Count Duckula JPK

If you were a young British child in the 1980s and 1990s, then you will probably remember Count Duckula. The vampire duck cartoon proved immensely popular with viewers. Like much over the last few years, it has received a revival of late. The era of 90s nostalgia has brought Count Duckula back to the public’s attention, albeit as an online slot machine game developed by Blueprint Gaming. 

Like many Blueprint developed slots, Count Duckula has been included in the Jackpot King Network. This series of games has a bonus-symbol triggered progressive jackpot round, which could see players walk away with one of three major cash prizes. The game is played over 5 reels and 40 lines, but there is a two-for-one deal with those paylines, with stakes costing as little as 20p a turn. Maximum bets can rise to £500 a game, though, so there are high-roller opportunities for players who want them. The RTP in the slot is set to a disappointing 93.3%. 

Special Features 

First and foremost, there is a staked heart as a wild symbol in this slot. It can replace all other standard symbols, save for Count Duckula picture frames, which act as bonus symbols. 

During the base game, the vampire duck, Nanny or Igor may pop up and trigger one of four randomly triggered bonuses. Duckula himself may choose to dish out random wilds or jackpot icons. The latter can trigger the jackpot bonus round. Nanny can deliver colossal 3x3 wilds, while Igor can drop potions (mystery symbols) onto the reels. 

Landing five of the jackpot icons on the reels will trigger a crown-collecting game. Collect 15, and you’ll trigger a wheel-based jackpot bonus. In that round, players can either walk away with a progressive jackpot prize or an instant win consolation prize. 

Bonus Features 

When three or more picture frame bonus symbols appear, one of five bonus rounds come into play. The Tombstone Bonus allows players to pick a gravestone to win cash prizes. The Ancestor Bonus can see players pick picture frames to win multipliers or head to the Super Bonus with more profitable winnings. In both features, landing Dr Von Goosewing will terminate the rounds. 

Dr Von Goosewing also has a free spin bonus to offer. This promises 10 spins with sticky wilds. The Wild Heart Bonus offers 10 spins on a special 20-line reel set. Here, hearts can be collected and then redistributed on a final Super Spin as wilds. Duckula’s Big Money bonus round is essentially a cash-paying fortune wheel. Lastly, there is a decent-paying Raid Fire Cashpot bonus. 

Overview 

Even if you didn’t experience the Count Duckula cartoon as a child, there is enough about this game to appeal to you, not least the three progressive jackpot prizes. Blueprint Gaming has kitted out the slot with an ample array of features, many of which are triggered at random. Value for money is something which most players can expect to get when playing this casino release.