This Dracula-based slot machine, Lucky Count, is a really popular game produced by Aristocrat Gaming. As far as slots go, it is fairly typical old-style game, but it does have some nice touches to keep it interesting. The lucky count slot machine (or pokie, depending on where you live) is most popular in Australia and New Zealand.
Dracula is the most notorious vampire that the world has ever known, and the character has served as an inspiration for numerous stories, novels, and online games.
In a number of cases, when the developer selects a supernatural theme for their slot background, chances are that the suave Count himself will elegantly walk across the reels and be the star of the show.
Aristocrat's Lucky Count slot inclines towards a more whimsical end and the Count is represented more as a caricature than a seductive and tormented monster, set on sucking your blood and making you into his slave.
Together with Dracula and his Castle as the high-value icons, Lucky Count also features The Rose, Goblet, Door Knocker, Candlestick and The Woolf.
Lucky Count is played on 5 reels and 25 paylines, the number of which can be adjusted using the commands at the bottom of the game screen. There are 5 separate buttons, each with the specific number of lines, and by selecting them, the player can set the number of active lines to 1, 5, 10, 15 or all 25 lines.
The coin value is set at $0.01 and the player can manually select the number of coins per line, ranging from 1 to 100 coins on a single line and making the maximum bet $25. Players will also be able to use the Max Bet button for an instant bet increase, which, once selected, unlocks all 100 coins but does not interfere with the number of active paylines.
Auto Start button will automatise the spins until you decide to stop them and return to manual spinning. Overall, the player can expect a medium volatility slot with a 2000x bet multiplier and 94.98% return to the player percentage. This may not seem like much, but in reality, Lucky Count is anything but stingy with payouts and Free Spins.
When the Count Wild icon appears on the reels, Repeat Pay feature will be triggered and the winning will be repeated for every Bat and Count icon found on the reels at that moment. Both of these icons are the slot's Wilds and can replace all other symbols except for the Castle Scatter.
With 3, 4 or 5 Scatters, sessions of 15, 25 and 40 Free Spins will be unlocked together with a Triple Pay feature, increasing the line payout by 3 for Vampire and Bat icons. The Free Spins can be re-activated during the bonus rounds if a new Scatter combo lands on the reels.
Gamble feature is also integrated into the game and any winning can be doubled or even quadrupled up to 5 times.
The bonus features in Lucky Count are pretty amazing, especially the fact the winning can be repeated and multiplied during the Free Spins. The number of bonus rounds that can be triggered is also pretty generous – up to 40, not to mention the fact that the feature can be re-triggered.
The graphics are charming but still a bit too simple and kind of childish, although this can hardly be considered as a weak point, especially with the developer's sparkling performance with the bonus features.
Everything a slot should be – great bonuses, re-triggerable spins, multipliers and even payout repeat features, which is definitely not something that you can often find, most certainly not bundled up with other special features. The graphics may or may not suit your taste, but when it comes down to it, Lucky Count definitely delivers.
This game is not in many Vegas casinos at the moment and is probably not likely to appear there any time soon. For the US market, the game is a little old and basic and doesn't quite have the appeal of the really big games over there, like Buffalo, Wicked Winnings III and Wehre's the Gold slots, which have far more interesting features.
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