The design here is very similar to the other slot games in the Tales of Darkness series. With a haunted graveyard in the background, you’ll see A to 9 royals alongside a chalice, a pair of bracelets, a crow and vampire hunter Van Helsing. The female vampire is the top symbols, paying 1.6, 4 or 20 times your stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 in combination. There’s also a wild that appears on the middle 3 reels only.
Midnight Heat Bonus feature
The main feature is a free spins game – called the Midnight Heat Bonus feature. It’s triggered in the usual manner by landing 3 or more scatters (the full moon symbol) anywhere on the reels on the same spin. After a payout of 1, 4 or 20 times your stake, you’ll go on and spin the Bonus Wheel.
Up to 15 free spins with up to 100,000 ways to win
The spin of the Bonus Wheel determines how many free spins you’ll play and how hot the reels will get. Both are decided at random. This will be between 5 and 15. The reels can expand during the free spins too. Trigger the Hot Free Games and the reels will expand to between 5 and 8 to offer up to 32,768 ways to win.
The Hotter Free Games play out on 6-9 row reels with up to 59,049 ways to win. If you trigger the On Fire Free Games, you’ll have 7-10 rows active and up to 100,000 ways to win.
Tales of Darkness: Midnight Heat is a classic Novomatic slot game. There’s a simple and rather creepy feel to the visuals. The backing track is the developer’s generic offering. The gameplay offers something a little different though thanks to the all ways pays game engine and the bonus round where the reels can expand to offer up to 100,000 ways to win.
Tales of Darkness: Midnight Heat won’t be for everyone but if you like the horror theme or the other slot games in the franchise, then it’s worth braving the graveyard. Variance wise, it’s in the middle with top wins capped at 500 times your stake per spin or free spin. If it’s horror you are after, Blood Suckers II by Net Entertainment is hard to beat.