Blade & Fangs Review (Pragmatic Play)

RTP: 96.05%

Provider: Pragmatic Play

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Blade & Fangs Key Features

RTP: 96.05%

Provider: Pragmatic Play

Volatility: High

Theme: Horror

Reel style: 5 x 3

Paylines:

Stakes: £0.20 - £240

Max Win: 5,000x

Free Spins

Multipliers

Summary

Blade & Fangs, Pragmatic Play's horror-themed release on 4th January 2024, is available on the online slot sites listed above. Set across two 5x3 grids, this game offers a unique twist in the realm of slot games, with an RTP slightly above average at 96.05% and high volatility.

I was intrigued by the Multiplier Symbols feature; a 1x multiplier on reel 1 of the top screen and a 2x multiplier on reel 5 of the bottom screen enhance the thrill of each spin.

If you're intrigued by Pragmatic Play's venture into horror, stick around as I delve into Blade & Fangs.

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100 Spins Test

This 100 Spin test was updated by Steve Madgwick on 15/12/2023

100 spins is not a Real Test

We give every slot a 100 spin test to see just what it can do, or not as the case can often be - 100 spins is no reflection of the likelihood of any other 100-spin session, as RTP's are set over many millions and probably billions of spins. So this 100 spin test is just for entertainment and insight purposes

ElementOutcome
Session RTP216.35%
Win FrequencyHigh 28/100
Biggest Base Game Win4x
Spins to Bonus40
Bonus Paid178.05x
Average Win Value over 100 Spins7.72x or 1.36 ignoring bonus round

The Spin Test criteria can be found at the bottom of the page

Test Comments

An interesting game from Pragmatic Play and this test was undertaken pre-release, so was done in demo mode. But what a session - a huge bonus round achieved on spin 40 paid a whopping 216.35x and contributed to an overall session RTP of way above average at 216.35%

If that wasn't enough the win frequency was high at 28 from 100, and the average winning spin value was 7.72x, obviously inflated by the bonus win - With the bonus round removed it does show a much lower 1.36 which is something to be mindful of.

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Blade & Fangs Expert Review

Theme & Symbols
Bonus Features
Max Win (5,000x)
Sounds & Music
RTP (96.05%)
Originality

Game Data

Collected by Andrej Trajkovski

INTRO

I'm writing this review in mid-December and I've been testing out all sorts of Christmas slot games so this title feels about as far removed from that genre as possible. As soon as you launch the game you are hit with fanged characters including a spooky skeleton and ghoulish demon. The story is set in a grand, creepy lair bursting with skulls and buckets of gloopy blood.

As well as the Multiplier Symbols mentioned in the summary, there is also a fun Free Spins bonus round where multipliers also play a part. They add x1 or x2 the value and you can also trigger another free spin round if you trigger Scatters. 

During this in-depth Blade & Fangs slot review, you’ll be able to read about all aspects of this creepy release so let’s get goooo! 

 Slot Review Game Data
StudioPragmatic Play
Theme Horror
RTP %96.05%
VolatilityHigh
Reel Style5x3 (x2)
Paylines243 (x2)
Stake Range£0.20 - £240
Max Winx5,000
Special SymbolsScatter Symbol & Multiplier Symbol
FeaturesFree Spins & Multipliers
JackpotNo Jackpot

Graphics, Music, and Sound Effects

The graphics in Blade & Fangs are high res and show a gruesome scene of a chamber, illuminated only by candles. There is also some kind of grinding machine covered in blood. The look is complete with a covering of human skulls on the floor - yuck.

The music and sound effects are suitably creepy and suit the macabre setting. You'll hear music that wouldn't be out of place in a Hollywood horror film set in hell. Sound effects include creepy laughs and the sound of metal being hit. During the bonus round, the tension builds up and you can hear heavy metal guitar music in the background as well as the creatures on the reels making angry noises plus the sound of a knife slashing at the reels. 

Andrej Trajkovski

Andrej Trajkovski

Online slots editor

Andrej Trajkovski has been working in the online gambling industry since 2013 and reviewing online slots and casinos on a daily basis for the past four years. As well as covering casino games, Andrej writes opinion pieces about the iGaming industry.

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Key Features

Written by Slots Content Manager Jenny Mason

Theme – Horror

RTP

Return to player or RTP as it's usually referred to, is a way of predicting what percentage of a player's stakes will be returned to them over the long term. It's a percentage figure between 94% - 96%. Nowadays you should expect to see most games around the 96% figure. Blade & Fangs comes in at 96.05% which is only slightly above average. 

Pragmatic Play like most providers, uses the RTP as a default value therefore you’ll find different RTP rates across various slot sites. We’ve checked a few rates at some of the most popular UK online casinos and added them to the table below.

