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Play’n GO’s Happy Halloween was released just in time for Halloween last year, but there’s no reason not to play it whenever you feel like it. The slot is beautifully drawn with lovely attention to detail and the soundtrack is not only entertaining, but aims to be just a little spooky so. It ends up being slightly on the tacky side, which is hardly surprising given how generic it is for the genre.
The symbols don’t just display high paying characters that remind us a little of the Addams family, though slightly less creepy, but there are also plenty of appetizing sweets on the reels, which is always a nice change from generic card symbols.
Noteworthy is the fact that the slot has 5 reels and 4 rows, which allows for quite a few more paylines than we usually get from Play’n GO. Make no mistake, though, that doesn’t mean that you win big all the time.
Indeed, more often than not you won’t make your bet back, but the three highest paying symbols already give you something back as soon as they appear at least twice, once each on the first two reels. Also, the lantern-holding ghost always shows up stacked and as the highest paying symbol of the lot, can really make for a handsome payout, if you get him on three reels or more.
The jack-o-lantern wilds only show up on reel 2 to 5, which will become especially relevant during the free spin bonus.
The surprisingly attractive witch stands in as the scatter symbol and if you get her on reels 1, 2 and 3, you will trigger the free spin bonus. You’ll get 10 free spins to begin with. It is possible to re-trigger the free spins once with three more witches.
During the free spins the jack-o-lantern wild will appear stacked as a double symbol above reel 2 to 5, where it will remain in case of a winning spin. If you don’t win anything anyway, the wilds will simply fall off the screen. So don’t take them for granted. If they do get added to the reels, you can look forward to some nice wins, especially since they also get stacked on top of any additional wilds that might have spun onto the reels.
Finally, another high paying character will randomly turn into a stacked symbol, just like the ghost, which could end up adding to your wins as well.
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Given that the slot is pretty high on the variance, the RTP for Happy Halloween is pretty great, suggesting that winnings are definitely possible. The slot is fun and entertaining and will keep you going for quite some time.
You will have to mind your budget, however, as it could run through your fingers quite easily. So don’t get all dazed and confused on those extra sweets on the reels. They may well turn bitter in your mouth when you run out of money before the big wins hit.