The brand-new release from the widely acclaimed software provider Microgaming is a tribute to the classic horror blockbuster from 1978, Halloween directed by John Carpenter. Whether you are a fan of the spooky genre or not, the Halloween slot machine is guaranteed to capture your hearts with its immensely rewarding and ingenious bonus features such as the Trick or Treat Wheel feature, Boogeyman Bonus feature with multipliers, and Free Spins, which are all envisioned in such a way to help you significantly enhance your winning potential. The game uses 5 reels and 50 paylines, whereas the top prize you can grab while delighting in the creepy title is 1,500 coins.
Halloween video slot boasts brilliant graphics and smooth 3D animations that are inspired by the legendary movie of the same name. As you would expect, the game is pervaded with a macabre and sinister air that will surely send chills down your spine and create an overall atmosphere of suspense and foreboding. The reels are set against a haunted house and they are populated with the film-related items such as knitting needles, masks, telephones, guns and knives, to name a few. Additionally, you will encounter four movie protagonists – Annie, Lynda, Laurie and Loomis. Among all, Laurie is the most generous symbol on the reels, awarding 30x the bet for landing five of them on a single line. Wild is represented by the game's logo and substitutes for all other symbols apart from Scatters.
An amazing addition of the Halloween video slot is the Wandering Reels feature during which the group of three randomly selected reels will spin together. In one of three positions Wandering Reels will stop and determine the number of paylines and reels that will come into play. What's more, the Wandering Reel includes only Jumbo Blocks, which are actually huge icons spinning in multiple reels with Loomis being the most rewarding one, covering all the positions on these three reels.
To activate the Trick or Treat Wheel feature, on the other hand, you are required to land at least three Bonus Scatters and thus reveal a cash prize that can reach up to 10x your bet. You can keep on collecting the rewards until you launch the Free Spins or Boogeyman Bonus feature. The latter provides you with a chance to choose from numerous leaves in order to win a cash prize paired with a multiplier. The multiplier is raised by one for each prize you have scooped. If you are lucky enough to uncover all ten cash rewards, you will be granted a Bonus payout of 20x the bet. The feature will come to an end once you reveal Michael.
If during the Trick or Treat Wheel feature Lynda, Annie, Loomis and Laurie appears on the reel set, the Free Spins feature will be triggered, and you will, consequently, be awarded 9 free games. Moreover, the protagonist that initiated the feature will substitute for all other high-value icons, Jumbo Blocks included. Much to our disappointment, however, the Free Spins feature cannot be retriggered.
Halloween slot is a medium-to-high variance game that comes with an average return to player (RTP) of 96.02% and a number of innovative features you can greatly benefit from. To join the famous crew, you can stake anywhere between $0.50 and $200 per spin, which is a rather extensive betting range that will satisfy the majority of punters. Overall, it is a well-balanced gaming package providing equally rewarding prizes during the base game and Bonus rounds, too. Finally, the top-prize up for grabs is 500x the bet on a free spin, and can be won with the help of Laurie, who is the one responsible for triggering the most lucrative prizes in this Microgaming release.