In any normal circumstances, a bunch of individuals dancing around a child’s bedroom wouldn’t seem strange at all. However, this MicroGaming slot game features a bunch of ghoulish, but humorous characters doing the dancing. Characters include a turquoise Elvis, a purple dressed scarecrow and a disco dancing werewolf.
Unusually, you won’t find a wild symbol in the game. What you will find is two different scatter symbols. Each of these activate their own bonus features. The first of these is a picks round in the child’s bedroom, while the other enters you into a free spins bonus feature.
Boogie Monsters has the very popular 5×3 reel setup and has a set total of 40 win-lines. Each of the symbols is housed in its own little bubble and features one of the ‘ghouls’. The highest paying symbol is the slot logo, in a fetching purple and green combination. Land five of these in a row and you’ll find a welcome 5,000 coins coming your way. The only other four figure pay-out is the 1,000-coin award for hitting Elvis five times in a row. This might be the most off-colour Elvis you’ve ever seen.
The three figure pay outs are headed by a scantily clad witch, worth a top prize of 750 coins. The rest of the symbols include a long haired hippy skeleton, a roller skating mummy and a drum playing monster who looks very happy in his job. MicroGaming must be commended for coming up with all themed symbols here, as many free slots simply fill the reels with playing card symbols.
It’s certainly strange to find a slot with no wild symbol. Instead you have two bonus features. The first of these is named the ‘Fat Bat Bonus’ and is activated by landing the fat bat on 3, 4 or 5 adjacent reels. Before entering the feature, you’ll enjoy instant wins. Three fat bats in a row pays 2x your total bet, while 4 or 5 pays 10x and 100x.
You’ll now move onto a second screen feature where you’ll find yourself in the child’s bedroom. Being night time, you’ll use a torch to move around the room. You’ll have three picks in total (there are 12 options in all). Each pick reveals a monster and gives you an instant win. Wins can be huge in this round, with a maximum pay out in this bonus feature of 24,000 coins.
The other bonus feature is activated by a symbol showing a claw holding a lava lamp – a case of 70’s chic meeting ‘Teen Wolf’. This also pays out scatter wins, with the amounts matching those of the fat bat. Land three or more on adjacent reels and you’ll enter the free spins round. In a nice touch, you’ll have a spooky 13 free spins. As well as this nice number of spins, the 5x multiplier in place for each win makes for a potentially profitable bonus feature. Throw in the fact that it can be re-triggered and it’s even better.
Imagine you’re a child and you’re in your bedroom in the middle of the night. The window opens, the curtains are billowing and in come a bunch of dancing ghoulies. This is exactly the look of this MicroGaming designed slot.
Around the outside of the reels, you’ll see the bedroom itself, illuminated by purple in the dark. The reels themselves have a black background, while the colour is introduced by the symbols. Each of these is a very well designed and funny character, making this slot bigger on comedy than it is on horror. On the reels, you have some nice animation too, while the graphics only improve when you land one of the two features. A cool, 1970’s inspired disco tune plays along too, which only adds to the fun.
Boogie Monsters slot game has a real fun theme and while overall you can’t take it too seriously, the game is well worth playing with real money. The base game is made enjoyable by the eye-catching mix of symbols and the fun soundtrack. The features are excellent too. First you have the fat bat doing its thing, winning you some decent pay-outs. Then you have the free spins bonus round. With 13 spins and a 5x multiplier you’d have to be horribly unlucky not to pick up that big win. For an entertaining, humorous and ever so slightly horror-filled slot session, this is well worth a whirl.