About This Slot
Play n Go are a game producer who likes to mix their rock n roll with their reels. Classic from their catalogue include Twisted Sister, Annihilator and the spooky House of Doom. Their latest slot takes it’s inspiration from the heavy metal world once again.
With it’s of-beat title, Helloween might get you reaching for the dictionary but that odd-looking ‘e’ is quite accurate because this isn’t about the spooky October celebration, but the German power rock band of the same name. The horror theme is alive and well, however, thanks to the band’s love of all things sinister, so the symbols are suitably spooky, including dismembered hands and the like.
Despite its edgy appearance and bold sound track, the stats of the game are quite modest with a standard RTP of 96.2%, a $0.10 minimum bet and a medium volatility rating. This spec makes it suitable for everyone and gives a good balance of wins and losses with regular payouts.
Helloween also has a standard layout with 5 reels, 3 rows and 10 paylines. The bonus features are named after songs, while the sound track features hits from one of their best-loved albums, Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 1 and 2.
Symbols and Paytable
The game takes place inside a castle tower with landscape views of mountains. Surprisingly there are no band members here, instead the symbols include green dismembered hands, a mystic with a crystal ball, gold rings and a group of goblins. These picture symbols award from 8x to 20x your bet for 5 matches. You’ll also find high cards running from 9 to Ace to award the lower payouts.
In addition to the regular symbols, there are plenty of Wild jack-o’-lanterns waiting to substitute and create more winning combinations. These can award 20x your bet for 5 matches.
There are 7 different types of Wilds and each of these can trigger one of 7 different bonus games. All of these games award a series of Free Spins with various Modifiers, including Expanding Symbols, Wilds and Multipliers. It’s these bonus games you’ll want to trigger for the chance of hitting the top payout of 5,000x stake.
Gameplay and Features
Wild Symbols and Multipliers
Each jack-o’-lantern Wild can activate a different bonus game. If you land 3 Wilds on reels 1, 3 and 5 at the same time, the Feature Wheel will spin to award one of 7 bonus games. During the Bonus Games, you can also enjoy a Multiplier, which can multiply your payouts by 2x, 3x, 5x or 10x.
The 7 Bonus Games are:
Eagle Fly Free
5 Free Spins with Floating Wilds. One Wild is added to the reels on each spin, flying around to land in new positions each time.
5 Free Spins where all symbols of a certain type turn into Wilds.
5 Free Spins with Sticky Expanding Wilds, covering the entire reel.
March of Time
5 Free Spins with Sticky Walking Wilds, which move one position to the left on every spin.
5 Free Spins with Future Wilds, expanding to fill the entire reel.
I Want Out
5 Free Spins with Expanding Wilds, which cover 2×2 positions on the reels.
Helloween Free Spins
During these 7 Free Spins, every time you hit 3 Wild symbols, you’ll get another spin on the Feature Wheel, which triggers another Bonus Game.
Helloween is ideal for heavy metal fans and those who enjoy Play n Go’s other headbanging slots, such as Saxon and Twister Sister. This will also appeal to players who like Halloween and horror themes in general because there’s plenty of spooky action here. The medium volatility and 10 paylines might feel a bit tame considering the raucous theme, but this softer side makes the slot highly playable, even if the fierce atmosphere might be off-putting to fans of gentler grooves. The best bonus feature here is the Helloween Free Spins bonus, which give 7 freebies plus another spin on the Feature Wheel – this will certainly help you on your way to the 5,000x stake jackpot. Helloween is well worth a spin for the incredible guitar-playing pumpkins alone. You’ll find it rocking online casinos from mid-October 2020.