NextGen is collaborating with Side City Studios on Polterheist, a Halloween 2018 project. While these partnerships don’t always work out, this one appears promising with a high variance, 5,000x top payoff, and limitless free spins in the bonus round.
Polterheist has a humorous haunted Wild West theme with phantom bandits scaring the reels.
The game will first be limited to Casumo Casino before going public in the coming weeks.
Setup of Polterheist
The Polterheist slot machine is set in the American West, with a haunting shack as the backdrop. The game has 5 reels, 4 rows, and 100 fixed paylines.
Beware of this hazardous game! It has a 96.6 percent RTP and a top payout of 5,000x per play in the bonus round.
The coin value ranges from $0.50 to $50.
The low value symbols are the cards 10 to Ace. The premium symbols are five ghost bandits — the Hauntin’ Gang. Goldie Goldrush (the Golden Sheriff) pays out 20x for five consecutive wins. A complete screen of Sheriff’s using the Ghost Break-In feature yields a 1,000x reward!
Watch out for the Wanted poster Wild, which only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4.
The Golden Safe scatter symbol is required to trigger the free spins round.
Polterheist has two random characteristics to look out for in the base game. How they work:
Haunted Wilds– Before each spin, extra wilds are placed to the center three reels to boost your chances of winning.
A ghost from the Hauntin’ Gang is chosen and stacks of that symbol emerge on the reels. ALL other ghosts change into the chosen symbol. This can lead to some excellent wins, especially if the chosen ghost is the high-paying sheriff.
While the regular game has win potential, the free spins round offers endless play.
This round is activated by landing the Golden Safe Scatter on reels 1, 3 and 5. Start with 8 free spins.
And here’s why the free spins round might be HUGE…
Multipliers are applied to ALL winning spins during the bonus round, ranging from 2x to 5x.
1, 5 or 8 extra free spins are awarded when you land 1, 2 or 3 Golden Safe Scatters during the free spins round. This can happen indefinitely.
Haunted Wilds and Ghost Break-In Feature– These two basic game features appear MORE OFTEN in the bonus round. A full screen of Sheriffs on a 5x multiplier gives you a top payoff of 5,000x!
What we think
We like this game. Often, studios release Halloween-themed games that are rushed and lack sustainability. But with Polterheist, we’ll be investing long after the trick or treaters have gone home!
A high value symbol stacking up and a substantial multiplier for your wins are what you’re searching for in the free spins round. Although rare due to the great variation, Polterheist is a game to play this autumn. The high variance means these events will be rare, but there is certainly win potential in Polterheist which makes it one to play this autumn.