Fans of movie-themed slots are going to love Barcrest’s Beetlejuice Megaways game. The game is inspired by the classic 1988 Tim Burton movie of the same name, with many classic elements from the film being brought back to life on the reels.
For those who are unaware of who or what Beetlejuice is, here’s a quick breakdown. The movie focuses on a couple who has recently died. Their ghosts still occupy their house, but before they know it, a new family has moved in and are not the kind of people you would want living in your home. The couple enlists Beetlejuice, an eccentric old poltergeist, to help get rid of the family. The problem is, Beetlejuice himself turns out to be more trouble than they bargained for.
The film has inspired various spin-offs, and this new take from the team at Barcrest may be one of the most interesting yet. Fans of the Megaways system will also be glad to see it making an appearance here.
Graphics and Theme
The Beetlejuice movie is famous for being a visual delight, and the online slot certainly lives up to that as well. The game takes place on the top floor of the Maitland home, with Beetlejuice himself sitting on the left-hand side of the reels. There are also the tails of very weird and wonderful creatures poking out from the sides of the screen.
The images on the reels are all iconic characters from the game itself, along with the BettleGuese advert logo from the movie, which acts as the game’s bonus symbol.
The game’s soundtrack is suitably haunting. When you launch the free spins bonus game, you will be treated to the tune of Jump in the Line, which is a throwback to one of the most famous scenes in the original movie.
The reels themselves also feature various animations, with scenes from the movie playing out on a small TV whenever you manage to secure a big win.
Beetlejuice always has a few tricks up his sleeve, and that is the same with this game. The slot features several special features. Of course, being a part of the Megaways game engine means that the game features an astonishing amount of pay lines, with the potential to deliver up to 288,832, which is incredible.
As well as this, the game also features cascading reels, which is also a common feature of the Megaways engine. This can lead to some pretty juice payouts if you’re lucky.
The Betelgeuse symbol will trigger the game’s free spins round. This round will trigger either eight, 12, or 16 free spins depending on the number of bonus symbols you land. Not only does this round take place on a separate screen, but it also comes with a great multiplier which can add to the game’s winning potential.
Summoning Beetlejuice has never been easier than it is when playing this online slot. To start the game, you need to choose your stake at the bottom of the screen. The game starts with a minimum bet of £0.10 and goes up to a whopping £500, which is much higher than you would usually get with a Megaways game.
The game features five reels and a potential 288,832 pay lines. These are triggered at random as a result of the Megaways system. The symbols on the game are all characters inspired by the movie, with the addition of the classic card number symbols as well. You can check the value of the game’s symbols at any time by using the payable. Beetlejuice Megaways also comes with a useful autoplay feature, so you can set the game to take a pre-selected amount of spins on your behalf while you put your feet up.
Beetlejuice on mobile
Beetlejuice’s online slot has been perfectly optimised by Barcrest so that it works on mobile devices. The game is supported on both Android and iOS operating systems and will work on popular browsers like Google Chrome and Safari.