Top Video Slots to Play this Halloween
As the end of October approaches, games providers will often seek to take advantage of one of the year’s most enduring annual festivities, namely Halloween, by either releasing a new themed slot or promoting one from their archive. However, there’s no need for any of you to go trawling through the thousands of slots out there to find a spooky slot to suit you as we’ve done all the hard work for you and selected our pick of the best from some of the biggest providers in the business.
We like to think this selection will offer something for everyone, so check them out and happy spinning this Halloween!
Best video slot for Low Volatility Players
Pumpkin Smash by Yggdrasil
If you’re not too much of a risk-taker or just prefer winning little but often to winning rarely but robustly, then Yggdrasil’s Pumpkin Smash could be the game for you. Due to the low-value base game wins you’ll be seeing plenty of them, and it’s also never a long wait to get into at the bonus feature by landing a couple of pumpkins which you’ll then get to smash to reveal some wins.
Getting into the free spins may be a bit tougher, but when you get there you’ll be rewarded with the chance to add multipliers, extra spins, and huge random sums of cash.
With great game graphics, as is par for the course from Yggdrasil, and a 96.2% RTP this is a solid slot for low volatility players. Check out our full review for more details on Pumpkin Smash.
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Best video slot for High Volatility Players
Happy Halloween from Play’n Go
Now 3 years old, this seasonal classic from Play’n Go is still up there among the best Halloween themed slots on the market. Happy Halloween not only delivers the goods when it comes to paying out big in the bonus feature, but it also impresses with its razor sharp design and quirky, spooky soundtrack. The slot is a standard slot in most of our recommended casinos.
Players who jealously guard their bankroll might want to move along but those who are all about the big payday and the exciting bonus rounds could do a lot worse than taking a punt with Happy Halloween.
Wins in the 5 x 4 reel, 50 pay line base game aren’t especially rewarding (although there is a gamble feature which could result in you multiplying those wins substantially if lady luck is on your side) but hit three of the glamorous witches and you’re potentially off to the big time with up to 20 free spins. With each spin that passes more and more stacked wilds are added to 4 of the 5 reels which can result in some massive wins. With up to 5,000 x the spin stake up for grabs on every free spin and a max bet of €25, this scary slot is popular among risk takers, and we can see why.
Best video slot for Special Features
Lucky Halloween from Red Tiger Gaming
If you find the base game play a little humdrum and like a game which mixes it up with a selection of tweaks and features on a regular basis then look no further than Red Tiger Gaming’s 2016 effort, Lucky Halloween, set in the grounds of a haunted castle. In the base game the usual array of spooky symbols are joined by a pumpkin-headed biker who intermittently cruises in front of the screen on his chopper to distribute one of four gaming changing bonuses (win multiplier, random wilds, mega wild reels, and special reels). As well as these four mini-features there are also free spins to be won as well as a Full Moon bonus game in which you can work your way up the path to top of the haunted house for a potential 800x win!
With a 96.2% RTP and a maximum bet per spin of £100, this 5 x 3 slot offers plenty of bang for your buck and with so many features there is never a dull moment. For a full breakdown of what Lucky Halloween has to offer check out our full review. Or if you rather just try the game out for real money, you’ll find it on dunder.
Best Progressive Jackpot video slot
Trick or Treat? from Leander Gaming
Not too many Halloween themed slots offer a progressive jackpot, but Trick or Treat? from Leander Gaming offers a ‘Celebration Jackpot’ which often pays out several hundred thousand Euros. As this slot also contains some other great features it is our pick for best Halloween progressive jackpot slot.
As with many progressives, the jackpot is triggered randomly but your chances of winning are increased the higher the stakes you play. Nevertheless it’s still possible to win the Trick or Treat? Celebration Jackpot from just a 20c bet.
What makes this our choice in this category is a combination of a great design centred around a group of spookily attired teens trick-or-treating around their neighbourhood, and the presence of a variety of features which keep the excitement levels high at all times. There are ‘Potion Wilds’ where a witch can turn full reels wild on a whim, a Jack-O-Lantern bonus where you get to pick pumpkins for a chance to win up to 25x your stake, and a great free spin round where more potion wilds can lead to big, big wins. And with an RTP of 97.2% this really is a great value Halloween gem. The game is available in a selection of casinos. We double checked, and found it at Dunder.
Best All Round Video Slot for This Halloween
Dark Vortex from Yggdrasil
The second Yggdrasil title to make the list, Dark Vortex isn’t specifically Halloween themed as such, but set within the ruins of an ancient fortress in the dead of night and with a cast of characters which include a devil woman, a slime monster, a rabid dog, and several other horrifying beasts, and all played against a seriously ominous soundtrack, you can see why Yggdrasil released this on 24th October.
Dark Vortex is awesome on so many levels. It is visually stunning, one of the best looking games we’ve ever seen.
It also has great features including transforming from a 5 x 3 reel slot up to a 5 x 5 reel slot if you play the Vortex feature right – and as Dark Vortex is a “pays both ways” slot, that can add up to a lot of pay lines. What’s more, if you can navigate your way to the free spins round then you can potentially win up to 7,318 x your stake! And for those who can’t wait to get into the action there is an option to buy your way straight into the free spin feature for an 80x stake payment.
We could go on about this spectacular game but best just check out our full review or try it out for real money at LeoVegas