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Trick or treat - sweets or spiders!
There are a lot of the scuttling scaries in Crazy Halloween. However, the graphics are quite cartoon like so even arachnophobes can safely play this one. Bats - now there a different thing, and there are plenty of those too. But maybe you’ll be lucky and get the treat - a shower of sweeties. Otherwise it’s back to the jack o’ lanterns and the eyeballs, all presided over by the King and Queen of Halloween. With Extra Wild Pumpkins, scatters that are spellbooks, wild witches’ hats and the rest, this is a treat from Mr. Slotty, the game developer.
Mix Halloween with the Mexican Day of the Dead, as Microgaming has, and you get a slot that’s spooky in spades. Beautiful Bones is based on the Mexican feast that occurs between October 31st and November 2nd - the same time of year as Halloween. Mexicans celebrate their departed with parades, masks and costumes. The graphics are amazing - really different. The bonuses are awarded for collecting skull symbols, and as always with Microgaming, the gameplay has a few surprises up its sleeve.
IGT has followed the same theme with its Day of the Dead. Similarly spooky, this game has become amazingly popular since it was first released several years ago. This may be in part due to its MultiWay Xtra feature which gives wins for the same symbol appearing in columns next to each other.
You may wonder what disco night has to do with Halloween and general spookiness - well Genesis Gaming says it often includes a werewolf. You wonder what their office Christmas parties are like! Disco Night Fright has a 70s disco theme complete with glitter ball and er - wolf. They’ve even managed to make the disco tunes just that little bit sinister. The werewolf is the top paying symbol and the glitterball is wild, man. The only problem with the disco is that the dancers have a tendency to turn into - you guessed it - werewolves.
OK, so how about some nice, wholesome family entertainment? Sorry, wrong family - this is Spooky Family from iSoftbet. There’s a long-haired woman and a mustachioed man and two decidedly creepy children (just kidding, kids). They live in a nice gothic 'des res' and have a lovely graveyard garden. It’s midnight of course, and those werewolves must have escaped the disco, because here they are, bothering this nice, respectable family. The game features cartoon type graphics and is a brilliant way to pass the time if the full moon is keeping you awake with thoughts of bloodsucking.
Talking of which, where’s Dracula when you want him? NetEnt to the rescue with Dracula, a game based on the actual 1930s Dracula movie from Universal Studios. And Dracula is looking for lerv! Featuring off-centre reels, in this game Dracula sits off to the left, impatiently waiting for his breakfast and fixing you with a hungry gaze. Graphics and sound are great and Dracula’s beloved is needless to say a redhead. One of the wilds shows her firmly in his clutches! But what’s this - 20 bats on the reels? That means a crowd of other bats arriving, and the possibility of big wins.
Microgaming is not going to be left out of the high-end bloodletting, and it muscles to the fore with Halloween, based on the original horror movie, a 1978 classic that has been popular ever since. The setup is based on Michael Myer’s house in the movie. There’s the front porch and the falling leaves. All the Halloween details that you’d expect from the film are there - knitting needles, clown masks, matchbooks and the rest.
Now how about some Halloween romance? Can Microgaming rescue us from this sordid recitation of blood, guts and werewolves? Um, sort of. Its Immortal Romance slot is a very classy production that puts one in mind of the Twilight novels. The characters Amber, Troy, Michael and Sarah all award bonuses. It’s spooky but also sentimental, so definitely a rest from the more horrific Halloween titles.
There are literally dozens of other Halloween slots - try Wicked Witch, Wild Blood, Monsterinos, Creepy Castle, Haunted House, Witch Pickings, Vampire Killer or many more - no tricks, with Halloween slots it’s treats all the way!