When it comes to things I hate, the list is long. I hate other people driving cars. I hate meatloaf. I hate people setting off fireworks in the middle of the night. But I hate nothing more than vampires. Seriously, I'm so sick of them that if I never heard of a vampire themed anything in my life ever again, I'd be thrilled. Unfortunately, Swedish casino game developer NetEnt has given us the Bloodsuckers II slot. The game has a medieval theme to it. The game is simplistic in its design, brings a vampire-busting theme, and will definitely find an audience, even though that person isn't me.
Blood Suckers 2 is a 5 reel, 25 payline video slot set in Transylvania. As you can no doubt tell from the name, it is a sequel to the original Bloodsuckers game which was one of Net Entertainment's earliest releases. It became widely popular not, in my humble opinion, because the simplistic game was a very good slot machine, but because it had an unusually generous payout rate of around 98% that made it a favourite for sharp players looking to grind out bonuses.
This newer game sees you working to as a vampire hunter, looking to break into Dracula's castle to kill the fiend and steal some of his treasure. I would gladly take the role of killing Dracula if it meant that I never had to look at a vampire ever again. The game's icons are very fitting for the title, giving us a gothic take on spades, clubs, hearts, and diamonds. High paying symbols include a female vampire, transformed Dracula, a handsome prince, and human Dracula himself. There are some other symbols that play into the game's features.
Those features in the game include wild symbols, free spins, scatters, and a Pick'em bonus. In that pick'em game, you select coffins until you get a key to move onto the next level or a demon that will end the bonus round. Coffins net you credits, with the chance to get some huge totals. The game's design and feature set give it a theoretical return to player percentage of 96.9%, which is very competitive for an online slot but not in the same league as its predecessor.
I myself don't like this game. The theme has been played out a million times before, and playing it was like a stake to the heart for me. With that being said, I know that there will be a huge audience for this game. There are many people that enjoy vampires and all things gothic, and this game will certainly appeal to them. Other than the theme, the game does have a nice feature set, which does see a lot of money coming back to you in big wins. If you can deal with the vampires, then this a game that I highly recommend to you.