Welcome to the Show
There is no ifs, ands, or buts about it, we love the UI of House of Freaks, as while it may not get everything right, it at least attempts to present something a little different. The entire game takes place under what looks to be a circus like tent, with the reels of the game being placed firmly under the spotlight. If anything the game has a haunting (yet fun) vibe to it, something that rival titles will struggle to replicate.
Adding to the feel of House of Freaks is an ominous soundtrack that gives the game a real distinct vibe. Laying our cards on the table, in appearance House of Freaks hardly has barnstorming production values, but it doesn’t really need them in our opinion, as the theme shines through regardless.
Moving Through the Circus
Have you played a Booming Games release before? If that’s the case you should be able to take to House of Freaks like a duck to water. The game plays like every other Booming Games title through its 5 reels, 3 rows, and 15 paylines, with the game also being of a medium to low variance to boot. The minimum wager in House of Freaks is 0.45, while the max bet allows you to lay down a bet of 45.00, with this information certainly worth committing to memory.
Outside of the basic gameplay, you don’t have that much to work with. The two features we clocked while conducting this review were the Gamble and Autoplay options. Through the former you can ramp up the risk with a 50/50 double or nothing wager, while with the former you play the game without the need for manual input.
A Few Freaky Surprises
This game is hardly full to the brim with surprises, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have a few extras to dish out here and there. The two symbols you need to keep an eye out for when playing House of Freaks are the scatter and the wild. The scatter symbol takes the form of a bearded lady, with this icon having built-in free spins and even its very own dedicated payout. Rounding matters off is the Tattooed Lady, as she represents the wild in the game, which means that she can replace any basic symbol in House of Freaks to secure you a winning payline.
No Pain, No Gain
If the gameplay of House of Freaks has your number, there are plenty of similar games out there that will take your fancy. Keeping things as close to home as possible, you don’t need to look any further than what is within the Booming Games slots catalogue.
The two games we’ve highlighted have entirely different themes, but are carbon copies of House of Freaks as far as gameplay is concerned. The incredibly upbeat Lucky Mai Tai and the incredibly adult Madame Pain both match House of Freaks step for step, thus are certainly worth taking a look at in our humble opinion.
Step into the House of Freaks!
House of Freaks is a low to medium variance release from Booming Games that really caught us off guard. The theme here is rather unique in our estimation, as we were nothing short of enthralled with the mystical circus that it brings to the fore. Gameplay wise, this release is hardly a marvel, but for theme alone it’s worth a spin or two.