Dark Fantasy in Empire V
Novomatic are bringing vampires to your screen with Empire V! 5 reels and 10 paylines are steeped in dark fantasy! A scary setting surrounds these reels. You’ll be playing Novomatic’s Empire V in the black of night. Mist swirls around the grass of the haunted mansion – it really does swirl. This is a video slot, after all.
The trees bordering the screen add to the creepy, haunted atmosphere. Vampire slots, such as NetEnt’s Immortal Romance, have become very popular. No wonder why Novomatic have recently released Empire V!
Aside from being a sophisticated slot with high-quality graphics, Empire V also knocks it out of the park with its high RTP of almost 96%. The vast majority of slots from Novomatic have RTPs of around 95%, so this video slot has the edge!
Sexy vampires and other terrifying symbols adorn the reels. There definitely is a gothic atmosphere to this slot, which reflects in the fonts and the logo, too. There are wicked Wild symbols, scary Scatter Symbols and a fantastic free games feature! Haul of Hades, Bloody Love, Red Lady and Spooky House are all comparable Novomatic slots. Let them give you goose bumps and big wins!
Bloodthirsty Vampires and Other Scary Symbols
The symbols in Empire V will have you believing they’ve jumped right out of a Victorian gothic novel! You can tell this is a new game from Novomatic as even the low-paying card symbols are modernised! Instead of face values, suit symbols represent playing cards: heart, diamond, club and spade. This is pretty unusual for this developer but it’s a welcome change.
Hearts and diamonds pay more than clubs and spades. Picture symbols have bigger payouts. There’s an antique glass bottle (possibly filled with blood) and a creepy candelabra which pay out slightly more than the red suits. The nightmare nocturnal creatures pay more and these are the werewolf and the vampire bat!
The bloodthirsty beauties are the most valuable symbols in Empire V. The blonde and the brunette bloodsuckers are stunning. One mystical Miss is swirling in flames and the other is flying through the night sky.
The haunting handsome vampire pays out the most, up to x1000 your bet per spin! He’s holding a red rose and he can pay from only 2 matching symbols on a payline.
The rest of the symbols require 3 matching symbols fall on a payline before you receive payout. All matching symbols must be consecutive and fall from the leftmost reel for payouts. All 10 paylines are always activated and aren’t adjustable. The minimum bet per line is 0.01 and the maximum bet per line is 5.00.
Wicked Wilds, Scary Scatter and Frightening Free Spins
The Wild symbol in Empire V is a midnight moon symbol. Clouds and bats in front of the moon create a scary face! This Wild symbol can pay like the standard symbol and, like the handsome vampire, the Wild only needs 2 symbols to match for a payout.
The Wild can also behave like a substitute for any of the other symbols apart from the scary Scatter. The Scatter symbol is a haunted mansion. It doesn’t have to conform to paylines like other symbols!
x3, x4 or x5 symbols landing on any positions will pay a win and start 10 Free Games. These Free Games give some frighteningly big wins, all thanks to a brand-new feature! During the Free Games in Empire V, the card suit symbols are eradicated from the reels! Only the higher-paying picture symbols remain on the reels. Not only does this give you fewer symbols (so higher odds of matching up symbols) but it also means that the win sizes are much higher than they are in the normal game (on average)!
Neither the wins from the Free Games nor the wins from the normal games can be gambled. It is quite odd that a Novomatic slot doesn’t have this option. Risk-takers might prefer a different game on account of this option not being available in Empire V. Some of Novomatic’s most popular slots that have the gamble feature include: Flamenco Roses, Aztec Power, Gryphon’s Gold Deluxe and Orca.