Lord Dracula is by far one of the most impactful characters when it comes to the development of the horror genre in media.
We’ve seen him depicted on film, in books, songs and just about any type of art.
He also happens to be a popular inspiration when it comes to one-armed bandits as well!
CQ9 Gaming has decided to contribute to this effort with a game of their own. Packed with stunning visuals…
…Dracula delivers a truly haunting experience that might just bring you some wins if you’re lucky enough!
Despite slot games being fairly one-dimensional, a good theme can make or break a game. In the case of Dracula by CQ9, it most definitely makes it!
The team behind this release went with highly immersive visuals that depict what appears to be an abandoned castle in the middle of the night.
The background image has it all – the bats, the massive moon that sits right behind one of the castle towers, the residual spider web. You get the point.
It’s a spooky game made even spookier by a nefarious soundtrack that is reminiscent of old horror movies.
Symbol design is where things get interesting. This isn’t your ordinary vampire theme slot game. On the contrary, this release features an obvious anime vibe that…
…is apparent the moment you take a look at the higher-paying tier of symbols. Both the Dracula himself and his vampire posse that makes up the higher paying deck are fairly anime like in design.
This comes as no surprise considering that CQ9 Gaming is an Asian studio that makes games primarily for the Asian regulated markets.
With that said, the wild symbol is easy to spot as is the scatter that comes in the form of a gorgeous lady vampire.
Betting Options and Functions
Dracula is a somewhat standard 5x4 grid slot that runs on 40 fixed paylines. The game allows you to select bets ranging from 0.01 to 1.25 coins and 0.40 to 50,00 credits.
The UI design is simple and consists of a massive spin button on the right-hand side of the reels, two smaller ones…
…above and below the spin button that allows you to set the bet, and the main menu button on the left. It’s easy, intuitive and practical.
The special features that come with this slot are fairly conservative. If you’re into super complex unique mini-rounds, you might need to look elsewhere in your favorite online casino’s catalog.
What Dracula offers is a Bonus Spin mode that can potentially trigger sticky wilds.
The way it works is simple – all of the vampire characters, bar the scatter vampire lady, have a chance of turning into a sticky wild during the bonus spin game.
Although rather simple, this special feature feels enough given the overall potential of this release.
Dracula may not be a feature-rich release, but it is by far one of the most immersive slots out there, especially in the horror genre.
It comes with what we believe is a finely tuned balance between features and functionality. If it had any complex mini-games, chances are that it would come across as too cluttered.