Thanks to the Twilight Saga, countless people around the world started to sympathise with the idea of what it means to be a vampire – with many superfans even going as far as to want to be a vampire themselves. Of course, vampires aren't real, and without an attractive cast with sparkly skin to entice us in, they're not very well loved.
Feeding on the blood of the innocent to stay alive and hunting their prey at night, vampires are not people you'd want to mess with – especially when they congregate in groups. Now, Yggdrasil Gaming are leaving behind the vintage stylings of Fatz's Diner Gigablox and giving us their take on this. So, enter the dark underworld with vampire clans as they gather in New York City on a Blood Moon night in Vampire Riches DoubleMax.
With RTP options available up to 96.0%, this super highly volatile release can produce wins up to 25,000x bet.
Like I said, we're in New York City today on a Blood Moon night as we gather amongst vampire clans for a feast like no other. It's all quite dark with streetlights and spot lights offering the majority of the background lighting. The reels themselves, which are highlighted in a bright red glow, contain a variety of vampires in a style that fans of Raptor DoubleMax might recognise.
Aside from this, most of the attention is given to the multiplier ladder to the left of the reels, where players can see their multiplier double after every win. It's all finished off with a bold and eerie soundtrack to tie it all together.
Vampire Riches DoubleMax Base Features
Taking place across 5 reels, wins are formed on Vampire Riches by matching at least 3 symbols on adjacent reels, beginning with the leftmost reel. Each reel holds 3 symbols, producing 243 ways to win. Symbols available begin with non premiums, with Js, Qs, Ks and As, awarding wins between 0.10 and 0.50x bet for matches between 3 and 5 of a kind.
At the premium end, we have 4 vampires, styled to match their non premium counterpart in colour. Land 3 of a kind of any vampire to see wins between 0.20 and 0.50x bet, increasing to values between 1 and 2.50x bet for 5 of a kind matches. Finally, Wild symbols are available and substitute for all symbols except Free Spins Symbols.
There are a few different features to cover in Vampire Riches, beginning with Golden Bet, wherein by betting an additional 20%, the chance of landing Free Spins is doubled.
Next up are cascades. On every spin, all symbols involved in a win will be removed from the reels, with all remaining symbols dropping down to the bottommost available position on their respective reels.
New symbols will then drop in from above to fill the remaining gaps, but before this happens 1 Wild symbol will be added to the reels in a random empty position.
This continues until no new wins are formed.
Working hand in hand with this is the multiplier. Each time a win occurs, the multiplier is doubled.
The multiplier starts at x1 and is doubled for every win that follows, with no upper limit. The current multiplier value is applied to all wins that follow.
The multiplier resets ahead of the next spin.
Vampire Riches DoubleMax Bonus
Land 3, 4 or 5 Free Spins symbols to trigger 7, 9 or 11 Free Spins respectively.
During Free Spins things continue in much the same way with Wild symbols and multipliers working hand in hand, except that now the multiplier does not reset between spins.
Players in appropriate regions can skip straight to the action with 3 Buy Bonus options.
- 7 Free Spins – 100x bet
- 9 Free Spins – 200x bet
- 11 Free Spins – 500x bet
The maximum win available in Vampire Riches DoubleMax is 25,000x bet. If the sum of a single game round exceeds this, the game round will end and 25,000x bet will be awarded.
There's plenty happening in Vampire Riches to keep players interested, particularly those that had a fondness for Raptor when it was released. This isn't simply a reskin though – moving from fixed lines to ways to win means that there's an entirely new maths model buried underneath these creatures, which means a new experience for players.
When it comes to mechanics and features though, things have pretty much stayed the same – match 3 or more symbols, get extra Wilds, double your multiplier, and repeat. It's Free Spins where things get much more exciting though, with the win multiplier continuing to double after every win and not resetting between spins. When the right combinations occur, wins are possible up to 25,000x bet.
Finally, maths is rated super highly volatile and RTP options are available up to 96.0%, so as always it's worth checking this. All this to say, if you liked Raptor, you'll like Vampire Riches DoubleMax.
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