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.