There’s a horror-feel to the design in The Curious Cabinet. Symbols include butterflies, hearts, frogs, crystal balls, bottles of poison and skulls. The shepherd’s crook with the dangling gemstone is the best of the standard symbols, paying 15 times your stake if you land 5 on a payline. The red rose is the wild. It doesn’t offer pays in its own right but does substitute for everything apart from the scatters.
There are 2 of those scatters. The doll pays scatter style when 4 of them are visible on the reels. The dolls can expand into 1x3 shapes too. Landing 15 scatters pays 600 times your stake. Better still is the monster scatter. These can expand into 2x2 shapes. Again landing 4 or more on the same spin triggers a prize – a 1,000 times stake payout awaits if you hit 15 of them on the same spin.
The other symbol to keep an eye on is the silver drawer which can hit on reels 2 or 4 only – when it does, the Silver Drawer feature will be triggered. It can come up empty or it can deliver 1 of the following extras:
- Silver Coins - a small instant win of up to 10 times your stake is awarded.
- 2x Multiplier Card - if there’s a winning combination on show, the payout is doubled.
- Respin Card - you’ll receive a respin with sticky wilds which is guaranteed to be a winner.
You can also trigger the Free Spins feature where you’ll get 8 free spins. A row of gold and silver drawers are in play during the free spins. 1 of them will open on each free spin. The silver drawers offer the prizes above. The gold drawers trigger the Gold Drawer feature and can provide a 5x multiplier or a large instant win prize of up to 50 times your stake. Look out for the expanding wilds that can also hit during the free spins.
We enjoyed The Curious Cabinet. The visuals are fantastic and there’s a beautifully creepy backing track playing in the background. The gameplay stacks up pretty well too. The scatter symbols offer plenty of potential and the free spins round, complete with the stacked wilds and other extras can deliver plenty of thrills.
If you’re looking for a supernaturally spooky slot game for Halloween, then it’s well worth having a nose inside The Curious Cabinet. It’s a medium variance title with potential payouts of 1,500 times your stake on each free spin with a 5x multiplier from the gold drawer. If you like scary games, Paranormal Activity from iSoftBet is 1 you’ll want to play (may with 1 eye closed).