House that for a Background?
As soon as the loading page finishes, the flashing lights are on and the sound effects start. You really have the haunted house vibe straight away. The background helps with this too. It’s set at night, with only the black outlines of houses. Trees lurk menacingly over the house and there are no friendly animals in site.
The game itself may have dark tint, but it has bright colours that light up intermittingly, waiting for you to get onboard. The design is certainly unique. As there is little information about the bonuses on the paytables, quite a lot of the information is up there on the screen. The 5 reels made up of 3 rows do not dominate as much as it does in most other games.
Trick or Treat?
The 20 paylines are fixed, with the maximum bet a possible £20. This isn’t your high price, high value game. You can bet from as low as 0.01, as well as 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20 0.25, 0.50 and 1. There is no Max Bet button but there are a few options for Auto Play. Keeping with the simplistic playing style, there’s no infinite spin setting, but there are immediate x5 and x10 options. Clicking on the box itself offers 5 and 10 spins, as well as an extra 15 and 25.
There’s no option for a faster spin setting or volume control of either the spinning sounds or background noises which is a slight shame. On the right-hand side of the screen are different options relating more to Big Time Gaming, including how other players are doing within other games.
There’s no Info or Paytable button, but rather a Pays where it is explained. The screen slowly slides across to show that the Bar is the most valuable symbol. There are actually 3 types of Bar. While 5 individual Bars are worth up to 500 credits, 5 sets of 2 Bars or of 3 Bars are valued up to 750. The other 8 images are made up of the standard fruits and a bell.
Show Me the Money
The Wildcard is really where it’s at. The pumpkin image is worth 10,000 credits for 5, with even 4 giving 1,000, more than anything else on the regular symbols board. It replaces everything except the Scatter. The Wildcard only appears on the Haunted House Reels.
The Full Moon Money is activated when you get 30 on the right-hand side of the screen. It then sends you to the large house on the left where you have to quickly click or collect for different amounts until you reach the Jackpot or hit Collect. To add to the fun sense of madness you may also get a second opportunity, through the “Repeat Chance”.
The Scatter symbol is not an image. Instead, the words Haunted House are in bright orange. While they pay for having 2 or more, you’ll need 3 or above to trigger the Haunted House feature. Once it’s triggered, you’re taken to a screen with 15 different numbered candles. Once you press Stop, it randomly lands on one of the candles. The number you get is the amount of Free Spins you’ll get in the lucrative Haunted House, where you’re guaranteed a prize with every spin. You’ll be hoping for the 10,000, even if you aren’t a fan of the techno sound effects for this stage.
Keeping the Haunted House in Distinctive Order
With Halloween being such a popular occasion, it’s no surprise that the haunted theme is so common on slots. The 96.71% payout rate isn’t bad, and the distinctive bonuses and layout ensure it more than stands out against other slot games with similar themes, including Haunted Hotel and Haunted Night.
Appropriate for a game that goes for the spooky vibe, there really is much more to this game than first appears. The bonuses are hidden away which mean there are plenty of fun surprises and neat bonuses for a game that isn’t too expensive to play.