Why not prepare for a zombie apocalypse in style by playing Dark Thirst by 1X2 Gaming. We have played a lot of zombie slots recently, and this installment reminds us a lot of Dead World which was also developed by 1X2 Gaming.
There are also a lot of vampires in this version, and it reminds us of a 19th Century gothic horror novel. The music and sound effects are also spectacularly spooky, and the detail on the reels is fantastic. There are also some cool bonus features to keep things ticking along so we thought we would have a few spins and then detail our thoughts below.
This five reel mainly stands out to us due to the high-quality video animations. There are twenty-five paylines to enjoy so plenty of ways to pick up wins. The graphics are great and exactly what you would expect from a five reel designed by 1X2 Gaming. We found the gameplay to be solid but smooth, and the RTP is over 97% which is very nice. Additionally, the bonus features are fun and easy to pick up, and there is even a free mode of the game to enjoy. If you want to play for money you can bet from 5p up to £270. Definitely, worth a few spins.
The symbols on the reels all relate to the theme with garlic and holy water being two examples. There is also a couple of bonus symbols which enhance the gameplay and activate the bonus features. For Dark Thirst, the wild symbol is the female vampire who substitutes for everything except the scatter symbol which is the male vampire and also the bonus which is the gravestone with "RIP" engraved on it. The wild helps players complete line wins so watch out for it as it is highly useful to your gameplay. The other two symbols activate the following:
This is the first of the bonus features, and there are 10 free spins on offer for players that can land three or more of the male scatter symbols anywhere on the reel. There's no multiplier available which is a little unfortunate, but you will receive the scatter prizes as well which is a decent addition. More spins can also be activated by landing 3+ more scatters during the round itself so it has the potential to win you quite a few and increase the length of your game time.
As you can imagine, this is triggered by the gravestone bonus symbol and there are plenty of random prizes on offer. You will be transported to the bonus game screen when it activates, and there will be a number graves displayed. You need to click each of them one by one to uncover the creatures lurking beneath. Each creature will then reveal a prize, and the feature will end when you dig up a skeleton. This is great fun, and we really enjoyed it when it landed. The prizes vary, but it can top up your balance substantially.