Halloween Horrors

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Halloween Horrors review

 

When you think of Halloween, you think of all the things that go bump in the night. But with 1×2 Gaming’s Halloween Horrors, you will giggle when these cute little cartoon monsters bump into you. And if you’re lucky, they may bring even more happy laughs with their big payouts.

But before you go trick or treating, we suggest you read our review to find out how you can get the best out of these funny little creatures of the night.

 

Gameplay

 

Like everything in this game, gameplay is simple and straightforward. Start by setting your bets. You can do so by adjusting the number of lines you wish to play, the number of coins you wish to bet and the coin value you want. The minimum bet you can make in this game is 25p and the maximum is £125.

Halloween Horrors is a medium variance game that has an RTP of 96.26%. This means that you won’t get those big wins you are hoping for easily. The good thing is that the bonus feature does get triggered fairly frequently (compared to other slot machines), so you have a higher chance of making more money in this game. However, it needs to be understood that in this game, you will make money more from steady wins rather than the explosive ones. Those are difficult to come by.

To maximise your chances of winning, it would be a good idea to keep all betting lines activated. However, do remember to keep your bets manageable so that you can play a higher number of spins. Halloween Horrors is a long game and if you want to see some big wins, you need to be patient – and lucky.

Once you have set your bet, click on the Spin button to begin your game. If you do not wish to keep clicking on the Spin button, then you can use the Auto Bet button and set the number of spins you wish to be automatically played. You a set your spins to a maximum of 100.

To win, you need to land at least 3 symbols of a kind across a payline – starting from the left of the reelscape. To win more at this game, you need to be lucky enough to land the higher-value symbols (the tree, the nose-less zombie, the black cat, the purple bat, the white ghost and the witch’s hat) rather than the low-value symbols (the royal cards and the Ace).

 

Additional Game Features

 

This game isn’t loaded with additional game features, so it’s a good thing that they appear fairly often.

  • Wild

The Wild is the carved pumpkin and it can replace any other symbol on the reels with the exception of the Scatter and the special symbol that appears during the Free Spins round – the Headstone. So, every time the Wild appears on your reelscape, your chances of landing a winning spin go up.

  • Scatter & Free Spins

The Scatter is the skull symbol, and when it lands on the reels, you will win not just multiplied payouts but also activate the Free Spins bonus. You will be surprised by how frequently you are able to land a set of 3 Scatters!

  • 3 Skulls on the reels win you 22x your bet as well as 5 Free Spins.
  • 4 Skulls on the reels win you 80x your bet as well as 10 Free Spins.
  • 5 Skulls on the reels win you 400x your bet as well as 15 Free Spins!

All your wins are automatically doubled thanks to the 2x multiplier applied to the Free Spins rounds. So, hope for as many winning combinations during this round.

A feature that appears only during the Free Spins round is the Headstone symbol. It becomes the most valuable symbol, paying you 30x, 100x and 200x your bet for 3, 4 or 5 Skulls landing on the reelscape. However, this symbol doesn’t land frequently.

 

Game Design

 

1×2 Gaming’s Halloween Horrors slot is a truly fun game that focuses on simplicity. The graphics are simple and cartoon-like, with bright and bold colours. In the background, you can see the silhouette of a graveyard.

The sky is a spooky green and the yellow moon dominates the horizon. You will see silhouettes of bats flying through sky from the left of the screen to the right. And from the right of the screen, you will see the witch on her broom taking off into the night.

The symbols are lovely! The low-value symbols look like blobs of oozy slime and the high-value symbols are caricatures that animate on winning combinations.

The music too is very spooky, and we love the way the sound effects work on wins and losses.

Overall, we love the simplicity and fun aspect of the game design.

 

Summary

 

1×2 Gaming has come out with a charmer of a game with Halloween Horrors. Despite its name, this isn’t a scary game – it’s actually adorable and fun. The way Scooby Doo is. You may have to wait a bit while aiming for those bigger wins, but since the bonus game lands much more often than with other slot machines, you will want to play more and more of this game.

It doesn’t hurt that the game is so charming with its animations, graphics and sounds too! Therefore, we would definitely recommend that you try out Halloween Horrors, especially if you like fun, straightforward gameplay with no complicated rules.

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