Bloodthirst Slot Review – Hacksaw Gaming
I have returned after my adventures at ICE London and had a mini break from reviewing games. In this time away, a lot of slots have been announced and launched by providers. The first of many is by studio Hacksaw Gaming, who kicked off the year with the successful launch of ‘RIP City‘ followed by the release of ‘Frank’s Farm‘. In today’s review, we are learning all about ‘Bloodthirst’, which was released on the 2nd of February.
This slot is centred around different scary creatures in the darkness of the night. The game background displays a wilderness landscape, with a castle-like structure on the right and a forest on the left. All in front of mountains and under a foggy night sky with a full moon. Low-paying symbols are stone, like the reel border lacking colour. Premium symbols are vibrant, standing out with incredible detail within the artwork, especially the full reel versions. Hacksaw Gaming is stepping up its game with recent releases with new creative ideas for artwork and animations.
Bloodthirst has a setup of 5 reels by 4 rows; this includes 10 set pay lines. This slot is high variance with a set RTP of 96.19% and a max win capped at 10,000x. You can bet from £0.10 to £100.
Bloodthirst Symbols & Pay Table
There are 11 symbols in total; this includes 5 low-paying symbols. These are represented by 10, J, Q, K and A. There are also 4 premium symbols; these are represented by a Ghoul Monster, a Vampire Monster, a Werewolf Monster and a Demon Monster. In addition to these regular symbols are a Free Spins scatter and a Wild symbol. The highest paying symbol is the Wild symbol, which pays 20x for 5 across a pay line and substitutes for all regular symbols.
Bloodthirst Features & Mechanics
When 4 high-paying symbols of the same kind land on a reel, they will expand into a ‘Monster Reel’. Each Monster Reel is 1 of the 4 monster premiums and awards an individual extra prize after an expansion. Prizes are Ghoul Monster = 5x, Vampire Monster = 10x, Werewolf Monster = 15x and Demon Monster = 20x.
When 5 high-paying symbols of the same kind land on a reel, they will expand into a ‘Monster Reel’. Each Monster Reel is 1 of the 4 monster premiums, and their extra prizes or regular line wins are not paid out. A Monster Takeover awards a Mega Prize. Prizes are Ghoul Monster = 100x, Vampire Monster = 250x, Werewolf Monster = 1,000x and Demon Monster = 2,500x.
Landing 3 scatters during a base game spin will trigger the ‘Bloodthirst’ feature. Awarding 10 Free Spins, during spins, there is a higher chance to trigger the expanding ‘Monster Reels’ by landing 4 stacked symbols of the same kind on a reel. This feature can be purchased for 100x your chosen stake.
Landing 4 scatters during a base game spin will trigger the ‘Immortals’ feature. Awarding 10 Free Spins, at the start of the bonus 1 of the 4 premium symbols are selected as the main symbol for the duration of this feature. This special selected symbol is the only symbol that can expand into ‘Monster Reels’ during spins. When a Monster Reel of the special symbol expands on a reel, the indicator above is activated for the duration of this feature. At the end of Free Spins, Monster Reels expand on the reels with activated indicators. Landing the ‘Upgrade’ scatter symbol will upgrade the selected main symbol to the next premium symbol. Indicators above each reel will also be upgraded to match. This feature can be purchased for 200x your chosen stake.
Overall, this slot is going to be a successful launch within the casino market and perfect for high-volatility players, with a max win capped at 10,000x, Bonus Buy options and two main bonus features, each with unique mechanics. A Demon Monster Reel awards 2,500x during Free Spins; what’s not to love? Be sure to try out this slot for yourself and check out our exclusive casino offers.