Sharpen your fangs as you are about to quench your unending thirst for blood and mega wins on the slot from Novomatic (Greentube). A feisty vampiress will rise from her crypt to bring you multiplier wilds and a free spins round with premium symbols only that can lead to wins of up to 1,200 times your bet on a single spin. And not to forget the four jackpots of which two are progressive that can go into life-changing sums.
Vampire Fortunes is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 243 ways to win or All Pays as Novomatic calls it. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols from left to right only. You can face the blood thirsty vampiress on desktop or mobile devices from 0.50 to 5 credits per spin. Yeah, sounds low but this game is all about the progressive jackpot similar to Mega Moolah from Microgaming. The slot has medium volatility and an RTP of 95%.
Don’t expect a visual firework as Novomatic is a specialist for rudimentary designs. A creepy graveyard on a moonlit night serves as the fitting backdrop to the usual simple game window. The four jackpots as well as the gold coin collector chest sit on top of the reels which are dominated with typical vampire items. The same basic principle applies to the audio which is mainly the well-known Novomatic reel and win count sounds.
It gets more elaborate but just by a fraction on the pay symbols. At the low end are the usual card royals from 9 through to A, all paying 0.50x our stake for a single five of a kind. They are followed by bats, potion bottles, rings with a purple gem, goblets and the blood-thirsty vampiress. The latter can appear fully stacked at all times. Hit five across the reels to win 1.2 to 12 times your bet.
The game has two wilds. The one appearing on reels two and four is a blue shaded icon with a bat while the second is the same icon with a red background colour that appears on reel three only. The latter will multiply any wins by x2. Scatters are a full moon as you would expect it from a vampire-themed slot.
Your excitement level will start to rise with a blood thirst-quenching free spins feature. You will trigger 10 free spins when you hit three to five scatters starting from reel one on a spin. Plus, you will get a coin win of 5x, 10x and 50x your total bet. The bonus round is played with only premium and wild symbols on the reels. The feature can be indefinitely retriggered.
The excitement will reach boiling point when you enter the jackpot bonus game as you are guaranteed to win one of the four jackpots. While the Major and Grand are progressive, the Mini and Minor are fixed at 5x and 10x your total bet. The default seed value is set at 400 credits for the Major and at 5,000 credits for the Grand Jackpot.
Each wild symbol landing on a spin is added to the treasure chest on top of the reels and increases the chance to have a shot at the jackpots. The bonus game will trigger randomly when you land at least one blue and the red wild in one spin. The slot will lead you to a new screen with 12 coffins where you can pick until you reveal three matching jackpot symbols. Obviously, it will be often the Mini and Minor but each round will be a suspenseful moment as it could be your lucky day to win one of the progressives.
Die-hard Novo fans never bothered about the rudimentary graphics as the slots from this developer are known for their high volatility and big win potential. While we are not particularly into Novo slots, we can see the attraction of games such as Book of Ra or Lord of the Ocean. Vampire Fortunes does not quite reach the level of those two in the normal game play but makes up for it with the progressive jackpots.