The Blade slot is part of the acclaimed Marvel slots range by PlayTech. This 20 win-line video has a unique split reel feature, making it possible to have 6-of-a-kind. Themed on the Marvel character of the same name, Blade includes an interactive bonus round – and a shot at winning a large jackpot by combining the wild symbols with the special blade feature. This slot is part of an ever growing list of games themed on the Marvel comic and movie characters.
This page gives you a complete guide to PlayTech’s Blade slot game. The first section below covers the nuts-and-bolts of this game – such as wins, bets and setup. You’ll find the free-spins feature round covered below that, and then my thoughts on how this compares with other games in the Marvel range at the end of the page.
How To Play Blade Slots
In this slot you are the vampire hunter looking for treasures in Blade’s underworld. The background music is in a dark rock style giving the game more of a modern feel rather than the traditional horror film background music.
Blade slot game has 20 pay lines on 3 rows and 5 reels. The lower paying playing card icons can be given a boost, as it is possible to get 6 of a kind during the Blade Split bonus feature. So with 6 aces you can bag a generous 500 coins. The same goes for the high-paying symbols; these also give you the chance of a 6 of the kind win giving the opportunity for some unusually large payouts in the main game. The higher paying symbols are represented by silver bullets, tranquilizer darts, Blade’s blade and a ferocious female vampire. The largest regular pay out comes from 5 wild symbols, which offer you a massive 25000 coins. The minimum bet on this game is 20c and the maximum is $50 per spin.
The wild symbol in this slot is represented by the master vampire hunter Blade himself. This symbol substitutes for all other symbols except for the scatter symbol and the Blade Split symbol to complete a winning combination. The scatter in this game is the blade logo, with 3+ of these triggering the bonus game.
The Blade Slot Bonus Features
The Blade special symbol is unique to this slot game. The icon itself has Blade Split illustrated on it with a fiery slash mark for the background. If one of these symbols lands anywhere on the 5th reel the last symbol of any winning combination will be slashed into 2 by Blade’s sword and that symbol will count as 2 identical symbols, giving you the chance of 6 of the kind. All symbols except for scatter may be split in the main game and during free spins scatter may be split when substituting as an extra wild.
The scatter symbol, which is represented by the Blade logo on a fiery background, is one to look out for. Depending on how symbols are landed you can receive up to six hundred sixty six times your line bet. The scatter symbol also triggers the free spins bonus round which gives you even greater opportunities.
Once you have triggered the free spins round you will automatically receive 15 spins and a rand multiplier of 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x and then after every spin the multiplier increases again by 2x, 3x, 4x and 5x. If you don’t win on a spin during this round the multiplier will decrease by one step. The Blade scatter symbol also acts as a wild during the free spins round. Free spins can be re-triggered an unlimited amount of times so you really have a lot of opportunities here.
It is a combination of the blade special symbol and the wilds which can really lead to a giant win. This can enable you to get 6-of-a-kind wilds, which pays a huge $250,000.
The Blade Slot Game Summary
This is not the latest Marvel slot game, though still compares well to some of the more up-to-date models in the range. The unique Blade Split feature gives you the chance to win a jackpot of 25,000 coins through the main game. In the feature round you could win up to 10 times this amount by hitting that elusive six-of-a-kind wild symbols. Although the graphics aren’t that spectacular compared to the other superhero slots, the fast-paced action makes up for this – with the solid PlayTech gaming technology providing a great platform.
If you are already a fan of the Marvel slots range, then Blade makes a great addition to the list of games you should check out. If you have not experienced this PlayTech range for yourself, then you’ll find this slot a worthy introduction, make sure you check it out for yourself soon.