The world of vicious vegetarian vampire ducks is brought back to life in this 5 reel 20 line Count Duckula mobile slot.
If you are not familiar with the early 90s British TV series then you probably have no need to even read this Count Duckula slot review.
This is for fans only. You’ve got the Count, Igor, Nanny, Doctor von Goosewings, the time clock and the mansion all represented, as well as generic Ace to 10 symbols.
This is not a scary Halloween slot, but there’s enough atmosphere to bring back a few nostalgic tears for the Saturday morning cartoon fans.
There’s a lot of bonus features here, and we go through each one below.
Here we will just say two things:
That last one is a little controversial because when you get 3 scatters you trigger a wheel of fortune, much like in the Golden Temple slot.
You’ll then win one of 5 bonus features, 3 click-me games, and 2 are free spins. Each can pay out at least 20x your bet, and the free spins much more than that.
Once you’ve won your feature, you can choose to play it or gambles it. The next wheel you play will let you win the next better bonus, or just instant cash wins.
Mostly you win instant cash, not going to lie. We tried it, at least 80% of the time you get about 15x your bet and never get to play a single bonus game.
But it’s the only way we’ve managed to trigger the Big Money Bonus, and that’s where we’ve won 200 times our bet, and the only special feature where winning that much feels possible.
It’s part of the Jackpot King progressive slot series, which is part of many Blueprint games and we don’t rate very much.
Mostly because the RTP of this slot machine is soo low because of it; as you play expect only 92.55%. It only increases to a decent 94.89% if you win one of the three jackpots.
And that’s not even a good number. A good number would be at least an RTP of 96% like in Wild Wild Chest by Red Tiger Gaming studios. So even trying to chase the jackpot is next to impossible.
Sure, this Count Duckula slot has a quirky theme and tons of features. But you can’t help, looking at the numbers, to quickly realise that this vampire isn’t as vegetarian as he might seem and will suck you dry eventually.
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|Mobile Slot released||April 2018|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 20 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||7.45 + Jackpot extra of 2.34% / 92.55%|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 500|
|Free spins||10 Free Spins / Either Sticky Wilds or Extra Wilds|
|Bonus rounds||Free Spins, Click Me Bonus, Multipliers, Colossal Wilds, Mystery Symbols, Extra Wilds, Win Spins|
Wilds: The heart with the stake running through it is the wild symbol and substitutes for all symbols except the bonus. It's also the highest paying symbol on the board.
Base Game Bonuses: On any spin, one of the three main characters can appear from the side of the reels and walk on to give you one of 4 features:
The Duckula Bonus Games: 3 Portraits of the count will trigger a wheel of fortune type bonus that will land on one of 5 possible bonus games.
They go in order of the ones with the least to the most wins:
Once you've won your feature, but before you play it, you'll have a chance to collect it or gamble it.
If you collect you play the feature as described above, if you gamble it you get another chance at the wheel of fortune.
Except for this time, the only symbols showing is the features next along the line and instant cash wins. (ie. gambling wild heart free spins will leave the reel with only Big Money Bonus symbols and cash wins.).
The gamble is that the cash wins are seldom as much as you could have won on the other 5 bonus features.
This Count Duckula slot on mobile is annoying. Mostly because we were quite enjoying this low volatility slot until we started looking at the numbers.
Then we realised that we weren't winning much of anything despite the many, many bonus slot features. It was only when we started being brave and gambling to get that big money bonus that we got our money back.
No nostalgia in the world is strong enough to keep us here; you are better off playing on the Microgaming Highlander slot for some 90s throwbacks instead.
That said, if you really love that vampire duck you can add a star to this online slot review, but that still makes it only just playable.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: October 6, 2021 - Rating