New Slot Release From Microgaming: Halloween
After they have signed a licensing agreement back in July, Microgaming has created a Halloween online slot based on the 1978 American independent slasher film. The movie was directed and scored by John Carpenter and co-written with producer Debra Hill. It starred Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut. The film concentrates on the character Michael Myers, who on Halloween night in 1963 at the age of six, murdered his sister. 15 years later, he comes back to the fictional midwestern town of Haddonfield, Illinois, to continue his crime.
Microgaming’s Halloween online slot has 50 lines. Behind its reels players can see Michael’s dark and derelict house. Just like in the film, Michael persistently appears in the game; players can see him lurking in the window or behind the clothesline. The game also offers iconic sound bites from the movie, together with the chilling soundtrack. Bringing many special features, the slot introduces Wandering Reels, a group of three reels that spin together. The Wandering Reels contain Jumbo Blocks, that are large 3×4 high symbols that span three reels. The Wandering Reels can stop in one of three positions at random in the base game, and it determines the reels and lines played, supplying significantly to the sense of anticipation of the game. The feature allows for big wins, especially when it sticks to the leftmost position on the reels.
The Trick or Treat Wheel Bonus is triggered by three bonus symbols in the base game, and offers players the opportunity to multiply their stake with cash prizes, until they enter either the Boogeyman Bonus or Free Spins. The Boogeyman Bonus is a pick bonus which takes place inside Michael Myers’ house. In the round players must escape Michael, as finding him ends the bonus game. Leaves reveal cash prizes which are combined with a multiplier that increases every time the player finds a cash prize, moving them closer to escaping the house. Players can find an immunity weapon, that can be used to prolong the bonus round if Michael is picked. Free Spins are triggered on the bonus wheel if the player lands on any character (Laurie, Loomis, Annie or Lynda), except Michael. Nine free spins are awarded, during which, the triggering character will replace all other high symbols, including Jumbo Blocks. The Free Spins round takes place at night time and the Wandering Reels move to fixed positions over the nine free spins.