first doubled and then trebled; in other words a mammoth 6x multiplier is applied to any win where she features.
Verdict of Blood Lore Vampire Clan
Slots with vampires, werewolves or both have been around for a while with the iconic ‘Immortal Romance’ probably the best known of the lot but you can see the appeal of them.
Blood Lore Vampire Clan isn’t a slot likely to make anyone’s list of Top 3 slots ever made but as hinted already, its simplicity, easy gameplay, eerie sound effects and the threatening roar the Vampire Queen makes every time she appears will mean it will always have something of a cult following.
The game’s trump card however is the free spins round. With all wins trebled and those involving the Vampire Queen multiplied by six, activating the round once or twice could have you howling towards the moon in delight.
Blood Lore Vampire Clan: ideal for new players
If you’re an experienced slots player who plays hundreds of different slots every month, this probably won’t be the game for you. This game is pretty basic and somewhat reminiscent of the slots found in land-based casinos that generally only have one bonus feature and are more about trying to secure one or two big wins and walking away, rather than looking forward to unlocking several bonus rounds and having an edge-of-the-seat all-round experience.
Having said all that, it’s ideal for those who are quite new to playing slots or those who enjoy their slots simple and unfussy. It will also be appreciated by those with a soft spot for vampires and slots of a more gory nature.