Get ready for some spooky thrills in Halloween Horrors, a 5 reel, 25 payline slot from 1X2 Gaming. Treats on offer in this creepy game include a bonus feature that awards up to 15 free spins with all payouts doubled. Hop on your virtual broomstick from between 25p and £62.50 per spin.
First impressions of Halloween Horrors are positive – the cartoon style design is unusual but very well done. The setting is a graveyard, silhouetted by a full moon. Look out for witches on broomsticks zooming across the screen as well as colonies of bats.
Symbols include lower value A to J playing cards, a tree, a noseless zombie, a black cat, a bat, a ghost and a witch’s hat. 5 of the latter pays 750 coins. The carved pumpkin is the wild – it can land on all reels and substitutes for everything bar the scatter and headstone (in the free spins).
To trigger the Free Spins feature, you’ll need to land the skull scatter. 3, 4 or 5 of them anywhere on the reels on the same spin will boost the cashier with a payout of 22x, 80x or 400x. You’ll also be awarded 5, 10 or 15 free spins. All payouts hit during the feature are doubled.
Look out too for the headstone symbol which is only in play during the feature. These pay scatter style and award 30, 100 or 200 coins for landing 3, 4 or 5.
Halloween Horrors is a very simple game both in the way it looks and plays – the bright, bold visuals are complemented by a deliciously creepy organ-heavy backing track. The gameplay is on the basic side too.
We found the free spins hit at regular intervals – when we did land the feature, the results were a bit hit and miss. Overall, we’d put the variance in the medium range. Despite the theme, this isn’t a scary slot. Think Scooby Doo rather than Nightmare on Elm Street.
Halloween Horrors has its charms though. The design is excellent and the bonus feature lands often. If you want your chills to come with a bit of a giggle too, Halloween Horrors should fit the bill. For something a little more volatile, Play ‘N Go’s Happy Halloween is recommended.