Blood Eternal from Betsoft Gaming: Slot Review - love at first bite!
Halloween has arrived and now is a better time than any to review the latest slot release from software producer Betsoft Gaming and would you believe, it is all about some bloodsucking vampires! There have been many Vampire-themed slots released down through the years most notably the NetEnt slot Blood Suckers being the most popular one of all. Let’s see if this game is worth sinking your teeth into or not!
Blood Eternal is a 6 reel slot game with 30 paylines and it includes Double Bat symbols, Vampire Free Spins, and a Double Or Nothing minigame.
The first feature to highlight is that the game features 6 reels instead of the standard 5 reels most players are used to. That is not all as the games pays both ways meaning that you can form winning combinations from left to right as well as from right to left. This can result in some huge wins on the reels.
The Wild symbol is represented by the word “Wild” with a dark red background. This symbol substitutes for all other symbols except for the Human and Vampire symbols to help form winning combinations on the reels. As you play the game, you will notice Bat and Double Bat symbols. These are highly lucrative symbols you should keep an eye out for as you spin the reels. For example, the Double Bat symbol counts as 2 regular Bat symbols which means it can pay out up to 12 normal Bat symbols on a single line which is equivalent to 50,000 coins!
When a Vampire and Human symbol appear side-by-side on adjacent reels then you’ll trigger the Vampire Free Spins game. In this feature, you will be awarded 8 Free Spins and blood spatters will spread from the Vampire and Human symbols, transforming whatever symbols they land on into Wild symbols. It is possible to retrigger more Free Spins by landing another Vampire/Human pair while in this feature.
The last feature to mention is the optional Double Up game. To play this game, you just need to click on the 'Double Up' button whenever you land a win. In this simple minigame, you have to choose between heads or tails of a gold coin as it rotates. Choose correctly and your winnings will be doubled. If you like to take a bit of a risk then you can press the 'Gamble All' button to bet all of your current winnings but choose wisely as if you guess incorrectly then you will lose all your winnings and be taken back to the main game. It is also possible to collect your winnings after you have won, to do this all you have to do is press the ‘Collect’ button after a round has been played.
Theme and Graphics
The graphics are excellent as the game is set inside a spooky mansion complete with flickering candlelights and an eerie night sky. Symbols are wonderfully detailed and consist of Humans, Vampires, an image of the Mansion, Holy Water, a Blood Vial, a Cross, a Gargoyle, Bats, and the usual A-9 icons. The animations are very impressive as symbols enlarge whenever you form a win on the reels and when the blood spatters on the screen when you trigger Free Spins then you know this game is not for the faint-hearted!
The music is atmospheric with a real sinister tone. It ties in really well with the scary Vampire theme of the game.
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Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots
The game features 30 paylines, an average RTP of 95.03%, and a fantastic maximum payout worth 6,437X your bet.
Below is a summary taken from the PayOut Table from the game. The amount won for each combination depends on the value of the bet when you spin the reels.
Coin Size: 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.25, 0.50, 1.00
- Wild Symbol: 20 for 3X, 75 for 4X, 200 for 5X, 750 for 6X
- Dark Castle Symbol: 15 for 3X, 60 for 4X, 200 for 5X, 500 for 6X
- Cross Symbol: 12 for 3X, 50 for 4X, 150 for 5X, 400 for 6X
- Gargoyle Symbol: 10 for 3X, 40 for 4X, 120 for 5X, 300 for 6X
- Holy Water Symbol: 8 for 3X, 25 for 4X, 75 for 5X, 150 for 6X
- Red Vial Symbol: 4 for 3X, 15 for 4X, 75 for 5X, 120 for 6X
- A Symbol: 3 for 3X, 7 for 4X, 15 for 5X, 30 for 6X
- K Symbol: 3 for 3X, 7 for 4X, 15 for 5X, 30 for 6X
- Q Symbol: 2 for 3X, 5 for 4X, 10 for 5X, 20 for 6X
- J Symbol: 2 for 3X, 5 for 4X, 10 for 5X, 20 for 6X
Our Verdict on Blood Eternal
Betsoft Gaming produced this enthralling slot and it definitely stands out from the crowd of other vampire-themed slots thanks to its use of 6 reels, payouts coming from both ways, Double Bat symbols, and a highly innovative Free Spins feature. It took me quite some time to trigger the Free Spins game but it is definitely worth the way as the rewards can be huge especially when you land a bunch of additional Wild symbols on the reels. Another incentive to check out this slot is that it features a huge jackpot of 965,620 coins! I found this game to be of Medium variance so you won’t have to wait too long until you land a big win.
Sink your teeth into a huge fortune in Blood Eternal!