If you like vampire-related movies and books, you will likely be drawn to Count Spectacular the online video slot by RTG. This not so horror-laden game is a 5-reel slot with 25 paylines that was released in 2010. Although it is no longer one of the newest online slots, it is still a favorite amongst many casino players from around the world. The gothic graphics are more cute than creepy and don’t impart any gruesome thirst for blood, so don’t let the theme turn you off before giving the reels a test drive. Count Spectacular features expanding wilds (the same thing as stacked wilds more or less), scatters, 2 randomly triggered progressive jackpots that can hit any time, and an intriguing free spins bonus round with a twist.
Somewhere amid the vampire’s lair, adorned with spider webs ornate columns, you will find Count Spectacular in all of his glory. Complementing the theme are the symbols on the reels, which include the Blonde, the Goblin, the Wolf, the Casket, the Bat, the Stage Coach, the Garlic, the Secret Potion, the Mirror, and the Lantern. Even better than all of these symbols is the fact that this is an BlackBerry-friendly slot machine, not to mention that it is compatible with many other mobile devices too.
The Count is wild and substitutes all other symbols (including scattered Castles symbols) to complete winning combinations. Interestingly, the Count expands to cover all positions on any reel he lands on, translating to huge payouts. Five wilds on a wagered line will award a top payout worth 10,000 coins. The Castle on the other hand pays out between 2X and 200X your total bet, but they do not trigger the bonus rounds.
This slot also features the standard RTG randomly awarded progressive jackpot, as well as a second minor progressive jackpot. Both jackpots can be triggered randomly at the end of any spin. Unfortunately, because these jackpots are triggered randomly, you won’t be able to use any of your favorite slot machine strategies to increase your chances of winning one of these jackpots.
To activate the Free Spins feature you will need expanding wilds on reel 1 and 5 at the same time. What makes Count Spectacular different is that the free spins feature offers two choices of bonus rounds. Choose between 12 free spins with all wins tripled or 4 re-spins with locked wilds on reels 1 and 5.
Count Spectacular betting limits start at 0.01 per line, up to 25 lines, making for a minimum spin on all paylines just 0.25 credits. On the other end of the spectrum, the max bet per line is 5.00, so wagering on all 25 paylines at the maximum amount will cost you 125.00. There are many bet levels in between for those players who prefer medium-limit slot bets.
You might be pleasantly surprised at the frequency of the Count’s appearance on the reels, as he seemingly jumps off the screen to pay you. There’s nothing complicated about this game, so if you’re new to online slots, Count Spectacular is a beginner slot to start on. More seasoned players might enjoy Triple Twister, another great RTG slot game.