Universal Monsters Dracula online slot™ is the eighth NetEnt slot developed in cooperation with another brand and having a look at the name of this amazing video slot, it won’t be a surprise it is Universal™ that could not be missed as a developing partner. It is not the first time that the two entertainment companies partner up, but the combination of a leading software developer in iGaming and one of world’s largest American film studios has never worked out so well as with the Universal Monsters Dracula online slot™. That doesn’t mean they didn’t do a marvellous job creating Scarface™, Frankenstein™, Creature from the Black Lagoon™ and The Invisible Man™, they did for sure, but the two entertainment companies definitely brought the development of slot number five, the Universal Monsters Dracula online slot™, to a whole new level.
While Dracula’s history might go even further back in time, it was John William Polidori who wrote a short work of prose fiction known as The Vampyre. As far as I can find, vampirism was introduced in Polidori’s story which was created during a summer spent with Frankenstein creator Mary Shelley in 1816. The character Dracula was introduced by Irish author Bram Stoker when the Gothic horror novel Dracula was published in 1897, telling the story about world’s most famous bloodsucker and his attempt to move from Transylvania to England looking for new blood while spreading “the undead curse”. But despite the fact that Bram Stoker’s Dracula is often seen as the one and only Dracula, it does seem Dracula has been partly inspired by Sheridan Le Fanu’s “Carmilla” from 1871, and by Varney the Vampire, a lengthy penny dreadful serial from the mid-Victorian period by James Malcolm Rymer.
The moment you open the Universal Monsters Dracula online slot™, Dracula broods menacingly by the reels, waiting for some action. The action I am talking about has nothing to do with the spinning of the reels, but all with Dracula himself, the Bat feature and the fact Dracula is not meant to be a friendly spectator like Gonzo from Gonzo’s Quest™ is for example. I am rather intimidated by NetEnt’s Dracula and his appearance in the Universal Monsters Dracula online slot™ as I have seen friendlier looking vampires. At the same time I am also very impressed, because I can see this vampire is created by NetEnt’s most talented developers of which I am certain they have eye for detail too. If you take away the 5 reels, you would think you are watching a Disney™ movie instead of playing an online slot, that’s how detailed NetEnt’s Dracula is. Watching him turning into a cluster of bats is just one big spectacle, and so is the Bat feature which can be called a perfect combination of 3D animations and an innovative slot feature. No wonder NetEnt is called the leading developer of online casino games, mostly famous for its high quality video slots with the Universal Monsters Dracula online slot™ as one of my new favourites.
Online slot features
The way NetEnt added dramatic 3D animations to the reels, including a darkly brooding Dracula at the side of the reels, is simply amazing, and the same goes for the spine-chilling slot features. First of all there iss the Bat feature, an incredible new “hair-raising” slot feature which is definitely adding to the excitement of the game. This incredible main slot feature is supported by Free Spins, Stacked symbols, Stacked Wilds, and regular Wild symbols.
When a new NetEnt slot is being released, the chance a Wild feature is involved is rather big and one can be found in the Universal Monsters Dracula online slot™ too. Actually there are two Wild substitutions available in this branded slot game and both, the regular Wild and Stacked Wild, substitute for the highest possible winning combination on a bet line. During Free Spins a Wild can becomes Stacked which means it will take over the entire reel. Since a Stacked Wild will appear on reel 3 only, it will be the entire middle reel that becomes Wild.
The Bat feature is randomly activated and once it is, Dracula transforms himself into a cluster of bats. After this spectacular transformation, involving amazing 3D animations, bats will fly in landing anywhere on the spinning reels in a cluster formation, turning all selected symbols into the same random symbol, including the Wild symbol. And even though Free Spins can’t be won during the Main Game Bat feature, the Bat feature does make a comeback with every single spin during Free Spins.
The moment Free Spins get activated, you are about to see Dracula’s gentle side, a side you would not expect to see when playing the main game. I guess that’s what the Universal Monsters Dracula online slot™ is all about, a surprisingly innovative design and exciting slot features.
Love is finding its way in this slot game when the stacked Dracula appears on reel 2, hoping for his true love to appear on reel 4. Both sad looking, them being reunited by appearing both at the same time on reels 2 and 4, seems to bring warmth into their hearts. The story continues and somewhere across the mountains a lady is waiting patiently, while Dracula makes sure he looks as handsome as possible. Dating a vampire doesn’t seem easy and the proof can be found during the 10 Free Spins activated. As a pioneer in developing online casino games, NetEnt keeps on delivering proof too, the proof the company is a genius when it comes to the slot features.
During Free Spins Bats swoop dramatically onto the reels on every single spin, with incredible 3D animations as a result. Although the lady has to miss her ‘prince’ for a little while, this specific feature will bring you loads of excitement. The moment Dracula turns into a swarm of bats, you can only guess how many bats will fly onto the reels and transform symbols. There’s a chance all 20 bats will swoop onto the reels changing all symbols available into the same symbol creating an explosion of winnings. The Bat feature will be activated every single spin while two additional Free Spins will be added when the Stacked Wild symbol appears on reel 3.
The Free Spins feature ends with what starts as a romantic dance…
Universal Monsters Dracula Touch®
On the exact same date the Universal Monsters Dracula online slot™ online slot was released, a mobile casino version was launched too. This means this branded slot game is available on your mobile device too, no matter if an iPhone or Android, as long as your device is connected to the internet, you are able to play Universal Monsters Dracula Touch®, for real money or as a free mobile casino game.
NetEnt Touch® games have been developed in a way they become user friendly for players in a mobile casino, the reason NetEnt had to adjust the game navigation. Regarding the quality, design, game sounds, music, gameplay and slot features, the Touch® version of the Universal Monsters Dracula online slot™ will not show any differences which means the mobile slot game will be as packed with slot features including the brand-new Bat feature, Free Spins, Stacked symbols, and Wild symbols.