Scrubs fans may assume that this new slot from Rival Gaming is based on JD’s fictitious television series about a vampiric doctor, but alas, it is simply that Rival Gaming thought of the same joke.
That isn’t to say the theme isn’t fun in its own right, it’s definitely something different, which is nice considering the number of identical vampire themed slots we’ve seen, so what can we expect from this new offering?
About the slot
With three reels and five paylines, Dr. Acula is playable from 9p to £75 a spin on all compatible desktop mobile, and tablet devices.
This slot is pretty basic in its appearance, taking the classic approach as opposed to the popular five reel option taken by most slots these days.
However, that isn’t to say this slot feels outdated, it is definitely an exercise in nostalgia, but has enough modern touches to not feel behind the times.
The reels include various coloured 7s alongside themed imagery that includes test tubes, syringes, and a zombie nurse (Dr. Acula’s assistant) amongst others.
The vampiric medical professional’s eyes are visible behind the reels, adding a constant sense of menace to the slot, a feeling aided by the soundtrack.
There are no big features to speak of here, but there are still a few ways to win if you’re lucky.
Dr. Acula awards wins not only for matching three symbols on a payline, but also for matching three similarly themed symbols.
For example, syringe, test tube, and plasma pack symbols, all being themed on blood, will pay out if landed in combination on a payline.
With a top prize of 1,000x your stake for three symbols on a payline, Dr. Acula may be a simple slot, but it’s a simple slot with the ability to pay out big if the reels land in your favour.