Count Duckula is a 5 reel, 20 to 40 payline jackpot slot from Blueprint Gaming. Playable on all devices from 20p to £500 per spin, you are immersed into a world of vicious vampire ducks where spooktacular wins can be won – there are a number of bonus features including randomly triggered modifiers.
Visually, it’s inspired by Count Dracula but has a duck twist – it has cartoon style graphics and is set in a graveyard. Symbols on the reels including playing cards (A, K, Q and J), cuckoo clocks, haunted pianos, Castle Duckula, his crest and Count Dracula himself – he’s the highest value symbol giving you 500 times your line stake for 5 on a payline. There is also a wild (the heart with a stake through it) which also offers the maximum 500 coins value.
Count Duckula comes with 4 randomly triggered bonus features – also known as In-Game Modifiers. On any spin, Duckula, Igor or Nanny can be active and appear at the side of the reels. Then will then proceed to walk onto the reels to reward you with a bonus feature. They are as follows:
- Count Duckula Wilds feature – Duckula will walk on and disappear into a wild symbol. This will then spawn more wilds on the reels. A spin follows with the wilds on the reels.
- Igor Mystery Potion feature – Igor walks onto the reels with a potion tray. He falls by the reels with the potion exploding – this will leaving mystery symbols which display 1 of the same symbol.
- Nanny Colossal Spin feature – Nanny walks onto the reels with a Colossal Wild added. Nanny then pulls the wild onto the reel where a 3×3 Colossal Wild symbol can land.
- Count Duckula Winged Win Spin feature – Duckula can walk onto the reels and call for his bats to take away symbols – this will reveal jackpot symbols.
The main attraction is the Duckula Wall of Fame which is accessed when you get 3 or more Count Duckula bonus symbols on the reels. Here, you spin to win 1 of 5 quacking bonus features or the Rapid Fire Cashpot. You can also gamble to improve your bonus feature – even if you lose, you’ll get a mystery cash prize. Onto the bonus features:
- Tombstone Bonus feature – you will come across a number of tombstones. Pick from them to win cash prizes. Once you reveal Dr Von Goosewing, the feature will end.
- Ancestor Pick Me Bonus feature – you will see picture frames on the wall in Castle Duckula where you make picks. If you reveal 3 Duckula heads, you are taken to the Super Bonus for bigger prizes. Again, revealing Dr Von Goosewing will end the feature.
- Dr Von Goosewing Free Spins feature – you are taken to Dr Von Goosewing’s lair featuring sticky wilds. You will receive 10 free spins with all wilds become sticky (locked in place).
- Wild Heart Free Spins feature – you are taken to Castle Duckula where you will get 10 free spins on a 4×5 reel set with 40 paylines. You can collect a maximum of 20 Wild Hearts during the feature with a Duckula Wild Spin at the end – all collected wilds are then added to the reels for the Duckula’s Wild Spin which can be retriggered multiple time.
- Count Duckula’s Big Money Bonus feature – you will see that Duckula has been strapped to a money wheel by Dr Von Goosewing. You spin the money wheel giving you a big money multiplier each time. Each value you land on becomes a Dr Von Goosewing segment – the feature ends once you land on Dr Von Goosewing.
- Rapid Fire Cashpot feature – this is a mini jackpot that runs throughout the game. You will see the cashpot meter which is displayed by the red inside the tomato sauce which has a number of different levels – ths shows you when the average cashpot is triggered. You are more like to trigger the cashpot when the tomato sauce is full – hopefully your luck is in!
As you have read, there’s plenty going on in Count Duckula – graphically, it’s very good and is quirky and fun. There’s enough bonus features to keep you coming back for more but I particularly like the Dr Von Goosewing Free Spins feature due to getting 10 free spins with sticky wilds. It’s a medium variance title with balanced wins throughout. I also recommend you try some of Blueprint Gaming’s other titles such as the excellent Fortunes of Sparta.