Dark Thirst Slot Machine
Dark Thirst is a 5 reel 25 pay line game by 1x2 Gaming. This game appeals to the vampire fanatics of the world. With the new interest in vampires that was brought on by the books and movies based on Twilight, this game will find many more players who enjoy the dark theme.
This game brings back all the mythical vampire repellants like garlic, wooden crosses, and holy water. The symbols used in this game take you back to Dracula and the 19th century era where hunting vampires was something only the bravest warriors would attempt.
This game is packed with well-designed graphics, symbols, and special features that keep you entertained while playing. Watch for the scatter and bonus symbols to really reward you for your brave attempts of capturing the elusive blood sucking vampire.
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Dark Thirst Slot Machine Overview
The game takes you into a dark and spooky house where you're looking out a window at the full moon. The background is so well done it gives the game its old time feel and raises the spooky factor up exponentially.
The reels are housed in a window frame with the outline of the house you're in and the full moon is shining in. As you play you see bats fly across the dark sky. The pay lines for the game are labeled along each side of the reels.
The window you're looking out has obviously seen better days. This is represented with the well placed splintering of the wood and the spider webs found in the corners. The title is displayed at the top of the game and the words Dark Thirst seem to be written in some unwitting victim's blood. Around the title you can see the smears of blood that were left behind from the one who wrote the words. The background and atmosphere of this game lend to the spine tingling feel of the game.
The music and sound effects on this game match the theme perfectly. With the spooky feel of the graphics and symbols you can only expect a creepy soundtrack. That's what you get with this game.
Even with the sound track being just what the game calls for it's a short track and is repeated strangely. It's not on an auto loop like most games; instead it's like the track stops and then restarts after a short pause. This is the only thing about the track we would change.
After a while the music does get irritating but you can always just mute the sound if you want. The soundtrack is a full orchestra that's leading you into to the dark. It seems spooky with the way the instruments are being played. As the track gets towards the end the excitement grows as if you've just been captured by the vampire that's been hunting you.
The animations that are found in this game are limited but the ones you do see are theme oriented. When you get a winning combination you see the symbols that make up the win come to life. Examples of these animations are the vampire coming around the wooden plank to grab you on the wild symbol and the book and rosary moving as though being summoned.
The best animations come in the bonus game. When you're taken to the bonus game you watch your character dig up past victims of the vampire to win more money. Your character really digs the ground up to reveal a corpse underneath.
TThe background has some animation also added to it. At different intervals you see a flock of bats fly across the sky. Another set will fly directly in front of the window you're looking out of.
Dark Thirst Pay Table and Graphics
Symbols and payouts for Dark Thirst are as follows:
This scary lady will sub for all symbols except the bonus and scatter symbols. This symbol will pay the highest prize on any win line. If you receive 2 or more on a win line the bonus pays 5 times for a combination of 2, 200 times for a combination of 3, 2000 times for a combination of 4, and 7500 times for 5.
The Head Vampire makes his appearance in the game as the scatter symbol. When you get 3 or more of him anywhere on the reels you will be awarded 10 free spins. This scatter symbol will triple the wins you receive during free spins. It doesn't stop there though this symbol also has its own pay out if you get combinations on a win line. It pays 2 times for a combination of 2, 4 times for a combination of 3, 25 times for a combination of 4, and 100 times for a combination of 5.
When you match three of these tombstones you will be taken to a new screen. Getting 3 or more of these symbols will trigger the bonus round when they appear on a normal win line. The bonus round can only be triggered once per spin.
The male vampire pays 50 times for a combination of 3, 100 times for a combination of 4, and 500 times for a combination of 5.
Vampire Teeth The vampire teeth pay 15 times for a combination of 3, 75 times for a combination of 4, and 250 times for a combination of 5.
The vampire bat pays 10 times for a combination of 3, 50 times for a combination of 4, and 125 times for a combination of 5.
The goblet of blood pays 5 times for a combination of 3, 50 times for a combination of 4, and 100 times for a combination of 5.
The Bible and rosary pays 5 times for a combination of 3, 25 times for a combination of 4, and 100 times for a combination of 5.
The holy water pays 2 times for a combination of 2, 15 times for a combination of 4, and 75 times for a combination of 5.
The garlic and pestle pays 2 times for a combination of 3, 15 times for a combination of 4, and 75 times for a combination of 5.