It's worth mentioning that RTP is just one factor to think about when deciding which site to play at. Other considerations include the number of games, customer services, options for payment choices and welcome bonuses and deals which are also worth considering. You can read about all of these factors plus many more when you read our OLBG casino reviews.

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Stake Range

The Blade & Fangs game has a wide bet range which starts at £0.20 and goes right up to £240.

Max Win

The max win amount for the Blade & Fangs slot game is 5,000x your stake.

Free Spins

If you land 3 or more Scatters you'll enter the Blade & Fangs Free Spins bonus round and receive 8 spins.  The Free Spins round is played on a merged 6x5 screen rather than the two smaller screens in the base game.  During the round, there are general multipliers applied to all wins. There's a 1x multiplier and a 2x multiplier and every time one of them hits, the x1 or x2 is added to the value. During the bonus round if you hit 3 or more Scatters you can retrigger the bonus round and receive 4 additional free spins.  

Jackpot

Like most modern-day slot games, Blades & Fangs doesn't have a jackpot element. If jackpots are your thing you should visit our page with the best jackpot slot games.

Play Experience & First Impressions

The imagery and music create an immersive slot experience. The Free Spins round was easy to follow and kept to a simple theme of multipliers and extra free spins. 

The multipliers were the other headline feature and they worked again with 1x and 2x.  The 1x multiplier appears on reel 1 of the top screen in the base game the 2x multiplier appears on reel 5 of the bottom screen. Whenever both Multiplier Symbols hit at the same time the two screens merge into s single 6x5 grid and a repsin is awarded. For the respin, a multiplier of 2x that applies to all wins is awarded to you. In the respin, if a 1x multiplier symbol hits the general multiplier it increases by 1x. If a 2x multiplier hits, the general multiplier is multiplied by 2x. At the end of the respin, all wins are multiplied by the general multiplier. Once the respin has finished the game splits back to two 5x3 screens.

Expert verdict

Written by our Slots Content Manager Jenny Mason

Blade & Fangs has a strong story and characters which worked well for a game in the horror genre. It is darker than most of Pragmatic Play's recent games so this was a refreshing change. However, I found the use of 2 grids didn't bring much to the table. The game itself was dark however the features were light - maybe this is why the 2 grids didn't particularly stand out. There are only free spins and multipliers to tell you about which isn't a great deal in the grand scheme of things. Simple games are usually better but this title was a bit too simple. 

There were a couple of odd moments too such as the win messages that pop up. These showed the traditional slot imagery of coins spilling out of the screen and cheesy gameshow music from the 90s. This goes against the horror theme somewhat -maybe they didn't have enough time to match the messaging to the horror theme. The RTP at 96.05% was average and the max win was again pretty average at 5,000x but they are not the lowest I've seen. I enjoyed the theme and story - maybe it was a break from all of the festive cheese. It was enjoyable but there's not enough to bring me back to play again. However,  if you fancy something a bit darker it's worth a spin.

Editorial Information

The Blade & Fangs slot review was written by our slot game experts on the OLBG Expert team. Beginning with Jenny Mason our prime Slot reviewer who has 17+ years in online gambling, top UK brands. Expert in sports betting, slots, and bingo. Then Andrej Trajkovski, who has worked in the online gambling industry since 2013, playing and reviewing online slots and casinos daily for the past four years. 

The review is Fact Checked by William Westerlund, an online casino expert reviewing casinos and slots for over five years.  Steve Madgwick is our Editor-In-Chief with over 18 years of experience creating and managing high-quality sports betting and Casino content for OLBG, a self-confessed online slots fans who has played at 100's of the best slot sites online and completes the 100 Spin tests to keep his hand in.

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Jenny Mason

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Jenny Mason has more than 17 years of experience in the online gambling industry and has worked for some of the UK’s top betting brands. She started at OLBG in 2014 and her role involves creating great content and looking after the marketing activity. Jenny is knowledgeable in all areas of online sports betting and has an interest in slots and bingo.

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100 Spin Test Criteria

The 100 Spins test is undertaken on a demo slot, staking 100 spins at £1 per spin

Session RTP - Return to the player after 100 spins - Eg, A return of £45 from 100 spins is 45%, or a return of £107 is 107%

Win Frequency - A winning spins to spins frequency, higher frequency regardless of prize, is often more entertaining.

  • 0-10 Very Low
  • 11-15 Low
  • 16-30 Medium
  • 21-35 High
  • 36+ Very High

Biggest Base Game Win  - Highest single base game spin winning value

Spins to Bonus - How many spins were completed before the main bonus round was achieved

Bonus Paid - Value of bonus once complete

Time Taken  - How long did the 100 spins take to complete? OLBG Expert team

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