Based on the spine chilling movie franchise, Paranormal Activity is a horror themed slot from iSoftBet. Played using a 5 reel, 243 ways to win game engine, it comes with a trio of free spins features which are boosted with multipliers or stacked or added wilds. Look out too for the Paranormal Event which can add extra wilds to the reels on any spin. Play, across all devices, from between 30p and £30 per spin.
Many horror themed slots have a cartoonish feel but Paranormal Activity does feel genuinely creepy – produced in conjunction with Paramount Pictures, the design here is top end with the classy visuals complemented by a slightly unnerving soundtrack.
The movie centred on a young couple haunted by a supernatural presence and that decidedly creepy feel is maintained in this slot adaptation – symbols on the reels include lower value playing cards as well as ‘found footage’ style images including ghosts, cameras, lights and banknotes.
The hand is the scatter – it’s the most rewarding symbol, paying three, 10 or 25 times your stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 anywhere on the reels. The possessed, dead-eyed child is the game’s wild replacing all other symbols with the exception of the scatter and bonus.
When the bonus symbol lands on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin, you’ll trigger the wheel – spin it to reveal whether you’ve been awarded an instant win cash prize or 1 of 3 free spins features. Here are the details:
Paranormal Free Spins feature – here you’ll be awarded an undefined number of free spins which will continue until you’ve landed 5 winning free spins. Each win comes with an increasing multiplier which starts at 1x before reaching 5x on your fifth win.
Possessed Free Spins feature – 10 free spins are awarded in this round. Extra stacked wilds are added to the reels on each free spin.
Demon Free Spins feature – you’ll be given 15 free spins if you land this feature. Look out for the wild Demon who can appear on any free spin and transform other symbols into wilds too.
The other feature to look out for is the Paranormal Event feature – this can hit at random at the beginning of any spin in the base game and will add up to 5 wild symbols to the reels.
The features aren’t particularly innovative but the modifiers certainly help spice up the free spins action and the Paranormal Event feature can certainly provide a base game jump. Fans of the film should find much to enjoy in this slot version.
Potential payouts of up to 400 times your stake on each spin should make Paranormal Activity worth a look even if you’re afraid of things that go bump in the night. I found it to be a medium to high variance offering and is probably the most terrifying slot I’ve ever played. iSoftBet have developed a few branded titles with 24 and Rambo recommended.