Summon the Powers of Evil
Black magic is not the most common theme on the slot game market, and if horror games are not unheard of they usual stick to a caricatural Halloween style. Nothing like that in Voodoo, instead players will be send into a dark and gloomy universe, with skulls impaled on sticks and candles lit under the moonlight. The green glow of the reels in the centre of the screen gives Voodoo an eerie atmosphere that is absolutely unique and very convincing.
The command buttons at the bottom of the game screen are small and discrete, with a very modern look just like the rest of the game. In a nutshell, Voodoo is a very eye-catching slot game with an immersive atmosphere that is very enjoyable. A powerful start, but let’s look past the graphics to learn more about the gameplay next.
Raising the Dead
Voodoo is a very easy game to play; you can customise your settings with just a few clicks in the command bar under the reels and you will be ready to go in no time at all. The 5 reels contain 10 paylines, which you can activate freely. The betting range goes from 10 to 100 credits on all paylines, with a turbo mode to boost the game a little. Play in autospin mode if you would prefer to place the same wager over and over again.
Voodoo has a high volatility that makes big wins less accessible than usual, unless you keep the reels spinning for quite a while. Make use of the optional gamble feature to try and double up any of the rewards that you might score during the game. The reel symbols are mostly redesigned card icons and voodoo dolls, snakes and other creepy creatures with a maximum reward of x1000 available.
The Baron Samedi, a major divinity according to the voodoo religion, plays the part of the wild card in the game. Use it to take the spot of other reel symbols, or use it as a scatter in any position on the reels to win up to 2,000 times your current wager and trigger 10 free games at the same time.
To increase your chances to win big even further, matching symbols on the free games will expand to cover entire reels at once, from left to right. This very handy special feature makes the free spin bonus really worth trying. Scatters can be a bit rare on the reels, but definitely worth the wait in order to balance the high variance of Voodoo and make big wins a little more likely to happen.
Cast the Right Spell and the Jackpot Shall Be Yours
Voodoo wins the originality prize thanks to its fascinating atmosphere and really gloomy features. Players looking for a total immersion and some addictive visual effects are in for real show. On the other hand, we would have like to be able to bet more than 100 credits per spin; after all, high-variance games are always big hits for high rollers and there is no reason why we shouldn’t play all-in in Voodoo as well.
For another trip into the dark side, try Black Magic from WGS and see if you fare better with 25 paylines and a more average volatility.