Blood Suckers Megaways Slot Review 2023
Blood Suckers Megaways from Red Tiger takes the torch from NetEnt to continue with a highly acclaimed series almost 10 years after the release of the original game!
Blood Suckers is old but gold, and Megaways mechanic could take the newest in the series to exciting places. On the other hand, Megaways sequels have ‘sucked the life out of’ original games before with standard gameplay that doesn’t quite reflect well on a fond favourite. We’re hoping that isn’t the case with Blood Suckers Megaways.
From first glance, it certainly looks as if Red Tiger has pulled out all the stops to mark the return of a legend, but we’re keen to sink our teeth into Blood Suckers Megaways ourselves to check out if it’s really as deadly as we’d hope it would be.
Blood Suckers Megaways Base Game and Features
Blood Suckers Megaways is a 6 reel slot with up to 117,649 ways to win. Forming winning combinations requires 3 or more of the same symbols to land from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.
The minimum bet available here is £/€0.10 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€4 per spin, with not a great deal of betting options between the two. Blood Suckers Megaways has a theoretical RTP of 97.66% and a max win cap of 20,521x.
In terms of symbols, all High-paying symbols fall to a collection of Characters. The character with the Green background has the highest pay value, followed by characters with Pink, Red, Blue and Purple backgrounds.
Low-paying symbols fall to the Potion Bottle, Holy Bible, Sword, Crossbow and Garlic. Wilds and Super Wilds appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 only, substituting for all High and Low-paying symbols in the paytable.
Each time a winning combination is formed, all winning symbols will be removed from the reels and new symbols will drop down from above via a Cascade. Once a Cascade occurs, there is a chance that more winning combinations will form.
In Game Modifiers
During any random spin in the base game, the background will turn red and a Coffin animation will appear. Slaying the Vampire inside will award 1 of 4 Modifiers at random.
- Random Wilds – Once active, between 2 and 10 Random Wilds will be added to reels 2, 3, 4 and 5.
- Super Wilds – Once active, up to 2 Super Wilds can land on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. The Super Wilds will cover the entire reel they land on and a Multiplier between x2 and x7 is awarded.
- Bonus Scatters – Once active, between 2 and 4 Free Spins Scatters may be added to the reels, increasing your chance of landing the Free Spins round.
- Win Multipliers – Once active, a Multiplier of x2, x3 or x5 can be randomly applied to all wins in the current spin. The Multiplier will automatically reset at the end of the spin.
Blood Suckers Megaways Free Spins
Landing 3 or more Scatters across the reels in any position triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 5 Free Spins. Each of the triggering Scatters award +1 Pick in the Picker Feature part of the bonus at the start of Free Spins.
At the start of the Picker Feature, you will be met with 10 closed Coffins. Using your total number of Picks, continue to open coffins to reveal a random feature which is active for the duration of Free Spins.
Each of the Coffins will reveal one of the following features.
2 Coffins hold the Random Wilds feature. Revealing this feature grants an activation of between 2 and 5 Wilds in random positions on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 on every Free Spin.
Picking both Ranom Wild coffins will award between 4 and 10 Wilds per Free Spin. Unless both coffins have been picked, the Random Wilds feature may also trigger at random during Free Spins.
2 Coffins hold the Super Wilds feature. Revealing this feature grants 1 Super Wild to land on every spin on one of the middle four reels.
Unless both coffins have been picked, the Super Wilds feature may also trigger randomly in the Free Spins round. If both the Random Wilds and Super Wilds are picked, the Super Wilds will be placed on the middle four reels before Random Wilds.
3 Coffins can reveal either +1, +2 or +3 additional Free Spins, which will be added to your total number of Free Spins. This may also trigger on its own during Free Spins, awarding up to +3 Free Spins.
3 Coffins can reveal a Multiplier of x2, x3 or x5. Multipliers will stack if more than 1 Coffin with a Multiplier is picked.
The awarded Multiplier will be applied to all winning combinations during the Free Spins round and resets at the end of it. This feature can also trigger randomly in Free Spins, to an increment that was not picked during the Picker feature.
If all possible Multipliers have been awarded, this feature will not activate during Free Spins. During Free Spins, the overall Multiplier cannot exceed x10.
Blood Suckers Megaways Bonus Buy
Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option.
Red Tiger has granted players access to 4 Bonus Buy options as follows.
- Feature Coffin – Guarantees one of the In-Game Modifiers for a total cost of 10x your current bet.
- Free Spins 1 – Awards the Free Spins round with 3 Picks in the Picker Feature for a total cost of 150x your current bet.
- Free Spins 2 – Awards the Free Spins round with 4 Picks in the Picker Feature for a total cost of 500x your current bet.
- Free Spins 3 – Awards the Free Spins round with the maximum of 5 Picks in the Picker Feature for a total cost of 1,000x your current bet.
Blood Suckers Megaways: Our Verdict
Blood Suckers Megaways was everything we’d hoped it would be and more.
It’s true to the original in more ways than one, giving it that charmingly deadly personality that we know so well and love so much, and it’s been built upon meticulously as a new slot with lots of modern features. Base game modifiers makes Blood Suckers Megaways a seriously impressive and imposing game early on, and their presence in the bonus is definitely appreciated considering what the alternative could have been.
Some developers are quite content with pulling a standard progressive multiplier free spins round out the bag, but Red Tiger has done very well here in making Blood Suckers Megaways a complete experience.
When it comes to potential, things look great in Blood Suckers Megaways with up to 20,521x as a maximum win. As you can imagine, this is far beyond the capabilities of the original Blood Suckers.
Overall, Blood Suckers Megaways really surprised us. We were expecting from a sequel to a beloved original, but we enjoyed it even more than we thought we would.