House of Doom Slots
If there’s one genre of music that’s seen a radical transformation, it’s rock and roll. From the calm and cool days of Elvis Presley, it branched out and expanded, creating new forms of itself, although mainstream rock became more rebellious and hard-core. But nobody takes it as far as heavy metal bands, which pushed the envelope during their time with implied satanic worship. Skulls, horns, broken crosses and pentagrams – if it could offend someone, it was on the menu. While not all bands would adopt this, it was mainstream enough for people to forever associate heavy metal with the horrors of the underworld. Movies, TV shows, and now, even slots, with Play’n Go’s 2018 release. House of Doom offers gamblers a 5x3 playing field with 10 fixed paylines and a myriad of special features. A Hellgate bonus randomly selects one reel and highlights it, making all Wilds that appear on it expand to full size. Chasing after the game’s logo and winning three at once rewards gamblers with 10 free spins to start off with and the ability to keep piling on more and more. And if you collect three skulls at the same time, you get to enjoy a bonus pick and choose mini-game with its own set of rewards.
How to PlayWhile heavy metal was never quite our style, the awesome guitar work really resonates as the wins start piling in and the slot gets loud. The visuals don’t lag behind too, as the title does its best to embrace a horror atmosphere. After all, you’re playing in a haunted house, with lightning tearing through the sky from time to time. The animations are well done. They’re kept simple, but they play smoothly, giving you a much more enjoyable experience. We particularly like the flaming skulls! On the gameplay side of things, House of Doom offers players a medium to high volatility with an RTP of 96.11%. There are several bonuses and all of them play well together. The point and click mini-game that collecting three skulls offers you can win you cash prizes, but can also lead into activating the free spins. Once free spins are active, you can collect more Scatters to expand beyond the starting ten extra turns you get. The Hellgate mechanic which allows Wilds to expand to full size, spreads from being on just one reel to being anywhere between two to five reels at once during the free spins. The bonuses push into each other, and it makes for very satisfying gameplay when that happens.
Betting Options and PayoutYou can play this slot for as little as $0.10 up to a maximum of $100 per spin. With its medium to high variance and the wide range of bets, it’s clear Play’n Go wanted both low rollers and high-end gamblers to enjoy their latest release. The biggest win you can take is 2,500x the wager, which requires lots of Wilds to line up properly on the hellgates while the free spins are up – consider this the highest jackpot you can win. It’s not likely you will reach near it, but you never know when luck will strike and you’ll chain all those special features together for an awesome, big score.
Symbols and Extra FeaturesWhile we’re not big on the aesthetic the icons are aiming for, we can’t deny they’re well drawn and pleasant to look at. Awesome art is paired with great animations – the skulls push forward, their eyes glowing when they’re part of a win. The seer Wild seeks guidance in her crystal ball and expands to her full size if she’s lined up at a hellgate, and she looks gorgeous. House of Doom has two special features, beyond the hellgates. The first is a free spins bonus, which activates when three slot logos are collected. The logo, at that point, becomes another Wild and each time it appears, it adds to the count of total free spins you have, while also expanding the amount of hellgates available to the player. The other bonus has you collecting three of those flaming skulls. This takes you to a point and click mini-game in which you can pick through the skulls to unearth different coins. Smaller ones allow you to continue, while 5x, 20x and House of Doom logo end the feature. If you win the logo, the bonus game immediately shifts into free spins.
Our VerdictA very solid release from Play’n Go, there’s no getting around it. Maybe you don’t like the theme and that’s fair enough – but there’s also no denying the animations look good, that the game plays great, and that there’s some nice winning potential just waiting for one lucky gambler to brave this horrific mansion and make off with the loot.
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