The design in Halloween is high-end but comes with a decidedly creepy, 1970s feel – the reels are set against an old shack and include a selection of books, phones, guns and clown masks. They’re joined by a selection of characters from the film including Nic Castle as Michael Myers, Donald Pleasance as Dr Loomis and a very young Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode.
Halloween features wandering reels – blocks of 3 reels can spin in combination. Better still is when you land a giant symbol that is 3 symbols wide – these can fill whole reels to potentially great effect. These jumbo blocks can land in 3 positions – left, centre and right – in the base game but can wander between positions during the Free Spins feature.
Land 3 bonus symbols on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Trick or Treat Wheel feature – this is made up of characters from the film and multiplier awards. If the pointer stops on a multiplier, that figure will be applied to your total bet. You can win up to 10 times your stake on each stop.
Keep on spinning until you land a character segment. If you land on Michael Myers, you’ll trigger the Boogeyman Bonus feature – all other characters trigger the Free Spins feature:
Boogeyman Bonus feature – this is a pick me round where you get to choose from 15 leaves. Each pick reveals a cash prize. A multiplier increases with each pick too which can boost your wins by up to 10x. Keep on picking until you uncover a stopper symbol. Find a knife and you’ll get immunity and an extra pick. If you find all 10 cash prizes, you’ll also be rewarded with a 20 times stake bonus on top.
Free Spins feature – trigger this round and you’ll be awarded 9 free spins. The only character symbol on show will be the 1 you landed during the Trick or Treat Wheel feature meaning it’s easier to form winning combos. The giant jumbo blocks can wander across the reels here, moving from left to centre to right.
As a high-profile movie tie in, we expected Halloween to be a pretty sedate affair as far as volatility goes. It offers plenty of potential thrills and spills though and the variance is in the medium to high range – there are maximum wins of 500 times your stake in both the base game and on each free spin.
As we’d expect from Microgaming, the design here is good. The range of extras on offer impresses too. Fans of the movie will find plenty to like – even if you’re not a horror movie lover, the bonus features on offer make it well worth shelling out for a ticket to this Halloween showing. If you like horror/movie themed slot games, Psycho from NextGen Gaming and Paranormal Activity from iSoftBet are worth trying.