Halloween is one of the most thrilling and scary online pokie (slot machine) that you can play online. It is based on the iconic 1978 film with the same name, which spawned multiple remakes and sequels. The game has a lot of elements from the movie and a soundtrack that can really create that horror movie suspense.
Pros and Cons
- Browser-based online slots games that is mobile friendly
- A unique combination of features and bonus modes
- Betting range is big enough to please all players
- Low payout rates for single combinations
Gameplay, Playability and Volatility
The general theme is very creepy as most of the action takes place on the front porch of the house, with the symbols being shown on transparent reels. The killer can be seen sometimes lurking in the background. The dashboard with the controls is modern and very minimalistic, with a large button in the middle for spinning the reels.
Trick or Treat Wheel Bonus
Three bonus symbols scattered on the screen will trigger the Trick or Treat Wheel. It has multipliers that award a prize of up to 10 times the stake, and symbols for triggering the bonus game and the free spins mode. A random spin of the wheel will determine the reward.
The Boogeyman Bonus is a picking mini-game where the player selects leaves to reveal cash prizes. If the criminal is found, the bonus game ends and half the bet is added to the accumulated prizes. Finding the knife first will prevent one criminal symbol from ending the Boogeyman Bonus.
Free spins are triggered if one of the four main characters lands on the wheel. The selected character is featured on the reels during the special mode. See other Free Pokies reviews for NZ
There is a special aspect to the gameplay in the Halloween online slot. While the regular screen has three rows, there is a set of three adjacent rollers that show four rows of symbols. These move across the screen and influence the patterns of the paylines. Generally speaking, having the larger reels on the left provides a better chance at winning. Plus, there are jumbo blocks that show a large symbol across 3x4 positions.
Halloween has medium-high volatility so the payout rates for regular combinations are quite low. Most of the winnings in this slot machine come from the bonus modes, which can generate large payouts but do so on a rare occasion.
RTP, Wagers and Payouts
According to Microgaming, the RTP is of 96.01%. This puts it at the limit for a good paying online slot.
The size of the bet can be set based on the coin size and the number of coins to range between and $0.50 and $200. For 50 lines and a combination of features, the price for a spin is not bad.
We recommend using a large bankroll for this one with the goal of hitting the bonus game and the free spins for bigger wins. Payouts from combinations will not be enough to cover the wager most of the time.
Fans of the movie will likely be eager to try out this awesome game. However, it definitely has what it takes to appeal to the general audience of slots players. The spooky theme and sounds make it different from the regular slot machine with colourful symbols. Plus, the features can really generate some big wins so it might be worth giving it a try. Just keep in mind that it has a pretty high volatility rating and so significant payouts are rare. 86/100
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