There are not actually all that many games that would be considered as being big names in the Barcrest range outside of the Rainbow Riches series, but of the available mobile slots out there right now, we would say that Ooh Aah Dracula probably comes the closest of all. It fits firmly into the cartoon horror genre, of which we are very big fans, and it delivers compelling action throughout thanks to a great combination of gameplay and features. The graphics are not the most modern around, but they are still charming enough to set the scene nicely and most definitely boost the atmosphere, which is often all that it takes to get us impressed. Big Bets and free spins are the order of the day here and we break them all down in much more detail within the full review below.
What to Expect
As with many of the leading UK developers that started out with land based games, Barcrest generally looks to make its video slots as accessible as possible, for as many players as they can, and we do not think that any player will have too much trouble when it comes to getting to grips with the ten win lines on offer on this one. Themed symbols and playing card icons come together on the board as they so often do and players can ease themselves into some decent wins with the wild card if the wins are not landing naturally for them.
When placing your bets, you can set up Ooh Aah Dracula just like any other ten-line slot game, or can opt instead for the Big Bet, which is a pretty common sight in the Barcrest range. As always, you will be paying up front for five spins and will need to shell out relatively big bets on each of them. For twenty times the standard stake, you five spins are paid at a 99% return rate and hitting the free spins bonus will also trigger the Graveyard Bonus. For thirty times that stake, the increased return rate continues to apply but the added feature is upgraded to the Super Graveyard Bonus. Of all the Big Bet options in the Barcrest mobile slots range, this is probably our least favourite. The guaranteed higher returns are nice, but we have gone 200 spins without hitting the free spins – paying extra on the chance of hitting them within five is not something we see too much value in!
Both Graveyard Bonus round involve receiving an additional cash prize following the completion of free spins so they can be handy for some, but no matter how you are playing, the free spins round is the main aim. As on Count Duckula from Blueprint, the staked heart is an important symbol and landing three or more here on Ooh Aah Dracula will trigger fifteen free games. With three triggering symbols, players will see one symbol being chosen to serve as an additional wild. With four scatters, players can go with the same option as with three or choose ten spins with two extra wilds instead. Finally, five triggering scatters lead to both previous options with the added choice of five free games with three additional wilds.
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
There is more to Ooh Aah Dracula than meets the eye and while we are not keen on the Big Bet presented to us here on this game, standard play is first class. There are some big wins to be found and a bit of added variety in the bonuses too, leading us to be happy to recommend it overall.