Halloween Slot Review
At the time of writing, Halloween is just about to roll around. This means that slot vendors around the world are starting to pump out dozens and dozens of slots. Some of them better than others. The Halloween slot is up there with one of the best around. In fact, this is probably the best horror-themed slot to be released….ever.
The Halloween slot from Microgaming is your standard 5 reel, 50 payline slot albeit with a couple of twists. The minimum bet is 50p and the maximum is £200.
One of the things that interested us about this slot is that it was Microgaming that pumped it out. I don’t know how much you pay attention to the world of slots, but if you do pay attention, then you may notice that the company which tends to do the ‘horror movie’ themed slots is NetEnt. It is nice to see a horror slot from Microgaming, to be honest. It meant that they could shake things up a little bit.
This slot is based around the Halloween movie from the 70s. You all know the one. Michael Myers, hockey mask, chasing people down and murdering them. The sort of ‘feel good’ movie (not really). I was born a little bit after that movie came out, but it is still one of my favourite horror movies of all time. It is a genre-defining classic, although many of the tropes in the movie have become staples nowadays.
Bit of a shame. Anyway, since I grew up with the movie, I can say that the slot replicates the feel of it the best that a slot can. There are several features in the game and all of them tie into the theme of the movie perfectly.
It is evident that Microgaming designed this game to appeal to newer players. It is simple to understand, but it really packs a punch on the prize front. Most of it is just going to be hitting the spin button. The best part is that the Halloween slot is interesting enough that I expect people will be playing it beyond October too.
The main feature in this slot is the Wandering Reels. Each time the game is played, the supports on the cabin move about. They always surround three reels. These three reels spin together. There are jumbo blocks in these reels which can lead to some epic wins.
If you get three or more scatters, then you will trigger the first of three bonus rounds. All these bonus rounds are linked. The Trick or Treat Reel is where you will go first. You spin the reel to earn up to 10x your initial stake in cash prizes. You keep spinning until you trigger one of the other two features:
Boogey Man Bonus Feature: The Boogeyman Bonus is my favourite. You just pick up leaves to reveal cash prizes. Each time you get a cash prize, your multiplier goes up. If you find Michael, the round ends and your winnings are halved. If you find all 10 cash prizes before that, you get a nice stack of cash.
Free Spins Feature: The second feature is free spins. You get 9 free spins. The character you used to trigger his feature is going to appear prominently on the reels and lead to some big wins. No multiplier in place and no way to trigger more free spins.
This is a medium volatility slot with a house edge somewhere around 3%. The problem I have with this slot is that the minimum bet is so high (50p, in case you forgot), which means it can be difficult to recommend the level somebody bets at.
I suggest that most people go near the 50p mark. This is high for a minimum bet and I doubt many people will want to gamble beyond that. You are only really going to win the major prizes if you trigger the bonus round anyway. Of course, if you feel comfortable then you can go beyond this, but I doubt many people will to be honest.
If you want an eerie and well-designed slot to play when the end of October rolls around, then check out Halloween from Microgaming. This slot is so brilliant that you could probably find a lot of excitement outside of the ‘traditional’ season too. If you want a few recommendations about where you can play it, check out the recommendations below.