Enjoy some Gothic horror romance in Blood Queen, a 5 reel, 30 payline slot from Iron Dog Studio. Boasting high spec sound and visuals, look out for expanding gargoyle wilds that can fill multiple reels and a bonus feature that awards up to 50 free spins with wild extras. Play from between 30p and £90 per spin.

A moonlit graveyard is the setting for Blood Queen. The lower value playing cards are set within gem-encrusted pendants. They’re joined by tusks, a grotesque demon and a ruby. More rewarding still is the dapper figure of Van Hell who awards 800 coins if you land 5 on a payline and the Blood Queen who awards 1,000 coins for a 5-symbol combination.

The gargoyle is the wild – when it lands on the top position of a reel, it drops down and turns the whole of that reel wild. It’s possible to land multiple stacked wilds on the same spin which can deliver some impressive results.

Blood Queen comes with a Free Spins feature. Land 3, 4 or 5 of the scatter featuring a Van Hell and the Blood Queen in a heart and you’ll be awarded 20, 30 or 50 free spins. You’ll be given the pick of 2 rounds in which to play them:

Opt for Van Hell and you’ll receive Holy Water Wilds – when these land, they spread for the 4 free spins that follow and then disappear. These wilds start moving vertically then horizontally.

Choose the Blood Queen free spins and you’ll play with Blood Potion wilds – these can fill any of the middle 3 reels. When they hit, they shift 1 reel to the left before disappearing when they hit reel 1. It’s possible to land multiple Blood Potion wilds on the same free spin.

Blood Queen is a very well-designed slot. The visuals have a creepy, Gothic feel and are very well constructed. The same goes for the sweeping orchestral score. The range of extras isn’t especially wide but the free spins offer a little something different. Both the Holy Water and Blood Potion wilds liven up the free spins and can deliver some cracking action if you land more than 1 of them on the same free spin.

We enjoyed this horror themed slot from Iron Dog Studio. Combining creepy, high-end sound and imagery with some innovative extras in the free spins round make an audience with the Blood Queen well worth it – its medium to high variance with possible wins of up to 4,000 times your stake on each spin! If you like the theme, I highly recommend Full Moon Fortunes by Ash Gaming and Halloween by Microgaming.