The symbols designed for this game are well done and all of them raise the spook factor of the game. The symbols aren't high definition but the artistry of them is well done. They don't look overly cartoony and they go well with the other features of the game.
Dark Thirst Slot Extra Features
The special features for Dark Thirst are great. You get three different chances to get special wins and even a trip to a different game to try your luck at increasing your win amounts.
The first of the three special features is the wild symbol. Just like most wild symbols this one will sub for any symbol on the reels aside from the scatter and bonus symbol. What makes this feature differ from so many others on the market is that it has its own chance to pay you a win. This symbol will always pay the highest possible pay out when it's subbing for other symbols but when it completes a winning combination you receive much higher payouts.
The scatter symbol for this game is the Head Vampire. He wants you to keep playing so he can get his chance at your neck. He gives you 10 free spins any time he shows up on the reels 3 times. This symbol doesn't have to be on a pay line to trigger the free spins. Once you've triggered the free spins on any wins you get the pay outs are tripled.
That's not all either; this symbol like the wild has its own pay out when it does appear two or more times on a pay line. So our head vampire isn't all bad.
The bonus symbol for this game is a tombstone so there's no wonder that the bonus game when triggered takes you to a spooky grave yard. In this game you're tasked with digging up the bodies that have been buried here.
BBe careful; you only want to rescue the ones who haven't completely decomposed. For every grave you dig up that has a corpse in it you're awarded a win. When you dig up a skeleton the game is over and the amounts revealed on the tombstones are totaled and added to your bank.
Dark Thirst offers you 25 pay lines. Since the pay lines are not fixed on this game you're able to decide if you want to play all 25 or not. When you place your wager it will be divided up to cover the selected amount of pay lines.
Like will all other games that have unfixed pay lines we recommend you play all of the available lines. When you play all of the pay lines you'll increase your chance of getting winning combinations. Since there isn't a sure fire way to know exactly which pay lines win the most or even which line will win next there really is no reason not to play all that are available to you.
This game offers you the ability to change the value of your bet after each spin. The range of betting is set from .01 to $.50 per coin being used. You can change how many coins are being played on each spin. You have a choice to use one coin per spin and up to five coins per spin.
TThese betting options allow anyone interested in playing the game to come and take a trip back to the time where vampires roamed the earth. Even the most conservative gamblers will find this game to be just right for them.
The Return to Player for this game is 97.32%. This is an amazing RTP for a slot machine game to achieve. Remember that this game is still a slot machine so you're not guaranteed a win and if you don't watch out you have a bigger chances of losing.
This game won't make you a millionaire overnight but it gives you reasonable wins over the course of play. As long as you keep your head on you should be able to walk away better than when you started from time to time.
Dark Thirst game rules are in line with most other five reel slot machines. Below are the main rules:
- Most wins are formed from right to left, beginning with the leftmost reel.
- If two or more wins are formed in the same line, only the highest payout is awarded.
- Any misuse or malfunction will abort the game and everything will be reset to default.
- The wild card cannot start free spins; you must get three or more scatter symbols to receive free spins.
- Scatter symbols will trigger free spins from anywhere on the reels
- Bonus game will be triggered when three or more bonus symbols appear normal win line from left to right.
- The wild will sub for all symbols except the scatter and bonus symbols.
- The wild and scatter symbols also have a payout amount when they appear on a win line.
For those who find vampires intriguing, this game is for you. With the wonderfully done background and game atmosphere you'll feel like you have been transported back in time to the 19th century. It'll make you feel like there's something lurking around every corner.
The symbols for the game are well crafted and theme oriented. They have great pay outs and with the sheer number of them you'll find yourself making more and more winning combinations the longer you play. The special features for this game are great.
The scatter symbol giving free spins and then triples your wins received during the free spin. Then to add to that, the ability to get even more pay outs if you get two or more on a pay line, this symbol just keeps on giving.
Then you have the wild and bonus symbols which both have great features associated with them as well. The wild not only helps you make winning combinations but when it appears on a pay line two or more times it pays you some of the highest pay outs we've seen.
Don't forget about the spooky grave yard bonus game. Help resurrect the corpse in the grave yard to add to your wins but watch out for those pesky skeletons that end your game.
With all of these special features combined with the overall great design of the game you won't go wrong any time you play Dark Thirst. 1x2 Gaming hit it out of the park with this game.