Paranormal Activity Slot Review

The 2009 chiller Paranormal Activity proved a surprise movie hit and spawned a whole franchise of sequels. Now the cult haunted house story has been given the slot game treatment by iSoftBet. It's a 5 reel, 243 ways to win title that comes with a free spins feature complete with multipliers, stacked or added wilds. Look out for random wilds that can land on any base game spin too. Available to play on all devices, stakes range from between 30p and £30 per spin.

Based on the Paranormal Activity film

The movie version of Paranormal Activity was based on found footage and that theme is strongly evident in the slot game - backed by a dingy room and the light from an open door, the reels have a decidedly creepy feel. Look out for lower value playing cards alongside ghosts, hidden cameras, lights and banknotes.

The banknotes symbol is the most rewarding with 5 on a payline giving you 16.66 times your total stake. The possessed child is the game's wild - it substitutes for all other symbols apart from the bonus and scatter.

3 free spins features

The bloodied hand is that scatter. Land 3, 4 or 5 of these anywhere on the reels on the same spin and you'll win 3, 10 or 25 times your total stake. The bonus symbol lands on reels 1, 3 and 5 only - when it hits on all 3 reels on the same spin, you'll be awarded a spin of the bonus wheel. Here you'll win either a cash prize or you'll trigger 1 of the 3 free spin features:

  • Paranormal Free Spins feature - an undefined number of free spins are awarded here. You keep on spinning until you've landed 5 winning free spins. The wins come with an expanding multiplier - win 1 pays 1x, 2 pays 2x right up to a 5x boost with your 5th
  • Possessed Free Spins feature - land this and you'll be awarded 10 free spins complete with extra stacked wilds.
  • Demon Free Spins feature - 15 free spins are awarded here. The wild demon can appear in this feature, transforming random symbols into wilds.

Paranormal Event feature

The final feature is the Paranormal Event feature - this can hit on any base game or free spin. Once triggered, up to 5 wilds are added to the reels on the spin that follows.

Paranormal Activity thoughts

Many horror-themed slot games have their tongue firmly in their cheek and play it for laughs. Paranormal Activity isn't one of those as this is a genuinely unnerving affair, combining top end visuals with an unsettling backing track. The features are decent enough too, offering a nice variety of free spin modifiers. The Paranormal Event can certainly spring a surprise or 2 as well.

Variance wise, it’s nicely balanced (medium) with potential wins of 2,500 times your stake with the 5x multiplier in the Paranormal Free Spins feature. If your idea of a good night at the cinema involves being scared witless, then Paranormal Activity will likely be a slot game you'll enjoy. I also recommend you try NetEnt’s Blood Suckers II.