The word Halloween stands for much more than a holiday celebrated in a number of countries across the globe.
Thanks to the idea first developed by John Carpenter and Debra Hill and presented through the 1978 Halloween movie, this word now stands for one of the most recognisable horror franchises which includes ten movies, novels, comic books, merchandise and a slot game since the summer of 2017 when Microgaming teamed up with Compass International Pictures and Creative Licensing Corporation to obtain a license for a branded slot product that is bound to scare the heck out of you.
Halloween slot was developed by one of the oldest and most reputable online casino software suppliers in the gaming industry. Microgaming is a well-respected name in the business that’s been around since 1994 when they launched the world’s first internet casino.
The Isle of Man based company is described as the world’s leading supplier of online gaming software with products that include casino, multiplayer, mobile, poker, bingo, land-based products, sportsbook and live dealer.
Microgaming boasts a portfolio consisting of more than 850 unique casino games and 1,200 variants. The award-winning developer takes pride in innovation and creativity that’s been in the essence of Microgaming’s vision and mission.
How to Play it
Halloween is fantastically engaging slot game and a fitting tribute to the iconic movie.
This 5-reel and 50-payline game brings back the Boogeyman with four different characters from the movie – Lynda, Annie, Loomis and Laurie – available as symbols on the grid situated on the front porch of a house in a traditional spooky setting.
The idea is simple – by hitting the spin button you will be hoping to land at least three matching symbols in a payline in order to land a win.
Symbols on the reels also include matches, telephones, clown masks, a knitting set, gun and knives. The Halloween Logo is also there. Acting as a Wild it will replace all other symbols bar the Bonus Scatter which is responsible for the special features in this game.
When it comes to gameplay, you will love the outline which has reels divided into blocks of three reels. The wooden porch columns will move left and right with three reels highlighted in between for a special visual sensation.
This base-game feature is called the Wandering Reel feature which will help you trigger the Jumbo Blocks Feature where large symbols span multiple reels – 3×4 – boosting your winning potential.
In addition to wonderfully engaging base game, Halloween slot houses superb bonus features which are triggered by three or more Bonus Scatters.
The scatters will give you the opportunity to have a spin on the Trick or Treat Wheel which will reward you with cash prizes worth up to 10x your stake. The Wheel will have you keep on spinning until you trigger wither the Boogeyman Bonus or Free Spins.
The Boogeyman feature will have you picking up leaves to reveal cash prizes which also carry a multiplier which is increased by one after every cash prize you collect.
The Boogeyman comes with the total of 10 cash prizes meaning you could ideally be in for a 20x your stake boost. If you come across Michael during this feature, you will be granted half the prize and the feature will end. On the other side, a knife will prevent Michael from completing the feature to help you keep going for a big win.
On to the Free Spins which are activated once you land one of the four movie characters on the Trick or Treat Wheel. You will be granted nine free spins with a triggering character featured prominently on the reels for the duration of the feature.
The Halloween slot is playable across all devices and platforms and is available from $0.50 up to $200. This Microgaming’s proud gem is a medium to high variance game which comes with up to 500x the total stake as a maximum win.
Just as you would expect, the Halloween slot is dark and creepy, a perfect fit for the franchise it is representing. With wind blowing leaves to the front porch and the Boogeyman lurking in the background, it is all you’d expect and more.
Microgaming have made sure to create an action-packed slot with plenty of things going on during the base game and as special features. This slot is bound to gain a huge follower base as it does come as a worthy representation of everything the movie got renowned for.