Brides of Dracula Hold & Win Slot Review 2021

Garlic braids and Holy water at the ready, Dracula has awoken from his slumber and he’s dying for a drink in Brides of Dracula Hold & Win by iSoftBet!

The Twisted Tale series thus far has been dominated by Megaways titles with instalments like Morgana Megaways, Queen of Wonderland Megaways and Moriarty Megaways. Because of this, Twisted Tale Slots and Megaways Slots has become sort of synonymous with each other, so it’s surprising to see that Brides of Draculas Hold & Win isn’t a Megaways game.

However, if you look at the history of the series you’ll learn that the first ever Twisted Tale Slot wasn’t either. Sheriff of Nottingham first introduced us to a set of stories from the villains perspective, and we’re sure Brides of Dracula won’t be the last.

Hold & Win Slots may not evoke the same exciting feeling as Megaways does, but iSoftBet certainly know what they’re doing when it comes to making slots, so we’re giving them the benefit of the doubt as we explore this different formula in Brides of Dracula: Hold & Win!

Brides of Dracula Hold & Win Base Game

Brides of Dracula Hold & Win Theme

With Halloween fast approaching, theres no time like the present for iSoftBet to release Brides of Dracula Hold & Win. The title of this slot gives us a big clue as to what we are in for and you certainly won’t be disappointed! We think you will agree with us that iSoftBet really knows how to pull off the Gothic genre, with titles such as Morgana Megaways and Moriarty Megaways giving off the same vibe.

We cant say for certain where iSoftBet got the idea for this game but the title Brides of Dracula is a 1960s British supernatural horror movie, before this Bram Stoker wrote the novel ‘Dracula’ in 1897 which also included the Brides of Dracula.

First impressions of Brides of Dracula Hold & Win are pretty good, if you’re a fan of the gothic genre then this slots game was meant for you. The backdrop shows Dracula’s lair in all its beauty sat under a full moon and every so often bats can be seen taking off into the night sky. Gloomy fog and the hooting of owls make Brides of Dracula Hold & Win all the more spooky and thrilling.

The music playing throughout is nothing less than we would expect to hear, its eery and mysterious all at the same time and certainly fits well with the theme. Sound effects are on point too and work well alongside the music, neither the sound effects or the music are too overpowering which most players will appreciate.

Brides of Dracula Hold & Win Betting and Symbols

Brides of Dracula Hold & Win has a variety of betting options for players to choose from. For those who prefer a lower stake, the minimum bet available is £0.25 per spin. For those who prefer a higher stake, the maximum bet available is £25 per spin, with penty of options in between the two. The maximum bet is a little lower than we have seen in other slot games but dont let this deter you as there is still plenty of potential to be had.

The highest paying regular symbol in Brides of Dracula Hold & Win is Dracula, followed by Dracula’s Brides with Orange, Blue and Purple backgrounds. Lower paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen and Jack.

Wild symbols substitute for all symbols except Scatter symbols.

Game Provider iSoftBet
Maximum Bet 25
Maximum Win 6,040x
Paylines 25
Release Date 06/10/2021
RTP 95.50%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility Low
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.25

Brides of Dracula Hold & Win Base Game and Features

Brides of Dracula Hold & Win is a 5 reel slot with 25 fixed paylines. To form a win you will need to connect 3 or more of the same symbols from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.

Most slot games offer some kind of feature now which certainly makes the base game all the more enjoyable for players. The base game in Brides of Dracula Hold & Win doesn’t particularly scream excitement but thankfully iSoftBet has included the Pick a Letter feature to get the blood pumping!

Pick a Letter Feature

The Pick a Letter feature can be triggered on any random spin, 3 Envelopes will pop up and ask you to pick one. There are 3 individual features that can be awarded during the Pick a Letter feature.

  • Win Spin – Mystery Symbols are added to the reels, these symbols will transform into the same random symbol (excluding Scatters) to guarantee a win.
  • Bonus Add – Scatters are added to the reels to increase your chance at triggering the Brides of Dracula Respins. (There is no guarantee with the Bonus Add that Respins will be awarded)
  • Wild Desire – Up to 2-5 Stacked Wilds can be awarded on the reels.

This is an interesting little feature. All 3 of them are exciting to see. Win Spins turned out to be the most disappointing more often than the others, but it definitely has its place. The prospect of landing the bonus with added scatters is especially nice, and the Wild Desire sounds even nicer.

Brides of Dracula Hold & Win Pick a Letter Feature

Brides of Dracula Hold & Win Respins

In order to trigger Free Spins you will need to land 5 or more Scatters on any of the reels, once active you will be awarded 3 Brides of Dracula Respins. 

Scatters that land during the Brides of Dracula Respins will lock into place and remain there for the duration of Respins, resetting the Respins back to 3 each time.

During Brides of Dracula Respins, special Gems can also land. Collecting 3 Gems of the same kind will trigger the Booster.

  • Blue Gem – 3 blue Gems will unlock up to 3 extra rows.
  • Green Gem – 3 green Gems will increase all the values that are locked in place.
  • Red Gem – 3 red Gems will award an extra respin.
  • Purple Gem – 3 purple Gems will increase the Multiplier level.

If no more Scatters or Gems land on the reels during the 3 Respins, the bonus round will end.

Brides of Dracula Hold & Win Respins

Brides of Dracula Hold & Win Our Verdict

Brides of Dracula is a great slot as far as their Hold & Win series of slots goes, but in terms of its appeal when compared to the rest of the Twisted Tale series, it doesn’t seem as good.

It may be slightly unfair to compare them. Although related by series, the mechanics here when compared to the likes of Morgana, Queen of Wonderland and Moriarty differ greatly. Brides of Dracula was never supposed to outclass others in the portfolio, and it at least offers and interesting new perspective on a series that had seemingly become a Megaways club.

In terms of statistics, with Brides of Dracula you’re looking at a 23.85 hit frequency, a slightly lower than average 96.50% RTP value and a respectable but not huge win potential of 6,040x. Hold & Win Slots are coming thick and fast from iSoftBet, and if you’re a fan of them then you’ll undoubtedly like Brides of Dracula.

However, if you were banking on another Megaways slot then your anticipation may be best placed in the upcoming Scrooge Megaways instead.