Blood Queen is your typical vampire themed pokie game, the kind of title where you’re seeing real monsters, rather than pretty looking vampires that look more at home on a runway as models. The design of Blood Queen seems to get a lot of things right, using a haunted mansion type of look for the game. It’s also getting some inspiration from the Gothic style.
While looking at the selected symbols, it might not start perfectly, since you’re getting the poker logos at first, but once you get past the low paying area, you end up with images of wooden stakes, vampire monsters, rubies and the two main characters. The feature symbols are going to use logos, gargoyle statues, plus vials of holy water and blood.
The name of the company that’s offering us Blood Queen is Iron Dog Studio. This is not an independent studio, rather more of a subsidiary and a brand of 1x2Network.
The studio is based in UK and it’s a recent addition to the company. They have a small number of pokies right now, including Blood Queen of course, but also titles like Gifts of Ostara, Cosmic Crystals or Cherry Blast. I enjoyed what I’ve seen them release so far.
How To Play It
The betting options are accessed when you click on the wager value, at the bottom. You are working with 30 active lines, for which you are required to place wagers in a range of $0.30 to $90. The obvious line bet range is between $0.01 and $3.
It looks like a fun and easy game to play, accessible on desktop and mobile devices, just like any other self-respecting slot machine being launched right now. It’s a mobile friendly design, with just a couple of options given.
The base game has a regular wild symbol to give you, one which shows a vampire that’s turned to stone. Wild symbols are capable of appearing at the top position of the reels, at which point they can expand and cover the reel. As wilds, they are natural substitutes for all other regular symbols, if that will get you a new combination. You can get multiple wilds to pop up at the same time.
Among the feature symbols, there is one to pay attention to, which is showing you the image of the two main characters, as they’re about to share a kiss. A scatter symbol, it will be required to appear 3, 4 or 5 times, before it can give you 20, 30 or 50 free spins.
At this point, you can pick the Van Hell’s or Blood Queen’s free spins. Van Hell brings aboard a wild symbol that has the vial of holy water, and which will spread and become sticky. The other variant, from the Blood Queen, has a blood vial for its image. In its case, you will get expanding wild reels on the middle three columns.
The Vials with Blood and Holy Water are the perfect choices for the two wild symbols used in this game. Each one has a different feature to give you, and only during the free spins, where they are available.
A combination with the right symbols covering all positions of a line will pay 1,000 coins at most, which means that you could win $3,000.
Blood Queen is a very good pokie, particularly for a new studio. It has great graphics and a decent spread of features.