Blade is an online video slot with 5 reels and 25 paylines from gaming developer Playtech and is based on a character created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan. Blade first made his appearance in American comic books which was published by Marvel Comics and has also appeared in the comic book “The Tomb of Dracula” and has since been featured in numerous comic books, films and TV series.
Because of the enzymes in Blade’s blood he is immune to vampire bites and does not age. He has superhuman strength and he is able to heal faster. He is a martial artist and has the ability to use every kind of weapon with his speciality being edged weapons like daggers or swords.
The game features the playing card symbols, Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten and these symbols have payouts ranging from 500 to 250 coins if there are 6 on an active payline. The other featured standard symbols are a vampire woman who has a payout of 4000 coins for 6, Blade’s gun which will payout 3000 coins for 6 and 3 of Blade’s weapons of choice which will each payout 2500 coins for 6.
The wild symbol is Blade who will substitute for all of the symbols except for the split symbols and the scatter. The scatter is the Blade logo and the Blade spilt will activate the Blade Split feature.
The Blade Split feature is activated when players have a winning combination plus a Split symbol on reel 5. The final symbols will be cut in half which means another matching symbol is added to the reels which increases the chance of winning. All of the symbols may be split during this feature except for the scatter that will only be split if it is substituting as an extra wild symbol.
The free spins round is activated by 3 or more scatter symbols and players will receive 15 free spins. Players will also receive random multipliers of times 2, 3, 4, or 5. After that the multipliers will increase in steps of times 2, 3, 4 and 5. Activating more paylines will result in more multiplier increases. The multipliers will drop down a step if there is a non-winning spin, but cannot go below times 2. The scatter symbol also acts as an extra wild symbol and will substitute for all of the symbols except the wild and split wild symbols. The free spins round can be reactivated.
Blade has 4 progressive jackpots, power, extra power, super power and ultimate power. These jackpots are random and can be won while spinning any amount, even spins where there are no winning combinations. Similarly to online blackjack games, players who are playing with a higher bet will increase their chances of taking part in one of the jackpot games. The Blade jackpot game is comprised of a grid with 20 squares each hiding jackpot symbols. Players must click on the squares and try to reveal 3 matching jackpot symbols to win that particular jackpot. A reaction timer applies to the jackpot game.
Blade will appeal to all superhero fans and offers many ways to win with free spins, bonus features and the Marvel progressive jackpots.