Halloween Jack Slots

Do you hear the creeping sound of thunder? The dangerous feeling of something looming beneath the mist and fog, just out of view? The oppressive air of a place in which everything screams that you aren’t welcome? Certainly, it was easy enough to take the bet to spend Halloween at a haunted graveyard back when it was still warm and sunny. But now, as the horrors of the other world shamble beneath the mist, your only hopes of survival are to brave the danger and pray that you are not caught by what lies between you and the exit. This may not be the official story as NetEnt have put it, but we have to give them credit, this is without a doubt one of the most spectacular Halloween games we’ve ever had the chance of playing. Rest assured, there are no jump-scares awaiting you. But, if you want a game that will properly creep you out with its atmosphere, look no further.

How to Play

As always, we start with the graphics first, and make no mistake, graphics are the bread and butter of this game. Just one look at it is enough to give you the creeps. You have a sprawling graveyard reaching out into nothingness. A thick fog fills the area, limiting your vision. You can see crows flying and fleeing, the wind moving the tree branches and vines. You see lightning through the fog, but it’s not normal. There’s a sickly, green glow to it. The music builds suspense and even the symbols are top notch. From start to finish, this game nails the horror atmosphere it wants to do. The user interface is the same one NetEnt uses for most of its titles, with some minor differences. The buttons for adjusting the bet and the spin button are a dark red and orange. The game is played on a 5x3 playing field with 20 fixed paylines which only pay left to right. Gamblers cannot turn paylines on or off to lower their minimum bet. The game offers its players a high variance, which means gamblers will have to work hard in order to get to the biggest jackpots available to them, but once they do, it’s guaranteed to knock your socks off.

Betting Options and Payout

Gamblers can bet between $0.20 up to $100 per spin by increasing and decreasing their coin value and the bet level. This betting spread is standard for NetEnt games, meaning that every level of player, from casual gamblers to serious high rollers, can find a bet at which they’ll be comfortable playing. The RTP for Halloween Jack is 96.28%, which is above average for video slots.

Symbols and Extra Features

Symbols include playing card icons, 10, J, Q, K and A which are grasped by zombie hands rising from their graves,as well as horseshoes, ravens, bats, horses and a female human – all with dark, creepy eyes. The Halloween pumpkin acts as a Wild, while the treasure chest is the Scatter. All win that includes Wild grant a 3x multiplier. When Wild appears, the Walking Wilds bonus activates during which Wild will move one reel to the left while the rest of the reels re-spin. This continues until no more Wilds are on the playing field. The second bonus is the free spins feature triggered when players get three or more Scatter symbols. Players get 10 free spins and have an opportunity to win five more by collecting three or more Scatters while the special feature is already active. During the bonus, a lantern may appear on the fifth reel. It activates the Jack’o’ Lector bonus. Collecting three lanterns grants gamblers the stacked hellhound Wild, which is two symbols high. Stacked jack-o’-lantern requires six lanterns, but they are three symbols high. Finally, collecting nine lanterns creates a fully Wild reel. All of these Wilds are subject to the Walking Wilds bonus from before, so they shuffle to the left and award re-spins.

Our Verdict

With seasonal titles, things can often be hit or miss, depending on how much time and effort companies have invested. But everything here was perfect, from the bonuses, the gameplay, and especially the graphics. If you can only play one new slot from 2018, play this one. It’s that good.
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Game Details
Software:
NetEnt
Release Date:
2018
Reels:
5
Paylines:
29
Progressive:
No
Mobile:
Yes
Scatter Symbol:
Yes
Wild Symbol:
Yes
Bonus Game:
Yes
Free Spins:
Yes
Multiplier:
Yes
Autoplay:
Yes
Coin Range:
$0.01 - $0.50
Max Bet:
$100
Jackpot:
600,000 coins