Helloween is a Halloween themed slot game from Play’n Go that was released in October 2020. The game is based on the German heavy metal band that shares the same name, and the soundtrack even features one of their songs. It’s one of many Halloween-themed slots released this month. Other titles from Play’n Go you might recognise including Feline Fury, Rally 4 Riches, Dawn of Egypt, and Inferno Joker. Helloween, like the rest of Play’n Go games, has impressive graphics and exciting gameplay.
The game is played on a 5×3 set of reels with just ten pay lines. Bets start from as little as £0.10 per spin and reach a maximum of £100 per spin for anyone looking to maximise the potential returns by laying down higher stakes. You can expect a generous free spins round, huge random multipliers, and six different wild features. Combined, these features create an action-packed game that will have you glued to your screen for hours. If that wasn’t enough, you will also have the chance to win the maximum payout of 5000x your bet.
Graphics and Theme
The reels are located inside a gothic castle in a mountain top setting. The view from the castle windows is picturesque. On both sides of the reels, you can see a lake situated in a valley stretching for miles into the distance with mountains surrounding it. The lake is also surrounded by luscious green trees, and the sun is shining. It is far more tranquil and relaxing than the game title suggests. The Halloween theme is achieved through the symbols and game logo, which feature items like pumpkins that are synonymous with the annual trick or treating event.
The soundtrack is one of the Helloween bands most famous songs, Keeper of the seven keys. It’s a 13-minute-long, soft heavy metal track filled with lots of whammy bar guitar riffs and solid drumbeats. The backdrop to the reels all makes sense when you see the album cover. The reels rotate silently but come to a stop one by one with a gentle thudding noise. As various bonus symbols and winning combinations land on your screen, you’ll hear an assortment of magical noises coming from your speaker.
The low paying symbols are made up of playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K, and A. Five of a kind aces will pay out a maximum of £250 or 2.5x your bet. The high paying symbols include green and red skeleton hands, goblins, a hooded mystic, and a gold ring. The gold ring is the most valuable and is worth a maximum of £2000 or 20x your stake. There is also a pumpkin wild symbol worth the same value.
Keeper of the seven keys feature
To trigger this feature, you need to land the seven keys scatter symbols anywhere on reels one, three and five simultaneously. This awards you with seven free spins which can be retriggered if you collect three more scatters during the free spins.
During the free spins feature, one of six bonus wild features will become active:
- I’M ALIVE – All wilds that land on your screen are held in place and expand up or down a position on the reels on every spin.
- FUTURE WORLD – When a wild lands on the reels, it expands to take over the whole reel.
- EAGLE FLY FREE – A wild is flown onto the reels on every spin and changes position on each spin too.
- DR STEIN – A randomly selected symbol will be turned wild. All instances of the chosen symbol will turn wild.
- MARCH OF TIME – Every wild that lands will become a walking wild. It remains on your screen for each free spin and moves to the left on every spin.
- I WANT OUT – any wilds present on the reels explode into a 2×2 wild to help you make bigger combos.
At any point in the game, you can be awarded a 2x, 3x, 5x, or 10x multiplier. It might not happen that often, but if you get lucky, it can provide a big win out of nowhere.
Game How to Play
Bets start from just £0.10 per spin and reach a maximum of £100 per spin. It’s up to you how much you bet on each spin, and you’ll be pleased to know the amount you bet doesn’t affect the likelihood of you unlocking bonus features. It’s the same all around. The game is played across a 5×3 set of reels with just ten pay lines. The real fun is had during the keeper of the seven keys feature which is unlocked by landing three scatters on reels one, three and five. You can expect free spins and multiple wild features to help you create massive wins.
Helloween on Mobile Play
Helloween is a mobile-friendly game that was designed using an HTML 5 format. This means that it responds to different screen sizes. So, it will look good on your desktop, tablet and mobile. The game is accessible from all iOS and Android devices.