Immortal Desire: Slot Overview
People who prefer their Count Dracula types to look terrifyingly lifeless, maybe a bit semi-feral, while giving off the air of a debauched archaic era, better look away now. Hacksaw Gaming's online slot Immortal Desire is full of vampires who look young, fresh, and alluring in the way they are often portrayed in pop culture. Twilight no doubt has had a strong hand in this trend, with its undead glittering in the sunlight rather than wilting to nothing like Frosty the Snowman on a sweltering summer's day. Beneath the undead exterior are fairly stock Hacksaw Gaming features, such as special multiplier-bestowing reels and a bonus game pulled from the Chaos Crew playbook.
First, the undead exterior, which switches location from a statued Gothic mansion room in the base game and Blood Moon round to a ritualistically designed crypt sorta spot for the Dark Awakening Bonus Game, dripping candle wax all over the place. If there is one studio that continually swings from the happy-go-lucky cartoonish styles of, say, Benny the Beer or Dork Unit to the pulse-racing terror of Hand of Anubis and numerous grooves in between, it's Hacksaw Gaming. After a brief look at Immortal Desire, it shouldn't take long to work out which side of the studio's Jekyll and Hyde personality is on display here.
Yep, Hyde, and getting involved means picking a stake of 10 c $/€100, then deciding what to do from there - raw single spin betting or activating one of the three options from the bonus buy menu. The standard way to play generates an RTP of 96.24% and, while the game is medium-high volatile (rated 4 out of 5), volatility and RTP changes when buying features. Taking place on a 5-reel, 4-row grid matrix, a total of 1,024 ways to win are available for evaluating symbol combinations.
Eight regular pay symbols are used in Immortal Desire, though the high pays appear in a nice and a nasty form. These high pays are 4 female characters, and no matter their form, they are worth 3 to 10 times the bet for a 5 OAK hit. Lower in value are jagged 'eavy metal J-A card ranks, paying 0.5x the bet when 5 matching royals line up. What might be a vial of holy water, not sure, is Immortal Desire's wild symbol present on all reels. Wilds substitute for the regular pays and are worth 10x the bet if a full line of wilds create their own win.
Immortal Desire: Slot Features
Blood and multipliers and all that sort of stuff make up Immortal Desire's features. Specifically, they include Blood Reels, the Blood Moon Bonus Game, the Dark Awakening Bonus Game, and bonus buys.
At the start of each spin, one or more reels can become Blood Reels. All winning high-pay symbols on a Blood Reel become vampire symbols with multipliers added to them. The total win amount in each winning combination is multiplied by the sum of the multipliers included in the win. Blood Reels can add multiplier values of x2 to x100 to vampire symbols, always adding the same value to the Vampire symbols on the reel. Up to 5 Blood Reels may appear, available in the base game and in the Blood Moon bonus game.
Blood Moon Bonus Game
Landing 3 FS scatter symbols in the base game awards 10 Blood Moon free spins. In this round, all landed Blood Reels stay on the grid until the feature ends. Blood Reel multipliers are refreshed on each free spin. Hitting 2 FS scatters awards +2 free spins, or hitting 3 FS scatters grants an +4 free spins.
Dark Awakening Bonus Game
Landing 4 FS scatter symbols in the base game awards 10 free spins in the Dark Awakening round. During this feature, blanks, Awakened Multipliers or Coffins appear. Above each reel is a multiplier value, which is increased by landing Awakened Multipliers and Coffins. At the end of the round, the total of all of these reel multipliers is awarded. Now, Awakened Multipliers are available as normal adding symbols, Epic adding symbols, normal multiplying symbols, and Epic multiplying symbols. Normal adding multiplier symbols add 1x to 500x to their reels, whereas Epic multiplier symbols add 1x to 500x to all reels. Normal multiplying multiplier symbols multiply their reel value by x2 to x10, Epic multiplying symbols multiply all reels by x2 to x10. Coffins stick to the reels until the feature ends. Then, at the end, it reveals a multiplying multiplier of x2 to x10, which is applied to its reel. Lastly, hitting 2 FS scatters awards +2 free spins, or hitting 3 FS scatters grants an +4 free spins.
Immortal Desire offers the following bonus buys, all are very highly volatile:
- BonusHunt FeatureSpins - 3x the bet where each spin is 5 times more likely to trigger a bonus game. RTP 96.33%.
- Blood Moon - 100x the bet. RTP 96.27%.
- Dark Awakening - 200x the bet. RTP 96.28%.
Immortal Desire: Slot Verdict
As far as vampire slots go, there is a lot of juicy material here for fans of the night to sink their fangs deep into. A lot about it mechanically, interestingly enough, is fairly stock standard stuff for Hacksaw Gaming. We're talking about the special reel element and the familiar bonus round. For a while now, it has been common in several Hacksaw Gaming slots to have some sort of expanding into a full or part full reel wild with a multiplier on top thing. Sometimes involving special symbols, here it occurs when reels are randomly highlighted to be Blood Reels. While usually small, of the x2 variety, Blood Reels can technically pop an x100, so it's definitely a feature to keep players on their toes - pumped further in Blood Moon free spins since Blood Reels stick.
All positive stuff, but it was the Chaos Crew-esque Dark Awakening bonus round that really got the blood flowing. According to the paytable, Immortal Desire's 10,000x the bet max win is achievable in all game modes, which is encouraging. But, it was the Dark Awakening round during testing where the biggest gasps were elicited. Individual reel multipliers might not sound crazy impressive on paper if you haven't seen them in action, yet factor in the individual as well as group additive multipliers, even more so the multiplying multipliers, and this sort of round can be quite a rush, not to mention a proven crowd favourite.
To sum up, Immortal Desire has a decent look, part Book of Shadows, part Bloodthirst, or Immortal Romance, or part any other darker game you would like to mention, and the sort of features that have proven their worth in the past. So, for a vampirically-tinged collation of many of the pies Hacksaw Gaming's been dipping into of late, Immortal Desire is an exciting example, albeit slightly on the repetitive side as far as Hacksaw slots are concerned.
Immortal Desire is another solid performer offering proven bread-and-butter Hacksaw Gaming mechanics, though some may find it somewhat repetitive.