We’ve heard a lot about new super hero comic-themed pokies lately. Launched last month, Playtech‘s new DC series has been a huge hit already; great news since its Marvel pokies are being discontinued in just a few days. Now, there’s a new comic-themed game hitting the online casino market called Bloodshot Pokies, and it’s got fans cheering for gore… I mean, more.
Before we get into the full Bloodshot review, let’s take a look at how the HTML5-developed title came to be.
Pariplay + Valiant = Bloodshot Pokies
Pariplay Ltd., an established manufacturer of land-based and digital wagering entertainment, penned a partnership with Valiant Entertainment, creator of Bloodshot and many other globally popular super hero comic titles, back in 2014. Since then, they’ve been working in tandem to bring Valiant’s epic characters into the interactive gambling realm.
Bloodshot is one of the brand’s most successful comic books. First published in 1992, more than 100 editions have been released all over the globe, in multiple languages, exceeding 7 million copies sold. The violently famous comic is so wildly popular, in fact, that a screen adaptation is already in the works, scheduled for theatrical release in 2018.
With that noted, it only made sense to bring Bloodshot Pokies to life. In an effort to reach their entire global audience, the game was programmed in 9 languages. Using HTML5 technology, creators ensured the digital gambling machine can be played seamlessly across all platforms, including desktop, mobile and tablet.
Bloodshot Review – Features
Pariplay really did a number on this one, incorporating sharp, true-to-form graphics that are just as gory and blood-splattered as the Bloodshot comic books. The game faithfully integrates the original story line of an ex-soldier and his team of vigilantes seeking revenge on the secret government agency that mutated his body, giving him a multitude of super powers that include shape-shifting, self-healing and super-human strength.
The 5×4 reel, 40 payline Bloodshot pokies incorporates action-packed sound effects and dark music that immerses players in the game. It can be played from 0.40 to 20.00 per spin, and carries a 2,500 jackpot, plus multipliers and a pair of free spins bonus games.
Wilds substitute for any basic symbols to create a winning combination. The Random Wilds Nanites feature can occur at any moment in the base game. When it does, Nanites crawl across the reels, turning anywhere from 1 to 20 positions wild.
The Bonus symbol is the Scatter. Anytime 3+ Bonus symbols appear anywhere on the reels, it triggers the Bloodshot Bonus Wheel feature. The wheel can award one of six possible multipliers, or it can trigger one of two free spin mini games, Bloodshot Attack or Wild Nanites.
Bloodshot Attack: This bonus game awards 7 free spins. Starting on the second spin, a Sticky Wild will appear somewhere on the reels during each spin, and will remain in that position for the duration of the free games (i.e. on the final spin, 6 sticky wilds will be present).
Wild Nanites: Players receive 3 free spins with the Wild Nanites feature, wherein 1, 2 or 3 reels will be covered with Stacked Wilds on each spin.
Bloodshot Review – RTP
According to this morning’s press release, Bloodshot pokies comes programmed with an RTP, or Return to Player, of 95.08%. While that’s not terrible – although it’s phenomenally higher than any land-based poker machine you’ll find – it’s a bit low compared to the average 96%-97% RTP of most online and mobile pokies games.
For any fan of the Bloodshot comic series, that won’t make enough of a difference to deter them from this highly entertaining poker machine. To learn more about Bloodshot, review the complete game rules with screen shots here.