With a name like Howling Fun you’d expect wolves to be the stars of this 5 reel, 25 payline slot from Eyecon. Instead, it’s witches, vampires and monsters that take centre stage. Treats on offer in this comic horror-themed slot include doubled wild payouts, a picks round and up to 400 free spins with a 2x multiplier. Play from between 25p and £12.50 per spin.

The design in Howling Fun has a creepy feel – set against a castle at the top of a hill, the reels have a green hue. Joining the A and K playing cards are an assortment of candles, monsters, werewolves, witches on broomsticks and Frankenstein’s monster. Land 5 of the monstrous green creation for a 1,000 coin payout. The most rewarding symbol is dapper Count Dracula though – land 2, 3, 4 or 5 of these on a payline and you’ll win 5, 25, 500 or 5,000 coins.

The impish red devil is the wild – it can land on reels 2 and 4 only and replaces everything apart from the castle and mummy symbols. If the wild forms part of a winning combination, the payout is doubled. Howling Fun comes with a pair of feature rounds:

Prize Pick feature – this is triggered by landing 3 or more of the mummy scatter anywhere on the reels on the same spin. Each mummy awards 1 selection in the bonus round. Pick from the objects shown – each 1 reveals a cash prize which can be anything up to 100 times your total bet.

Free Games feature – land 3, 4 or 5 of the castle scatter symbol anywhere on the reels and your reward will be 15, 20 or 25 free spins. All payouts during the free spins round are doubled (this includes scatter payouts). You can trigger the Prize Pick from within the free spins as well as landing more free spins, with up to 400 possible, if you hit enough scatters.

Howling Fun is a typical Eyecon slot – the design isn’t particularly slick but matches the comic horror theme well enough. The game comes to life in the feature rounds, both of which offer some very decent action. It may not be especially scary and the design isn’t of the highest class.

This creepy castle can still be worth a visit thanks to the feature rounds. Get lucky there and you could yet end up howling. If you like the horror theme, Blood Suckers II by NetEnt and Paranormal Activity by iSoftBet are highly recommended.