We Sink Our Teeth Into the Vampire Themed Fat Drac Slot! The Third Push Gaming Release in Their ‘Fat Series’
Get ready to sink your teeth into the 3rd in the Fat Series of Push Gaming slots as Casumo Casino will be adding the vampire-themed Fat Drac slot to their casino in time for Halloween on the 14th of October 2021.
The previous fat games, Fat Rabbit and Fat Santa slots, were both very successful and popular games for Push Gaming. The main feature, a unique enlarged wild symbol, could grow (get fatter) to cover the entire screen in the final stages of the bonus round.
A few new twists to the gameplay with lots of new mini-features added that will be covered in-depth later, a significant increase in volatility in this latest version, with maximum wins increased to a massive 50,0000x stake!
The core gameplay remains reasonably faithful to the original, but there are certainly some sacrifices to how the features now work, particularly the main "fat" symbol, which may disappoint players.
However, the visual look and overall theme are much improved with a cartoon-styled, vampire/Dracula/Halloween themed design, with fantastic sound effects and animations such as the Fat Bat "tease", which outshine the previous versions entirely.
If you are looking for a visually stunning slot, then you have found it right here!
Let us head into Fat Drac's mysterious castle and see what treasure lurk inside this slot!
Fat Drac Slot - Base Gameplay
The base gameplay in Fat Drac uses the same familiar 5x5 grid layout with 40 fixed paylines. In terms of features, you have the new addition of Instant Prize Bubbles which are presented to the left of the reels.
The instant Prize Bubble values are based on the current stake size. While most of these are pretty low in value (1x, 2x), they can sometimes appear as much higher values, such as 50x, 100x and even 1000x right up to 50,000x! These prizes nudge by one position with every spin, so once visible, you have a limited window of spins to actually win them.
These can be won in various ways, including the Coffin Pick Feature, which tends to award 1-4 picks from the current instant prizes, as well as the Fat Bat feature which will award all of the currently visible Instant Prize Bubbles on the screen once triggered.
Generally, this feature keeps the base game ticking over nicely, awarding some decent wins whilst hoping for a bonus trigger. The Fat Bat feature can be a complete tease taking several trips across the screen before actually triggering and awarding all of the instant prizes.
The larger instant prizes, certainly the ones over 100x in value, are much rarer as you would expect, and you will also need some interactions from either of these features to actually win them, and not just watch them slowly cycle through the Instant prize bar.
The main focus in the base game is the Fat Drac symbol, which can appear on the first reel. This symbol is required to trigger the main free spins bonus round, in addition to at least one of the Blood Goblet scatter symbols.
The Fat Drac symbol can also act as a reveal symbol and reveals bats that fly out and award the instant prize bubbles. During the bonus round, there are some excellent interactions possible with featuring given that Drac because Fat, and this symbol can, as a result, reveal lots of bats!
Additional blood is always good for a Dracula themed slot, and triggering the bonus round with more will ensure that Drac, in this case, gets a headstart in getting just a little bit fatter sooner!
Fat Drac Symbol
Instant Prize Bubbles
Fat Bat Feature
Coffin Pick Feature
RTP (Return To Player)
Max Win Probability
1 in 76,613,180
Fat Drac - Special Features
There are several unique features to look out for in the Fat Drac slot, and the behaviours of these features can alter slightly, too, depending on whether they are triggered in the base gameplay or during the free spins round.
The prime example being the Coffin Pick feature which has a variety of extra pick rewards during the bonus round!
Fat Drac Symbol
Firstly the Fat Drac symbol is both a Reveal and a Scatter symbol. When it lands in view on the reels, it will reveal a paying symbol or a Bat symbol.
If a special Bat symbol is revealed, a Bat will fly to one of the Instant Prize Bubbles, awarding this stake based value as a win. The regular symbol reveal would require more matching symbols to form any wins like a regular payline win.
To trigger the free spins, you need to first land this symbol on the reels with at least one of the Blood Goblet Scatter symbols to trigger the Free Spins round.
Fat Drac 5x5 Symbol
Instant Prize Bubbles
The Instant Prize Bubbles are one of the prominent new features to the "fat" series of slots. These instant prizes can be found in the Base Game and during the Free Spins and are stake sized bet multipliers that go all the way up to 50,000x!
Seven of these prizes are visible to the left of the reels, and they nudge down one position with every spin.
Winning these prizes can occur from the Bat Reveal from the Fat Drac symbols, the Coffin Pick Feature, or the Fat Bat feature, which awards all visible prizes!
