Van Helsing’s Book of the Undead Slot is a 2020 release from 1x2Gaming. Here we take on the theme of Van Helsing, the arch enemy of Count Dracula, with a trip to Transylvania and get to witness all the associated imagery, including vampire brides, crossbows, magical potions and Van Helsing himself. There are dozens of “book of” type slots out there but does this one bring anything new to the table?
Sound and Graphics
Value for Money
Van Helsing’s Book of the Undead slot looks decent enough and with the “book of” type bonuses it’s pretty hard to go wrong. This game doesn’t try anything new and has nothing special to offers players. However, if you’re a fan of this type of slot it’s probably worth a few spins to see how the bonus pans out for you. It’s medium volatility so it likely won’t rip your balance whilst you try and bonus it but then again it’s less likely to hit the big wins when you do.
Van Helsing's Book of the Undead Slot Stats
How it Pays and Plays
Van Helsing’s Book of the Undead is set on 5 reels on 3 rows. There are 10 fixed paylines.
The volatility is marked as 3/5, so pretty much medium. The RTP is just slightly lower than average at 95.8%.
Bets range from 10p/cents up to $/£/€50 per spin, allowing access for both lower stakes slots players and catering to those whose bank balances are significantly larger.
The free spins round includes the selection of one special symbol as an expanding symbol.
Symbols and Graphics
Van Helsing’s Book of the Undead is set on a background of Transylvania looking towards Draculas castle which can just be seen peering out above the reels and in the clouds. The reels are framed by a gothic looking carving with 2 dragon heads to either side. It looks like a crisp winters day and there’s a sense of foreboding, helped along by the soundtrack. Once yoyu enter the free spins bonus round the background turns to nighttime and you can see a full moon shining brightly in the sky.
The lower paying symbol run from 10’s through to Aces.
Premium symbols include, in ascending order, Van Helsing’s crossbow, a vial of holy water, Draculas vampire bride and Van Helsing as the top paying regular symbol.
The book symbol acts as both a Wild and a Scatter symbol. It’s a rather magical looking book which is locked shut and radiates a glowing blue and purple light from it.
Free Spins Bonus
Land 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols to trigger the free spins bonus. Regardless of how many Scatters land you’ll only ever get 10 free spins. However, you can retrigger the free spins round with 3 or more Scatters. You don’t get an extra symbol added though.
Once 3 Scatters land it’s the same drill as usual with a “book of” slot. You’ll see Van Helsing’s Book of the Undead flip through the pages to reveal what will be your special symbol. This can be anything except the book symbol itself.
Whether you get a high paying premium symbol or one of the Royals will dictate the payout potential, it’s always a worrisome moment when you see the top valued symbol selected though, as you know it’s unlikely to show up but if it does land even just 4 in once you’ll be seriously in the money.
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