Slot Review: Vampire Senpai by QuickspinPublished February 12, 2021 by Elana K
Wilds are the stars of Quickspin's new slot, Vampire Senpai, with 3 different kinds that perform different functions. There is also a Free Spins round in which players can hit the maximum win of 8894x the stake.
Vampire Senpai from Quickspin is a unique combination of two well-known themes: vampires and Asian folklore. The slot is inspired by Jiangshi, undead creatures that appear in Chinese folklore, but the cartoon style used by Quickspin lightens the creepiness. Wilds are the stars of this game, with 3 different kinds that perform different functions. There is also a Free Spins round in which players can hit the maximum win of 8894x the stake. Vampire Senpai can be played at all Quickspin online casinos.
Vampire Senpai is played on a 5x5 grid set against a pagoda with Chinese lanterns swaying gently in a red sunset. Bets range between $.10 and $100 per spin and the volatility ranks 3.5 out of 5 on the scale. The RTP is solid at 96.19%. Wins are scored when 3 or more matching symbols land in succession on 1 or 40 paylines.
Low-paying symbols include J-A royals in an Asian-style font, while medium-paying symbols include 3 human characters. High-paying symbols are the 3 wilds, worth up to 20x the stake in the base game and 40x the stake during the Free Spins round. There is also a bell scatter that is key in triggering the Free Spins round.
Quickspin took its animation to the next level with its biting Vampire Wilds. Whenever one lands, it jumps and bites any adjacent human symbols and transforms them into Turned Wilds. The Turned Wilds can transform additional adjacent human symbols into Turned Wilds, and the transformations can go on as long as there are available human symbols nearby.
When 3 or more scatters land, the Reanimated Free Spins feature is triggered. Players get 7, 9, or 12 free spins, depending on how many scatters landed. When a Vampire Wild lands during this round, it transforms adjacent human symbols (as described above) but it also remains stuck in place for the entire feature.
Also during the free spins, between 3 and 9 Talisman Wilds can appear. These too remain stuck in place until the round is over. For every Vampire or Talisman wild that lands, players get an additional free spin.
Vampire Senpai is not your typical Asian-themed slot, and Quickspin definitely gets points for creativity. The execution of the theme is also done well, with cute graphics and funny animations that rope players in despite the eerie folklore. With multiple wilds, a Free Spins feature, and a maximum win of 8894x the stake, players might find themselves thirsty for as much Vampire Senpai as they can get.