Bloodthirst Review

Fans of fearsome fanged fantasy horror will be thrilled at this creepy collection of creatures of the night brought to us by Hacksaw Gaming. It’s visceral, it’s violent, it’s blood-soaked and it holds nothing back as it serves up a feast of slasher horror gruesomeness that is likely to keep us up at night. 

The basics

Provider: Hacksaw Gaming

Type: Video slots

Reels: 5

Rows: 4

Paylines: 10

RTP: Variable (96.19% | 94.23% | 92.23% | 88.36%)

Bet range: 0.10 to 100

Bonus features: Stacked symbols, Scatters, Free Spins, Bonus Game

Volatility: Medium-High

Mobile version: Yes

Hit or miss: Hit


The OCR review


There are a lot of vampire and horror-themed online slots out there that use an illustrated or animated style to make the game a little less bloody. Bloodthirst is not one of those games.

Hacksaw Gaming having firmly leant into bringing a graphically horrific online and mobile slot to our favourite online casinos – one that is unapologetically creepy! If you love your horrors bloody, your monsters terrifying, and your heroes nowhere to be seen, then Bloodthirst is your cup of claret.

It’s packed with dark and ominous backgrounds and details. It has a foreboding and edgy soundtrack. It has four truly terrifying monsters that hunt you down. And there is absolutely no sign of a Van Helsing or any other monster hunter or hero to stop them from getting to you.

It makes for a properly spine-chilling online slot and the fast action and Buy Bonus feature just add to extra thrills. There is no waiting around for jump scares. If you choose, you can just buy the monster features and scream – either for a joyous win or for a completely understandable pants-wetting moment.

Ghouls, Vampires, Werewolves, and Demons roam the moonlit valleys where the light of the celestial orb only serves to make the shadows even darker. A deep bass soundtrack is broken by a piano piece that only seems to make it even creepier and more terrifying if that’s possible. It’s edge of your seat stuff from Hacksaw Gaming and it’s awesome!

Bloodthirst is not a complicated game, but it is superbly designed and realised. Great artwork, fantastic music, and a cast of creatures that will linger on in your memory long after the reels have stopped. It’s a certain hit for fans of horror, but those squeamish players out there may want to give it a skip.


Bloodthirst has basic royals on a dark background heightened by a set of monsters for the big wins.

Symbols from lowest paying to highest: 10, J, Q, K, A (same value); Green Ghoul, Yellow Vampire (same value); Red Werewolf, Blue Demon (same value).

The W Pentagram is Wild and substitutes for all symbols.

The FS Pentagram is the Scatter and awards Free Spins.

There is also a Vial of Blood upgrade Scatter that can land during the Immortals Bonus.


Visually, Bloodthirst is a masterclass of horror stylings. Crisp and edgy graphics make this online slot something that those who faint at the sight of blood will want to avoid. The artwork is brilliant, from the backgrounds to the stony frame to the terrifying creatures themselves. Small elements like the fast animations and the changing backgrounds to suit each monster (and the brilliant music) just make this game all the more thrilling.


The sound is amazing. When we began playing, we were sort of happy with the plain bass-heavy soundtrack. It added a sense of doom to the playing experience. But once Bloodthirst got going it threw in a piano piece that truly elevated the atmosphere to levels of terrifying anticipation that are hard to beat. Add in the monster sounds, individually matches to each monster if you get them to fill a reel, and players will know they’re in for a horror show that is delicious and frightening.


Bonuses and extras

Bloodthirst has four features that bring in bigger wins and a Buy Bonus feature for players who don’t want to wait for the scary.

Monster Reels

Land four of the same monster on a reel and they will expand into a Monster Reel and award an extra prize after expanding. Ghoul Monster Reel awards 5x the current bet, Vampire Monster Reel awards 10x the current bet, Werewolf Monster Reel awards 15x the current bet, and Demon Monster Reel awards 20x the current bet.

Monster Takeover

If 5 of the same type of Monster Reels appear at the same time it will trigger a Monster Takeover which covers all five reels. This pays a mega prize depending on the monster. Ghoul Monster Takeover pays 100x the bet, Vampire Monster Takeover pays 250x the bet, Werewolf Monster Takeover pays 1,000x the bet, and Demon Monster Takeover pays 2,500x the bet.

Blood Thirst

Land 3x FS Scatters in the base game to trigger 10x Free Spins


Land 4x FS Scatters at the same time to activate 10x Free Spins plus a bonus. During Free Spins, one selected monster symbol will expand into a persistent Monster Reel. Landing the Vial of Blood Upgrade Scatter during Immortals will upgrade the selected symbol to the next higher-paying symbol.

Buy Bonus Feature

Players can choose to buy a feature rather than waiting for one to land. Choose between spending cash from your bankroll for a Bonus Hunt (each spin is 5x more likely to trigger a bonus game), for Bloodthirst, or for Immortals.

Pros and cons


Great theme

Fantastic music

Updated expanding symbols bonus

Buy Bonus feature


Gory theme might not appeal to some

High variance and RTP can be costly

The OCR verdict

The OCR team are unashamedly fans of horror, especially of the classic monster type, and Bloodthirst delivers a screamingly good time that showcases all the terrors of this genre. A fantastic theme, stunning graphics, macabre music, and interesting bonuses make Bloodthirsty a very firm favourite at OCR.

Highly recommended.

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