Polterheist Slot

A haunted house in the Wild West of America is the setting for Polterheist, a volatile 5 reel, 10 payline slot game from NextGen Gaming. Highlights in this creepy, cartoon game are added haunted wilds, stacks of matching ghost symbols and free spins with 2x, 3x or 5x multipliers. Play on all devices from between 50p and £125 per spin.

The design in Polterheist is very nicely done - the reels are set against a wooden shack. There you’ll see luminous A to 10 royal values alongside 5 different Wild West themed ghosts. The best of them is the bandito with the droopy moustache who will get you 5 times your stake if you land 5 on 1 of the game’s 100 paylines.

The wanted poster is the wild. Polterheist comes with a decent selection of extras. First up is the Haunted Wilds feature - on any spin, extra wild symbols are added to the middle 3 reels.

Then you have the Ghost Break-In feature – on any spin, 1 of the ghost symbols is chosen at random. Extra stacks of this symbol are then added to the reels. Any other ghost symbols that land on that same spin all morph into the same ghost symbol to offer even more winning opportunities.

The main feature is the Free Games feature which is triggered by landing the safe scatter on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin. You’ll then receive 8 free spins. Every payout during the feature benefits from a multiplier of 2x, 3x or 5x. Which one you get is decided at random.

Hope to see plenty of safe scatters here too. Every time 1, 2 or 3 of them hit an extra 1, 5 or 8 free spins are added to your total – there are no limits to how many more you can add! You can land the Haunted Wilds and Ghost Break-In features during the free spins too.

This wild west adventure is a volatile one - the variance here is very high. The best winning potential comes via the free spins. Combine the other wild and ghost extras and land the top 5x multiplier and some big results are possible – up to 2,000 times your stake on each free spin with 5x multiplier. You can expect some lengthy waits in between triggering the Free Games feature though.

We liked Polterheist. The visuals are excellent and the spaghetti western-style soundtrack fits the theme perfectly. The range of extras isn’t bad either, especially the Free Games feature where the multipliers can really spice up the action. If you like the horror or wild west themes, then Polterheist is well worth investigating. If it’s Westerns you’re after, Dead or Alive from Net Entertainment can't be beaten.