50,000x Instant Prize Bubble
Fat Bat Feature
The Fat Bat feature can occur in the base game. You will notice a rumble effect on the reels and dimmed reel strips, you may get a couple of "fly-by" effects as the Fat Bat feature can really tease whether it is going to trigger or not, but when rubble drops from the reels and the Fat Bat lands to cover the reels you know it is fully activated.
Once landed, the fat bat consumes all of the visible Instant Prize Bubbles and awards you the total value of these prizes!
The Coffin symbol can appear in both regular base gameplay and the free spins round. When this lands on the reels in the base game, you generally reveal several bats (up to 5) and these fly towards the instant prizes and award those prizes.
The Coffin can also trigger the bonus feature if the Fat Drac symbol is already present on the reels and Goblet is offered as a pick!
During the free spins, the Coffins offer a selection of rewards that include the bats and extra Free Spins and a Goblet Symbol, which, when collected, makes Fat Drac grow in size.
You can see the additional rewards on offer in the free spins coffin pick in the screenshot below!
Fat Drac Slot Coffin Symbol
Fat Drac Free Spins Feature
The Free Spins feature is triggered from the base game when the Fat Drac symbol lands in view and at least one of the Blood Goblet Scatter symbols.
Whilst landing any additional Scatters in view doesn't award extra free spins, you start at five free spins regardless.
They do, however, give you a head start by filling the collection Meter with extra blood, which is what makes Fat Drac get even fatter!
Goblet Scatter Symbol
Fat Drac Symbol Sizes
5 collected Blood Goblets increase the size to 2×2 and award +4 free spins.
5 collected Blood Goblets increase the size to 3×3 and award +3 free spins.
3 collected Blood Goblets increase the size to 4×4 and award +2 free spins.
2 collected Blood Goblets increase the size to 5×5 and award +2 free spins.
The Fat Drac symbol starts the bonus at the same size as when the feature was triggered essentially a 1x1 block.
As you collect blood goblets during the bonus round and fill up the collection meter he will expand on the reels into a 2x2 sized block once the meter is filled, when you level up in size you will also be rewarded with additional free spins at each level.
The Fat Drac symbol can grow in size up to a 5x5 symbol which covers the entire grid for all remaining spins left in the bonus round.
The key difference with this version of the "Fat slots" is that this symbol is not a guaranteed wild, it can be a wild symbol, a regular paytable symbol, or even a bat reveal a symbol.
If you do get the bat symbol revealed from a Fat Drac symbol reveal, depending on the current size of Fat Drac this amount bats will then all fly to the instant prizes bubble awarding multiple wins!
Depending on what the current instant prizes are this can lead to some huge wins also. The screenshot below shows 25 revealed bats when Fat Drac is at his maximum 5x5 size and covers all reels!
The theoretical maximum win for the Fat Drac Slot is 50,000x stake, this amount can be won from the Instant Prize Bubbles feature which contains instant prizes based on the current stake level up to 50,000x.
Fat Drac Slot Review
Fat Drac Slot final opinions
The Fat Drac slot from Push Gaming is another visually superb and feature-packed release. The Vampire, Dracula theme has been done superbly, with a cartoon feel that works very well with all of the features of this machine. Once again, Push Gaming has thought cleverly about how the features could interact with each other and have incorporated them into this machine.
Good examples are the Extra Blood collected from the Coffin feature during the free spins or even the ability to trigger the bonus from this reveal. The vast maximum win potential will appeal to players who almost see super-high volatility as a prerequisite to playing new slots. However, this vast win potential does come at a cost.
Suppose you haven’t played either of the previous releases (Fat Rabbit, Fat Santa). In that case, you won’t be aware that the gigantic symbol acts as wilds in these slots, meaning you are guaranteed an epic bonus feature should you ever reach the dizzy heights of a 5×5 Fat Symbol.
On Fat Drac, this slot behaves slightly differently, in that the gigantic symbol can act as wilds, a regular symbol reveals, or even bats that then interact with the instant prizes. After playing through many bonus features, this left us with a somewhat disappointing feeling as the main bonus round feels lacklustre in comparison.
Of course, the max win is far more significant on this machine (50,000x), so if you have nothing gameplay-wise to compare it to, you may instantly love this machine. Still, the gameplay in the original versions felt a lot more engaging and exciting for us knowing you were close to making a huge wild symbol even if the max pays are lower.
Overall, Fat Drac is an excellent slot, the amount of polish is top class, from design, features, sound effects and animations. As a standalone release, it deserves to be played. If you are a fan of the originals, you may be slightly disappointed with how the Fat symbol mechanic works on this machine.