Happy Halloween Slot
Released by Play’n Go just in time for Halloween 2015, Happy Halloween combines some sharp graphics and a fun & spooky festive theme with a killer bonus round which can pay out up to 5,000 x the stake in a single spin. Happy Halloween is a 5 x 4 reel high volatility slot with 50 pay lines and an RTP of 96.5%. Bets can range from €0.01 up to €25 per spin.
Design and Symbols
Happy Halloween boasts some razor-sharp graphics and colourful characters. The game board fits snuggly between two autumnal trees in a graveyard situated in front of a large haunted house. The game is accompanied by a fun but spooky soundtrack – think The Addams Family theme crossed with incidental music from Scooby-Doo! The five low-value symbols take the form of Halloween themed goodies including ghostly jellies, ghoulish cupcakes, slime-covered candy apples, and strawberries decorated with chocolate spider’s webs, while the higher value symbols are characters such as a Frankenstein’s monster, a mummy, and a vampire, with the highest value of these being a lantern-carrying ghost – get five in a row of those for a 20x win. The wild is represented by a pumpkin, and the scatter symbol is a glamorous red-haired witch. Every symbol is bright, well-detailed, and theme-related.
Happy Halloween is a little thin on the ground as far as features go. There is a gamble feature for wins made in the base game, but the only major feature is the free spin round – although it is one worth waiting for.
A nice feature for the more committed gambler, this feature gives the player a chance to double or even quadruple any win made during regular play by guessing the colour or suit of a randomly picked card. Guess the correct colour and you’ll double your win, but if you go for the suit option and get that right it will immediately 4x your win. However, there is a limit of 5 correct guess or 2500 coins set for this feature.
Hit three scatters on the first three reels and you’re into the free spin round, and make no mistake; this is the Holy Grail for all players of Happy Halloween. You enter the round with 10 spins, but if you hit another 3 scatters you can double your total to 20 free spins. Perhaps the best part of the free spins round is that for each new spin 2 more pumpkin wilds will be added to reels 2 through to 5. The more spins you go through, the bigger the chance of hitting some serious stacking wilds and, therefore, some serious wins. In fact, it’s possible to hit a 5000x stake win on a single spin during this feature which means a potential maximum jackpot of €125,000.
Our Thoughts on Happy Halloween
Although the base game offers 50 pay lines, the wins during the base game are not enough on their own to keep a player interested for too long, so this may not be the slot for you if you’re a low variance player. However, if you’re a little bit more flexible with your bankroll then you may well consider it worthwhile to stick with Happy Halloween, as when this high volatility slot hits the bonus feature, and those free spins and stacking wilds start to work their magic then this slot could certainly provide you with a very Happy Halloween indeed!