It’s a scream! Microgaming launches its Halloween slot based on 1978 cult slasher movie

  • New Halloween slot based on the 1978 horror classic brings many of the original movie elements
  • With the scary atmosphere and several bonus features to look forward to, this game should find a great response with the players

The earlier announced new Halloween slot by Microgaming has hit the virtual shelves of online casinos sooner than we expected.

The developer wasted no time acting on their licensing agreement to create a slot based on the 1978 classic horror movie of the same name, directed by John Carpenter.

If you’re looking for a slot that evokes the memories and aesthetic of the film, then this one looks to have hit the mark.

Scary atmosphere transferred to the reels

The original movie follows Michael Myers, who killed his sister 15 years ago and returns to his home town of Haddonfield to continue the killing spree.

Halloween features a dark, suspense atmosphere, and game developers did a great job of carrying that atmosphere over onto the reels.

A few free spins? Yes please.
A few free spins? Yes please.

Set in an old, abandoned house, the Halloween slot keeps players on their toes throughout the entire gameplay. Myers’ presence is always felt, as he lurks in the window or stalks them inside the house.

If you’re into creepy, this game certainly delivers.

The game symbols are various characters and objects fans will recognize from the movie, and everything is rounded up with the chilling soundtrack and sound effects from the movie.

As far as the whole scary atmosphere thing is concerned, this slot is right on point.

Plenty of creepy features

But slots can’t be successful based on look and feel alone – how it plays must also be spot on.

The game features a total of 50 paylines, in addition to several bonus features, and we get a game that’s almost guaranteed to keep you occupied for some time.

A pick and click feature has an element of tension.
A pick and click feature has an element of tension.

The Wandering Reels is the first of these features, where one large high paying symbol covers three reels. Depending on the position, this feature can create some pretty big wins even in the base game.

When three bonus symbols appear on the reels, the Trick or Treat Wheel Bonus is activated.

Players are taken to a large wheel where there are numerous cash prizes up for grabs, but it is the Boogeyman Bonus or free spins that you’re really after.

 

This wheel of fortune (or fear) is yet another feature in a packed slot.
This wheel of fortune (or fear) is yet another feature in a packed slot.

The Boogeyman Bonus is a standard click-and-pick feature, but with an additional note of creepy.

The goal is to escape the house and save yourself from a horrible fate at the hands of Michael Myers. Along the way, you’ll be uncovering cash prizes, increasing the multiplier with each successful pick.

So in a sense, the player gets suspense layered on suspense.

Free spins begin when the bonus wheel stops on any character apart from Myers. You’ll get nine free spins, and the character the wheel landed on will replace other high paying symbols in regular positions and in Jumbo Blocks.

During free spins, Wandering Reels will move to fixed positions, creating a serious potential for big wins.

As with all modern slots from developers like Microgaming, the game is optimized for all sorts of devices, including on mobile in portrait mode.

Play Halloween on whichever device suits you. Note the portrait mode that is available.
Play Halloween on whichever device suits you. Note the portrait mode that is available.

Where you can play

Although Halloween is still almost a month away, it’s never too early to start getting in the mood, and this slot gives you a perfect opportunity to do just that.

We expect it will be immediately available at some of the leading Microgaming casinos such as LeoVegas, JackpotCity Casumo, Betsafe, 32Red, Rizk and Guts Casino.

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