Midnight Thirst Slot Review

We’ve all been there. Awoken, dazed, in the middle of the night sporting a parched throat as dry as cotton following the hedonistic shenanigans of a few hours earlier, calling for some much-needed after-hours liquid refreshment.

Leaning to the morbid side of life is Midnight Thirst presented by Red Tiger buddies MaxWin Gaming, where death is most certainly the order of the day.

Get ready to sink your fangs into this intriguing and atmospheric release where all is not as it seems.

Midnight Thirst Base Game

Midnight Thirst Base Game and Features

Vampires abound amid a candlelight room in Midnight Thirst, with graphics rendered in a cartoon-like style enveloped in a deep beaujolais glow, giving off shades of Nolimit City creation, Book of Shadows. Any similarities to Nolimit City’s occult-flavoured release end there, however, since Midnight Thirst operates in a fairly unorthodox manner.

Powered by a highly volatile math model, the game makes use of a 5-row, 4-reel configuration equipped with 1,024 winning ways requiring matching combinations to line up from reel 1 onwards.

Chain reactions kick in after every win, prompting winning symbols to vanish from the grid to make room for new ones dropping in from above. This process continues indefinitely as long as wins show up. Classic playing card ranks from 10-A make up the low-paying symbols, with orbs, bats, skulls, a lady, and a vampire yielding the richest rewards which top out at 5x your wager.

Midnight Thirst is absent of Wild symbols, but have no fear since wins arrive with a solid degree of frequency. Throwing a major curveball, the main reason for this is the game’s reliance on dead spins, which, in conjunction with cascades and progressive multipliers, can lead to some surprisingly impressive results.

Game Provider
Maximum Bet 20
Maximum Win 5,000x
Paylines 1,024 Ways
Release Date 06/02/2024
RTP 96.36%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.20

Progress Bar

For every set of back-to-back dead spins, watch as the Progress Bar increases 1 step at a time, with 3 straight dead spins unlocking the next multiplier level. Multiplier levels are 1x, 3x, and 6x in the base game, and the bar resets once you hit a regular line win. Make it to level 9 to activate Free Spins, covered in more detail below.

Free Spins

As mentioned, spinning through 9 consecutive fruitless rounds brings the main bonus feature into play, which furnishes players with 9 Free Spins plus a 6x multiplier.

The Progress Bar is back for Free Spins, incrementing 1 level for each consecutive dead spin, and 3 dead spins are again required to advance one step on the bar; but in addition, 3 extra spins are also earned on each occasion while Free Spins are active. Hit a winning combo, and the bar resets to the previous level reached.

Here are the reward bundles available at each level during Free Spins:

  • Level 1: 6x multiplier
  • Level 2: 13x multiplier plus 3 free spins.
  • Level 3: 24x multiplier plus 3 free spins.
  • Level 4: 41x multiplier plus 3 free spins.

Midnight Thirst Free Spins

Midnight Thirst: Our Verdict

Those dreaded prolonged stretches of dead spins are every slot enthusiast’s worst nightmare, but they’re the stuff of dreams in Midnight Thirst, where the aim is quite simple – score as many back-to-back penniless spins as possible to advance through the Progress Bar and unlock the game’s loftiest multipliers, which max out at a considerable 41x in Free Spins.

Though this isn’t the first game to flip convention on its head when it comes to dead spins – The Big Hit from up-and-comer Slotmill being one such example that springs to mind – Midnight Thirst manages to strike a fine balance between hoping for undulating dead spin sequences, long enough to build up a juicy multiplier, before its value is realized by hitting a winning spin in Free Spins. It’s enough to keep the suspense ramped up and players on their toes from one spin to the next.

The special dynamics of the game may not be to everyone’s tastes, while its middling 5,000x max win could prove a deterrent to the more hardcore crowd. Maybe you prefer to play the good ol’ fashioned way – fill as many cells as possible with winning symbols in the hope of scoring a handsome line win. Horses for Courses ‘n all that.

If so – you have thousands of options at your disposal. If, however, you’re intrigued by a mysterious entry that tears up the rule book while teasing meaty multipliers, then Max Win Gaming’s latest offering could be just the thirst-quencher.