Vampire Senpai Slot Review – Quickspin
Quickspin is one studio who takes their time for slot releases, with one game planned per month for the year 2020. Plus more focus on slot projects shows more thought out ideas and work put into each until perfection on release. The last game I reviewed is ‘Arcane Gems‘, which shows simple gameplay matched with high volatility. Quickspin always impresses me with their visuals and detail put into them. The provider recently revealed their game release for the month of July, with nothing stopping their planned out schedule. This new slot is titled ‘Vampire Senpai‘, set to release July 14th across all sites.
Vampire Senpai is a mixture of two well-known slot themes, the mix of vampires and a senpai is definitely a unique pick by the studio. A senpai is said to be an upperclassman who mentors underclassman and is originated from Anime in Japan. Quickspin said their inspiration is actually from Chinese folklore, where undead creatures known as the ‘Jiangshi appear with outstretched arms and stiff posture, preying on humans to absorb their life force. It is nice to see something new brought to the casino industry and Quickspin thought outside of the box to do so. The slot background is beautiful scenery set in Japan with cherry blossom trees and a pillared wooden structure. Also lanterns and other scenery to create a beautiful backdrop for the reel set. Overall, I think Quickspin has definitely impressed with this release just based on the visual aspect.
This slot has a setup of 5 reels by 5 rows, this includes 40 set pay lines. Vampire Senpai is a high variance game with a set RTP of 96.19% and max win capped at 8,894x. You can bet from £0.10 – £100.
Vampire Senpai Slot Review Paytable & Symbols
There are 11 symbols in total, this includes 4 low paying symbols. These are represented by J, Q, K and A. There are also 3 premium symbols, these are represented by purple, green and red coloured character heads. In addition to these regular symbols is bell bonus scatter, vampire wild, turned wilds and talisman wilds. The highest paying symbol is the wild symbols, which pay 20x for a line up of 5 in the base game and 40x in the free spins feature.
Vampire wilds substitute for all symbols except turned wilds, talisman wilds and bonus scatter. Each vampire wild that lands during free spins award an extra spin. Talisman wilds substitute for all symbols except vampire wilds turned wilds and bonus scatters. Each talisman wild that lands during the free spins feature awards an extra spin.
Vampire Senpai Slot Review Features
One feature in the base game is ‘Talisman Mystery Wilds Feature‘, randomly activated on any spin. Chance of 3-9 talisman wilds to appear on reels 1-4. Talisman wilds do not naturally appear in the base game on reels.
Any vampire wild landing on the reel set converts any surrounding premium symbols into turned wilds, which substitute for all symbols except other wilds and the bonus scatter.
Central to Vampire Senpai is the ‘Reanimated Free Spins Bonus‘, triggered by landing 3 or more scatters during one spin. 3 Scatters Award = 7 Free Spins, 4 Scatters Award = 9 Free Spins and 5 Scatters Award = 12 Free Spins. Any vampire wild landing during these spins will remain on the reel set and move symbol position at the beginning of each free spin. Any Talisman wild that lands will stay locked in place or the whole feature. Each wild that lands will award 1 extra spin.
Overall, I think Quickspin has done a fantastic job creating Vampire Senpai. The main focus is the variety of wilds, which creates high volatility and exciting gameplay. Paired with a max win capped at 8,894x, I am glad there is something new coming to the casino industry. Be sure to try the game for yourself on release and check out our exclusive casino offers.