They say there’s a slot for everyone, and if you like black and shouty music then this slot is almost certainly the one for you. Blood Queen is the vampire-themed slot to end all vampire-themed slots, hamming up just about every single gothic trope there is to give players an insight into the world of the doomed love story between vampires and humans.
So is this game a queen among vampires, or does it just suck? Let’s take a look in our Blood Queen slot game review.
The Blood Queen slot game doesn’t have time for sparkly tweens or hunky anti-heroes, because this is about as traditional a vampire story as you’re likely to find. Every gothic trope you can imagine is on display, from spooky mist wreathed graveyards to grinning gargoyles and Victorian portraits, while a wind-blasted moor at moonlight graces the background of the reels.
The low-value symbols here are unfortunately the standard 9 – A icons given a gothic makeover, but the high-value symbols look much better, including portraits of the two star crossed lovers, demon creatures, wooden stakes and magic gems. Most of the game is rather static, but thankfully most of the symbols are animated to add a bit of movement to wins.
There isn’t a huge amount of interest to say about the base mechanics in this game, which are fairly typical of modern slot games, with five reels and three rows to play on as well as 30 pay lines. There is also a wild symbol, represented by a vial of holy water, and a scatter that is represented by the lovers entwined within a heart. The wild is actually even more useful than it seems because when it lands on the topmost row it can poof into an image of the Blood Queen which takes up the whole reel. One thing that is quite exciting is the payout offered by the top paying symbol, the Blood Queen, which at 1000x your stake is a pretty inviting figure when betting the top amount of £/$/€45 resulting in an RTP of 96.06%
Landing three or more of the heart scatters opens up the exciting bonus rounds in this slot, which gives you the opportunity to choose between the side of the mortals or the side of the vampires, vampire hunter Van Helsing and the Blood Queen herself. Depending on how many scatters you landed, you can have between 20 and 50 free spins, a truly enormous amount. Van Helsing superpowers your holy water wilds, making them expand sideways to cover four slots in order to generate more wins. The Blood Queen transforms all the Blood Queen expanding wilds into walking wilds, moving one space the left with every spin until they fall off the reels.
If you like vampires or just slots that are imaginative and make good use of a theme, then Blood Queen is an excellent option. The art and design are great, the main game is nice and rewarding, while there are some truly excellent bonuses to be had in terms of wilds and free spins. While the theme might not be for everyone, you can’t argue that it makes for a compelling experience!