Given its title, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Scary Friends was a horror themed slot. In fact, it’s anything but. This 5 reel, 25 payline slot features an assortment of strange but cuddly looking creatures and comes with pick me and free spin bonus features. Play from between 25p and £50 per spin.

Scary Friends has a futuristic look about it, like it’s set in the interior of a spacecraft. Joining the K, Q, 10 and J playing card symbols are the quartet of the so-called Scary Friends – they are an orange creature, a little green alien, a cyclops and a purple monster. 5 of the latter on a payline will see you pocket a bumper haul of 800 times your total stake!

The furry creature is the game’s wild, substituting for all other symbols apart from the bonus, free spin and jackpot symbols. It too can award payouts of 800 times your total stake if you land 5 on a single payline.

Scary Friends comes with a pair of features – land 3 or more of the Bonus symbol (the four Scary Friends together) anywhere on the reels to trigger the Scary Friends Bonus feature. You’re taken to a new screen where the Friends are sitting in a spinning astronaut centrifuge machine. Choose 1 of the 4. They will each be jettisoned from the machine in turn. The longer your Friend stays aboard, the bigger the prize on offer.

There’s also a Free Spins feature which is triggered by landing 3 or more free spins symbols (which look like furry Maltesers). These bouncing creatures determine the number of free spins you’ve been awarded and can range from between 5 and 14 free spins. You can re-trigger even more free spins from within the feature, as well as the Scary Friends Bonus feature.

Scary Friends is full of gentle giants rather than anything especially terrifying – the same is true of for your bankroll as the variance here is in the low to medium range.

Superbly designed as usual from Rabcat, this is a whimsical slot that’s easy on the eye and the wallet. Don’t expect to get rich playing this, just enjoy the strange entertainment that the Scary Friends can offer. If you like scarier games, NetEnt’s Aliens or Thunderkick’s Børk The Berzerker are highly recommended.