Five reels and nine paylines of cute but creepy mayhem, Skull Shock features cartoon versions of some of your favourite bogeymen and monsters set to give you a fright - and line your po...ckets. This is another Merkur slot that puts a twist on the way slots are usually played, but do you get your just rewards or will the monsters make a mash of you? Time to find out.
Skull Shock is a bit like Scooby Doo meets your favourite movie monsters - there’s the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Jason and Frankenstein’s monster who pays 1,000 coins for five on an active payline. In the background of the reels there’s a full moon rising and silhouetting some creepy gravestones, and if you can find five of this symbol on the reels then you’ll take the maximum 5,000 coin reward. There are seven symbols in total and not one of them is a wild or a scatter. It’s incredibly easy for a beginner to pick up, you just hit the spin button and go. So what’s the twist with Skull Shock?
Land a win across any of your nine paylines and you’ll notice the gamble ladders at either side of the reels start to flash. This is how you build the lucrative payouts in Skull Shock, by gambling your winnings using the lottery feature to boost them further. But beware, you can lose it all if your timing is off. This bonus feature adds an element of skill and timing to Skull Shock, and there’s a top prize of 200 coins but you can only access that ladder if you play the max bet. You can also opt to turn this feature off altogether, but there are no wilds, scatters or bonus games to boost your payout.
As we’ve already said, this game is so easy to start spinning as there are no bonus rules to learn. Placing your bets is easy too - simply pick a coin value from 0.05 to 10 coins per spin, meaning there’s a stake level for all styles of play. The user interface is incredibly straightforward to use with a bet max button enabling you to go all in whenever you choose, and autoplay for those of you too busy or impatient to press the spin button.
Skull Shock is optimised for iOS and Android so chasing monsters is a doddle wherever you are. This slot loads smoothly and the animations play without any buffering making this the perfect slot for a cheeky spin on your mobile and tablet devices.
Shock or not?
Skull shock is a real marmite of a slot - you’ll either love it or hate it. For some, the simplicity of the gameplay and the skill of hitting the jackpot gamble ladders just right will prove an exciting challenge, for others the base gameplay won’t be rewarding enough and they’ll really miss their bonus features. But full marks to Merkur for creating something fun and different and giving us a scare into the bargain! If you want a game to calm your nerves afterwards, try the other great slots we offer.
Disclaimer: Skull Shock trademark / license is owned by Merkur Gaming. This site is not endorsed by Merkur Gaming.
|Slot Name:||Skull Shock|
|Min Bet (all lines covered):||£0.05 (GBP)|
|Max Bet:||£10 (GBP)|
|Features:||Medium volatility, Gamble|
|Available in UK?||Yes. Merkur Gaming have a UKGC license and are allowed to offer their games at UK licensed casinos.|
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