Every October, millions of people don creative costumes for a night of trick or treating and fun with friends. There’s something special about Halloween—maybe it’s the looser set of rules compared to other holidays where dress clothes and a formal dinner are the highlights of the day. Or maybe it’s the fact that we love putting our minds to work to come up with an awesome costume idea to wow our friends.
Whatever it is that makes Halloween a special day for you, 1×2 Gaming’s Halloween Horrors slot game has it. The spooky background features a full moon and a dead tree with bats and witches flying in the background, and the creepy music perfectly encapsulates the darkness of Halloween night.
But scares aren’t the only thing Halloween Horrors has up its sleeve—this game has plenty of big rewards and fun bonus features for anyone brave enough to play it.
There are 5 reels and 3 rows in Halloween Horrors, with 25 paylines for plenty of big win opportunities. This game features 1×2 Gaming’s classic full bet customization, which includes setting your bet amount, the number of active lines, and the value of each coin; this lets you place a more precise bet to stay within your budget. If you need to brush up on any of the rules, you can always click small “?” button in the bottom-left corner of the game.
To set the number of active paylines in Halloween Horrors, click the numbered pumpkins on either side of the board or use the arrows under “Lines” in the bottom-left corner of the game.
Halloween Horrors puts a unique, spooky twist on all of their symbols. The lower tier of symbols includes the J, Q, K, and A, with a haunted tree and monster rounding out the tier. Next up is the cat, the goblin, the ghost and the witch’s hat. In addition to paying for matches of 3, all symbols beyond the lowest tier can pay a smaller prize when you match 2 of them on a payline.
The other 3 symbols in this game are all special symbols. The wild symbol, a pumpkin, takes the place of any other symbol except for the scatter and headstone symbols. The headstone symbol only appears during free spins and pays out a hefty reward for anybody who’s lucky enough to get 3 of them. The scatter symbol, a skull, earns you free spins when you land 3 or more of them anywhere on the board. 3 skulls get you 5 spins, 4 skulls get you 10 spins, and 5 skulls get you 15 spins. During free spins, all wins are doubled.
To give new players and vendors a chance to check the games out extensively before investing their hard-earned cash, 1×2 Gaming puts a free online version of their slot games on their website. You can play Halloween Horror by going to 1x2gaming.com, clicking “Products,” and finding Halloween Horror in the list of slot games. However, they do not offer an option to play for real cash, only fun credits.
Because 1×2 Gaming uses Adobe Flash Player for all of their slot games, you can’t play them using a web browser on your smartphone or tablet. They also don’t have a mobile version of Halloween Havoc available for download, so you’re stuck with your computer for now.
So, does Halloween Horror get a stamp of approval? Absolutely. It’s a very well-thought-out game that incorporates aspects from one of everybody’s favorite holidays. The graphics look wonderful and the beautifully animated 3D intro is a nice touch. The only shortcoming in this game’s design was one sound effect. When you win, a short little piano piece plays for each paylines you won on. Hearing this sound so often gets a bit tiring after a while.
At the end of the day, this is a really solid slot game. Although there is no actual bonus game, the free spins feature is great and the headstone symbol adds a fun twist. Great design and plenty of big win possibilities come together perfectly in Halloween Horrors—a slot game you won’t want to miss.