Rival Gaming’s Dark Hearts is a more cartoonish version of a vampire themed slot machine than most that choose to cover this particular topic. The game’s atmosphere is dark though, as it should be for such a title, and the overall first impression is not a bad one.
The slot that you’re going to have here is giving you rewards of up to $9,375. Free spins that multiply payouts, wild symbols and the usual scatters are the features that you can count on in the long run. The game’s 5 reels are hosting 243 ways to win, so it’s not an unusual layout.
Betting and Prizes
The game’s wagers are going to use between 30 and 300 coins, where each of the bet’s lines receive 1 to 10 coins. The game uses this system, even though 243 ways to win are actually employed on the 5 reels. You can set the coin bet within the range of $0.01 to $0.25, so the full range for the total bet is going to be $0.30 to $75.
The rewards of the game’s best combinations should go up to 1,250x at most in the base game, or up to 3,750x during the free games. The actual value would range between $3,125 and $9,375. We know the RTP as being at 95.20%, which makes it an average slot machine in this area.
Dark Hearts Slot Features
A wild symbol may appear in the game, being used as a typical replacement in pretty much all situations when you can take advantage of it. It doesn’t seem to have its own extra payout to give you if it is aligned multiple times on a line. You can use such wilds as part of other combinations, but the regular symbols are the only ones taking advantage of it.
Moving on to the scatter symbol, you get a Key and Keyhole image in it. You can use scatter symbols when they appear a minimum of three times, their location being anywhere in view. If that happens, the game triggers for you a feature with free spins. It will require of you to pick the free spins feature that you prefer, with three choices placed in front of you. The options revolve around three characters. Viktor will deliver the most free spins, 30 of them, but with the standard multiplier of 1x. Willow increases the multiplier for those wins to 2x, but the number of free spins drops to 15. Finally, Marcus has the biggest multiplier, 3x for all wins, but the smallest number of free games, with just 10 rounds.
Theme & Design
The theme is an old one, and quite popular among players for a while. The vampire theme fits with the Halloween period when this slot machine was released obviously. The actual style of the design isn’t one that a lot of people would be impressed with. It’s dark enough, and it has a Gothic influence, but the characters are drawn in a cartoonish way that doesn’t make them look too menacing. The images of three characters are present among the symbols, and they’re called Marcus, Willow and Viktor. There are six Gothic letter style poker cards, plus red roses, logos, keys, cups with blood and jeweled crosses.
Dark Hearts doesn’t offer the player the kind of design that will make you pay attention too much, its features feel rather average and the RTP is not as high as in other games either. Overall, I would call this an average vampire themed slot machine, but not a game to skip if you like the topic.