Happy Halloween is the title of this online video slot created by Play ‘n Go, which bases itself on the classic tradition of celebrating Halloween by trick or treating and dressing up as a ghost, vampire, witch, monster or ghoul. The game plays out over 5 reels and up to 50 paylines, and incorporates plenty of spooky imagery to suit its theme.
Graphics, Setting and Sound Effects
The Happy Halloween slot is set against an eerie night-time backdrop in which a dimly lit old house is just visible. Beside the reels in either direction are towering trees, which have been decorated by strings of lights and glowing bats. Candle-lit carved pumpkins illuminate the scene.
This slot’s reels are translucent in colour and elaborately designed to resemble fog, and the pay table buttons and reel symbols are bordered by twisting vines. A creepy soundtrack plays while players sin the reels, creating a spooky yet cheerful atmosphere to add to the feel of this Play ‘n Go game.
Characters and Reel Symbols
The main symbols in Happy Halloween are 5 dressed-up characters, which include a ghost, Frankenstein’s monster, a witch, a vampire and a mummy.
The game’s lower valued symbols come in the form of various sweet treats like candy apples, ghost and bat shaped hard candies, bat cakes, luminous green candy apples, chocolate spider web coated strawberries and blood orange cupcakes.
Wild and Scatter Symbols
The wild symbol in Happy Halloween is the glowing carved pumpkin symbol. This wild symbol has the ability to substitute any of the other symbols in the game except for the scatter symbol, creating additional winning combinations on the reels.
This slot’s scatter symbol is the symbol of the witch character holding a candy cane. Landing 3 of these scatter symbols anywhere on reels 1, 2 and 3 will trigger the Happy Halloween free spins feature.
Happy Halloween Free Spins Feature
Once the free spins feature has been activated, players will be able to play with an initial 10 free spins. With every free spin, 2 additional wild symbols will be added to reels 2, 3, 4 and 5, creating the potential for more and more wins as the game progresses. These wilds will be also added to any existing wild stacks, turning entire reels wild as the game plays out. To retrigger this feature, players must land 3 more witch scatter symbols on reels 1, 2 and 3 during the bonus game.
Like different Mac pokies, the Happy Halloween slot from Play ‘n Go also offers a gamble feature, which allows players to attempt to double or quadruple the value of their most recent win by wagering it using this option.
In order to double their bets, players must correctly guess the colour of a hidden playing card; guessing the correct suit of the card in question will award them 4 times their stakes. This feature is limited to 5 correct guesses in a row, but one loss will end the game.