Terror comes in all shapes and sizes. According to Reel Fear, a five-reel, 10-payline slot from Booming Games, terror often manifests as stuffed rabbits, goth kids, and scary-yet-busty nurses. If you’ve ever longed for a slot that incorporates elements of mind-numbing horror, you’ll want to give this one a try (I dare you to turn the lights off while you play).
Location of Reel Fear Slots
Reel Fear can only be found at online gambling sites that support titles from Booming Games. This number is growing all the time, although Booming still has a long way to go before they threaten industry leaders such as Barcrest and Bally. Most of their clients serve European players, so U.S. gamblers may have a much harder time locating an appropriate casino.
Reel Fear has 10 paylines, and the player can choose to activate any number of these per spin. The denominations also come in a wide variety, including the following: 0.03, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.50, 0.75, 1.00, 1.50, 2.00, and 3.00.
If your bankroll is getting low, you can play for as little as 0.03. This is also a great option for those who want to pass several hours without throwing away a lot of cash. Meanwhile, more ambitious players can risk up to 30.00 per spin.
There are plenty of creepy symbols available in Reel Fear, and you can learn more about them by consulting the paytable. There, you’ll find a complete list, as well as their value when part of a winning combination. Details about the scatter and wild symbols are also available.
I’ve provided examples about the payout for each symbol, but please keep in mind that these change depending on the player’s wager. In this case, I bet 0.50 on all 10 lines for a total wager of 5.00.
The free spins round is triggered by getting three or more scatter symbols during the base game. When this occurs, the player is given 10 free games. During the bonus, getting three or more scatters causes the feature to re-triggered, awarding the player another 10 spins.
But before the feature begins, the player must determine the expanding symbol….
The expanding symbol is chosen at random before the free spins are executed, and it can be anything except for the wild, scatter, or special. If three or more of these icons appear on at least three reels during the bonus, then they expand vertically to fill their entire reels.
If you get a winning line, you can try to double the amount by choosing the gamble option. This brings up another screen with two options: a creepy eye and a bloody handprint. You must select one of these symbols by clicking on it, at which point the slot chooses one of the two at random. If you guessed correctly, then your latest total is doubled. Otherwise, you’ll lose your winnings and get returned to the base reels.
As long as you’re winning, you can keep selecting the gamble option. This can be done up to 10 times in a row, or until the current prize reaches a value of 10,000.00.
While the Reel Fear slot machine from Booming Games has many similar elements of the Silent Hill video game franchise, I must admit to getting a kick out of its gory antics. The bonus features are limited, and the graphics and sound are nothing spectacular. Still, it’s an uncomplicated game that can provide a decent payout for low and medium rollers.