There is a certain mysterious elegance that comes with the vampire/gothic genre, and in many ways, it’s hard to put your finger on exactly why that’s the case. Our hope is that the Vlad’s Castle slot game by Eyecon can give us a better indication as to what the allure really stems from if only to figure out why it’s so popular.
We are welcomed into the home of the one and only Vladimir, and in doing so, we seem to not-so-subtly enter a universe that combines the entertainment of Count Olaf with the sinister nature of Count Dracula.
The standard 5×3 reel layout gives the symbols in question a lot of time and space to breathe, and the theming also seems to stick throughout the entirety of the base game – which is a welcome surprise. There are also 25 paylines to work your way through, all of which are shown pretty clearly whenever you land on a winning combination in the Vlad’s Castle slot game.
The standard playcards are on display as symbols from 9 up to the ace, with all of them working alongside the theming to make for some really smooth design work. From there we move onto the themed symbols such as a bat, a rose, a coffin, a girl and so much more.
The return to player (RTP) percentage is an obstacle that all slot players must contend with because even if you want to just load up your game and get on with it, there’s always going to be that thought in the back of your mind that insists upon trying to figure out what sort of experience you’re going to have.
The same is true of the Vlad’s Castle slot game, with the RTP coming in at between 95.30% and 95.38%. That doesn’t exactly encourage a lot of confidence as it’s considered to be slightly below average, but with the volatility being viewed as quite high, there’s definitely potential for some big winnings – confirmed by the fact that you could walk away with 5,000x your initial stake, with a maximum stake of $/€/£12.50.
The soundtrack and animations have been orchestrated perfectly to suit the needs of this slot, and while it may be a bit spooky, it doesn’t lose that exciting aura that we feel from the moment we load the game up.
Vladimir himself is the wild symbol and can help to increase your financial gain substantially, but the Portrait mode is the real winner on the table here. If you find three of the castle scatter symbols you will have the chance to win some tasty prizes, whereas finding three or more Vlads can lead to up to 25 free spins.
Vlad’s Castle slot game fits in with the genre, offers up some nice opportunities for high rollers, and can even be quite repetitive for those who might not consider themselves to be interested in this sort of field.
In short, it’s a home run that needs to be seen to be believed.