Reminiscent of an era traditionally associated with Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1970), IGT’s Bitten is an online 5-reel slot game, awash with archetypal vampire references to the dead and undead, immortality, the mysterious creatures of the night and an affinity and obsession for the blood of human beings. The images are similar to those found in a comic strip rather than a horror movie, and as such is not disgusting, but offers a fun twist to the generally bloody concepts of death and death.
In accordance with the convention, the Bitten logo is covered over an image of the full moon, and the reels are framed on both sides by fluttering bats and creepy-looking trees that branch into a tentacle-like shape.
Setting The Mood
Bitten’s sound effects complete the already creepy scene of the plot. The voice of a female vampire announces that “the darkness holds a great treasure”, reinforcing the central idea with a sensual and slightly ominous touch.
Symbols include those found on standard game cards such as ace, king, queen, jack, and card number ten, giving the game a classic casino feel. The Celtic Heart, equipped with a coffin, a crystal glass filled with ruby red liquid, and the almost notorious Chandelier also come into play.
Wild at heart
The Bitten logo also functions as the wild card and scatter symbol. Although the use of a game logo as a symbol is not a completely original idea, it is still a new idea. The wild symbol occupies its usual functional position of completing a winning combination. When combined with other symbols, the profits are doubled. The scatter symbol only needs to appear 3 times in any position on the reels, to qualify for a payout. Bets increase significantly when a total of 5 scatter symbols are landed on any payline. This will multiply the bet up to 250 times.
Tales from the Crypt
3 or more crypt symbols that land in any position on any of the 5 reels activate the free spin bonus round.
The number of free spins awarded is determined by an interactive choice made by the player, when asked to select a coffin from a set of three. An element of anticipation prevails when the chosen coffin reveals its loot. Free spins are played on different sets of reels.
Ease of access
Recording a player’s details is generally required to play Bitten. However, the game is playable online and a full download is not a prerequisite. Sounds can be on or muted, and a player can choose from four graphics resolution settings.
The game does not include a progressive Jackpot, but the possible winnings are not small either: the maximum payout is 25,000 credits.
Bitten includes 20 pay lines, and players would do well to place a bet on each pay line to optimize payments at Chile casino slots .