Halloween has always been a colourful celebration and this MicroGaming slot brings this colour to the reels. While the theme of the slot is obviously horror, this slot takes a fun look at the night, focusing on the costumes and the candy which play such a huge role at Halloween. Each of the costumes on the reels will certainly bring a smile to your face as they are deliberately ‘bad’. However, you will just about be able to identify them as a wolf, a witch, Frankenstein and a skeleton.
As well as the humorous aspect to the game, you have some very enjoyable game play too. Alongside the fun base game, you’ll find a free spins bonus feature and a pick me feature based around pumpkins.
Halloweenies is a five-reel slot which pays from left to right. Players can choose to play between 1 and 20 win-lines and choose a stake between 1 and 5 coins per line.
The highest paying symbol in the game shows a selection of candy. These have been given a Halloween-style makeover, featuring eyes, teeth and suckers. This symbol will substitute for any other in the game apart from the scatter and the bonus. The big win comes along when you land five of these wilds in a row, with an incredible 13,000 coins heading your way.
The highest paying standard symbols are the four costumes. The wolf, who is delightfully clad in sheep’s clothing has a top prize of 900 coins. This is perhaps the least scary wolf you’ll ever see. The green-skinned witch is next on the pay table. This figure is dressed in a teddy bear onesie, so it’s not exactly your ‘Wicked Witch of the West’. This symbol pays 450 coins.
Frankenstein also has green skin, so is perhaps related to the witch. The scars and the bolts will be familiar, but the blonde wig and the red lipstick not so much. Five Frankenstein symbols in a row pay 300 coins. The skull, dressed in a monk outfit with a magic 8 ball for an eye is worth 200 coins. The final ‘standard’ symbols on the reels are a collection of candy, including a love heart with the letters ‘RIP’ engraved.
This comedy horror themed slot has two distinct bonus features. The first of these is the ‘Pick a Pumpkin’ bonus round. To enter this feature, you’ll need to land three or more pumpkins across any of the five reels. You’ll immediately win a scatter prize and then play the feature. This requires you to choose three of the pumpkins which now appear on the screen and you’ll win a cash prize for each.
Perhaps the better of the two features is the free spins round. This is activated when you land three or more of the purple bunnies across any of the reels. A scatter win will once again be awarded, before you enter the free spins. Fittingly and somewhat spookily, you’ll win 13 free spins. Every win you achieve during these free spins will see the win amount tripled – always a nice touch. More good news is the fact that you can re-trigger the bonus feature during the free spins.
Halloweenies has an appealing, comedy-inspired design throughout. The reels loom large on the screen, taking up much of the real estate, meaning the symbols take centre stage. The four costumes are the standout symbols and these are simply brilliant. The mix of candy will make your mouth water too. What is more appealing is the lack of ‘filler’ playing card symbols.
The accompanying sound effects are perhaps the scariest aspect of the slot. You hear crickets chirping in the night, while slow footsteps and the sound of closing doors in the distance. Spooky children’s laughter also greets each win.
This MicroGaming design is entertaining and fun from the very start. The combination of the laugh-inducing costumes and the candy mix set the game off on a good footing. The sound effects add some nice atmosphere too. The game really comes to life during the feature rounds. The ‘Pick a Pumpkin’ round will see you earn an immediate cash boost. The free spins bonus round promises some eye-catching wins too, especially when the 3x multiplier is applied. There might be many horror themed slots online, but this one certainly stands out. Halloween has never been this much fun!