Helloween is a video slot that celebrates not only the festival of ghosts and dead spirits. It is mainly inspired by the German power metal band. Helloween was founded in 1984 and are still rocking their numerous fans.
Halloween is planned for the 15th of October 2020 by Play’n GO. It features 7 free spins modes with all kinds of wild modifiers. You will also win from 2x to 10x multipliers and a wheel. Playtech makes another branded slot inspired by a group. It has a list with such in its portfolio: Annihilator, Sabaton, Demon, Twisted Sister, Testament and Saxon.
Helloween is a video slot with 5 reels, 3 rows and 10 fixed pay-lines. The volatility is medium – 6 out of 10. You can use wagers in the range of 0.10 to 100 credits per spin on all kinds of devices. If you use the Auto Play, you can choose up to 100 rounds by setting loss and balance limits. The maximal exposure of the game is 5,000 times the total stake. You can play on desktop and mobile devices such as mobile phones and tablets.
There are 7 free spins modes, which you can trigger after activating the Keeper of the Seven Keys. It is the most important bonus game and involves spinning of a wheel. The free spins modes you can win with it are I’m Alive, Future World, Eagle Fly Free and I Want Out. The rest are Dr Stein, March of Time and Halloween. These include 2×2 large multipliers, sticky and moving special wilds. There are expanding wilds and more. The Halloween Multiplier feature can increase the total of your wins from any of the 7 free spins by 2 to 10 times.
Inspired by the German band Halloween, the game uses as a soundtrack the albums Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 1 and Part 2 by the band. The setting is a medieval tower with a view of clear skies and greenery from both domes. The 5×3 grid is in the centre with card royals and other items. You can land gold rings, a bunch of monsters, gold keys in a swirl, creepy hands and the like.
The images are colourful, detailed and look good. The card symbols are plainly styled each in a different colour. During the different free spins modes, the background slightly changes. You can land pumpkins playing the guitars and other special symbols. The graphics are vivid, masterful and ensure a pleasant time.
The pay-table included 9, 10, J, Q, K and A cards at the low end and creepy hands, ghouls, a mysterious sorcerer and gold rings. The premium symbols pay 8 to 20 times the stake for 5 of a kind. The gold ring is the most rewarding of all symbols and pays 5, 10 and 20x stake for 3, 4 and 5 in combinations.
The wild is the pumpkin symbol that substitutes for all other normal symbols. It also pays 20 times the stake for 5 in combinations. There are 6 extra pumpkin wilds that you can land in the bonus features only. The scatter is the 7 keys in a swirl symbol. It activates the most important bonus game – the Keeper of the Seven Keys.
To get wins you need 3 to 5 identical symbols to land on a pay-line from left to right starting from reel 1.
There are as many as 8 bonus features in Halloween and central to the gameplay is the Keeper of the Seven Keys. This feature gives you access to 7 different free spin modes. The latter includes its own pumpkin wilds, wild reels, 2×2 wilds, roaming wilds and others. Additionally, you will win from the random Halloween Multiplier feature. It can offer you 10x increases of your winnings.
You trigger the Keeper of the Seven Keys feature with 3 scatters of the 7 keys symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin. The wheel will then spin to activate 1 of 7 bonus features. During all of them, the scatter acts as a wild symbol. It substitutes for missing symbols and completes combinations.
The 7 bonus features that the wheel can activate are:
I’m Alive: you get 5 free spins. During each free spin, all landed pumpkin wild symbols are held in place. They become sticky and expand up or down. When you fill a reel, it disappears on the next free spin;
Future World: you get 5 free spins. During them, when a pumpkin wild appears, it expands and fills its reel completely;
Eagle Fly Free: you win 5 free games, during which you will have Eagle Fly free pumpkin wilds flying on the reels. On each free spin, one Eagle Fly free pumpkin wild will be added to the reels. It will remain in its position until the end of the feature. Eagle Fly free pumpkin wilds fly around. They only change their positions between free spins;
Dr Stein: you get 5 free spins. During each free spin, all instances of a randomly chosen royal card symbol turn into a Dr Stein pumpkin wild;
March of Time: you win 5 free spins. Any March of Time pumpkin wilds remain on the reels once landed. They only move 1 position to the left with each new free spin. When such a wild reaches the first reel, it disappears from the grid on the following spin;
I Want Out: you get 5 free spins, during which you will land I Want Out pumpkin wilds. These will expand into 2×2 size giving you great potential for huge wins;
Halloween Free Spins: they are 7 rounds. You will land scatters and collect them during the free spins. When you have collected 3 scatters, you will spin the Keeper of the Seven Keys feature wheel. This means that you have the chance to play 1 of the 7 available bonus features. You can win any of the 7 bonus features including the Halloween Free Spins.
After you have played any of the 7 free spins modes, you can trigger the Halloween Multiplier feature. This happens by chance. You see it on the top of the grid. Then, a multiplier of 2x, 3x, 5x or 10x will be applied to the total of your wins from the respective feature.
Central to scoring big payouts is triggering the Keeper of the Seven Keys bonus with 7 free spins modes. In the best case, you will benefit from the multiplier boost of your total won amount from the free spins feature at the end. This can be up to 10x and can result in 5,000 times your stake. Helloween is a very suitable game for fans of the metal band but will attract not only them. The extras are rewarding enough to get you hooked. The graphics are the other strong point. Have a great time with this game and good luck!