Lucky Halloween Slot
Lucky Halloween is set at the entrance to the foggy, dusky grounds of a haunted castle where the player comes across a series of spooky symbols and a leather clad, pumpkin-headed biker to help them on their way to potential riches. Lucky Halloween was released at the end of September 2016, just in time to cash in on that year’s Halloween celebrations, and it’s been an enduring slot for Red Tiger Gaming due to a combination of a popular theme, immersive graphics, and ample features to keep the game interesting. With an above average RTP of 96.2%, this 5 x 3 reel, 20 pay line slot has medium-high volatility and minimum and maximum bets of £0.10 and £100 respectively.
Design and Symbols
The design for Lucky Halloween is a winner. The animation is very ‘comic book horror’ with excellent detailing in the backdrop, the special scenes and characters, and the symbols themselves which are quirky, innovative, and colourful. The five low-value symbols in Lucky Halloween are represented by the standard 10, J, Q, K, and A, with the premium symbols taking the form of a cupcake with googly eyes and batwings, a bottle of purple potion, a witches cat, a witches hat, and finally the words ‘LUCKY HALLOWEEN’ in front of a motorbike symbol. The wild symbol is a pumpkin with a mouthful of gold coins which not only acts as a wild against all regular symbols, but also has the highest value as a stand-alone symbol, with 5 of a kind paying out 20x stake per line. There are also two bonus symbols; a castle top in front of a full moon, and a gold cauldron full of coloured candy – these are explained further in the section below.
This is where Lucky Halloween really excels, the sheer number of special features. First off there are four features triggered during the base game by the appearance of the skinny, leather-clad biker with the pumpkin head, each of which change the board make-up to the player’s advantage. Then there are the 2 bonus symbols briefly mentioned above. Hit 3 of the castle symbols to trigger the full-moon bonus, while 3 gold cauldrons start a free spin round.
Pumpkin Biker Features
The biker cruises across the screen and casually removes and tosses his head towards the board which causes up to 6 wilds to land randomly on the board
The arrival of the biker removes all the low-value symbols before the reels spin in a win using only the best value symbols
Mega Wild Reels
The biker drags a huge 3 x 3 wild symbol which he drops somewhere upon the board of play, helping you to a potentially sizeable win
Pumpkin Tree Multilier
This time the biker’s appearance heralds a multiplier of up to 20x the current win as he activates the glowing pumpkin tree to the right of the board.
Full Moon Bonus
3 full moon symbols send you to the base of the huge spooky castle, along which a trail of multipliers lead all the way up to the top of the highest turret. Pick pumpkins to reveal how many steps up the trail you can take. If you manage to reach the top you win 800x your stake – the biggest win available for the game.
Free Spins Bonus
3 or more free spin symbols gets you in the game. Pick from 3 large cauldrons to determine the number of spins. During the free spin rounds you can earn extra spins by hitting more scatter symbols, and you also have an increased chance of hitting biker bonuses during this bonus round.
Our Thoughts on Lucky Halloween
Overall a great, fun slot. The wins in the base game are fairly tame, but this is more than made up for by the frequency and number of special features you’ll hit during any sort of prolonged session of Lucky Halloween. The Halloween theme and comic book horror animation are both very good, and there is more than enough going on to keep the game fresh and exciting. Also, with a 96.2% RTP it offers one of the best returns out there.